A wee distraction

  Yesterday, we brought this home: He doesn’t quite have a name yet. We’ve tossed around everything from Tolkien to Pangur-ban and have almost settled on Dewey (after the decimal system). It seems the underlying theme of all of our name possibilities were books or characters therein. And he rather is a bookish cat (in…

Cats large and small

We paid a studio visit* to Kelly Smith Mollins’ (Dancing Cat Clayworks) house today to pick up a pair of pottery dancing cats and to visit eight live ones. Smokey was feeling particularly photogenic: And he looks rather different from the side… In order to work in the very low light conditions I switched to…

A Thimble-ful of invisible cats

Up long Oxen Pond road there is an old cottage, named Thimble Cottage, which is a part of O’Brien’s Farm. It’s a beautiful little place and is a registered heritage structure. It’s quite old, very lovely and exquisitely situated. The folks in the neighbourhood are fiercely proud of it and rightfully so. As I said…

Like a cat in a drumcarder….

I’ve had the drumcarder whirling pretty consistently over the past few days. I’m churning through a fleece quite quickly, alternately carding up batches and spinning them. I would card them all at once and them switch completely over to spinning-only for a few days, but experience has taught me two important lessons about this work….