I bought her book, 10, 20, 30 Minutes to Sew when it was first published. I put many of her suggestions into practice, and today my friends tell me how 'productive' I am! I often sew (or quilt) in short spurts of inspiration (or for instant gratification) now.... but when my children were small, it was a necessity! Now Nancy has a TV show, an online store, all the modern goodies... and a line of patterns based on the 10, 20, 30 minutes concept! She is one productive lady! ... and I mean that as a compliment.
I try to have some handwork near my rocking chair so if I sit down to rest my feet, my hands have something to play with. Usually knitting or crochet, sometimes snipping or 'unstitching' - but this weekend I started to use up the rolls of selvages and scraps of rug yarn tht have been lurking around for way longer than I care to think of, and this is what I made:
|Kitty Snuggler #1|
This is a kitty snuggler for a rescued cat - I found the idea online, of course! the one in the picture was made of yarn, and crocheted to look like bricks. Hmm, fat chance I could get that effect! There are dozens of patterns for all kinds of supplies at: http://www.snugglesproject.org/
They even have a pattern for 'Fun Fur' yarn - which has gone somewhat out of style for humans, but kitties still love the stuff - so if you have some in your stash, maybe you would consider making a kitty happy?
The rescue cats love these - you know how cats like to play in bags, right?
and it gives them a better place to sleep than in their litter box!
So, my goal for January is to use up all of my rug yarn and fabric strips (1 1/2") to make 5 more of these for Traci's rescue kitties, and then maybe make a few more for the local animal shelters.
So, when I have a bit of fabric to trim from a quilt before I put that binding on... this is where those strips will go. I sure hope the kitties enjoy them!