Sunday, February 26, 2012

~FRIENDS~

A friend...
is someone who knows how to put a smile on your face while your heart is still mending...
Sweet Emma Lou has come home to Dog Trot Farm, I picked her ashes up on Friday. It seems strange not to have a feline in the house, at one time we had eight along with two collies. I do have good news to share, Lida the shelter kitty has found a forever home. I was so relieved to learn she had been adopted. I admit I felt guilty for not being ready to take her in, she is a sweet kitty and quite deserving of a loving home. Below, a rug I designed and hooked years ago.It depicts Emma and Macy, Emma being a Tortie and Macy a Money cat. Macy was Emma's best friend and the "mouser" in the family. Macy wandered in our field one day, jumped into my arms and the rest is history. I have been remiss in putting the binding on my rug...I realize now is the time to do so...Well, I do hope you all are enjoying this lovely winter Sunday, I'm off to clean the coop and have a little chat with my girls, gotta keep up with local coop gossip...Greeting from Maine, Julie.

20 comments:

The Sweetest Days said...

Yes, that is a dear friend. Not to mention an hysterical card! Your friend knows you well.

My heart goes out to you with the loss of sweet Emma Lou. I just wish they could stay with us so much longer but an animals time is all to short.

The rug is beautiful, Julie. Someday you will find 'the one' once again. Until then I hope life keeps you busy.

Hugs,
Sharon

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Julie.
What a lovely rug. It is beautiful! I am glad that Lida found a good home.
I love the joke too.
Janet

acorn hollow said...

Love your rug. It is so hard to lose a pet we give them our whole heart.
Cathy

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you have your girls to go visit with. To listen to all of the goings on in the coop. They do help me in all of my trials.
I know soon you will have a new kitty to come and jump in your arms.
Have a lovely day and I do love your rugs. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Julie, I am not a computer whiz, so oo I do not know how to leave a correct blog comment. I am the one with the Valentines comment. My email address is: otway56@aol.com. Your rug is beautiful and in time you may allow anew pet to reside with you! Happy Blessings, Patti

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your rug is very lovely! It takes time to manage the missing of a loved one. I hope a new kitty will come your way in the future.
Hugs,
Courtney

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
That rug is so sweet and what a great memorial to Emma and Macy. Yes, I think it's time to put the binding on. I don't like that part of hooking, either.
Hugs :)
Lauren

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I'm glad to know Emma is home where she belongs. When I picked up Roxy's ashes I felt so relieved that she was home with us once more. The cat rug is lovely.

Julia said...

Hi Julie, your rug is just delightful and full of memories. I think that you're right, now is the time to put the finishing touches on it.

The card is just hilarious and full of humor. You have a great friend to cheer you up and the flowers are beautiful. It take a long time to mend a big heart like yours. It needs a big roll of scotch tape.I hope that you have a great week while waiting for spring to come. Hugs. JB

The Barn Door said...

Oh Julie I love that little mat. So very sorry about your beloved kitty!
Karen & the Hounds

Pondside said...

It's nice that you have the rug to work on as you settle with your thoughts of your Emma.
Our girls were not happy today with the drop in temperature. Like me, they were getting used to the warm and rainy weather.

Eve said...

Sweet Emma had a wonderful life with you Julie. Get that rug finished and displayed somewhere, a wonderful memory to cherish.

Anonymous said...

The hardest thing is losing your pet but think of the wonderful life you gave her, I always say after the loss, no more animals, but my heart says differently and I think yours will too !

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Funny card! Sweet friend! And a darling rug :) I think I have probably told you this before but we have three of our kitties with us. They are in lovely little boxes and when we move they go with us. They are always in our heart. I am glad Sweet Emma is home once again.

Janice said...

I love that rug...wonderful colors and what a great tribute to Emma and Macy. Loved the card, too!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Julie, I don't think an animal could have had such a sweet life anywhere in this world.
I love your rug it tells it all.
Double hugs, Cheri

jennifer768 said...

Good morning Julie. I love your rug!I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet furbaby! It is always hard to get over the loss of one so special.Big hugs,Jen

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Glad to hear that your new kitty friend found a home. You'll definitely know when it's time to bring another one home. By the way, I'll be adding lots more to our selling blog a little later in the week. Thanks for taking a peek! Dawn

dr momi said...

I'm still laughing over the card
:-) I love your rug. What a great way to remember.

Terry and Linda said...

I love cleaning the coop and chatting with my girls. They are ready for spring, as am I...they want to wander the yard in search of good things to eat...we are all tired of winter.


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