I realize I’ve been atrocious about posting regularly lately. I’ve been trying to get caught up on my sewing for my Etsy shop – I’ve gotten a few new bags listed, and I’ve still got about eight fabrics to sew! My crochet-along has fallen by the wayside – a victim to other projects. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to it at some point soon! Mia has also been
a pest insistent on snuggles nearly every time I sit down at a computer, which is problematic for typing. Currently, she’s wedged onto my lap between me and my ChromeBook.
I’m running behind on my garden and seed starting this year, but I hope to get some seeds planted this weekend. We didn’t have much of a winter, and spring coming early has thrown me off!
I did already plant two small pots of cat grass, which Mia loves. Thankfully our garage has a window I can keep the flowerpots in, so that Mia has limited access, instead of mowing both pots down to the dirt in one go! Take a good look at my little furball – she’s signed up for a checkup and a shave on the 25th! Late April is quite a bit earlier than I’ve had her grooming done in the past, but I think it will be fine with spring and summer arriving ahead of schedule this year! She’s got several mats that she won’t let me take care of, and I’m starting to suspect she may have a bladder infection again. Who would have thought a nine pound cat could put up such a fight when the scissors come out??
Monkey has been alternating between being a lazy girl – she’s completely misshapen the top of a chair cushion by sleeping on the very top of it – and getting herself in to trouble. Weekend before last she was convinced she was stuck up a tree, and when she was finally able to get onto the shed roof from her limb, she was convinced she was stuck there, as well. It was shocking how quickly she decided she could get down, after all, when she realized that we weren’t coming to the rescue promptly.
Tonight, Monkey got herself stuck on the roof of our house. Again. I lost track last year of how many times she had to be rescued from the roof of the house, the shed roof, and from even the roof of the neighbor’s house. Today was rescue number two of this sort so far this year, so I’ve started a running count on the right side of the page (or the bottom, if you’re on a mobile device) to track her “adventures” this year.
Lately I’ve been helping my mom with some very basic design work and I’ll be playing Etsy tech support on Monday to help her get set up on Etsy to start selling her custom wine rings again. I’m excited because I’ve gotten her to agree to share a booth with me one Saturday at the Puyallup Farmer’s Market this spring or summer to see how my canvas bags do, and it will be more interesting with somebody to keep me company… and to watch the booth if I have to run to the potty! I’ll be sure to post the date when we decide on a Saturday! In the meantime, Destin’s mom is doing a small antique/craft sale at her house this Saturday (email me if you want specifics) so I’m taking my bags up as well as my mason jar soy wax candles and heirloom sunflower seed packets. I’m interested to see how that goes, and I’ll be setting my Etsy shop to “vacation mode” beginning Friday evening until no later than Tuesday evening when I go and retrieve any bags that didn’t sell, so I don’t risk something selling on Etsy that already sold elsewhere!
…Since I’ve talked my mom into the Farmer’s Market with very little resistance, I wonder if I could talk her into helping me paint the rest of the inside of my house, too?
As gardening and hiking season begin and I start trying out more sewing/knitting patterns I’m interested in, I hope to be better about posting regularly! (Yes, I’m a lightweight when it comes to hiking – I don’t consider it a year-round sport up here in the Pacific Northwest!)