Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thanks Everyone

Thank you. everyone, for your kind words and understanding.  Milo was such a lovable little kitten--I'm not sure we'll ever stop missing him.  Needless to say, Christmas was rather subdued here.  It's hard to say who is missing Milo most, but
there are three strong contenders.  I'm hoping the amount of grooming I've been subjected to is more about her loneliness rather than a statement about my personal hygene. So, after much debate and soul-searching, meet Valentino,
who clearly understands sewing.  He's a Maine Coon, and while we have generally been animal shelter supporters, FIP is found mostly in shelters and larger catteries and between having a senior kitty to protect from disease and still being heartsick over losing Milo, we happened to find a small, local breeder with one kitten left.  It took a surprisingly short time for the kitties to all get used to each other,
and I have (mostly) been left to my own devices for bathing.  We're still really missing Milo, but it's nice to have a friend for Venus again.  She and Milo were inseparable.

There has been some sewing around here,
including two pillows for friends squeaked in before the year end.
and this weekend I decided to finally felt these a bit so they were actually wearable:
We're trying for a theme of "use it or lose it" in the new house.  If it works, I'm going to try it on my thighs....

The really stunning news is this:
6786 yards of yarn from the stash DONATED.  Really, like the same day so I couldn't change my mind.  I gave away yarn.  Sure, it would have made more sense to do it BEFORE moving, but shlupping the entire stash down a flight of stairs in the old houise, then up a flight of stairs in the new one has been incredibly motivating. And decent exercise........