Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Year is Arriving

It is early morning here in Saskatchewan, the sky is dark and filled with the twinkling lights of many stars. I am taking a break from getting some work done around the house, and Harvey is still sound asleep.
Thought that I would post a picture or two to let everyone know what has been happening around the old homestead the past couple of days.

To show the difference is size between our cat Shania and Kris's cat Ray, I managed to get a picture of her on what has become her favorite perch. Lately, for some unknown reason Shania has taken to sitting on the back of my computer chair while I am working. When she wants some loving attention, I get swatted in the face by her tail. A little annoying to say the least, but after a bit of loving, she removes herself and travels else where. Now imagine an animal four times her size!

I finished one of my winter projects yesterday. I love the way the fuzzy, glitzy wool worked in the project. However I think that it is a bit short. I know it is only a shrug type sweater, but the next one I make is going to be a bit longer (I have already started a blue one). I am going to make it about two inches longer so it reaches just above my waist.

This only took 4 balls of yarn, I still have 5 left so I will have to get started on some scarves to hand over to the school next winter. There are always some children who don't have one when they need one (or perhaps who can not afford one).

Last but not least I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy New Year. May all your dreams and wishes for the upcoming year come true.

Now I am off to visit all of you. God bless.


  1. Jackie, You are so sweet.. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Shania looks just like my cat Maverick who I had for 17 years. He passed away..
    Shania is lovely.
    Happy New Year to you & your family. ~Mary~

  2. Jackie,

    Shania is a beautiful kitty. I can't imagine that Ray is so huge, but have seen huge Toms before. It's amazing how big they can get.

    I love the sweater and look forward to seeing the blue one when it is finished. Enjoyed your description of the dark sky and twinkling stars. Light pollution spoils that for us most of the time.

    Happy New Year, my friend.


  3. Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wishes...and a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, too...
    I hope your new year is filled with blessings...

  4. Hello dear Jackie:-)

    I'm finally back to blogging and it was so much fun catching up on your latest posts!!

    I can't get over the size of Ray, what a big cat he is!! Shania is such a beautiful cat as well and how funny that the back of your computer chair is her favourite place to be:-)

    Love that sweater you made, you so make me wish that I had learned how to knit!!

    Wishing you and yours all the very best that 2009 has to offer. xoxo

  5. A great year and blessings for a great new one as well!
    Happy New Year,
    kari & kijsa

  6. Hi Jackie, I had a bit of catching up to do....Ray is a gorgeous cat....I thought I had a large cat (25lbs.)but Ray has him beat:). Shania is a sweetie...I think kitties are wonderful company, but why is it they always want to sit in our lap when we are trying to stitch or knit?
    Your shrug is so pretty...that is gorgeous yarn you used.
    Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2009. Hugs, Linda

  7. Your furbaby is adorable ... my cats just come and swat me when I'm paying too much attention to the computer!
    Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and frugal New Year!

  8. What a beautiful kitty! Happy New Year to you and your family!