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Change of plans: decided to make seventy cats for my mother-in-law's seventieth birthday. Mostly tiny felt critters, though I'll probably do at least one more involved critter (probably from mohair, teddy bear style). Got started tonight, need to do about five a day. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Oh, and also one of these, which I never got around to making for my MIL and whose most recent cat just died and she's resolved to not get any more.

And it's definitely not something that will go with *my* decor.


Considering a Petsmart coupon from 2004 was in the bottom of the Rubbermaid tub those were stored in, I feel confident in saying I'll never get around to doing anything with them. ๐Ÿ˜’

Dear mastodonians: I am dumping some of my stash. If you want it before it goes to the local thrift stores, send me postage and I'll send it to you.

The box I'm currently unpacking has some panels: somewhat creased and wrinkled versions of marshalldrygoodswholesale.com/ and img0.etsystatic.com/124/0/5992 and img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/6531 plus a Midwinter Dream vest panel and yard of allover-print fleece, and a couple pillow panels for the deer one.

LB: I will admit to not doing any sewing recently, so I guess it's good *someone* is making use of the space.

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We thought this table was for sewing, but Ramses says otherwise.

(I haven't crocheted in thirty-some years but hey, the kit was five bucks.)

Picked up an amigurumi kit the other day. They didn't have the mythical animals one so I got the "woodland creatures" set. Most are cute but what is thaaaaaaaat

I guess the fabric dot com fulfillment house ran out of scissors and they had to chew the yardage off for me.

Carl also reports that she went through them fairly quickly unwrapping them, but then after he and his brothers put them all on the garland, she got out her camera to take pictures of all the cutest ones... and ended up taking a picture of (almost?) all of them. So, a win, I think.

As predicted, MIL got a huge kick out of this one and had to point it out to everyone on the garland. "See? That one's a boy!"

I'm, uh... so proud? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ mastodon.art/@silverseams/9939

(Boy that's a lotta cats. Did I really do all that in sixteen days?)

My husband sent me a picture from the party setup. The front door is off to the left, so the garland will greet arrivals.

I didn't have time to set up a proper photo shoot but I did at least take a quick kitchen-table picture of all seventy cats (though not all at once, oops). I'll be sorting through them and maybe doing some color-correction, but in the meanwhile: TA DA:

Cat 67 of 70: fat marmalade tabby. This one seems vaguely familiar... I try to make each one unique but oh well.

Sixty cats. I have three of the complicated ones of the last ten well started, but there's still a lot to wrap up today to hit 70.

Felt cat 59 of 70: deviled egg kitty. Gotta wrap the project up today - taking husband to the airport tomorrow morning.

Felt cat 54 of 70. Deadline approaches.

When son was 3, we were at a fast food restaurant which had a safety cone in its lobby, with a flailing figure above wavy lines. We asked him what it meant. He pondered it, and concluded: "You can dance here if you want to, but it's slippery."