Hear Ye, Hear Ye…

Summerfest 2020. Canceled.

Wretched, wretched Covid19.

We can take the “lock down” and the “stay home” and the “wear a mask.”

We can take the six-feet apart and the no bath tissue and the closed everything.

But cancel Summerfest?!!! THAT’s going TOO FAR.

In order to console myself and others–I’ll link to the other Summerfest posts–of which there are many–so that we can dream of happy days gone by…

Summerfest 2018

Summerfest- The Big Blow-out

Summerfest Daytime

Summerfest Nighttime

Our Very Favorite Day

Summerfest 2009!

and hopefully brighter days ahead.

Night Moon–A Special Pokemon

A few years ago, a friend asked if I would make her daughter a “special” Pokemon character– a bit like Umbreon.

Only she wanted one that she designed herself.  Sent me the picture of what she wanted and everything.


The original “Umbreon” looks like this– yellow circles and stripes.

But the one sheeeee wanted would have white stripes and circles, white feet and have a mane–

like Eevee.

With her picture and a very nice basic pattern from Wolfdreamer…

I jumped in.

It actually took a few weeks, working at night.

I could see it in my head, which is a huge plus when you’re doing something like this.

But it usually means you’ll be pulling out a ton of your work–until it looks…positively perfect.  I took the ears out a couple of times. Did the head twice. And that mane. Phew.

By the time I was finished, it felt like one of my own kids. The hardest part was putting it in a box and shipping it off to it’s new home.

Have a happy life Night Moon!


I found the cutest pattern for a sweet little Yoshi.

It took a few evenings to work up and get him to look the way that I wanted him to–still not sure about the eyes, but we’ll see. It’ll do for now.

It is easily worked in simple pieces so I’m thinking I may need a few more in all different colors.

This might be a bit addictive.



Find this sweet pattern right HERE.

Meet Lyla

You know when you’ve always, ALWAYS had a little kitty in your life, how when all of a sudden there isn’t a kitty in your life, well…it’s a problem?

After sweet Jiffy died we were so sad and missed her so much, but I had just had foot surgery and even though I thought I could certainly take care of a kitty–I really couldn’t.

So, to ease my heart a bit, I went on an internet search to find the perfect little feline–assuming that it would take weeks, months even. But that’s not how the kitty fairies work. At least not that day.

I saw this little one with all her sisters and brothers and my breath caught.  It was the day of the doTERRA Company Christmas party–I remember it very clearly.

My son saw the picture of this fluffy sweetheart and instead of saying, “You can’t take care of a kitten yet. Your foot is still in a cast,” he said, “Ohhhhh she’s cuuuute!”

The owner and I texted back and forth during the whole Christmas party. I was thinking if she could just hold her for me for a week, I’d have the cast off and be ready. But the owner said if we were serious, we’d have to come get her the very next day from Price, Utah– 75 miles away! If we couldn’t come, someone from Idaho wanted her. That was the deal.

Thinking it wouldn’t work I told Rhen and instead of saying, “Too bad,”  he said, “ROAD TRIP!!!” The next day, he took off work early and we went to pick up this sweet baby. 

She fussed and cried to get out of the crate the whole ride home, but I was too scared she’d scramble under the car seat if I let her out. I talked to her and sang to her and squished my fingers in the holes of the carrier.

When we finally got her home–she wouldn’t come out of the crate at all. She was too nervous to face the great big world. I had to reach in and get her.

Meet our sweet Lyla everyone. She is 3/4 Maine Coon and 1/4 Persian. Tiny and soft and dainty and gorgeous.

Welcome home baby. I hope you’re with us forever.