A twofer post today. I'm a couple days late with my but right on time with .
Looks like I'm on another period of unpaid time off until Congress can get its act together. Here's hoping it doesn't last as long as the 2013 one did. Fortunately, none of my customers will be impacted until Monday as I don't normally work on Saturday or Sunday.
On a happier note, the guest cats are well settled into the guest room and seem to be enjoying their new found freedom (they had been kept in large cages - they did have vertical space so they were able to jump and move around a bit). Working on how best, or if, to introduce them to my herd but it's being taken slowly. I say "if" because I know if I let them out they'll just merge into the group and before we know it we'll be saying we have five cats. I read an adoption form for a dog that said it had been in the foster home for 7 years! Ummmmm, after 7 years you really can't say you're fostering it anymore.
I'm a little late on my TUSAL posting. You've never heard of TUSAL? Well, it's the easiest SAL you will ever participate in. All those little snips and bits of thread and what-have-you from your stitching/sewing/knitting/crocheting that you'd normally throw away? Put them in a container, take a photo and post it every new moon and you're "doing" TUSAL! Hope on over to It's Daffycat to sign up and get the longer version of the directions.
I am using an old Yankee Candle medium jar candle jar for my ORTS. It's not the prettiest and I don't take the most artistic photos but fortunately this isn't a contest just fun.
This is also the start of . IHSW is a chance to tell everyone to leave you alone because you're hermitting and stitching with folks from around the world. Don't question it too much, just go with it. I was all set to start at noon, but got distracted when I sat down at the computer to do this update and ended up finishing my taxes (well to the point of submitting, the IRS won't begin processing until January 29th), and cleaning out my emails and reading a few blogs and, and, and it is now 20 to 2 and here I still am. I have one load of laundry to throw in the washer and I'm pretty much done with the housework for the weekend, so plenty of time for stitching. I will be focusing on Goldie. Here's where it is today:
I would like to finish or at least make good progress on that ear. Back tomorrow night or Monday to update IHSW.