July 25, 2011

Cheaper by the Dozen - Kittens?

I'm not sure that applies to kittens.  We altered our walking route a few days ago, and came across a house with a dozen kittens - yes a dozen.  There are six black kittens, three grey kittens, one striped kitten, and a very charming grey and white kitten.  I'm not sure if they are all from the same litter as that would be a very large litter wouldn't it?  The first day I saw them I could have had the perfect group shot, but I didn't have my camera.  When I set out with camera in hand, the group shot from the previous day didn't materialize.  I was able to to take a few individual photos.   They seem quite interested in me, but won't come close enough to let me touch them.  Sure wish I could take a couple of them, but we travel between California and Kentucky twice a year with the two cats we have - which is kind of like traveling with toddlers.  But that's another story.

Hope you enjoy the photos of these cutie pies!

July 24, 2011

Vintage Photo Sunday

I haven't done a Vintage Photo Sunday in quite a long time.  As always, when I post one of these photos, feel free to use the image as you like.  This image is a cabinet card of a darling little girl that is dated 1916 on the back.  Her clothes are very cute aren't they?  Just look at those boots.  I can imagine her mother hoping the ringlets would stay in her hair long enough for the photo shoot.

July 22, 2011

Blogoversary Giveaway Winner

The winner of my blogoversary giveaway is Cozy.  I will be sending your little quiltie as soon as I receive your snail mail address.  Thank you to all who entered my giveaway, and I hope to be more prompt in my future postings.

July 15, 2011

Blogoversary Giveaway

Today is my four year blogoversary, and I have been Blog-delinquent lately.  Even though this will be after the fact,  I want to offer a little giveaway.  To enter the drawing, just leave a comment on this post.  If you are already a follower or become a follower, your name will be entered twice.   I'll draw the winning name next Friday evening, July 22.  Thank you to all you who have shown patience with my sporadic postings.

The 1920s photo of young women who are joking around on an old swing set was taken somewhere in Carroll, Iowa, and it is the subject of this mini quiltie. Perhaps they are meeting for a school reunion. They look quite happy don't they? The picture is printed on white cotton, and then it is collaged with bits and pieces of vintage fabrics, trims and buttons.

The finished size is 4" x 6". A piece of trim is added at the top for easy hanging