Please meet Ima Jean (left) and Katie Jo (right)... my sweet princess kitties. (The queen kitty lives in the house... and she wouldn't have it any other way!) Somehow we became cat people here. (between the house, garage, barn, and studio we now have 7... and another stray that comes around once and awhile!) When we moved to this home just over 4 years ago, we started becoming cat people. They just kept showing up... so we just kept taking care of them. Living in the country, they are good to have around. Field mice and pack rats are NOT my friends! Ima Jean and Katie Jo showed up about 2 years ago. They have been living in the old house... in the shambles and mess. They have a new home now. They are now in the finished studio... and are enjoying the royal treatment!
A better picture with the flash... Katie is curious about the ceiling fan...
They had a vet visit for shots and spaying a few weeks ago... and today they moved in. Before I took them over though, I did a little shopping. They have a new liter box, new dinner dishes, a new fleece blanket, and a new Sleepy/Play corner...(I forgot to cut those ugly tags off... oops)
They also have heat...
This is one of 2 space heaters for next door. The area isn't very large, but I do have a heater for each room to keep it comfy. This is the pretty one... and only in operation when I'm over there due to safety. The other heater is an oil filled digital one~ much safer to leave on when the space isn't being occupied by a human... and keeps it cozy for the kitties.
I think the Duraflame heater is KEWL! My Mom gave me a large, old (but not antique) picture frame. I painted it black and distressed it ~ facing down. Then I laid some old bricks inside it & put the heater on top. It isn't a real fireplace ~ but it looks like it could be now!
I've spent most of the weekend working on painting my old furniture collection. We have moved some of the pieces next door & I've began setting things up... but have a long way to go. There will be many many many trips from the basement of the house to the studio over the next few days. I guess all the arm workout I had while painting and working will now be followed by a leg workout!
Would you like to see my wool collection?
Not so great lookin' right now, huh? My wool has been on shelves in our basement... and I'm worried it may have that musty, basement smell. It is all packed up ~ 3 trash bags & 4 laundry baskets full ~ ready to go to the laundry mat for a good washin'. I could just wash it here, but our dryer seems to collect too much lint near the trap. It scares me that it will catch fire one of these days. Do you ever worry about that? I've vacuumed the inside trap area with the crevice tool, but it seems I can't get it clean enough. I'm a worrier!
On the down side this weekend ~
We had a bit of a disaster yesterday with the greenhouse. The wind was horrible... and took out several of the panels. Oh those Kansas Winds! It looks like we have some major repairs to make before we can use it in the Spring...
Wishing you all warm smiles...
~ Chicken Stitches! ~
21 hours ago