Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lovely little sewing things

Look what my friend Pam made for me!  As soon (ie tomorrow) as I finish my Diagon Alley coat I will very proudly sew one in!  It will make my coat extra special.  Thanks, Sweetie!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jack the cat

It's always something, isn't it?  Now Jack has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, so soon we will have two radioactive cats.  He's not having as bad a time as the Mink, since he isn't having seizures, but he has gone from being a proud and hefty 18 pounder to a dainty 13 pounds.  He's still a beauty though.

This is how Minkie is feeling at the moment:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Minkie is home!

We brought her home yesterday, now we have a radioactive kitty!  She is already eating better, but she's still having seizures.  A lot of them.  I'm not sure how much longer we will have her.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One tool every sewing room needs

Today I actually sewed a finger, well nicked it anyway.  I can't believe I did it.  I haven't sewn any part of me since the time in 1967 or 1968 when I put the needle right through my thumb, nail and all.  (Sis regularly sews her hair, but don't tell her I said so).  So my newest sewing room tool:

I'm nearly done with my new coat (Butterick 4928, aka Diagon Alley Coat, because of the diagonal stripe), and it's going to be a beauty, especially without a finger sewn to it.  I just have hems and handwork left.  I'd finish it today but I wore myself out wrassling with it this morning.  Wool coats and their linings are heavy!

For all of Minkie's fans who are anxious for news:  She is weaker and thinner, and her seizures are coming more and more often, and I think she must be bruised all over from falling.  But the good news is she goes in for treatment tomorrow!