Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Joseph where is he hiding?

 Josh knew he had to go to sit down and try to find Joseph's where about in his data base. Checking the airport flights to Egypt would be the first thing he would do. He needed to make sure he left the country last week and where he was heading in Egypt so he could have the authorities  looking for him.

 He could be considered dangerous and was wanted for the murder of Katherine .  Josh still could not believe she was gone their first few weeks of marriage had been happy. She seemed to be so positive about the future and did not tell him about Joseph.  He could have done something  anything ...

 He made his call and the Egyptian government was glad they warned him about Joseph and they were going to investigate and talk with his family there to see if they have seen on heard from him.

Now her needed to get Sarah to Mike's apartment where they both can get rest and go back to Hancock and see how the investigation was going .

 Sarah was too tired to argue about where they were going to stay she was exhausted and needed rest even though nothing was in stone about Katherine's killer she felt a least the  cops were looking for him and she was safe for now.

 Mike allowed  Sarah to take his room and Josh and him sleep on the sofas in the living room. They were up early and Sarah had decided she would go back to Hancock and try to get her life back to some kind of normal.

Josh had agreed they would go back to Hancock but really did not want Sarah to go home alone if the guy would come back he knew how to break into her home and could be waiting for her. The train ride had been quiet he didn't know if she was still in shock or not telling him something he should know.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

clocks and more clocks and watchs

              Some of the many clocks we have available on the  stores I have on zazzle..

                     Now ........
                                           we do have a nice collection of watches

 Have a great day friends please shop at pine cat 15 on .

 Katherine had  been glad Joseph had not contacted her after the Egyptian magic meeting. She was planning her yearly dig at Amarna and was packing her clothes and items she would need for the month she would be there.

 She had not looked at the list of  persons who was going to go on the dig it's a great way for the college to raise money for the dig and they can always use the help. The coordinator of the project was going along on the dig and was in charge of the lay-people that would help.

 The morning of the trip Katherine just made it to the airport in time.  She saw the coordinator and sat down next to her she decided to look at the list of names of the persons she would be living with for the next month. She noticed to her disbelieve Joseph 's name was on the list. She hoped he would not give her any problems and if he did she knew plenty of Egyptian police that she could call .

 The Egyptians always have a watchful eye on sites especially important  ones like Amarna . As the plan landed  9 hours later in Cairo, Joseph smiled at her as she walked by and said " We meet again Professor'".

 Sarah only knew bits and pieces of the story and knew nothing about what happened at Amarna she knew Katherine was getting very worried  about Joseph she was not sure what he would do and really did not want him on the dig.

 have a great day friends, Nora

Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Fun and style at Pinecat 15 Catfish15 at zazzle .com

                      Lots of fun items available for the summer my favorite time of year ...


                   We have a lot of abstract prints in our stores on a lot of different things .

Pillows, Pillows to decorate inside and out ..

 will cont. our  summer collections again on Tuesday , Nora

Egyptian MAGIC....

 Joseph had ask Katherine if she wanted to attend  a meeting of Egypt witches and being the scientist that she was she figured why not. When she went to the meeting they all look normal  no black caps are silly hats just people of all shapes and sizes  it looked like the many college staff meetings she had attended.

 Then Joseph introduced her to the group and they all seemed quite pleased to see her there. They seemed to know of her work at Amarna and how she did not believe in the oldest craft Egyptian magic and that wax figures for spells  were not used any more .

 When she started to talk about it the group seemed to become quite nasty ,yelling at her that she was wrong, where was her proof and so on.   Katherine seemed to grow nervous that she was in the room with people that basically believed they could harm people with magic and there was really something wrong with them.

 One man even stood up and ask her if she was a Christian and did she know of the passages in the bible that talked about magic. That is was the oldest religion not Christianity.  She was so happy that at that moment in time her friend  called her and she told him she needed a ride.

 Lucky for her  he was around the corner and she could get away fast.  She apologized to the group  and told them her friend  was coming to meet her and that she would consider what they said and made her way to the entrance.

 Before she left the man gave her a list of all the bible verses he was talking about, he wanted her to study them and  right at that moment her friend walked through the door.

Bible Verses About Magic

Bible verses related to Magic from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Leviticus 19:31 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

1 John 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Kings 21:6 - And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.

Revelation 21:8 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Colossians 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Acts 8:9-13 - But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:   (Read More...)

Isaiah 8:19 - And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

Acts 19:19 - Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 - There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,   (Read More...)

Isaiah 47:12-14 - Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.   (Read More...)

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 - When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.   (Read More...)

Isaiah 19:3 - And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

James 2:19 - Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Ezekiel 13:20 - Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make [them] fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, [even] the souls that ye hunt to make [them] fly.

Revelation 22:14-15 - Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.   (Read More...0

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 Josh was trying to remember any other bits of information he might have heard or saw the sleeping arrangements were a room for the men and a room for the women. He did remember one night at Amarna he couldn't sleep and he got up and went out of the guest house and noticed the person of interest wasn't in his sleeping back. He thought nothing of it till he saw him come out of the tent  where all the today's finds were keep to be looked at and  discussed.

 His cop genes set in and he hid behind a pillar so the man could not see him he had to know what he was up too.  He did over hear the man talking to someone on his cell phone in Arabic unfortunately he did not understand much of the language. The man finally went back in and went to bed then Josh went in the man was still awake but Josh just smiled and said I had to go and got back into his sleeping bag.

 Well Mike could see that Josh was deep in thought and decided to ask Sarah some questions she had been too quiet for his liking was she not saying  everything she knew  was she hiding something? " Sarah  can you remember everything that happened when you first saw your sister in the hospital  ."Did she realize you were her sister ?  Did she remember her husband? Where she worked and what happened before the bombing going off"?

Sarah decided she had to tell the truth let the chips fall where they may. Katherine had told her a tale  that was quite frightening.  The man who had been on the dig was named Joseph Mallory he was a American born with dual citizenship . He very easily could come and go into Egypt with no problem he had studied Ancient Egyptian history in some of the best colleges in the US including where taught.

 He had started out as a normal student  and then always found a way to be one on one with her . One day he ask her what her thoughts were on Egyptian Magic.  A bit of the topic for Katherine but she thought why not.  The man seemed to go on and on how powerful the magic was even today. How magic was in the bible with Moses turning his staff into a snake and on and on.

 We will cont. on Monday have a great day friends and follow goggle + and follow our blog. Nora

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "When Pharaoh says to you, 'Perform a miracle,' then say to Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,' and it will become a snake." So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts. (Exodus 7:8-11)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

 My human will be back on Sunday with more mystery..  Finally she has new glasses no more misspelled words.. I hope.. love, Pine cat,,

Friday, May 26, 2017

The making of Wine Bottle Lamps

 Just thought I would share some of my wine bottle lamps  and explain how I do them. Usually I get friends to save their wine bottles wash and take of the labels and then my husband  drill holes in the bottom of the bottles to put the wires through to wire the lamp.

 Their are many lamp kits available and  we like to put our lamps on a base. The bottoms  are from the craft store wood dept. The paint I use is  for painting on glass and easy too use .

                  I do have several  bottles drying you should let the paint cure for 21 days


 You can decorate the bottles any way you want use them for storage and decorating doesn't have to be for lamps. I have even put small Christmas lights in them ...  the kind that run on batteries.

 well I hope you enjoyed wine bottle  lamps and think about doing some recycle crafts. I will be back on Sunday with the round barn Murder. Have a great weekend, Nora follow us on goggle + or like our blog

Thursday, May 25, 2017

30% off Tees at

 Zazzle is having a tee sale 30% off I wanted to take a  break from the Round Barn Murder to post about the sale. I also wanted to give some background information about the writing of the mystery you have been reading. Many years ago I took a trip actually in the early 90's to the beautiful state of Mass.

 I did make a trip to the Hancock shaker village where the round barn is located. It is a interesting place and kind spread out. I joked with my mother that it would be a great place for a murder with the fields seeming to spread out  and no one around.

 Yes the sheep really do graze in the fields and the barn is round when I went it did not have a lot of staff and wasn't open all year.  The  homes that we toured did not have a lot of furniture in them. Shaker furniture which is quite lovely but very plain..

 I also wanted to state that the story is my own nothing like this has happened in any of the places mentioned in our story . The Met in New York is a amazing place to visit too..  Just like using the places I have been as places in stories.  I decided after moving about a year and half ago to finish the half written stories that I have in several notebooks.

 Yes the story Whispering Pines will be finished I have not located the missing pages but do remember part of it and will re-write it.  I have a few others too that I will probably finish.  I have been spending my days writing this story everyday.  I try and get the story out before  lunch time or break time for people to read.

  I am also a artist and have been busy painting for the up and coming art shows I do . I enjoy writing and have taken a few courses my professors tell me I write like a artist what ever that means, I have no idea. Yes my passion is ancient Egypt and last year I had the pleasure of taking a  course on ancient Egypt from the Manchester museum in England .  I was Heartbroken like the rest of the world about the children and their families that were lost there.  I pray for those who have injuries  and the families that lost members.

 But I wanted to show you more of the tees we have to offer I just wanted to take a moment  to remember this great city.

 This is a photograph taken when I went forgotten town hunting deep in the pines Harrisville Lake.

 Great gift  for Father's day this is the Atison  Mansion also deep in the pines I remember as a kid going by this place before it was restored thinking it was a haunted house.

This fun tee was designed on my I pod and then I played around with a photo application and made it look like One of Andy Warhol's designs..  This is actually on a few other items in my store and the design is quite bright.

 I was inspired by Matisse and his paper cut-outs when I drew this piece again on my I-pod.

Now this was inspired by of course colorful Pansies . I love Victorian times and pansies were a popular flower then.

 Thanks for looking and reading have a great day , Nora and 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

the round barn murder What happened in Amarna?

  Josh and Mike headed to the police station to sit and figure out what they know with the different clues and to question Sarah again. They needed to know all they could if they ever want to bring Katherine's murder to justice.   Both men went into Mike's office with Sarah close behind and decided to fill the chalk board in there with the different things they knew.

 They wanted to go back to the building and talk more to the owner but first they have to figure what they know already. Sarah looked tired and they needed to find her a place to stay for the night but Josh didn't want to leave her alone so for now she stayed with them.

Mike decided to  start with what they know 1. the museum seemed to know nothing about what really happened to Katherine 2.  Sarah was called by a private investor about  where Katherine was. 3. the Dig at Amarna had something to do with her death. 3. The person  Sarah  Id  left the United States right after the murder leaving nothing behind. 4.Katherine was protecting the weird Amulet with her life. 5.  The odd  figure that was found at the murder .

 "Now Josh tell me everything you can about the dig and the person of interest did you have any chats are interactions during the 10 days you were in Amarna? "  Josh tried to remember if he did talk much to the person of interest what he can remember that he read a lot and did seem interested in the Egyptian Magic.

side note-  

-Staring form the New Kingdom, the original consecration ritual was now considered unnecessary for amulets worn by the living persons, the amulet only needed to be inscribed with the chapter number or the first line of the prayer.
However, the original consecration ritual was still performed on funerary amulets, which doubled the amulets' powers.
Furthermore, the drawing of an amulet or any sacred symbol contained the identical power as the actual amulet, to accomplish this task the scribe and tools used had to be purified.

 So could he have wanted the Amulet for Magic he wanted to do? "That is a possibility , Replied Josh. "I do remember him getting into a argument with Katherine about the idea that amulets were always used in the New Kingdom Amarna.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Amarna dig and who was on it..

 Katherine got herself out to the street through a back entrance a woman saw her and came to her aid. She got her into a taxi and took her into the hospital doors she left her in the hands of a nurse and left.  Katherine was in and out when the doctors  looked at her she wasn't hurt anywhere but had a large bruise on her forehead.  They did x-ray her head and saw nothing but a bad concession she would have a bad head ache for awhile but they could not figure out why she could not remember anything.

 The only thing she had with her besides a weird Egyptian thing , was a letter from a post box and a address  from Hancock Mass.  They had decided to send her to a hospital in that area  while they looked for her family. They some how found her sister through a private detective  actually looking for her and matched up the two cases.

Her sister was so happy to see her it seemed like she remembered her. The hospital decided to leave it up to the sister to take care of her.

Both cops knocked on the museum director's door at the same time they wanted answers and they wanted them now.  Sarah was just going along for the ride and did not know what to think.  John welcomed both men warmly he didn't want them to think he would be anything but helpful.

Josh started with we need to see the passports from the Amarna dig from last year. The museum keep copies just in case their was a problem getting into Egypt.  Now John removed the file from his desk and  gave the folder to Josh. " Sarah I know this will be hard but please look at the photos and see if the man who was in your home is in here. "

  Look through the pictures she did not recognize anyone till the last picture  there he was the man who was at her home and had threaten her.  Josh noticed Sarah looked pale after seeing the last picture and ask. "Are you ok". Sarah could not believe this man had been on the dig with her sister and Josh. She should have put two and two together when he was at her home.

 'This is the guy ',she replied.  Both cops looked at the picture and then the address . "Wow I was just at this address and the building's owner said he went back to Egypt about 2 weeks ago in quite a hurry , said Mike.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

 John Strong was waiting for both cops to show up at the museum  he knew they would ask a lot of questions and some he did not have the answer to. That day of the explosion had been so crazy he  was thrown from his desk chair from the blast. When he woke up a cop was standing over him  giving him first aid.

 Their was a big hole in the wall of his office and his thoughts went to his museum and of course the people working in there and the customers.  The cop was asking his questions as he was taking out on a  stretcher . He was trying to remember who was in the area of the blaze he wondered about the few people that were doing research in the area .

 He saw Peter and Sean on his way out of the museum on the stretcher but what about Katherine ? He told them where her research room was and that she had come from the local college to do research for the museum He had hoped she was ok but later found out that nothing was left of the room and that she was probably blown to such small pieces she would not be found.

 After the cops did  a search they found no signs of her dead or alive and what happened was not  known. .

 Katherine had went into the vault to find some more rare artifacts to look at  after the man left her she was not going  to let anyone mess with her findings . She knew the ambulant she found at Amara was the piece of a puzzle she had been looking for. The finding would certainly impress her fellow Egyptologists and she wanted that  for herself. No one was going to take that away from her.

 Katherine felt the room shake and she was thrown a few feet and then everything went black. Waking up she saw light through the darkness and stumped out of her research lab what was left of it. 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

cat eyed glasses and back to our round barn murder mystery...

 So friends seems that the older you get your eyes can get better I thought it would be worse seems I have been wearing glasses that are too strong for me now. I have no clue, so the new glasses are  not as strong ...lolol who knows

 Funny story the sales person keep trying to push cat shaped glasses on me  now you know I love pine cat but I do not want to look like him... lololo.... Now back to out story...

 Mike rang and rang the building's security system to gain entrance he had wanted to do this quick and hurry to the museum and see Josh. Finally the security let him in after he showed him a badge through a window...  He told the man he was here on police business and ask about the person living in apartment 10 . He was told that the person who lived there went back to Egypt   because he had family who were ill there.

They had left about 3 weeks ago in quite the rush. Mike thanked him and jumped back into his car and headed to the Met.

 Josh and Sarah had been traveling for a few hours glad to finally be at the Museum they both were glad to get out and move around . Josh looked up and saw his old partner coming toward him. "Wow what great timing or maybe the museum's director let him know he was coming.  "Hey buddy long time no see ", shouted Josh.  Mike was so very glad he got to see them both before they entered the museum so he could find out what happened .

" Good to see you to man", replied Mike. Josh them introduced him the Sarah and Mike told her how sorry he was for her loss.  Josh decided he would fill Mike in on the things they know so far about Katherine and how she got all the way to Mass after the blast. Did not make much sense to them unless the museum was not telling everything that happened that night.

 Well let's see  what the director has to say . ..

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Friday, May 19, 2017

My Human will be back Sunday....

 My human will be back on Sunday with more mystery in the round barn murder  and is off to buy glasses .. ... Lolol She needs them ... love Pine cat

who killed Katherine and why?? in the Round Barn murder

 The museum was quiet after the 10 a.m. tours walked through , John Strong was always glad when he had enough quiet around him to get his research done . The call from Josh Katherine's husband had shaken him  he knew he had to make the call to the NYPD.  After the bomb last year and not being able to locate Katherine he still knew it was a open case.

 The phone was ringing as Mike made it to his desk boy did he miss his partner that would cover him if he got in late. Josh had never been the same since Katherine went missing and had left the dept. for a job in  a little town in Mass. He was a great officer but the lost had touched him deeply he knew he had to try and check on him but something always got in the way.

He hoped the change of a small town would help him move forward but he wasn't sure if the not knowing what happened to his wife would creep in anyway.  Mike picked up the phone and the museum director told him the basic story how Josh had called him and told him Katherine was found and she was dead.

He also told him he had reason to believe that the person who did it was on the dig that he went on and where he meet Katherine.  He had interviewed all the people accept one who had been out of the country at the time . He had left for Egypt the night of the bombing  and unfortunately he got side tracked with other cases ." God I hope he is not the one he thought could never forgive myself if  I had not stopped a killer.

 Mike looked up the address and told his Captain he had to go work on a open case First he would go to the person's address and than stop by the museum and see his old friend and find out what happened.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

 Sarah and Josh had to run to make the train leaving for New York after everything she told him he had her pack a bag and stay with him over night where he was up early buying train tickets on line.  He had called the museum and ask to speak to the director  and told him this was official police business and that he was coming to look at the records from the dig and who was on it.

  In his bag he had a laptop and a wax figure and of course the ambulant he also had his police id and his gun.. After 9/11 he would certainly have to show id just to get on the train with a gun. Sarah didn't say much just sat staring out the window looking at passing towns streaking by.

 She hoped answers would be found and that she could put this behind her. No matter what she wanted the person to pay for killing her sister . She wondered about Josh and hoped this would give him the peace he seemed to need.

 If this would could have been fun if it wasn't under such a bad situation she had not been to New York city since her sister's graduation. She knew this was the place to be and even though she missed her sister at times she was glad she followed her dreams.

 Josh touched her on the arm and said" are you ok?" "Do you need anything to eat or drink we left very early ".  They both decide to go to the food car and get some breakfast going down the aisles   Sarah thought she saw someone looking at her .  She notched Josh in the arm and whispered', That man back there was looking at me".

 Josh was alarmed could that person who we are looking for be on the train how could he have known that we were on here. He walked back to the spot Sarah showed him hand on his gun and the only thing that was on the seat was a carry-on  with nothing much in it.  He ask the person sitting in the next seat what happened to the person in that seat and they had no idea maybe  probably in the bathroom was his reply.

My then the contractor was  calling the next town that was coming up he knew people would  get off and that the man was probably going to be hiding among them.

 The man knew that was a close call the woman and that cop were smart but he knew they were probably going to the museum he had to get their before them ...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is the mystery over or deeping in the round barn Mystery?

The king orders sacrifices, he alone controls them,
the king eats humans, feeds on gods,
he has them presented on an altar to himself,
he has agents to do his will. He fires off the orders!
The king eats their magic, he gulps down their souls,
the adults he has for breakfast,
the young are lunch,
the babies he has for supper,
the old ones are too tough to eat, he just burns them on the altar as an offering to himself.

Pyramid Texts 273-4, Old Kingdom

Sarah was quiet on the way home Josh could understand her need for silence but his cop instincts  were telling him something is very wrong. She was too quiet something else was on her mind not just her sister's death and all the horror that went along with it.

Josh decided to break the silence and ask her , 'Sara what happened to your friend?"  Now Sarah knew she had to tell him the truth. 'He was no friend of mine he actually in my house when I got home yesterday and torn it apart looking for the ambulant I told him it was in the museum in the safe I do not know if he believed me or not but when he finely left I locked up my house and  went into my bedroom and locked the door and gripped my baseball bat night all night waiting for someone to come through that door".

"Did he tell you why he wanted the ambulant ?" " No but he did seem to react to Katherine's notes on the dig from last year at Amarna . He let it slip that he was on that dig and she knew nothing about the history and magic of that period of time".

 " So he was on the dig". Josh couldn't think of anyone from the dig who was critical of  Katherine they all were so involved and actually kind a nerdy and loved every minute of what  we were doing.
 Josh ask Sarah if he could take a few days off and go with him to New York  he certainly would not leave her here to be attacked or worse.

 He was thinking the museum would have a record of everyone that went on the dig and copies of their passports and then Sarah could look at the pictures on them and we have our guy.

 Enjoy the day friends and follow us on goggle + and like our blog and share it . Nora

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Zazzle gifts from Pinecat 15 for Summer weddings"

 Summer weddings and parties are cropping up everywhere and you need to be ready for original  gifts for family and friends..

  Great for a theme party wedding shower or favorite personal gift for the graduate.

  Tee's always a great gift for the summer birthday parties or just gifts for your favorite person.

 Don't forget the cards and gift wrap for all occasions .

 Even my boss had to get in on the design action he is also on wrapping paper and cards.

 Great gifts for the college bound  .... everything from mugs too shower curtains, clocks even dish towels

 Did I mention lamps and lamp shades?

 Also pillows , Pillows , Pillows,

 so much more on Pine cat 15 on  thanks for looking have a great day please share this post , Nora

  the round barn murder will be back on wednesday