One of my favorite uses for my stash, is making blocks to send to Kat (Kat and Cat Quilts) for her charity Covered In Love. I am hoping to be able to donate a few blocks each month this year. Helping others is always a rewarding use for one's stash. For February she put out a call for Split 9 blocks in the following color ways.
|Photo from Kat and Cat Quilting|
So since my stash is nice and organized, I was able to quickly pull some greens, blues and creams.
And the cutting process was able to commence.
The blocks went together super quick, being made of two HST's and seven squares.
After everything was completed and I was cleaning up, both Oliver (the cat) and Princess Caroline of the Fuzzy Butts (her official kitty title) approached me with their thoughts on the matter. They felt if I was going to send something to Kat, I should probably send something to Cat as well. They kind of had a point. I told them not to worry I would take care of it.
We have a thousand (okay maybe 6) of these little mice around our house. We call them the moo-sa moo-sa's. Oliver loves to find them and leave them "dead man" floating style in the water bowl for the dogs to find. Occasionally, he will retrieve them when they have reached a suitable water level and place them strategically on the floor for us to step on, hopefully with socks on. Miss Caroline carries them around in her mouth and wrestles with them. You never know where one will turn up. I thought this sounded like a suitable gift for young Rory (Kat's cat) and set out to find one.
|As soon as I purchase a new moosa for the house, the tag and elastic cord are immediately removed. Oliver has an unhealthy obsession with eating them.|
The whole time I was assembling the package to mail, I felt like I was being watched...and I was by my tiny chocolate colored ninja.
Like most little kids, Miss Caroline didn't quite understand why I wouldn't let her play with the new moo-sa moo-sa.
Hopefully, when the package arrives in the next few days, both Kat and cat will enjoy their happy mail.
If you would like to help contribute to Kat's charity or just learn about it, you can check it out here.