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!!!
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.