Friday, December 3, 2010

Fridays Felines! Giveaway Continues

I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts while I get through this wretched cold.
Today I took a break and started a wall hanging from the free pattern on Jan Pateks blog. I want it for the entryway, so plan on adding some words to mine.

I have also enjoyed the wonderful posts for the giveaway and the ideas of how we can all help out this season.
There is still time to enter the giveaway and hopefully I will have something new for everyone else who visits.

One of the ideas I had was to bring mini trees to nursing home residents. I have seen so many empty rooms and it is sad that they have no decorations or things to remind them of home. I go to the thrift stores a lot. You would be surprised at how many cheap mini trees they have and some are already decorated. If you sew, walker bags are a great idea to make and give to residents. Mini quilts are another quick and homey idea that they can use to warm up those cold sterile rooms. Or a lap quilt for those in wheel chairs. This year I am planning on spending more time quilting and making lap quilts for the residents.

On the home front, the kitties are being pretty good, at least by their standards, haha.
On some days the girls band together and before Moki, they never slept in the same area.

Izzy loves helping me unpack christmas items and this wreath, I need to decide what to do with. Izzy decided it made a nice nest and had lots of little things to bite off.

And Moki is still fascinated by water.

He just can't get enough, sometimes he uses his foot, sometimes he sticks his whole face in and sometimes he just sits and watches the water run. I think the kitties need santa to bring them a water fountain.


Staci said...

I loved seeing your fur babies! thanks for posting such cute photos today!

Linda said...

Kitty pics drinking water were the best EVER! Thanks for sharing! Love it! That is a wonderful idea to take mini trees. How thoughtful! The residents will enjoy them so much!!

Jacque. said...

Mini trees and quilts...what a great idea! Love the kitty photos!

Joanne said...

those water fountains are the best - i actually found the bsst priced one on ebay with free shipping!

acorn hollow said...

the kitties look happy and content. lucky kitties. you sound so busy with fun projects I am busy with cleaning not fun.
have a grest day

moosecraft said...

Cute pics of the kitties! And, LOVE your ideas for the nursing homes! It always seems that a lot of charities this time of year are all about the kids... which is fine... but I think that alot of times folks forget about the seniors.... those walker bags and lap quilts are perfect! hugs to you, Debbie! :-)

~Madalynne~ said...

Such cute kitty photos. I love the lap quilt idea. Making a quilt always seems like such a huge project, but lap size makes it a weekend project.

Karmen said...

Lovely ideas for brightening up the holidays for some deserving folks. I love the kitties. Kitten loves to play in water too. Karmen

Soggibottom said...

Excellent idea's there Debbie.
Love the photo's of the fluffies.
I've yet to see a cat with a snorkel on, but there is always a first time. :-) x x x

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Love the kitty pictures. Moki sure has found a wonderful home!
Hugs :)

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

He is adorable. My vet told me that they make these water fountain water bowls for cats and they love them. I bet that would work in Moki's case!
Love the black spot on his nose.

Villa-loredana said...

Find over dear Irish Muses, your fur babies is nice, and I have Lea. Have a nice weekend. Loredana.

Miccosukee said...

So neat to see your kitties. Moki looks like Thaddeus, the tuxedo I once owned. Now I have just one dog and one horse.

Having had to visit my mom for a time in a nursing home (she is out and doing good) love the idea of the tiny trees. You are so creative!


Carrie P. said...

My son has a cat who like to drink from the bathroom faucet.

Micki said...

Your kitties are so cute. Moki has made himself at home. I can see how happy he is.

Wendy said...

The small lap quilts work really well for wheel chairs and they can use them all year. Love love the kitty photos especially the water running one.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful kitty pics! my pokey just sticks her head in my glass of water.

Christine Mckenzie said...

This cat is amazing