Thank you so much for all the comments. They all made me smile and also realise how many of us are catophiles. Apologies to the catophobes.
Jordi says 'now you are in for it' - how right you are!
Trouble is a great name for a cat, projectneo. Think I might rename Smudge. He is settling in well but is very noisy - I think there must be a bit of Siamese in there somewhere as he is very vocal. He has been asleep for most of the day as he stole Stevens large breakfast and ate the lot.
Be great to see you at Textiles 21 Anna - I'm going in October, too.
Doreen - how could you fall asleep at the sewing machine? That takes a very particular talent.
Stevens thanks all her readers but is still sulking. Her body language says it all.
Arlee - I haven't tried cat's fur on the embellisher but on one of my courses a lady brought in her apricot poodle clippings and some brave souls tried it. Quite nice with a bluey grey silk.
Tum much better, thanks Diana.
Chrissy - don't have any more. I'm finding one and a half is too many.
I'm loving your cyber fyber inclusions. Very thought provoking. Haven't worked out what mine will be yet but I do think that the arty-stitchy stuff can sometimes be very isolating and I love the cameraderie and encouragement, plus all the giggles, too.
I have some hardware giveaways plus a small piece of work to celebrate both my year of blogging (I missed the actual day last month) and the fact that I have started clearing the cupboards.
I have two flower stitch feet, which look like this.
They fit most low shank machines, or those which take extensions. The Pfaffs are sometimes a bit iffy, although my 7570 is OK. Here is a belt of Val's, made with them.
I also have three Gizmo makers which look like this.
And make things like this.
That you can extend to this.
Or, with wrapped pipe-cleaners, this.
There is also a small piece of machine embroidery looking for a home. It is an abstract interpretation of a Canadian Tulip Festival that we went to with our friends Bonnie and Ron. It is fixed to a piece of mount board for ease of sending and can easily be framed. Lousy pic - sorry.
Leave a comment to go in the hat and say which item you would like - you can put in for all three if you like. Unlike Linda,I haven't got access to a young hunk but will ask Fiona to do the draw next week sometime.