Thank you for all your kind words about the baby. They really mean a lot to me, more than I know how to say, and I appreciate them. As I appreciate all your visits to my little corner of the world.
So . . .
My new Jammer-y boxes are home. Is it OK to call them Jammer boxes if they aren't actually Jammer-brand boxes? Or is this like the Band-aids, where we call anything that looks like a Band-aid a band aid? Hmm? Anyway, I picked them up last night at Mom's. I did have to submit them to a feline customs check, though--one kitty was sitting on the box when I came in the house, and protested most loudly at being removed from said box, another watched me open the box, and my Gus jumped in and made himself at home. I almost thought I was going to have to bring him home with me, which would have upset him and Left-brain (LB is allergic to cats, and Gus in particular, and Gus doesn't like things that move fast, like LB does). I had to lift him out, scritch his chin, and then put everything back in the box.
I introduced my mom to Etsy. She has never had a chance to experience that website. I eased her slowly into it, by showing her cat collars. The cats' collars are in various states of disrepair. Gus' is tattered, Lily's has the fake diamonds falling off (Lily is getting kind of raggedy all around--I told Mom she looks like the cat who sang "Memory" in Cats--but then again, they're all 13, I probably won't look too hot at that age), and Felix is naked (and I do not like when my cats are 'naked', they've worn collars since they were big enough to wear one). They need new collars, and I'm getting to the point where I'd like to support the small businessman, especially since they seem to lose the Walmart collars easily. So we got to looking. We have lots of options with Lily--black looks good with everything, she may end up with a Lily Pulitzer look, SO CHIC! I found a nice black and white one with skulls on it for Felix--I like his collars to have a little personality, since he's so shy and thoughtful. There was a lovely one in plaid for Gus--I like him in classic, preppy looks, OK, apparently I have too much time on my hands . . . Mom seems to think they should just have Walmart collars, that they don't need fancy. The dogs, however, must need it, because Chancey has flowery collars and ensembles, and Robbie gets more than your average collar, LOL. For $20 extra, I think having a fresh new look for spring is worth it for the kitties, don't you?
After all this silliness, which I think I needed, it was pretty late til I got home. I did my best to finish the February block of the Itty Bitty Kitty Quilt, but didn't manage to have it done by bedtime. I WILL get it done today, I am determined. The cover of the chart doesn't do this justice. It makes the block look red and harsh, when it has such nice pinks and greens in it, I have really enjoyed working on it.
I joined an Easter ornament exchange, and got my partner yesterday. I'm looking forward to this, but am going to start early, so I'm not running around last minute, finishing and trying to find goodies to send, as is my usual modus operandi. I do need to ask my partner her preferences for subject matter, and then hope I have a chart to do it for her. I am pretty sure I have a chart, though, for any subject matter needed, at this point, considering I found 2 Easter dragon freebies in my cleaning the other day. If I have dragon Easter charts, I probably have anything else someone could want, LOL.