Wednesday, December 15, 2010

With All My Heart

As I suspected, once it was time for the dental appointment, the day was lost to numbness and oddly enough acquiring more kittens. I know, I know, I just got two kittens. Well they were from a feral litter my in-laws rescued and they other two were living in their bathroom because they have a significant number of dogs. They didn't want to split the girls up because one of them was born with only 3 feet. So the in laws have slowly been working down my reserve and I finally gave in. We are now a seven cat household. I'm told this does not make me a crazy cat lady because I am married with children. I am not so sure.

Before all this occurred, I did manage to get the new heart design further refined and made into a pendant as well as a pair of earrings. They were well received, view wise anyway. I made up two pendants one in black and one in burgundy, but just the one pair of earrings in black. That is about all I got done yesterday though. Instead of working on other sold pieces, I vacuumed the whole of the house in anticipation of the added kittens. I figured it's always better to start them in a house free from strange floor bits to chew on.

As you might imagine, I will again be distracted by keeping the other cats from killing the new kittens. As soon as they get brave, venture forth and settle down I will share photos of them as well. They are both white, one with the missing foot and the other with a large black spot on top of her head, Chi Sai and Halo. I do have some major cleaning to do before we host Christmas and we have our winter trip to Monterey coming up as well so I think I am going to have to let the needle rest a bit in the coming week. Yeah, I know that won't last long, but it's what I 'should' do.


Val said...

the heart motif is beautiful. it's nice on any accessory. bravo!

Gina said...

I like the way the earrings turned out too. You're getting a head start on that romantic month - Febrary!

Sewicked said...

If you're like me, it won't take long before you start jonesing for a little tatting. You'll sneak it in where & whenever you can.

AJ said...

Awwww, kitty with only three feet! You're a good person for taking in all those kittens :)

Love the hearts, I will be getting one in the future for my MIL!

CuriousTatter said...

This pair of heart earrings is very becoming. I'm very new at tatting and love looking at your work.