Friday, February 28, 2014

The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

Contrary to popular belief, in many cultures, black cats are thought to be lucky.

Consider the Old English charm:

Black cat, cross my path 
Good fortune bring to home and hearth
When I am away from home
Bring me luck wherever I roam
- Old English Charm 

 Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love & Fertility drives a chariot pulled by two black cats.

To dream of a black cat is thought by many people to be a lucky omen. 

In the theater world, it is thought that a black cat in the audience means the play will be successful.

In the south of France, black cats are referred to as "matagots" or "magician cats." 

Fisherman's wives often kept black cats while their husbands went away to sea, believing the black cats protected their husbands from danger.

Yet black cats are the most commonly euthanized cats in shelters, because they are the hardest to place.

Here then, courtesy of, are the top ten reasons to adopt a black cat.

10. You'll save $$ on their Halloween costumes.

9. You can always find them in the snow.

8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.

7. Black cats will match any decor.

6. A lint brush isn't required for a black-tie affair.

5. When you love a black cat, Luck is on your side.

4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.

3. Hey, they don't care what color you are!

2. Love knows no color.

And the number one reason to adopt a black cat...

1. They are the least likely to be adopted.

In the comments, please leave another reason to adopt a black cat.  On March 15th. I will draw a name and that person will win a black cat charm, created by me, in the Bead cave.

In the mean time, the bracelet you see, with thirteen lucky black cats, is for sale in my etsy shop:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Polary Bear in Our Fridgitydaire

In honor of International Polar Bear Day...

Bear In There 

by Shel Silverstein

There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.

And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he's in there--
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Spay Day!

 All Cornerstoregoddess pet charms are spayed/neutered.

(All Cornerstoregoddess pets are, too.)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

How the Sparkle Fairies Turned Winter Into Spring: the Winter Sparkle Blog Hop

Most people think that the groundhog is responsible for turning winter into spring.

That's a myth.

Winter is actually turned into spring by the Sparkle Fairies who live in the LandofBrightandShinyThings.

They are assisted by trolls, who are a reclusive lot.  They live under bridges...

...and are made out of Ugly Beads.

When the Season of Sparkle is 'nigh...

 ...the Sparkle Fairies and Ugly Bead Trolls gather all their sparkliness from the skies...

... and make spring... which they call the post-sparkly season.

They string and wire sparkles together to make a new season...

The trolls have the unenviable job of sweeping up the wire scraps and sorting them out from the dropped beads.  The sorting is a job best done under bridges.

The Sparkle Fairies, meanwhile, play with beads and roll them around in the sunlight.

This story is brought to you courtesy of Lisa Lodge's Winter Sparkle Blog Hop.

You can see everyone else's creations by following the Sparkle Road.

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life 

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations 

Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess

Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry

Karen Burg, KEB Designs

Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti

 Be sure to thank the trolls (and Lisa) for all their hard work.