Merry Christmas Everyone

I am on dog and cat patrol this weekend, but I hope everyone traveling has made it safely to where they were going, whether it be with family, friends, or just home. And if you are traveling tomorrow be careful and stay safe.

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


Cricut Machines- How Come Ya'll Never Told

Me about these? Ya'll all have one, don't you? And were keeping the secret to yourself, lol.

If you are clueless, as I was, their website is here.

I am not big into the scrapbooking, so I am a bit behind the times. However, I need to repaint the office sign. The last time, 3 or 4 years ago, I painted it by hand, transferred the letters, used two colors. It took forever. I didn't mind doing it so much, and I saved some money rather than getting a sign shop to do it.

Well, I was looking for a way to cut a stencil or cut vinyl letters for the sign. And for about the price of a sign, I could buy the machine. The cricut expressions cuts 12 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. So that is perfect.

I can also use it for other things- it will cut shapes laid out with Illustrator for art licensing. Manufacturers can't always imagine 2-D artwork on a 3-D product. So I think it will be helpful.

So I have been playing with it for a few days, along with sure cuts a lot software that runs on my computer. The software keeps me from having to buy all the little cartridges.

Look at the name tags I made for the nieces and nephews' Christmas presents. Wrapped up with brown paper and string. The letters are sort of welded together, both the top layer and the shadow layer underneath. And then glued together.

Pretty neat, huh?


Meet Miley

This is a little stray Beagle that stayed here at the hospital last night. We nicknamed her Miley. She's got what is commonly referred to as "cherry eye". It's a prolapse of the third eyelid. Fairly common in beagles, cocker spaniels. Easy to correct with a laser- just zap off the extra tissue.

Poor Thing. She's very scared and shy.

Another beagle, her brother maybe? , got ran over on the highway.
So she laid beside him, next to the highway, for 2 days. She finally let someone catch her yesterday. And they brought her here until they could figure out what to do with her. Which was a good thing as it was raining cats and dogs last night, the temperature dropped close to freezing, and the wind was blowing like crazy. My neighbor's tree fell on my roof, and damaged part of it, but that is a different post for a another day. *Sigh*

That's about the 3rd one that has fallen and the first one that has really damaged anything.

Someone who has Beagles, as hunting dogs, is supposed to be picking her up this afternoon.


Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! May the merry bells keep ringing. . . .

Hello everyone.

It's cold and rainy here today. A good "build a fire and drink hot chocolate" day. Or bourbon. Totally your choice.

Got up your Christmas decorations? I put up a wreath in the waiting room and that is about as far as I have gotten. The waiting room is sort of small, so it's hard to fit in a tree. Cats get in it, kids get in it, dogs try to water- you know how it goes. So I try to put up a nice wreath so that it at least smells like Christmas.

My cousin in California has made some glass tile pendants and magnets with my artwork . They are brand new today and are listed in her Etsy shop. My proceeds are donated to the Art Helping Animals charities. So if you still shopping for small gift items, click on the photo below or this link-


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