Saturday, October 26, 2013

Meow & Chow . . . And Happily Ever After-ing

We had a busy weekend!  Tonight we attended the annual Meow & Chow fundraiser for The Cat House, Lincoln's only no-kill cat shelter.   The Cat House shelters 150 to 200 cats per day, and is solely supported by donations, adoption fees, and retail sales.  The owners of The Quilted Kitty, the quilt shop where I now work part-time, are loyal supporters of The Cat House.

Another beneficiary of the fundraiser was the Lincoln Animal Ambassadors group.  LAA sponsors a pet food bank to help pet owners keep their pets during trying financial times.  It gives away an average of 2300 pounds of pet food per month.  LAA also provides low-cost spay and neuter programs and feral cat TNR (trap, neuter, release) programs.  They claim that two cats and their offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years.

Holy Kitten Kaboodles, Batman!

Several local restaurants donated delicious soups and bread for the "chow."  There were also raffles and Bingo. Neither hubby nor I had played Bingo in years.  We didn't win anything, but it was, as the Bingo caller said, "more fun than watching the Huskers game."  (The Huskers lost to Minnesota earlier today, so there was no joy in Lincoln.)

Friday night we attended a wedding in Omaha, Nebraska.  Jerry's nephew, Jeff Mohs, and his beautiful bride, Emily. were married at St. John's Church on the Creighton University campus.  And I must say it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever attended.  (Yes, they had a wedding planner, and my sister-in-law thought she was a tad bit overbearing.  But I must give her high marks on attention to detail.)

The show stopper was the flower girl - Jerry's great-niece, Madison.  She was cute as a button in her black and white polka dot dress.  She carried a hand-painted sign (white letters on black) that read "Here Comes the Bride!" in the processional.  And for the recessional, the sign read, "And they lived happily ever after." Too cute!

Emily & Jeff - 2013

Such a happy occasion!!

Now back to reality -- custom orders, new orders, shop models for the quilt shop, 60 Halloween finger puppets to finish, Christmas gifts to sew --and hopefully more inventory and new listings for the Etsy shops. It's going to be a very busy week!!!



  1. You're as busy as ever LeAnn!
    What a beautiful couple! That's so cute about the flower girl and the sign :)
    That is wonderful that the quilt shop where you work supports the cat shelter!!

    1. Thanks, Duni! I wish I had remembered my camera -- the sign (and the adorable little great-niece holding it) were just SO cute!

  2. What a beautiful couple! (I swear I typed that before I noticed Duni said the exact same thing!)
    Good luck with all those finger puppets. The cat shelter event sounds great!

    1. They really are a beautiful couple--and they are just so in tune with each other. They just emanate positive vibes. I'll need luck with the finger puppets. Thankful that granddaughter Erin was able to help with the cutting last Wednesday!

  3. You have been busy! Sixty finger puppets? Yikes! Sounds like you had a fun time at the fundraiser and at the wedding -- I love the idea of the flower girl and sign -- too cute!

    1. Wish I had remembered my camera. I am hoping they will post share-able photos on their wedding page in a few days. So adorable.

  4. busy-ness!
    The flower girl sounds so cute!
    very cool fund raiser!
    60 finger puppets! oh my!

    1. I definitely won't be bored this week!!