Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Runner

My blog app ate my last post a few days ago, so I'll try this again...

And here's my Sunday morning, crocheting with Marmalade. Life is good =)

It's already time to take down the fall decorations and put up Christmas! Of course I needed a new mantle scarf/shelf runner. This was a quickie, in fact it's just pieced together, but it looks good for a decoration.

I'm still learning how to piece quilts together while thinking ahead to the next step, but I'm having a blast doing it :)

The last pic shows the true colors, as that shelf is in a corner with poor lighting.

You may recognize the green fabric from my Zim pillow awhile back.

-- iPhone post

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mouse in the House

Oh Blog, I have a very cute and fluffy excuse why I've been ignoring you. At least for the last couple of weeks, I do =)

Meet the newest furry member of our little family: Mouse

Mouse is a grey-flecked shorthair 4-month-old kitten from the rescue project I've been volunteering with, AFRP. I'm really excited about this organization and what they do, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

Lil' monkey in her basket =) You can see how little she is, and her tiny shaved belly from being spayed.

She's adapting very well. I was hoping she'd be a good playmate for Casper, and so far the introductions are going well. Marmalade quietly tolerates her, as she does the other two. Spook doesn't seem too, well, terrified, and they've even sniffed noses a couple times. Casper initially treated her like a toy, and chased her a bunch, (he's over 11lbs now!) but seems to finally be more accepting of her. I even caught him grooming her a couple times :)

That's right, we're a 4-cat household now! The older greys are inside/outside, and so is Marmalade when we're home. She doesn't like the fancy RFID door, so she won't use it even though she wears one of the key tags.

That door is a complete lifesaver. No more waking up at 2, 3, and 4am to chase out raccoons or the odd skunk. Also, it made bringing in a new cat that much easier. Mouse doesn't get a key yet, so she doesn't get to go outside until she's older.

Here's Mouse on the first day I saw her, trying to get a clear shot to take home and show my husband. Fortunately, he didn't need any convincing to come down and meet her ;)

I can't take credit for this caption, as I saw it on I can has cheezburger, but I thought it was just too adorable =)

In crafty news, I have tons of projects going at the moment, and am gearing up for the holidays. I'll try to post sooner next time!