Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Goodbye Shenangians

The little kitten stirred inside his shell. It had been so long since he felt himself this way -young, strong and vibrant. He chased the light to the other side and sat in wonder. There were trees to climb and couches to lay upon and smiling people. He knew he had never been here before and wanted to explore.

He watch as people and animals viewed the world down below with interest. Curious he watched them for a while but then a familiar scent drew him away. He stalked it to where a smokey grey cat and a small black dog with soft brown eyes looked down "He's coming soon" the dog commeted to the cat. Pounce the little orange kitten struck landing on the grey cat with a bounce. "Grimjack" he cried out happily "I've found you again!!!!"

The two played together happily and then looked over at the little black dog with mischief in their eyes. the rolled and pounced on her till they all fell together in a heap.  "Where are we?" asked the little orange kitten "We've crossed to the other side" Scamper the little black dog commented her tail wagging happily "We watched as mom and dad said goodbye to you" she added and looked down to where the little orange kitten saw his old shell laying there empty.  He knew his people would miss him but he told the other two they had told him it was alright to go and they would all be together again someday.

The three friends reunited once more on the other side climbed up onto a couch to nap - they knew there would be space enough when their people came to be with them.

"Think Nemeisis, Java and Dutch are enough for mom and dad" Grinjack asked Shenaniagans"  as he purred happy to have his friend again.  Scamper looked over at them with a snort "they finally figured out they need two dogs to replace me, so one cat should more than replace the two of you" she laughed.
The two cats pounced their friend again and sent her off running.  "I like it here" Sheanigans happy and content to be young again and back with is fur brother.  "Its nice" Grimjack replied "but we'd better keep an eye out on mom and dad and the kids"

"Yep" Shenangians replied "after a nap on the couch and some food"

Good bye my beautiful orange boy. I'm so glad you are together with your buddies again. I' love you all.

Together again :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

MARYLAND Bound!!!!!!

I'm back from a fibre vacation - Maryland Sheep and wool Festival :)  More fibre and yarn and other treats to tempt me - and best of all BIG bags of Maggie's mother fibre for me to fondle and hopefully spin some of.
Came home with a big bag of Maggie's wonderful roving especially a wonderful celadon colour that is just stunning!!  Also aquired a beautiful Romney fleece (thank you Maggie)  a STUNNING mango wood spindle and some amazing fibres from my dear friend Sally and a great new fibre mystery book to dig into :)
I even won a first and a fourth place ribbon with my spinning -can you see how goofy I look LOL
We camped out in the van which is so much fun (no it really is) and had so much to do and see -met some wonderful people including Linda Cortright from Wild Fibers Magazine and Richard Ashford from Ashford Handicrafts.
And Maggie won BEST in Show with her amazing photography -she also won two other blue ribbons -her pictures are soooo beautiful - I think she needs to offer some of them for sale (hint hint)
HUGS all
I'm off to spin more!  Counting down the days till the next event - Bouckville NY - June 9th and 10th at the CNY Fiber Festival - well worth the time to drive down as this is a very nice festival that is going to be HUGE.