Several fine friends have donated their amazing creative works in the form of postcards, books, culinary skills, music, clay art and other fine things to sell through 1CaT (1 Cat at a Time). 1CaT is our non-profit (501c3) trap/neuter/release TNR program. 1CaT helps keep the feral cat population on our mountaintop under control. 100% of the proceeds from these sales go to 1CaT.
A Houston transplant to the Mayhill area, Lea Ann Ferring, quilts postcards. The cards often are framed or hung as is but they also can travel through the USPS. $20 each.
"Tastefully Yours" Cookbook
Full of menus for a low-carb lifestyle, Michele Kelly, of Leander, TX, donated several copies of her published cookbook to 1CaT. This almost 200-page book is $20.
Ol' Gringo Salsa & Sauces
Rachel Schneider's award-winning Ol' Gringo salsa and sauces makes salsa fans happy. She and her husband Keith Whelply keep us supplied from Las Cruces. $8 per jar.
Brown Sugar Savers
Betsy Shepler, of Mayhill, makes these brown sugar savers. A water-soaked sugar saver also can be used for popcorn, raisins or anything else that needs to stay moist. Sugar Savers also can work for the reverse effect, with a dry sugar saver taking moisture out of things with too much humidity. $5 each.
"Footprints in the Snow"
Local resident Don Watts' CD, "Footprints in the Snow," was recorded in 2019. Don wrote and sings all the songs on this CD. His style can range from rock & roll to blues to folk rock, and he sounds good playing either acoustic or electric guitar. $10 each.
Don's wife Karen has donated four different art quilts that we raffled or auctioned over the past three years. She has another just waiting for our online auction in February.
Debora Smail graduated from Cloudcroft High School and went on to become a highly successful professional culinary photographer in Houston. She graced us with a quick sketch of the feline we use for our 1CaT logo. We used the logo on the 1CaT sticker (above) and on Betsy Shepler's sugar savers, among other things. The sticker sells for $3.
"Chiaroscuro," "The Secret Lives
of Pancho's Pilots"
Juan Francisco Anguiano, of El Paso, TX, has donated copies of two of his CDs to 1CaT. "The Secret Lives of Pancho's Pilots" features Latin music. "Chiaroscuro" is mellow jazz-infused tunes. Both CDs feature Juan and bandmates on a variety of instruments. Both CDs sell for $10 each.
Hoot & Annie "Songs of the West,"
Bob Burns and Nellie Nosbisch, of Las Cruces, NM, were Hoot & Annie. The duo's "Songs of the West" is an albums of American ballads. You can sing along to well known folk music in "Dueling Kazoos." $10 each.
Artist Martha Wilcox, a part-time Cloudcroft resident, donated the last few of her small sculpture "Best Friend" to 1CaT. The sculpture of a young girl and her feline best friend sells for $25.