Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Some new goodies are perking up my living room and making me very happy!

A new banner hanging from the mantle spells out 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' in snowflakes and vintage glass beads. I had lots of fun making this a couple weeks ago. And in a couple more weeks it will be time to think of something else to welcome Valentine's Day.

A new throw blanket for snuggling into. My old one was becoming a rag and wasn't even keeping me warm. I bought this one last weekend with some birthday money . . . it is SO incredibly soft. I absolutely love it- and so does Quinn as you can see. He's modeling just how soft and snug it is, which is very kind of him. He's very obliging that way. However, when it comes to sharing the blanket you will find that to be an entirely different matter. Don't let that sweet face fool you: his claws are sharp and he's not afraid to use them.

Finally, a new table lamp to help light up a dark corner. Also purchased with birthday money. I'm very pleased with the height and quality of light it gives out- it's just right for reading or stitching in the evening. 

So what's new with you? :)


  1. Such a pretty banner and a lovely idea and your lamp looks wonderful.
    Quinn looks mighty comfy cosy with your new blanket, but he looks so angelic!!
    We are planning a new kitchen :o)
    I hope you are feeling a little better x
    Love Jooles x x x

  2. Happy Wednesday! That is quite a lovely banner you have hanging on your mantle! I am impressed with your talents! Cats are quick to try out new additions, and it looks as though Quinn is claiming this new throw! No new plans here as yet, though many are in my head.:-)

  3. Your home looks so warm and inviting. I love the banner.

    Your neighbor from Vancouver,

    1. Oh, thanks Debbi! I hope it is inviting for those who visit . . . though I can't say it's all that warm! ;)

  4. Hi Jennifer....came here from Betsy's blog....
    Lovely banner and great new reading/stitching lamp!
    Your cat Quinn sure looks cosy♥️
    I think I was here a way back....your face looks very familiar....
    Enjoy your evening...
    Linda :o)

  5. The cat seems to like it. I love blankets (pity, I have a ton stashed away because I have so many). I actually bought a new one a few weekends ago...but it was for a White Elephant gift. Was totally tempted to steal it from my BIL!

    1. Oooh- that would be tempting! I don't know if you can ever have too many blankets . . . especially in winter.

  6. I think "birthday money" is about the best gift a person can get or give. I know I look forward to cards for Amazon and other places.


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