23 September 2013

First Day of Fall...

...yesterday. Yep, I'm a day late in celebrating the arrival of my favorite season, but I have a good reason in that Mr. Wonderful has been doing his first midterms for his Masters this weekend and has been in sole and undisputed possession of the computer. I've been in 100% fetch & carry mode, keeping him fed and caffeined. While he's been doing that, I've started his Halloween ornament, Jack-A-Rachnid by Tempting Tangles from the Sept/Oct issue of Just Cross Stitch.

As you can see from the model, it's stitched on a pale yellow fabric. I chose to use very pale orange--peach, I suppose--and I really like how it's looking so far. If that picture is a little too much for you, here's something to make you feel better.

On Friday I baked some Cinnamon Scones--for medicinal purposes, of course--to help us get through a long weekend of writing, writing, writing. It's a rare treat for us, as we generally do try to behave ourselves. Sort of. Most of the time. Anyway, here's something weird: Tiger Lily is always interested in what we're eating, but not in eating it herself. She just wants to sniff what we've got, and then she's happy. Saturday she wanted a sniff of my strawberry jam-slathered scone and nearly took a bite of it, so I broke off a teeny tiny little piece (no jam) and put it on the floor... and she devoured it!  

We have a scone-eating cat.

That's your daily dose of weird.


  1. Those scones look yummy...I love scones!

    Had to laugh at Tiger Lily...KC does the same. Always wants a sniff, to check out what we're eating. Sometimes he'll lick a teeny bit of peanut butter, or maybe munch a very tiny bit of cheese, but just as often, he'll turn up his nose at these treats. Cats...

    1. You should try him on scones, Wilma! ;O)

  2. Looks like a fun stitch if you can have your eyes open! Love the cinnamon scones pic... do I have that recipe? Pretty sure I do. Hilarious that TL loves scones. Maybe she'd like tea also. Learning good habits from being around you so much!

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your WIP, looks interesting. I was also wondering if Tiger Lily was a child or animal - I'm guessing animal if you threw food scraps on the floor. LOL