Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Make me happy Monday's!

The lovely Bev from Kainga Happenings has a series of posts on her blog called
'Make Me Happy Mondays'.
She shares photos and news of things around her home and in her life that make her happy...
So simple ...and so sweet!
Since I discovered her blog I have really enjoyed these posts,
so today I thought I would join in the fun!!

My darling Mr Deekie Belle recently bought me this old fireplace surround from a second hand seller in Fremantle.

It is a 1940's style and although I don't have the fireplace to go beneath it, I just love it!

A few coats of paint later (it was quite a mess!!) it is just what I need to photograph my Jingle Sox!
Plus, it is soooo pretty!

OOooohhhhhh!!! it will work and .....It makes me very happy :)!

I moved my little octagonal cupboard up behind the sofa's so as to fit in the fire surround, I love it there, I can see all my Henry's and my Jim Shore ornaments when I am having my cuppa,

...and that makes me happy :)..

This is our darling Derrick, he is one of our kitties,

He survived a terrible snake bite a few years ago and hubby and I had to literally nurse him back to health day and night for a week (hubby even had to take him to the litter tray and hold him over it!... )

He is one of our precious fur babies and he makes me very happy!!

This is our beautiful little Twitch.

She is Garfield and Derrick's mama,

she is a funny little cat, who, although a bit nutty, always wants a snuggle - and the more snuggles I get the happier I am!

... soooo, that makes me happy!

This is our lovely old Sooty.

We rescued him from the streets a few years ago.

His owners had moved away and he refused to go with them, they did take him, but he came back..

...so he lived on his own, in the bush and on the streets for a couple of years.

All the neighbours tried really hard to catch him and have him put down as they thought he had gone feral. {... hmmm, he did seem to start alot of fights}

One day, I was out the front watering the lawn and he was sitting under the tree out the front of our place.

I said hello to him, as I always did, and went back inside to get him a plate of biscuits {as I always did ;)!}

He sat there watching me for the longest time, then, after he finished scoffing his biscuits, he walked up to me and started rubbing against my legs.

I didn't bother trying to pet him, as I was sure he would run away (he seemed to hate people, either that or he knew what was in store for him if anyone else caught him!)...

Then, the strangest thing happened..

He jumped up at my legs, like a dog would, so I would pat him.

He was a bit grubby but I could never reject an animal looking for love...
So I picked him up, gave him some cuddles and that was it, he was ours!

He got a trip to the vet to get the snip plus a bath and a shave (to clean him up!)..

Then we brought him home from the vet the next day and put him in a make shift bed in the spare room to recouperate..

He was a bit nervous (what with all the other animals in the house!) but on the first night, he ventured up to our bedroom and parked himself on the end of our bed, where he has slept ever since!

He is the most snuggly, cuddly, affectionate cat I have ever met!

It is like he knows we gave him this warm, lovely home to live in with lots of food and lots of love and he is just soooo grateful...

and that really makes me happy :)!

I have nearly completed 18 New Jingle Sox
That makes me happy !!

What makes you happy today?...




Vorpaks said...

I love your surround!! And of course the furbabies are adorable. :)

Hmmm... what made me happy this Monday... think, think, think...

My daughter just moved out of the 'infant room' of the daycare into a room with older children. She had a tough first day last week, missing her infant room teachers, but when I peeked in this afternoon she was happily playing and crawling like crazy to keep up with the running toddlers in the older room.

Her fierce expression and one-tooth grin made me very happy today. :)

teresa said...

Wow, finding your blog and reading your post today made me very happy. I loved the stories of your cats, especially Sooty's. Your stockings are absolutely gorgeous.. I just love the shape of them and you photographed them perfectly. Have a great day!

Bev C said...

Hello Jen,

Oh my we have so much in common. I too have a fireplace without a fire. We were after one and asked at the local second hand shop. They didn't have any but said The Gentleman's Club was being demolished to make way for the Retravision store. So we wandered up there and was told we could have one that was a bit burnt. Purfect I said nothing like a bit of character. I will have to show a picture of it one day on my blog. Glad you are joining in the posts. It is a fantastic way to start the week.

Pauline said...

Hi Jen and thanks to Bev for suggesting a visit. It will be nice to double the joy on Mondays now. Your fire surround is beautiful, the perfect place to display your socks (which are fantastic!)

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

What a myriad of beautiful colours you have used in your Jingle Sox!! The fire surround came up a treat and is a lovely display for crafty bits!!

chris said...

Hi Jen, thanks to Bev for the link to your blog. I love her 'makes me happy Mondays' - now there are two to read! Your socks are amazing, so colourful and your cats look so content and happy.
Chris x

Terriaw said...

I love that story about you rescuing that sweet kitty! He looks so cuddly. We rescued two cats from a shelter about eight years ago, and they are THE best! So wonderful having kitties in the house, always making me happy.

Diana said...

Hi Jen,

You are really hard at it getting all those sox ready! Each one is so cute!!! Have a great day.

My Cottage Charm said...

Sweet comments left on my blog, from even sweeter friends, makes me happy. Thank you for your kind words.
Missy :)

Cubby House Crafts said...

Thankyou so much for sharing the stories of your cats! I do love your jingle sox, I enjoyed my visit to your blog!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Julia said...

Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment..
I love your surround...that's something I always wanted, just so I could decorate it especially at Christmas time..so I shall be looking out at Freo for one too!