Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Tribute to Kelly....and a Nest, and a Cat


There's a wonderful woman, who has a wonderful (actually, two) blog: and If you have read my profile, and some (okay) alot of my posts, you will see that I am trying to learn all this blogging, computer stuff, but just barely get by...Sophisticated bloggers just go HERE, and there you are....don't let that stop you from finding her. Or, go to my complete profile, and find them in "blogs that I follow"..Now, get up off the floor from laughing so hard, and go there...please.

Kelly is a wonderful sewer..she makes slipcovers down by the seashore in South Carolina...She is also a saint, who has a blog about animals, actually, the mistreatment that is rampant in this Country and around the world....So many of us say we love animals, but then, we just seem to forget that someone needs to be their champion...Kelly takes risks, and makes a should we all. She has a link on her "Did you know" site that I've been going to everyday for years...I checked it out on Snopes, and it is is daily helps feed animals in shelters. I went there today, and they are asking for help for the animals in is a secure site, and I did send a donation..(we also had donated to the people, but animals seem to get left out there alone and suffering), yes, this is a blog about design..sometimes, but those of you who have been reading for awhile know that the ETC. stands for so many other things..the Etc. of life.

The nest and the cat....I am photographing Olivia, a five-week-old baby girl, who weighs nine cat weighs nine pounds (that's Raisenette Funicello Buttafuco Badcat)...just checking it out..won't let him in it - hope she fits...we will find out this afternoon..should be interesting....And yes, I am a fan of Ann Geddes, who does such wonderful photos of babies...just playing..The nest is baby-friendly...The grapevine won't be anywhere near her...I covered a straw wreath form in the softest velvet (an old pair of Eileen Fisher - my favorite designer- velvet lounging pants -only the best for Olivia), then, a bag full of poly fiber fill in the center, then a piece of cozy foam, and topped off by a wonderful, feather collar, that I got at a resale shop...hope she fits in it....It's going to be 76 degrees today, so I hope to take her outside for it...we shall see.

Okay, all you Interior design fans..tune in later in the is about, well, Etc.


  1. Hi Jess,
    I see you're back home. You are too sweet to do this. I know I'm a wierdo. I told my sister, I have no control over the way I think about the issue anymore. That's when it hit me...It's God calling. I was at bible study once and they were talking about God calling on you. They said you would know because He won't let you get it off your mind, or think of anything else. So I'm just following along where he leads me.
    I can't wait to see the baby pics. I love, love the card you sent me. When everyone first sees it they ask if it's Avery my 2 1/2 year old grandaughter. Even her father (my son) asked that until he looked closer. You have such a talent to see the art in it.
    I'll be watching for the pic.

  2. Kelly,
    Being "called" is an honor, I should think...I know there have been times when I have wept, thinking about the mistreatment of so many animals. Even on our block, people put their dogs in 5x5 chain link enclosures, and leave them there..107 degrees - they don't care...I tried once just to make sure they had water, and was told to mind my own business. The well-being of animals (and children) is everyone's business, I should think.
    Had a great shoot yesterday, and am "fixen" to put them up.