I’ve been on a crafty roll lately and have a few works in progress… and the cats are never far away.
There’s the Once Upon a Time sampler, of course. September’s block is Rapunzel… I just started working on it this past week and so far I’ve got happy little trees (and a lot of Madden in the background).
I started a couple mini cross stitch projects for some bookmarks inspired by Hey Porkchop. Can’t wait to put them together and share… so cute! Plus, it’s fun to have something completed in a weekend.
I’m still reading lots of books for the Nerdbery Challenge. I’ve collected some through Paperbackswap.com and visited the library for the first time this weekend for more. I love having a big To-Read pile!
I’ve also finished up my UFO pile that’s accumulated since 2010… such a good feeling! I have to take more pics but I’ll share more soon. I’m brainstorming ideas for my next quilt… I’d like to do something with the hand dyed fabric I made with my guild. Maybe something with stars? Planning is part of the fun… but right now I’ve got too many ideas to get started on any one thing. So we shall see!
Another Instagram update! This batch is from April – May as we settled into our new apartment and I started my job. Time flies!
Cora and Tali are expert cat nappers. They could be professional nappers.
This weekend I started on the August block of the Once Upon a Time sampler. I was surrounded by cats when I took this pic…
But within a couple more moments, Tali moved over for more snuggles. Cora must have been in a good mood (or just sleepy) because she tolerated the snuggling and even moved in closer.
It’s pretty rare that the two of them nap together, so it was obviously worth snapping a few more pics. I just can’t help it, I had to document the historic moment.
Here’s a blast from the past… I dug up this video clip from deep in my drafts folder… and I have no idea why it was sitting there all by its lonesome!
I wrote this in 2012 when we were still in San Francisco:
Cora has mellowed quite a bit over the past couple years, but she’s not always very affectionate. She doesn’t like a lot of touching, and she’s only recently (within the past couple months) started purring. She rarely starts kneading and preparing to nap beside us, so… that’s why I felt it was worthy of video. Yep, I’m that kind of cat lady.
She tenses up in the first few seconds because Tali comes into the room. Don’t worry, Tali gets a cameo!
I love how big Cora’s paws get when she flexes her nails! I think it’s so cute!
And here’s Tali getting cozy and kneady, too.
The cats had a pretty lazy weekend. While my parents visited and the humans visited the farmer’s market, browsed antiques at The Factory, hiked around Radnor Lake, and listened to music at Third and Lindsley, the cats mostly sat around.
In exciting cat news, Tali has a new bed:
And Cora likes to watch us leave for work from the window each morning.
There wasn’t much time for taking pictures of the cats, but I have plenty to share of our weekend adventures… coming tomorrow!
I’m at the beach for a few blissful days, so blogging lite will commence this week. Here’s another batch on Instagram pics – I’m finally catching up, bit by bit! I was mostly unpacked by the time the cats joined us in March, so we all settled into our new routine together.
Nothing new to report on the cat front, so here’s another batch of Instagram pics! These go back a few months to our move, when we shipped the cats by airplane to MS and brought them to our new home a couple weeks later. It’s crazy how time flies!