Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Stuff

I bought the Janome 6600! It hasn't been unpacked and fired up yet, because I first had to put away my old Viking and organize my old, old Singer to give away. I feel sad about the Singer; we made many interesting things together. But for the Viking, I have no regrets. I'll report on how the new machine is going in a day or two.

In the meantime, we have a new family member: Florabelle. When I was at the farm a couple of weeks ago, I brought her home with me. Here she is in her former home with her mother and a sibling,

and here she is in one of her favorite spots, the top of the piano.

She's sweet and well-behaved (translate that as litter trained), although not a real people cat yet. She likes me, and since I'm the one who kidnapped her and put her in a cat carrier for a day and a half, that seems odd. An example of Stockholm syndrome, I guess.

Many people would say she's come to a much better life, but it has to be lonely without her family, and who wouldn't miss that beautifully peaceful and pastoral setting.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think that Florabella is thanking her lucky stars to wind up in comfy home with regular free meals. You are her hero!

Catherine said...

Florabelle is very fortunate for sure! She will have a much longer lifespan as an indoor kitty than fending for herself outdoors, no matter how pretty it may be! But perhaps she'll need a companion kitty? :-)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Florabella - what a lovely name. She's going to enjoy her comfy indoor long-lived, well fed and super spoiled life with her humans. For sure!

I love her markings, too. Will she get to come and help with sewing? Oh think of the fun photos!

Quilting Cats Love, *karendianne.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Congratulations on your new machine..and on your new cat, too!

Maybe you should think twice about getting rid of your Singer. I had a "Genie" decades ago that I got rid of when I upgraded...how I wish I had it now! Esp. for traveling....

Debra said...

Congratulations on the 6600! You will be very happy with it for a very long time. I agree with Allie--keep the old Singer.

jenclair said...

A new cat and a new machine! You are really rollin' now, Kay!

Kim said...

Congrats on your new additions. I agree with Allie and Debra -- a back up machine and/or one to travel with is always good.

The Calico Cat said...

Awwww what a cutie kitty!

dee said...

So much to celebrate!Florabelle is darling.

Rian said...

Congratulations on both new additions to the family. You will love your Janome. Florabelle is a great name...how did you come up wih it?

jettstream said...

Getting a new sewing machine is as hard as getting a new car...but a lot more fun to drive! Hmmm. I see two love affairs shaping up in your life. Lucky you.