Archive for October, 2010

cats! cats! kittens!

October 29, 2010

It’s National Cat Day, so what better day to introduce you to this little heavenly creatures that we’ll be sharing our space with for the next few weeks or months while they ready themselves for the rest of their lives.

the beryl brood

They were born to a feral mama kitty, so we’re making sure to give them lots of human time, including cuddles and play to be sure they make lovable pets. They seem pretty healthy, but since we haven’t taken them to the vet yet, we’re keeping them isolated from our older babies. Today is bath day and this weekend we’re going to try a first introduction to the dogs. It’s exciting to see how much their little personalities have developed in less than 2 days.

They have their own Flickr set, which I am sure to update regularly.



October 21, 2010

Here’s some of the embroidery I mentioned in the last post, in order of completion:

unicornUnicorn that will be the center of a doll quilt that is in progress

squirrelSquirrel scene that I plan to turn into a brooch

anniversary giftAnniversary gift for the mister

Click through to Flickr for pattern and inspiration credits.

two years

October 18, 2010

No one would ever call me sentimental, but I am super happy to have been married to the most awesome man for the past 2 years.  Actually, the married part isn’t all that important, it’s just the together part that I like.   Here we are, two years ago today, cutting the butt off of a lime-green bandana’d red velvet armadillo cake:


Despite a lack of evidence, I’ve been fairly productive in the creating department lately.  Mostly, I’ve been trying to finish up a few quilt tops that are partially pieced and have really been enjoying the portability of embroidery. Photographs forthcoming, if I can ever get home before the light fades.