Photo Update of the hand sewn coat

Craigflower 004The pockets are in place and the lining is now attached in every way.  Now just to finish the edges. Thanks for looking.Craigflower 006Craigflower 005Craigflower 087

Craigflower 103Craigflower 105Craigflower 107Craigflower 112Craigflower 119Craigflower 140the cat trying for the warmth of the coffee machine!


Craigflower 166This photo is the best color of the silk lining.  Craigflower 185Hemp thread closures for the inside hooks.


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The ginger cat Gentile enjoys her breakfast

    The ginger cat Gentile enjoys her breakfast – the time change meant that she was a late in getting fed.  Her impatience is captured here.  No program has touched this photo  – it is the same as what my camera holds.    

The Gorge Nov 2013 004It is funny when she does this and my camera was on my desk – so I took four shots and this is the forth!  The first three were wrought with hand shake – so I put the camera on the desk and hit the button. 

What I find interesting is the reflection in the water black water dish in that it carries on the vase with the butter fly in  it. The only light was the overhead light and very low at that.  The sun would not rise for half an hour so that I can rule out.  

Any thoughts?   I have no explanation.            

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I am including the one taken just before I placed the camera on the desk for the breakfast shot for comparison. 

Gentiel the cat and fulfilling her (unbeknowest to her) bucket list of camping on the west coast

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I needed some time to disconnect and relax. A vacation was required after a long and busy tax season!

Gentile has only been with us for a short time and only now just letting us get close to her.  She came to live with us after her long time (13 years)  care giver died.  Just before her care giver died, Gentile, went from place to place and lived a very unsettled time.  So to leave her alone was not an option! To take her someplace else for our trip would be too much a reminder of when she lost her care giver so the only option left was to take her with us.Camping 2013 018

So we packed up the gear, the food, Loki (the dog who lives up to her name), Gentile and headed for a little lake outside of Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island named Fairy Lake.

She wasn’t too happy with the car ride at first – too many vet visits in the years gone by – but the quilted bag allowed her to settle with ease on my lap. 

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Once we were unpacked and somewhat settled, we put her on a long leash and she would wonder the site following the sun!

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Gentile and Loki enjoyed relaxing in the sun – Gentile even let Loki get very close as long as Loki was still!

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As much as she enjoyed laying in the sun whenever possible she was very happy to get home and curl up on my desk.Camping 2013 005

My partner and I were happy to accommodate the bucket list of Gentile even though she did not yet know that it was an experience that she wanted and would love.

Close to the end – my friend Passed away yesterday.

The Last visit

The Last visit

My friend loved the this original photo and had it up in her room right till the end.

Yesterday my friend passed quietly away – her fragile strength overwhelmed by cancer.  I took Gentielle the ginger cat to see her  shortly before she passed- My friend knew we were there but was not able to pull herself in to conciseness.  It was hard for Gentielle to be apart from her master. I felt the few pounds of cat would be too disruptive and a sharp claw too hurtful, that was my decision not Gentielle.  Gentielle then let me hold her for the first time since I have known her.  I stood with her for 20 minuets or more in my arm at our friends bedside.  Gentielle watched the face of my friend these many minuets as the fragile strength of breaths struggled to let go. I like to think it was that she was looking for recognition of her friend and caregiver of many years who the same but different. But she looked and I held her as our friend began her journey of the soul.

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I like this version as the compassion and long time friendship shows in the ever delicate movements between these two old friends.

Gentielle has taken well to her new home.  She is old, 14 by all accounts but still able and frisky.  Enjoys sitting on top of the office speakers as they are warm and it is a up a great distance from the dog.

A close friend of mine is now in hospice.  The breast cancer is taking its toll on her fragile strength.  My partner and I have adopted her long time friend Gentile the ginger cat.  For 13 years they were close friend and allies in our every changing world.

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Now the circle of life brings on a change that is hard for either to accept however both are grateful for the time that they share together.

Their comfort and bonds are all too evident in this photograph.  I have embossed it to protect the identity of my friend as she is not too please with all of this social media.  Nor the effects of the hard medication that allows her to struggle on against this cancer.

Of note: all photos are my original photos.