Things have been crazy busy around here!
Here’s some of what I’ve been up to . . .
And it was a happy day when I replaced the poor old Jimmy with this! (Which already needs to be washed . . .)
Tiger seems to think it’s a good kitty tent. And isn’t Tiger a cutie? He was so scrawny and . . . well, I’ll just say it . . . ugly . . . when he was smaller. Sickly, too. I wasn’t sure I could doctor him enough that he’d make it. But it worked, and he did, and he’s grown up to be one of the most beautiful cats on the farm. And with his winter coat on, he’s so snuggly and cute. I just want to squeeze him all the time! He doesn’t mind at all — he’s still lobbying to become an indoor cat.
The Wild West Scavenger Hunt is still going on. There is still plenty of time for you to play the game, get the free pattern, have some fun, and help out a good cause if you so choose. It doesn’t end until January 31, 2012, so hop on over there and get to playing!
The saddle was on the ground because My Cowboy was headed out to get some work done while the sun was shining. The sunshine was deceiving, however, because it was still pretty cold. He had lots of help getting ready:
And after getting saddled up and bundled up, off they went, the four of them . . . because we all know that Chip and My Cowboy can’t possibly get enough work done without the help of Skeeter and Blueberry!
And I went back inside to quilt!
I finished my quilt top for the Little Forest Quilt-Along that Stephanie hosted over at Peas in a Pod a while back. I still don’t have it quilted, and I can’t really say when that part will happen, either.
I’ve knitted six scarves recently. Two for this charity. Four like this:
I went to my Modern Quilt Guild‘s Christmas party. Here we are after all the festivities:
And no matter what I’m doing, I have a helper named Big Dan. He cannot stand to be left out of any activity that’s going on, and once I’ve settled in to whatever I’m working on, he feels free to play and explore on his own, or take a nap. And he’s an expert at those things!
I’m a little confused as to what he’s trying to tell me here. Either he’s doing early auditions for next year’s Halloween costume, or he’s trying to convince us to wrap him up and give him to someone else for Christmas. Honestly, how could he be happy anywhere else? He’s the King of this here ranch shack. What more could a kitty ask for? But I do know that Tiger would take his place in a heartbeat!