Thursday, December 30, 2010

End of the Year News

Christmas was quiet, filled with excellent food, not too much in the way of gifts.  I made my husband a reservation at Alinea in Chicago, and that's his gift.  I guess it's mine too,  although it's honestly not my thing.  Still, a world class restaurant is not to be sneezed at, so I'm grateful for the chance to go.

This is more my thing:

Our new kitten, Larry.  Larry was rescued as a newborn from a cat hoarding situation: sick, starving, covered with fleas.  He was bottle-fed, given antibiotics, de-fleaed (twice), and is now healthy, happy, and very people loving.  He thinks he is a person, I'm sure.  Our other cat hid for two days, stalked around in fury for several more, and now just stares at him.  He is completely undisturbed by anything she does; he's seen it all.  We're hoping they will eventually be friends, but peaceful coexistence may be as far as it goes.

On the quilt front, I've finished Interpret This! (reveals January 13), pieced one more quick charity top, and quilted and bound this one:

the last finish of the year.

We're going to Chicago for New Year's with my son, daughter-in-law and the twins since we couldn't see them Christmas.   I can't wait!

Everyone:  have a safe New Year's Eve, full of whatever sort of celebration you  most enjoy, and a good 2011.


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Well your new addition is almost identical to my daughters cat Jasmine. She always tells me it is like she is wearing a white bikini! Dont think this guy would want to hear that.

Love the quilt you finished and am looking forward to seeing your It piece. Have fun in Chicago! Yum Yum!

*karendianne. said...

Your charity quilt is so bright and happy and sort of FREE Flowing. I love that!

I love Larry!!! He's so cute and you know how I mentioned about his name? Well that was my dog Duke's name in the litter. Larry! I'm happy to read how he was saved my friend. What a special cat. I do hope you'll forgive my previous comments about the name. It's cute and I wasn't invited to the "Naming Convention" in the first place!

Enjoy your dinner when you go and Happy New Year!!! In friendship, *karendianne.

Libby Fife said...

Larry! Larry! Larry! What a sweet boy. Hannah and Toby get along fine now so there is hope for Florabelle (sp?-name?) and Larry.

I do love that quilt!

Debra Spincic said...

What a spirited quilt!
Happy New Year, Kay!

Rian said...

Larry-- what a great name! What a cutie. The quilt is wonderful! Yowza!

Barbara C said...

Happy New Year Kay. I love both your "projects." Pretty quilt, and very pretty kitty.

McIrish Annie said...

Larry is adorable! Your other cat will come around. Hope your New Year is a quilty one.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Welcome Larry!!!
I look forward to sharing 2011 with you here in Blogville, Kathy... ;-)

Filled with quilty goodness said...

Loopy Larry is a cutie!
Love your pinwheel quilt - quite vibrant.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Larry looks like a love.

And I love that quilt!!! Looks like a great way to set some leftovers. Mind if I borrow the idea?

jenclair said...

Love Larry! When I was very young (3 or 4), Mother said I wanted to name all our dogs Larry. Larry 1, Larry 2, etc. I'm not sure why I focused on that name, as far as I know, there weren't any human Larry's in my life at the time.

Anyway, I'm happy that you and Larry found each other!