Monday, February 11, 2013

Yes, I'm still making Prairie Schoolers!

Okay, so post-IHSW I didn't finish the Happiness ornament for my friend Yi.  SIGH

So, maybe it will be a Christmas present?  Then I'm already ahead of schedule!  Yes, make lemonade from lemons.

But I can share that I'm making solid progress on the Prairie Schooler Spring and Fall leaflet.  I'm getting further along with the November turkey.  This is a SAL that I was working on with Debbie and Linda in 2012.  When I finish this one, I am done with this leaflet.  Then I only have December - February in the Prairie Schooler Winter and Summer and they will all be done.  The only one truly "finished" in a usable form is July, but won't it be fun to finish all the others too?  Yep, and maybe I'll make them doorknob hangers or perhaps each with be something unique.  Maybe a few framed for those seasons when I am light on decorations. Maybe ornaments, or in a wreath....the possibilities are kind of cool to contemplate.

So, here's November in progress.  I am in agreement with Linda that the colors as they really are and how they photograph on the leaflet are different.  The in person colors are a bit darker, but they are working for me and I like them.

I've also got fun news - my niece had her first child, my first great nephew, and I was able to be there for the birth.  It was more of a miracle than I could have expected, and I was so overwhelmed with love and awe that it still gives me a shiver.  He is gorgeous, absolutely GORGEOUS!

Forgive how awful I look - I'd been up 20+ hours but was just so full of energy from the experience that I'm beaming.

We also have adopted two kittens.  They were born to a feral mom and were only semi-feral when we rescued them, they were intended to be fostered by us but who am I kidding?  I needed caring for them to help me bear the loss of Emma.  I think she must be visiting them at night and telling them to be good kittens because they have really been adapting well.  They are much more affectionate and we're trying to get them acclimated enough to join Taz in the everyday home.  Until then, they have a room with a comfy chair, their taming cage, and lots of toys and food.  The taming cage is open and they only go in there now for potty time.  But I keep it for them as a home base, for stability.  We will probably take it down next weekend and put in a cat perch for them to enjoy.

This is Molly.

This is Arya.


  1. The turkey look great!

    The baby is precious!!!!

    Those kittens are adorable!!


  2. WOW you've been busy - sure that those cute kitties are going to leave your stitching yarn alone?? ;o)

  3. Rosemary, your new furbabies are absolutely adorable. I want another kitten. How old are they? November is looking good. You really need to slow down on those. I have finished one and Debbie has finished for. You need to let us catch up. lol Your great nephew is a cutie. And your picture looks fine.


  4. November is looking great!
    Congratulations on your first great nephew!!! You look so happy in the picture :)
    Your new kitties are adorable! Love Molly's face :)

  5. Hi Rosemary! Your November turkey looks great! I like your idea of doing different things with all the squares. Yes, you certainly are beaming with the new baby! Your new kitties are precious. I see that Arya has 2 different colored eyes, just like my mom's white cat.

  6. Cute, cute, and more cute! I think the picture of you holding Dalton is wonderful.