Two paperweight kitties in their new home! My aunt (who inspired me to start sewing in the first place) sent me this picture of her new cats along side of a puppy made by my grandmother (also inspiring). Actually my mom was the first one to teach me how to sew, on her old black metal Singer (I remember the smell of machine oil and the hesitating hum of the engine before it took off- ahhh I was hooked). Soon I'll be posting a picture of my daughter's school art project- a dress. So yes, sewing does run in the family!