Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas is Coming ...

Christmas is Coming, don't you know, and so I have some new news to share with you -- a brand new design by me, and some COOL offerings from Just Another Button Company...but first, a word from the kittens.

"The nice lady made this delicious and (smack) juicy turkey-bird for Thanksgiving, and she cutted it up some and we eat-ed it, and it went into our bellies, and then our eyes got really blinky, and then there was some sunshine, and we collapsed-ed in a pile and we sleeped-ed.  We are growing and happy, and our names are Pumpkin, Jack, Wolfgang, Super Cat and Salem.  Birdie was sleeping somewhere else when the nice lady tooked this picture."

This is a nice shot of Pumpkin with Super Cat and Jack in the background.  Pumpkin is a pretty girl...she had five orange brothers.  We have Jack (who was the runt).  Three of the kittens did not make it, and the other one is in another foster home.  Pumpkin is independent and has a gorgeous round face.  She's smart and VERY soft.

You may remember Super Cat -- his siblings were eaten by a 'possum, and he was the lone survivor of the group.  I took him in about six weeks ago, and he is growing nicely.  But, the vet and I have discovered he is vision-impaired.  We think he has a narrow field of vision and doesn't see detail well.  But he can play with toys and other cats, and he finds his way around the house, sometimes by feeling his way along the walls.  I am hoping to place him directly into his new home without having him go back to the shelter or PetSmart.  If you know anyone who is interested in a VERY sweet and loving cat, let me know.  He is not going to be big, but he is otherwise healthy.  He will need a patient new mom or dad to help him learn his way around a new house.

And I did want to let y'all know that our cat Boo did find a new home with a family with two children. I have been in contact with Boo's new mom, and she is doing fine.  She has a pretty new pink collar, and she got to keep her name.  The family was concerned about Boo wanting to be UNDER blankets, but I told them she LOVES that.  We do miss her, but I get photograph updates from her new family, and they love her!

Here's my new piece: Christmas is Coming.  It's stitched on 35 count Cappuccino linen by Weeks Dye Works (yes, 30 would work just as well) in Weeks Dye Works flosses Linen, Parchment, Havana, Rum Raisin, Bark, Charcoal, Stepping Stone, Bullfrog, Hazelnut, Brick and Kohl.  It uses a button pack from Just Another Button Company, and if you buy the button pack, you get the Figgy Pudding pattern by Cecile at JABCo for free!  Shops and customers may order this chart directly from me, but the distributors will have these in short order.

Cecile designed a kit to go along with the release -- it's Kissing Ball Ornament/Scissor Fob and it retails for $24.00.  You get everything but the cording in the kit.  I want to make one to hang on my tree!!!
This is the Figgy Pudding design, which you can finish as an ornament if you please.  The button pack retails for $7.60, but the chart is free with the purchase of the button pack for Figgy Pudding AND the button pack for Christmas is Coming.  AND, Cecile is gifting my customers the chart for free with ANY purchase from me.  I'll be handing them out until the end of the year with any order.

The Kissing Ball kit comes in Cranberry (as shown further up) and in Snow, shown here.  I love, love, love this kit.  And it was a ton o' fun to work with Cecile, who is such a nice and creative lady.

I'm not done for the year -- I have several new designs that I'm shooting to release next week.  So stay tuned, dear readers.  And have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the kittens are doing well. We had a kitten-pile like that at our house recently.

Thanks for the update on Boo. I know that was a hard decision to make, and you took some flak for it. I'm glad to hear he has a loving new home and that you get updates. I hope SuperCat gets a great home, too.

I want one (maybe both) of the scissor fobs. I'll be in touch.

Carol S.

Kristen said...

How can you get anything done with that little pile of fuzzy on your sofa? I would just sit and snorgle them all day!

Love the new design, especially the way you show the tree roots. I love little details like that!

Barb said...

Nce stitching. The kittens are adorable. Since Jack is use to you and your home, can you adopt him? That way he doesn't have to get use to another home . Or is that part of the fostering agreement to return kittens after a certain time.

cucki said...

Aww sweetttttt kittens I love them all so much...
Beautiful new sweetest designs ..
Sending you love and hugs cucki x

Romeo said...

sqeeeeeeelllllll - look at those sweet little kitty faces all piled together!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I want to smooch all their little faces. Want to do it for me?!? Too sweet!

And although not as sweet as the kitties, love the kissing ball - absolutely beautiful!!!!

Purrs and hugs,

Romeo and "her"

Chris said...

What a wonderful group of babies. I love the pic of you and Supercat.
The new designs are fabulous!

Rachel said...

OK, I am sorry to bug :-) Where can I order the pattern above? I absolutely LOVE it...Thanks

cucki said...

Hello dear I so much love the Christmas is coming pattern..
From where I can get it??
Thank you
Love cucki x