Christmas stockings for the new cats

14 12 2018

It’s that time of year when I get to go bonkers over making stockings for the new kitty additions to my extended family. This year I have three new kids and three new stockings.  Still don’t know why this is so much fun to do, but it really is.  The hand-embroidery is a fun and relaxing part of the project, as is coordinating all the fabrics.

Firstly, two brothers, Bud and Lou, were brought into the Florida cat compound in 2018.  They were found in the wild on a movie shoot location and nurtured back to robust health by Dave and Wendy. Louie has turned into quite a rascal, and Buddy’s new nickname is Badass, a moniker that everyone hopes he will eventually outgrow.  Louie and Buddy are brothers, so their stockings are made with the same Christmas print in two different colorways.

Meet Louie

Louie, 2018

 

Louie Stocking, 2018

Louie Stocking, detail

 

Meet Buddy

Buddy, 2018

 

Buddy Stocking, 2018

 

Buddy Stocking, detail

 

Selene is the newbie in the Durham area, and she gets one of my favorite stockings ever, just barely beating out the stocking for one of her caregivers by just a nose.  Shannon’s was my former fave, and Selene’s in right up there beside Shannon’s.

And here is a pic of the lovely Selene, who has learned that there is warmth to be had when a human is using the oven.

Selene, 2018

Selene Stocking, 2018

 

Selene Stocking, detail

And we cannot forget to wish peace and joy to Lucy, now playing with all her heavenly buddies.

RIP Lucy.  Love you.

Lucy with stocking

Happy Holidays to all, including all the animal family members.