Wednesday, December 22, 2021


 Before I get too busy to even stop and wish my friends a Merry Little Christmas, I thought I would go ahead and do it.  So, Merry Christmas to all of you!  Whoever you are, I hope you will leave a comment!  I know I have been bad at responding to comments lately, partly because I don't get notified any more when one is made and partly because I have been so busy.

Lately, I have been making some kitty presents!  I got the idea and pattern from Katie at  She made one of these super cute fishes for all of her known cat owners. And she sent me the pattern!  (Not the first time she has sent me a pattern).  Thanks, Katie!

I only have 3 cats in my extended family (My sister has 2 and DS#1 has 1), so the 3 smaller fish are for them.  I made a larger fish just to see how it would look.  The large one is 12 1/2' long.  They were a lot of fun to make and the sewing student that I have decided to make one for her cat (I had given her 3 options).  It was fun picking out fabrics to use.  The fish have some catnip in them.

I had mentioned that I was a vendor in various craft shows and that is done for the year now.  Yea!!  Actually, this is the best year that I have had so far.  Here are a few pictures from the last show.  It was held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum which is not far from my home.

At times, the booth was filled with people looking at the items for sale!  

There was a band playing and singing Christmas songs which was very festive!  Behind the bench there is a room set up like a time in the 1800s.

I will wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year too!!!  We are thankful that we have been healthy these last couple years.  However, our youngest son and grandson have Covid now.  Our grandson is 11 and has a very mild case.  Our son is sicker, but not having any problem breathing, so please keep him in your prayers.


  1. Merry Christmas! If you would share the pattern, I would love to have it! I have 5 cats and each of my two daughters has two cats. I'd love to make fish for all of them! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. I am happy for you that this was such a successful year for your booth.
    Those are cute fish toys for the kitties. We have too many allergies in our family to have any cats. There is one dog and one bunny in the family. We had fish while our kids were in the home. Not the kind of pet you can take to school for show and tell. :)
    Will keep your family members in my prayers for a speedy and full recovery.
    Merry Christmas to you, Ruth!

  3. Thank YOU Ruth, for your blogging friendship, photos, comments, inspiration! What would we do without support for our crazy quilting and fabric passion? I wish YOU a lovely and restful Christmas, with all the blessings it brings. 8-)))

  4. Those are darling fish! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Those fish are really cute! Did you make enough for your booth? Looks like you have been really busy this year. I think the blogger "wizards" are messing with us again as far as comments are concerned. I've had some go off to never-neverland when I approve them, not to be seen anywhere again. Others behave themselves perfectly, go figure!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas! Your craft booth looks very nice and I'm glad it was well-attended. I hope your son and grandson make a quick and full recovery. We just got word that my sister-in-law and her family are battling the virus yet again. Having remained unvaccinated, this is the second round for them, the first having been in October. It is scary and I'm so glad for my vaccine! The fishies are so cute. I'm glad you got to make some. At work yesterday I had a number of cowowkers eirh stories and pictures and even videos of their kitties going bananas over the toys. It's so gratifying to see that. Maybe even better than a kid with a new toy! (Maybe because their love and crazy is absolutely unfiltered?) I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Happy to count you as one of my blogging friend, Ruth. I wish you and yours a very Merry everywhere you go and a Happy every day of the year. May Health be with you always. I'm keeping your son in my prayers for a rapid recovery. My office closed again and I am working from home. Very grateful for that. Anywho! Stay safe and warm.
    Blessings. ;^)

  8. Merry Christmas to you too! I live in Vancouver, WA, I think that is fairly close to you. I abandoned my blog out of frustration with blogger. I live the little fish. I may try to make one for my kitty.

  9. I'm very late at commenting, but Merry Christmas and happy New Year! So glad your craft show was so successful!