stuff and things

22 April 2011

Cheap Fun

If I had to name the most beloved cat toy around here, it'd have to be the yard of icky, black nylon netting I bought from the local craft store.
Lotus vanquishes the Net Monster, again and again.
A project called for some transparent fabrics, so I picked up a yard of this super-cheap, stiff netting. Later, I learned it was better to work with something called tulle, a finer, wedding-weight (okay, maybe not in black) netting. So the original, stiff netting ended up on the floor, as so much seems to around here. Soon the one yard piece had been shredded into two half-yards, and they promptly turned into vehicles for the cats to ride. If you want a new cat toy, or to be endlessly entertained, head to JoAnne or your local craft/fabric place and get some. Variations include dropping a puff-ball or toy mouse inside, where they have fun trapping, hiding, and pouncing on it; also, you can pick up the corners and drag the cat around inside the Net Monster. Hardwood floors are a boon for slip and slide action, especially if the cats can 'take off' from an adjacent carpeted area.

And, so you can get your Chevy fix:
Chevron, the newest sub-atomic particle.
Where have you all been?
Seriously, I've missed blogging and will try to be better about getting more posts out. The following is no excuse, but I've been involved in the type of art-quilt class that has proved a real stretch for me, and sometimes a source of real frustration. Let's just say that I don't feel I've been working to my strengths, so I'm not getting much done. Anyways, I've missed you and hope to be BACK! :)