Friday, October 31, 2014

Getting back to business

It's been a month of the plague here in the Kingdom. Even Cassie's been sick, but thanks to the wonders of modern medicine (and good - if expensive! - veterinary care), we all seem to be back on track. Since the world rolls on, even when we're too sick to notice, we have a couple of news items to catch you up on ........

1)  There's a new animal welfare group in the Kingdom. The Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project is determined to look after the feral and stray cats in our community.  They're just starting to organize. You can imagine how expensive it is to care for a group of cats....not just food, but vet care, too.  To that end, we've offered a few of our recent knits for fundraising. If you're interested in helping out, please go have a look at their Facebook page. I'm sure they can work something out if you need the item mailed. At the very least, you can Like the page and share with your Facebook friends. The cats will thank you.

2) Our friend, Karen at Sewkaren-ly Created,  has a quilt pattern in the running at Craftsy's Pattern Design Awards. They've narrowed the finalists down to FOUR!! And hers is one of the 4. Her design is called: Rhythmic.  If you click here, you can read her blog post. Follow the instructions there to vote, and don't forget to leave your email address, because you could win a free class.


  1. Sorry to hear that all of you have been under the weather and hoping that you have seen the last of what has ailed you. Your friends are very caring and very talented. Karen's quilt pattern is a stunner and your friends working hard for the feral cats in your community definitely should be commended and supported. No doubt your lovely items don't stay on the auction table too long!

  2. Wow, now I see where the wonderful little baby sweaters have been destined, Cheryl... what an awesome cause! I added them to my list of FB likes. I keep "thinking" I should donate jewelry to my local Animal Shelter, but I'm a terrible proCRAFTinator (and I hate anything which I must organize myself) :)

    Thanks for linking to the lovely Karen's contest entry. I can honestly say it was my fave of the four beautiful entries (... and who wouldn't want a free Craftsy class?)

    Hope everyone is back up to snuff very shortly :)

  3. Hi, Cheryl: I have been slow getting here - for some reason your blog is not showing up in my RSS feeds so I didn't know you have been posting. Thanks so much for the referrals to my blog. What an awesome thing you are doing for the poor homeless kitties. You are literally warming their hearts (as well as the rest of them) with your knitting. Kudos to you!


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