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!!!