Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Furry Family Member

Last night Greg got adopted by a kitten. :-)

He went out to his truck after work and heard meowing, and finally coaxed a kitten out from under the bed of his truck. He was cold, dirty, and *very* hungry. (The kitten, not Greg. LOL!) I think he's around three months old, and he's really friendly.

As soon as we brought him into the garage he headed right for the food bowl and chowed down for about five minutes.

Gillian came out and said "What happened to Lenny???? How'd he get SMALL?!?!"

So now we have three orange tabby cats.

He's very, very friendly. He really wants to be picked up and held, which is great because Lenny and Squiggy aren't into that so much and Gillian would be perfectly happy carrying around a cat all the time.

This kitten has managed to chase off both Lenny and Squiggy, who outweigh him by quite a lot. So far there hasn't been anything more than hissing on the new kitty's part so we'll see how things shake out. Lenny and Squiggy don't seem too put out, thank goodness. We put out a second set of food and water bowls so that all the kitties can eat without too much fuss hopefully.

On to other things. I realized that I never posted about my eReader! Greg bought me a Sony Touch Reader a few weeks ago, and not a day has gone by that I haven't used it. It's fabulous!

I even keep knitting patterns on there:

I love that I can make notes and write on the pattern just like on paper:

I love it!

Now I need to go be productive while I have time today, since tomorrow is my huge day (volunteering in the lunch room at school, then bowling for me, bowling for Gillian after school, then Panera for knitting that evening).

I hope you're all having a great week!

Monday, February 15, 2010

We've been busy around here

As usual, it's been longer than I intended since my last blog post but we've been doing all kinds of things around here.

First up, I got two skeins of yarn spun from the roving that my Mom, Karen, and I dyed up while they were here at Christmas.

I'm very happy with it! It's exactly the weight I was trying for. I have five more braids to spin up, then I'll start the knitting. One skein has 172 yards and the second has 168 yards.

Over the weekend I updated my business website with three galleries of customers' quilts. Check them out here!

Speaking of quilts, I just finished the quilting on my friend Calista's quilt. Here's a detail shot of the rocket:

The thread glows in the dark, which you can see in this picture:

Isn't that the coolest thing ever?!?!

Greg has been really busy this weekend, too. He got a new (used, but new to him) table saw, and a new jointer. He's been working on a gorgeous fish tank stand, and he'll put the finish on next weekend.

Here's the table saw:

And the jointer:

I'm so glad he's having such a great time using them. I've given him a list of pieces of furniture I'd love to have him build. LOL!