Chaos – Rest in Peace

12 01 2011

Chaos came to us in the fall of 1993, as we moved into our first home.

Chaos has weathered many a storm during his life, and now, 18 years later, has passed on to the great kitty cat-stand in the sky…  In the end, he had been knocked down by renal failure and diabetes.  His last day was on Monday.

Here are some pictures to remember his better times, most taken when digital cameras were brand new.

These pictures are how I prefer to remember him.

Goodbye, my little “cinderblock of love”….

Gus had a growth spurt – brought to you by the glitter glue princess

24 06 2010

Awesome photos, from an 11 year old……


5 06 2010

The girlie went to run a 5K in town and we ended up bringing home a new little guy….

This is Gus.

He’s been here since Monday morning, as is getting along nicely with the other felines in the house:

He is about 7 weeks old, and he is coming along nicely.  The vet gave him a clean bill of health.

Expect more pictures of him soon….

No words – keeping my eye on you…….

14 04 2010

No Words – Wabbit Hunting!

11 02 2010





the card preview…

22 11 2009

Here are the pic’s that Glitter Glue Princess and I selected for the holiday cards – they are currently in queue at


This was the photo selected for the backs of the cards – more what he looks like when totally crazed.  This was the kiddo’s favorite photo, but not very appropriate for a holiday card, in my mind, except maybe halloween or day of the dead.

Progress on my costume

2 10 2009

One more piece finished – the underskirt for my costume is done.  It is a 3/4 circle skirt – I simply didn’t have enough of this fabric to do a full circle, and was pushing it as it was.

Note the planetary fabric in the background.  That is the overskirt.

I recognize that they totally don’t match – no worries as the underskirt matches the pirate corset.

Hopefully, it will look like the following in the dark when I use my LED’s and neon:

The neon will go on the outside, and I’m going to sew the LED’s to tulle beneath the planets.  We all agreed that they were a little too bright to endure as an external lighting – they needed something to dull down the shock of them.  Now the skirt becomes a projector of sorts!

We are going to an extraterrestrial pirate ball, after all!

Now the question I have to figure out is if the tulle should be attached to the planets, or if I should keep them separate…

…Did I mention that the neon lines can flash?  I may be responsible for sending someone into seizures…hehehe.  Or, maybe I’ll be nice and just leave them on a normal setting.

Boy, I’m going to need a place to hide all the spare batteries!

And, a parting photo of my studio guest, who prefers to sleep while I sew – Mickey:

Off to do more geometry for this skirt – nothing like trying to remember how to measure ellipses and circles!