Thursday, July 30, 2015


At this time every year I remember a cartoon I saw years ago. Can't say who was the cartoonist but it went like this...
"August is God's way of renewing the age old question. Is this planet inhabitable?"
It's almost August!!! Enjoy and hope we all survive!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Someone Is Waiting For You

Pet Adoption Fridge Magnets

Rescue Dog Fridge Magnet

A gentle message to highlight the plight of so many dogs who just need their own person. Whether rescue animals or free roamers dogs need you!

Rescue Cat Fridge Magnet 

This was my first my first Tee Shirt designed to gently remind others the sad plight of so my cats

Monday, July 27, 2015

I Could Never Get Enough of Julia Child 

Not Way Back Then Nor To This Day

Years ago in Austin TX the TV was turned on only for the shows my parents picked for us to watch. Most I remember, some I don't. Some like Perry Mason I watch to this day. I remember the excitement in the house when my parents found out the The French Chef  was going to start showing on our station. Being teachers they were great supporters of NET (National Educational Television). It was the Boston NET station WGBH that created the 1963 television show with Julia Child being herself. Educator, enthusiast, humorist, and a charmingly darn good cook. To be honest I must say that my father and I were the most dedicated viewers in my family.  But I do believe that my whole family became and remain devoted to Julia Child. Just mention her and we all smile. 
Quotes are Quotes
Some are nice. Some are really funny. Some are poignant. Some tug at the heart strings. Julia Child's are nice, funny, poignant, and tug on my heart strings by reminding me of family, good times and a lot of cooking "moments".

Here is my second Julia Child Quote Magnet 

Julia Child Quote Magnet What-the-hell Attitude

 And as far as cooking .... that's my attitude!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rescue Pets Owners Perfect Gift

Proud Parent of Cutest Smartest Rescue Pet Ever!

 Cute fridge magnets are about 1.8 x 3 inches and come in three different colors. Great gift for those "Proud Parents of the Cutest Smartest Rescue Pet Ever"! And of course knowing your rescue pet so well you know this magnet is really for YOU! Because yours is the cutest and smartest!


I originally made this design for one of my Teespring campaigns.

I quickly realized this was perfect for a fridge magnet.  And as we all know Christmas is never far away!

Magnetic Fabric Bookmarker

I enjoyed making these bookmarkers. Any excuse to rummage around in my piles of fabric! And coming from a family of readers I put back a few cause Christmas is never far away. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015


It was a marvel back in the early 1900’s. A beautiful machine that any typist would have been thrilled to have at her desk. (Yes I said “her” for most often it was not a man who worked as a typist in the early 1900’s.) She well may have been a shorthand typist, trained in the 10 finger typing that was introduced by Mrs. L. V. Longley who was the head of a school for stenographers in Cincinnati. This was a very respectable job for a woman that did not require extensive education or training. And there was much less chance of being maimed or killed on the job than many of the other jobs open to women.
Many a woman sat down in front of this machine and felt that thrill only a fine machine can give you. And the thrill that their life was changing forever  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Here is my newest T-shirt
Another gentle message to highlight the plight of so many cats who just need their own person. Whether rescue animals or free roamers cats need you!

See the stars in my garden?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Water On Unfettered

Aw just when I thought I would never, never ever do plumbing again...yesterday while filling the dogs water tub I realized all of a sudden nothing was coming out of the hose. I turned around towards the spigot and got a very unpleasant surprise. The faucet was about 6 feet off the ground being propelled there by a extremely strong gusher of water. Very expensive water I might add. After running around for a few seconds yelling at goodness only knows what, I grabbed the "turn off the meter" tool which was close by seeing how it was propping the door the shed shut, and and ran, not that I really run, to the meter. Where for a few seconds I yelled at the meter for I remembered I can't get down on the ground. Not unless I threw my self to the ground. My knees don't that. So I chunked the "turn off the meter" tool and pulled out my phone. I texted my grand-girl "Hep, emergcy, Hep I will be right thereto get u". I picked up the "turn off the meter" tool and jumped in my car drove madly 1/3 of a mile to her house holding my phone and that stupid too. (Must say it was quiet a feat seeing how my car is a standard.) Of course she calmly call the city guy to come shut off the water.
Now I am cooling off after digging out the waterline waiting for that totally inexperienced plumber, Sammy to arrive thinking "There really are some advantages to living in a town".

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sneak Preview of My Newest Rescue Pet Tee Shirt Design

This design is not up on Teespring because too many colors but it is my newest  design!

Cute and so to the point. 

And guess what I have named this one.


Check out my all my Teespring designs! 

Proud Parents of Rescue Pet

I love a Dog

Someone is Waiting for You

Wish I Had A Person 

My Favorite Dinner Guests 

And soon very soon there will be mouse pads available at my Etsy shop with these Rescue Pet designs!



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My newest campaign T Shirt 
I think this says it all! We all KNOW our pet whether a cat, dog, or even a rat is the cutest and smartest pet. But when it's also a RESCUE PET it's the cutest and smartest pet EVER! All profit from this t shirt and all my t shirts will go straight to the feeding and vet care of the free roaming cats that call me theirs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

A gentle message to highlight the plight of so many cats who just need their own person. Whether rescue animals or free roamers cats need you! All profit will go to the feeding and veterinary expenses of the free roamers who call me theirs.  

FEED THE CATS fund raising campaign

Food and Care for Free Roaming Cats

Created July 12, 2015
Ellen Richardson
It started when I moved here with my 16 rescued cats and 2 rescued dogs. A big reason I moved here was because I had been told it was a cat friendly place with few ordinances. A big reason I moved away from where I had been living was a total lack of official help in stopped the illegal trapping and “disposing” of free roaming cats and other wildlife. It was within a couple of weeks that I encountered the first free roaming cat. It was a big boy whom I called FR (yes for free roamer) and who had a slice almost from ear to ear. Of course I feed him, provided antibiotics, and watched over him. I found he did have a home he always returned to but his person had gone to assisted living and he had been left to fend for himself.
That was three years ago and FR is gone and many more have come and gone. But there are always free roamers here enjoying breakfast and dinner with me.
I remember what I was told long ago when I was grieving over the death of a young kitten. I was told they don’t know they died young, but they did know they weren’t starving or thirsty. They had protection from the storms and a place to bring their young.
The cost of food alone for these cats has increased drastically over these last three years as the cost of everything has. I have supplemented my fixed income with selling my handmade items online but that has dropped off severely and I am struggling to provide food for my own cats and myself.
How can I not feed them? No one else here will. How do you look at an old straggly thing and say “no food for you today”?
Here I am asking for help feeding these free roaming cats so they don’t have to hear me say “no food for you today”. Thanks. 
Please donate now

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What a great way to remember this summers seaside holiday! And a bit educational as well! ( OK just a bit educational) They are
from a Plate "Representatives of Phyla Mullusca Echinodermata Ctenophora and Arthropoda" that was included in the 1851 Edition of The Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature and Art.
See wonderful 1800s scientific art and summer fun all in one.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Just launched my first T-Shirt campaign to help support the abandoned Free Roaming Cats of my small part of the world 

Pool Side Summer Fun Pill Case by Txalteredart

Thinking of my summers long gone and remembering the great fun at the local swimming pool! Never met the love of my life there but sure learned a bit about flirting!
My Great Breakfast! pinto beans with some of my hot sauce, potato and carrot salad made with a bit of mayo a bit of sour cream and a good bit of Inglehoffer Sweet Hot Mustard! And of course toasted cornbread with BUTTER!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I have designed this customized pill case along with two others that are different styles. Hope to design a few more monogrammed cases soon. Have some more great ideas!
Love the soft blue collage behind this mortise cut

This dark brown initial on a light green fern background would make a great pill case for any man in your family that must carry meds with him.