Monday, June 18, 2007

Concert Venue Cat Second Encounter

After that first encounter I saw this cat again outside the concert place. This time it was an unusually hot day and the sun was very strong. She/He was sitting with tail curved around in the only shady spot near the front entrance.

As I approached and spoke, the tail unfurled and he/she responded in the typical "give me some attention" manner. As I was complying it occurred to me that it was too hot out for him/her and asked if she wanted to get back in. About then she was on the steps near the door so I buzzed the intercom. The door unlocked and she scooted right in when I opened the door.

Probably vastly relieved that someone had the good sense to come by to let her in (not that it would stop her from going out again of course). I could see the reception desk from the door and just yelled up that I was "just letting the cat back in". Which they took very matter of factly and went on with what they were doing as I closed the door.

Queen or King of the venue!

Dulaan Project Mailed!

Well, a coworker crocheted two scarves for the Dulaan Project and I managed to get some hats done. I packaged the two Mother Bear dolls that I never sent to that Project (because I was planning on making more), the two scarves, 5 children sized hats and one adult hat. Here is a pic of the group:
That went out this past week. The new postal rates and rules made the under 3 pounds package cost almost $11 to send to Arizona.

I also made a contribution on the fireproject web site to help with shipping costs and used the envelope containing the packing slip the mailto address label. I also used the automated center at my local post office.

Since I didn't join the project until relatively recently there aren't alot of items completed for it but at least it is something. Hopefully this project will continue and throughout the year I can be making items. I only used very basic patterns which I hope will fit some children. Since I don't have any children available to try out the items it is hard for me to be sure they will be okay. The adult hat pattern turned out to be alot bigger than I expected. I hope someone can use it!

It should be delivered this week with plenty of time before the deadline and will hopefully make it to Mongolia!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Dulaan Project - Mongolia

I have joined the Dulaan Project for this year. Well, not that I have officially joined the 2007 drive but I did join the informal Yahoo group. The deadline is July 1st in the offices to get it out for this year.

A friend at my office is also trying to get some things made. I gave her some wool and some acrylic from my stash. Whatever we have closer to the end of the month I will send in.

I never sent the Mother Bear pattern toys I made to the Mother Bear project and I think I will send them to the Dulaan Project instead. Even if I can't get alot of warm items made, a couple of hats or scarves and the two bears is something that will be useful.

Now back to the normal weekend errands like laundry!