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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

These days I’m finding myself, all too often, staring at the computer and wondering what to do next. There is no lack of “things to do,” only the will or ability to decide which one to tackle first. And yes, I do mean tackle – that’s the feeling – that there are many things that … Continue reading

Color My World

Color My World

Still playing with colors and what one friend called “just enough bling” in new jewelry. For fun I made these “Cat of My Heart” earrings an unmatched pair. The porcelain heart charm I’ve had for years and found that I like the combination of baroque pearls and aventurine chunks along with the cat charm. On … Continue reading

Cat Molas, Part 2

Cat Molas, Part 2

I’ve had these molas – bought on the San Blas Islands off Panama – for about 11 years and never got around to doing anything with them. Well, I can finally check that off my “to-do” list. After years of accumulating bits and pieces, each of which has meaning or a memory attached, I’ve arrived … Continue reading

The naming of cats – Vernal Equinox

The naming of cats – Vernal Equinox

Here’s today’s except from The Cat Lover’s Book of Days – “The first day of spring is full of promise and hope: The promise of blooming trees and flowers, and hope that the profusion of color and scent lasts more than a few days. Springtime inspires poets and people naming their cats. ” Who do … Continue reading

Trumpets of spring

Trumpets of spring

Another pleasure of living in a new place – you don’t know what to expect, if anything, from the garden. There are soon-to-bloom daffodils and tulips coming up out front but they look to be days or even weeks from blooming. But at the base of the big linden tree in back, this lovely surprise. … Continue reading

Cats of several colors

Cats of several colors

An unexpected benefit of surviving a cross country move has been the resurfacing of long-buried treasures. Case in point: Molas. Marvelously creative reverse applique works of colorful cotton and thread from the San Blas Islands near Panama. These cats and a couple other pieces turned up during packing – souvenirs of a cruise several years … Continue reading

Is it better in the slow lane?

Is it better in the slow lane?

Watching my sweet geriatric cat spend the day sleeping, first near the heat vent in the morning, on her pink blanket, or  – when the capricious PNW weather cooperates –  staking out a patch of sunny carpet, I find myself agreeing with her approach to life. She has a game of “catch the snake” (aka … Continue reading

Here we go….

Here we go….

Here we go…new blog, new home, new business. Plenty of things to talk about, some of which you may actually find interesting. For starters: The Prancing Otter is an alter ego of Peg Silloway, new resident of the very green, very damp Pacific Northwest. Otters are inquisitive, social, fun-loving creatures and I believe that – … Continue reading