Saturday, April 30, 2016

The end of Orange

I made it through the month with very little orange to show for it --  one hedgehog:

And a few Monarch butterflies for the Block Lotto:

Here's what's really been occupying me recently: I started volunteering at CatTown, and this happened...
 CatTown specializes in rescuing cats that are typically considered "unadoptable" at the municipal shelter and are thus scheduled to be euthanized. These are mostly cats who are very shy and freaked out being in a cage.  Many are put in foster homes until they become more socialized, and there is a "Cat Cafe" where you can hang out with cats that are ready to be adopted.

Anyway, Jeremiah and Lucy  -- who are totally bonded and look like siblings but aren't --  came originally from two different shelters.  I think they're about 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old. They're still quite shy, and have decided that they mostly like hanging out under the bed right now.  Lucy (on the right) is more sociable and will approach for pets She's a very small cat with an adorable chirpy meow.  Watch for more pictures, hopefully out in the light!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Baby Stuff

Every once in a while I'm inspired to dig through the stash and cut up
kits" for myself using random combinations of fabric and patterns from books I've had forever...  some of my favorite quilts have come out of this (and a few "what was I thinking" ones, too!)

This is the latest of my kit finishes -- it's going to be gifted to a very expectant friend this afternoon.  I'm calling it "A Squeeze of Lime".

The pattern is "Twinkle" from Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Sensations.  It's funny that I always thought I hated lime green -- I can't wear it at all -- but I've developed a real love for it in quilts.

And, at the request of the mother-to-be, I also made a boob hat for the baby, to be worn while breast-feeding.  The pattern is here.