Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meet Fiona

I know, I know~ this is sounding repetitious here! I didn't know we'd have one kitten by now, let alone two, because we weren't supposed to get the kitten until August 1st. But they said the mama cat was done with the litter of kittens, which kind of surprised me considering that she has always been such a good mama to her babies. I guess everyone has their limit, even cats. However, that is how I have come to be holding this tiny kitten in one hand, typing with my other hand...(You'd never believe how difficult it is to hunt and peck the letters!) :)

This is a picture that Gracie took...She is SO small! She is also still very much in the process of learning to use the litter box! There have been countless accidents, but today was a better day~ not one far. (Cross your fingers for me!) I am overwhelmed right now with cats, but I am sure it will get easier, especially when I can let this new one out of my sight, meaning trust that she will use the litter box...I named her "Fiona", because that is her mama's name, and she looks so much like her! :)


I did do another little lampshade today, this time with some cherries fabric I found. It didn't turn out as good as I'd hoped, but I still like the shade! I painted this pewter like lamp base I found at the Goodwill white earlier, and put the shade on that. I'm not sure it is big enough for it, but it works for me. I have had a cherry theme in my kitchen for about four years now, and am definitely keeping the theme as we redo the room...

Can you see the two different yellows painted on the wall? That was my stopping point last winter, because we are putting beadboard underneath the cabinets...Here's a question for you, that I am going back and forth on again: would you put in a backsplash with the beadboard on top, or just the beadboard for a backsplash? I have seen it both ways, but not that we are talking about the more expensive solid surfacing, in particular concete, do you think it would bad to skip out on a backsplash, just using beadboard? I am NOT good at making decisions!

I also wanted to say that I am going to be by to visit you all in the next few days! This past week was a blur of "busy-ness", and I am hoping for an easier one this week! :) Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and that your week gets off to a great start tomorrow! Have a good night and take care! :)


Odette said...

my cat just gave birth to 5 litters. so far, already four people had taken interest of adopting the kittens as soon as they are weaned from the mom. they are so cute, but they have to be sent to newer homes as i already have three.
what a joy such furry creatures can bring, no?
can't answer your dilemma coz iam not good at it. i sucks at interior design. Lol.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

That kitty is so cute and tiny! We never did find our cat that disappeared in April right when we got him neutered.

I love the lighter yellow color on the wall and like the idea of beadboard for it.

Keep those kitties happy!!!

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Awww... Fiona is adorable. I know what you are going through. We have 3 kitties in the house. Sometimes it's a little overwhelming. There are days that I just want to throw them outside!

I think beadboard for a backsplash would look so good!

Tracey said...

I bet the children are so happy with that kitty!
Just do the kitchen the cheapest way you can!! That's my motto.......LOL

Our Complete Family said...

Oh how sweet! I bet the kiddos are eating her up!
The lampshade turned out really cute Jenni!

Darlene said...

Awwwww Fiona is so BEAUTIFUL!! I think I would be the Cat Lady if I could afford it. We have three and I LOVE all of them so much! I just wish everyone would get their animals "fixed" so there wouldn't be so many homeless or put to sleep in shelter animals!

Your little lamp turned out adorably!

the undomesticated wife said...

What a little sweetie!

Southern Belle said...

Well I haven't the foggiest idea what beadboard or backsplash is so I am no help, lol, but I know whatever you decided will look marvelous!

The lamp shade is adorable, so, so, cute as is Fiona as is her name. Guess I can cross that name of our list of maybes for the baby...just kidding it wasn't on the list.

Amber M. said... What darling additions to your family!

Angie said...

Fiona is just adorable! I know you will give her a wonderful home. Love that cherry shade!