Some little adventurers joined our family last night. And Ike oversaw his handiwork from the High Ground.
Ellie had 5 kittens (3 females and 2 males) last night after we got back from taking a drive to Kansas City. As soon as we got home she insisted on hanging out with us during Movie night (Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith. The Boys selected that one). She was sitting on Emma's lap and began to make funny mewing noises. My husband dashed off to get the birthing box from our bedroom and we set her up in the living room since she seemed to prefer having the whole gang support her. There were no problems at all and Ellie is a fine little mama. We were surprised that there were 5. I thought there would be 3 at the most, but cats sure can squeeze alot of kittens into their Uterus.
Here she is this morning with her squeaky lot of babies. I will spare you all the bloody shots and dragging placentas. We will maintain some dignity around here.
Like the nurse I am I kept a bit of a log. No APGAR scores, but the basics are there.
And since this is a quilting blog, here is a pillow I am working on.
And despite kittens last night, I dreamed about this quilt so I decided to give it a go. It is totally inspired by Ingrid Press. What a humble and brilliant artist she is! Katy introduced me to her work through this quilt and I have been curious about her ever since. I have been saving the most amazing piece of creamy white linen for years and decided this was the piece I was going to cut into it for. The leaves are freehand cut from some of my more solid greens. I think it is going to be lovely.
Ok, I have work to do and about 7 different things on my mind. I want to stock my Etsy.com shop with some custom bag slots sometime this week, so I better get my act together.
Have a great day and I hope you are enjoying the fall!