These two little darling kittens-(who are just sleeping on each other!!)-are more than ready for a new home.
We already have their mother and aunt, they are well and truly weaned and they are at the stage of being enjoyed by their new owners.
There are two problems with this: 1. They are SOOO cute that even DH is loathe to see them leave and 2. My daughter has very strict guidelines for the placement of pets babies. No advertising in any form, because then she can't suitably grill the new owners on their lives so far.
The new owners then have to come from a fairly tight group of people she has known all her life....and thinks are up to scratch!!
I think after a couple of friends came over for even more birthday cake celebrations for my boy yesterday that they may be heading towards a home, but these kittens remind me a little of quilts.
I have read a lot of posts on finding the right home for quilts, and written a few along this line if anyone remembers!!
Just like my girl i have some criteria
-my obstinate side doesn't like to see one demanded.
-looking at one I have given someone else and saying, "I could do that-but why would you!!!" will only see your child given a rattle.
-Ideally the recipient, or mother of recipient is nice. (Hi Sue in Kalgoorlie)
-or they're a kid that cuddles me for no reason.
-or they were just so darn complimentary about the last one....and oozed so much praise on this one that they just couldn't go home without it!
Which is how my attempts to get the perfect Thankyou note photo of baby Daisy when my sister and kids were just here visiting ended up with her going home with a quilt.
Daisy had to have a quilt to lie on so I pulled this one out of the basket....(I think it is also in the header)
-where it was probably waiting for a good iron since it had to have a wash after the calf photo shoot.
And am i sad to see that one I like a lot go? No, like the quiltmaker in the Quiltmaker's gift, the fun is in the making, then the joy is in the giving...and tomorrow I get the fun of starting making all over again....hopefully on my shirty windmills.
Speaking of my sister, she was the source of many of my early quilt books.
It has information and dates on fantastic quilts on one page and the picture on the next. A really good range of traditional and more modern are included. I find it a really handy and easy to read little reference.
Good book giving is definitely another reason to justify quilts, wouldn't you say.
Have you posted your favourite yet?
Have a good day, Tracey