Monday, December 10, 2007

Grace & Stash Report

Meet Grace - the newest 'fur person' addition to our family. She's Holly's niece - so she was family before she even joined us. I've been calling her Gracie, it sounds so cute. She's so tiny, I think she may even be smaller than Holly was when she came to us. (Ohhh, and I must mention - that is Holly's toy lizard on the floor ... not scary wildlife in the house *s*)

When we visited on Saturday to bring one of the kitties home, it was really hard to decide which one would come home with us - I decided on Grace because she was the smallest and shyest one and not the one with the prettiest markings. I knew all the others would find good homes because they were all cute and perky, Gracie seemed so shy, so my heart went to her. She's a darling little thing, and we're having fun welcoming her to our home.

In Stash Report news:

No purchases at all this week. Good going too, as Hancocks of Paducah have free shipping going right now, including international orders. That took some strength to not take advantage of.

I haven't done as much piecing of my own as I'd like this past week - I've made up part one of Bonnie's mystery project, and I made up three of my total of four Royal Cross blocks. I've started piecing the nine patch units for the mystery too. I guess maybe I've used 1-2 yards of stash? Not sure, it's hard to tell.

Wool stash (does this count?) I finished one 'car sock', and I've started another. Hard to knit right now given that we're in Summer, but found time is found time, and I'm happy to use it. No purchases on the yarn front either.

Well, that's it from me - happy stashing everyone!

20 comments:

Donna said...

Cute kittie - don't you just love the free shipping from Hancocks. I missed out this time as I didn't receive their usual email notification. Probably a good thing this time of year though!

Vicki W said...

Cute new kitty! Congrats on the stash progress.

JudyL said...

Gracie is a very cute kitty and lucky to have been chosen by you. You ddi great passing up that free shipping offer! Good job!!!

tami said...

Oh my. Gracie is so cute. How is Holly getting along with her?
Good work with the stash. I know how hard that must have been to resist the free shipping.

loulee1 said...

Oh my, what a sweetie. I'm sure she'll give you lots of love and pleasure.

Clare said...

Beautiful kitten. I don't think I could have passed up free shipping. Well done on being strong minded!

Ruth's Place said...

Very cute cat! I'm having problems knitting in the heat too, but you're right about found time...

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! I look forward to seeing her grow up on your blog. Good job staying strong in the face of temptation!

Caroline in NH
http://fiberarts.typepad.com

Rose said...

Oh how cute is Gracie??? seems like yesterday Hollie was that little lol........im a cat lover who has no cats (family allergies...although i almost brought one the other day lol)

Way to go on the kittie and the stash....im tempted to join Bonnies Mystery Quilt!!!!
Hugs xxx

The Calico Cat said...

What a cute little kitty - what does Holly think?

Karen (Misiz C) said...

OMG... she's a cutie! There is a little calico (young adult kitty)who looks like Grace that has been hanging out under my front deck. I've tried to "meet" her but she's a bit too timid yet. Those little balls of fur have a way of working their way into our hearts. :c)

Glad to see you are resisting the fabric temptations. Keep up the good work.

FabricMom said...

The kitten is adorable. Thanks for sharing the coaster pattern. I was looking for something cute to make to give out as gifts for my writing group. This will be great.

gloria g. said...

Oh my, she's a little torti! I have one, all of 13 years. What joy she will bring to you! So happy for you all! Thanks for sharing!

gloria gl Richards, TX

bettsy said...

Oh won't that little kitty love the Christmas tree?
I was good with Hancocks too. I looked so hard through their site and found so much but in the end I decided that I could live without it - even with the free shipping. So we can hold our heads up high and know that we have made a small start on using what we already have. P.S. your quilt in the new magazine looks good!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what an absolute cutie pie!

Dawn said...

Oh she is so adorable! She is so cute! I bet her and Holly will become fast friends!

ForestJane said...

What a cutie! And how is she getting along with her new big sister?

Got a question about your mug mats... how do you pkg them so neatly? Do you put a square of cardboard under the little block? Do you put any sample size packets in the cups? Or is that mini marshmallows I see in there?

atet said...

Gracie is just adorable! I want a kitten!! (of course, I really don't want the allergy attacks/asthma problems and/or shots that would go with a kitty -- so, not going to happen, but I still can dream!)

Tanya said...

Oh! Such a sweetie! I wish I could come and hold her awhile!

Patti said...

What a precious addition to your family - and Gracie's a perfect name for her!

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