Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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August in September

It is always good to get a taste of something that you know, even as you are complaining in the moment, down the road you will remember is fondly. So it is with summer heat even if it is technically autumn. Come late October, knowing that it is going to get a lot colder than the current briskness, I will wonder how I could have written these words. Ah, to be able to slip outside without time spent adding layers upon layers of clothing. But today it hot enough to melt motivation in any direction.
Above is Odessa who somehow discovered that the tracks of the glass sliding door would cradle her sleeping form with no effort on her part. By the time I took this photo, the process had roused her from a peaceful sleep.
Now I know why Wegman used a dog.
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Recycling Old Tee Shirts

With so many cats in the house, the last thing you want covering the floor is
something you can't throw in the washing machine. The rug in progress

is crocheted from old tee shirts from a second hand store. I bought 100% cotton, men's extra large shirts which I cut from the bottom up in a spiral fashion. Being a knit fabric, the cut strip automatically rolled so there are few raw edges that show. It is soft, thick, quick to make and perfect for a bathroom or a pet's favorite spot. An interesting rug from friend's donated old shirts would give a patchwork look that would warm more than your feet on a cold day.
Have fun with the idea and don't hesitate if you have any questions to email me.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Pray for Pavarotti

Maureen here.
I'll blog about something happier in the next couple of days, but I just read that Luciano Pavarotti is gravely ill as a result of the cancer he's been fighting.
I am not an opera expert, but I think his version of 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca should be his automatic ticket into heaven when the time comes.
Here's a YouTube link to see him sing this aria in character as Cavaradossi.
Il dio รจ con voi, Luciano.
- Edited on Sept. 6 to add:
And now the voice is silenced.