Monday, September 28, 2015

My cat passed away in June.

This probably isn't the best way to start my first post in over a year--especially since my job, rather than my cat, was what really got in the way of crafting and posting--but Zoot always wanted to be a part of crafting.  If you received a crocheted gift from me before June 2015, Zoot either slept on it or wanted to play with the yarn while I was making it.  She also sat on the stamped tissue paper while I was decoupaging reindeer, and she liked to sleep in the middle of wreaths.

This has been a difficult summer because Zoot always wanted to be nearby, and now she's gone.  It's also forced me to confront one of my unfinished projects.

Years ago I started this pillow for Zoot.  And then I never finished.  I got distracted by other, quicker projects, and I learned that I'm really terrible with anything involving lots of squares and eventually having to join those squares.  Honestly, I don't think I ever would have gotten around to finishing it, but now it's too late.

The squares will probably join the ones from my grandmother's house and eventually made into small blankets for shelter animals.  "Eventually" being short for "eventually when I stop beating myself up over this one unfinished project."

A happier post (still involving Zoot) next time, but for today I'm still sad (and why drag somebody's gift into that?).