Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"Show me your ways, O Lord,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long."
Psalm 25: 4-5, NIV

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Battle of Aiken

Today was a lovely day at the Battle of Aiken.
While the Generals were contemplating the day ahead... 
others visited with old friends.
Shopping for fabric was great fun in period style.
Sewing seemed to be the task of the day!

 Of course, the gentleman had other ways to pass the time.

 Darryl and I enjoy the event.
 Lynn enjoyed the day too.
There were some humorous moments as well.
This picture is simply titled,
'Man with big purse.'
Granted this scene was one of great concern.
I wonder which side left the ammo next to the fire unattended!
It was a fun reenactment and a wonderful day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Backwards Blogging-Kramer Chronicles

Apparently Kramer has been posting blogs when I wasn't looking.
Usually I would post before and after pics of my costume projects on my Thrifty Reenactor blogspot but I'm doing this backwards and it is getting posted on this blog instead.
I think Kramer might have something to do with the mix-up (you know how this works-if there is a cat or dog in the room they get blamed for mistakes and/or bodily noises) .
Let's investigate, shall we?
A seemingly innocent looking Kramer is resting on the bed.
Notice how he can't seem to look me in the eye.
That's our first clue that he has been up to mischief.
Let's get a bit closer.
Yup, he looks innocent enough but is he really?
A bit closer and he does appear to be cat napping quietly with no indication that he has been on the computer.
But wait, what's this...
hmmm, just as I suspected!
If you look closely you can see a very sly kitty smile on his furry little lips.
I knew he was up to something!

Well anyway, since I didn't post before and after pics of the Scarlett BBQ hat on my Thrifty Reenactor blogspot I thought I would post it here instead.
What began as a simple straw hat from a local thrift store for $3...

was altered and topped off my Scarlett O'Hara BBQ dress ensemble:).
Kramer, you naughty little cat!
Stay off of my computer!

If you would like to see more pictures of the dress, jewelry, and of course, Rhett visit:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock,
my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62:7-8, NIV

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kramer Chronicles-Still Life

Hey, it's me Kramer.
I just woke up from a nap.

Give me a minute to put on my 'catitude.'
That's more like it.
My mom's obsession with Scarlett was scary enough but you should see her latest distraction.
It's a real eye-opener!
Yup, another one of her obsessions-art.
Dad surprised her with a still-life print from a favorite artist (Linda Shepherd) for Valentine's Day
(like having a furry Valentine like me isn't enough-hmph).
She had this frame in the consignment shop and brought it home so she can frame the new print-just what she needs-another project.
I mean, it's a nice picture I suppose, but it was missing something...
 a cat!

I really think the addition of a fine furry feline makes this picture much more interesting, don't you?

Take a closer look,
I really think I'm on to something here.
I can see the painting hanging in the Louvre,
Kramer the still-life

 Of course, a more natural curious cat pose might suit this picture better.

Now all I have to do is contact the artist and let her know that she needs to paint me into the picture.
Let's see who the artist is...

Calvin! Get out of the picture!
It doesn't need a dog!

Much better.
Now this is a great still-life worthy of great artists like Picatso, Leonardo da Kitty, Mary Catssat, Toulousse-Laucat, and Vincent van Cat!
Hmmm...I might be here for a while.
Could someone please get me some milk while I wait?
Until next time,
Purrs and Meows,
Kramer aka famous portraiture cat and art critic

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kramer Chronicles-Becoming Scarlett...

Hey, it's me, Kramer.
She's at it again as you can see by that machine behind me.
Yup, my mom is becoming Scarlett.
She made some sort of BBQ dress last summer of which I could not comprehend the importance.
I must say I did enjoy sitting on the green velvet while she worked, it's very soft and comfy.
But does she have to watch that blasted movie over and over again?
She says it gives her inspiration when she's working on her dresses and other Scarlett things.

Ugh!!! I can't watch it anymore!
Enough of the Scarlett and Rhett stuff already!
Why can't we watch something more entertaining like Puss in Boots!

That does it-I am taking over this blog!
If you want to see more of my mom's obsession with Scarlett then visit her other blog,

From now on this blog will officially be a Scarlett free site!
Now that I've made my sentiments known I think I'll take a nap.
You're worried about what my mom will think when she reads this?
Well Frankly my dears, I don't give a...
Until my mom takes control of the computer again,
Purrs and Meows,

To see the necklace and hat that accompany Scarlett's infamous BBQ dress be sure to visit
for more posts throughout the week:).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"A fool shows his annoyance at once,
but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
Proverbs 12:16, NIV

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Wisdom

"Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak."
Isaiah 40: 28-29, NIV