Three Exciting Things

2.13 Circle Quilt

My Aunt Susan shared this image of a quilt she has pieced. She used the images of my circle series art pieces printed on fabric, along with her own hand dyed fabrics. Isn’t this amazing? I can’t wait to see it in person! I love making the pieces, but it makes me feel like a rock star that someone would want to put all of my pieces together for this larger piece.

2.13 new site

Finally, finally, finally after years and years I have pulled my old original website and replaced it with a newer, fresher site (above). I may be a graphic designer by trade, but I am NOT a web designer in the least. The old page was done in a program that I can not even mention at work. I would be given dagger eyes, boos and hisses, if people even knew I had a copy of it on my computer, but it was all I had. That old site was what I built when I was first gifted my very own website from my brother for Christmas many years ago. That site was up for decades, well, ya know decades at least in internet years. The first site was so old, and clunky, and unprofessional that I stopped mentioning it, linking to it, and hoped that people wouldn’t know it existed. The new site, while still not professional, was designed in a professional layout program, with no frills. It gets the job done. If you notice any glaring problems, any taboo web design elements, or even pet peeves of yours, please do not hesitate in letting me know. I will be grateful.

Fionna

Last but not least, please welcome Fionna! On Saturday we stopped by TAILS animal shelter and found this purry, sweet, 7 month old kitten. She’s 7 months old, but about half the size of our cat Bishop. The original plan had always been to have two cats, but we could never agree on one kitten, let alone two. When we found Bishop, we were both so happy that a second cat was put on the back burner. Little did we know that Bishop would have such a large personality (read: attack visitors, bite Matt’s ankles and generally dislike being pet) that we couldn’t even imagine bringing subjecting another animal in Bishop’s lair. Then last spring/summer when he went missing I kept wondering why we had never gotten that second cat we were supposed to have. A second cat would have been such a great comfort in the emotionally draining period while Bishop was missing. I didn’t want to get a second cat then because I didn’t see another cat as a replacement, but we vowed once we brought Bishop home we would actively start checking the shelters for the perfect addition to our family.

Most people (ourselves included) had BIG reservations and didn’t think it could be done, but let me tell you… Only 4 days after we brought Fionna home, she and Bishop are able to be in the house together, roaming freely, for periods of time. From the get go Bishop was more inquisitive, rather than aggressive and that was a great sign. We’ve followed all the recommendations we could find about introducing a new cat. Hopefully some of her sweet manners will rub off onto Bishop, and not vice versa. Her shelter name was Zooey, but neither of us were crazy about that. Matt thought her name should begin with an F and I immediately said Finn! We are huge Adventure Time fans, but Matt said Finn is a boy and this cat is a girl. Then we remembered the fairytale episode where all the characters were swapped sexes and instead of Jake and Finn it was Cake and Fionna. We both liked the name Fionna and so that was settled. We often call Bishop BeeBee, so I guess this would make her a FeeFee now, wouldn’t it?

4 Responses to “Three Exciting Things”


  1. 1 courtney

    I love the new website! Looks fresh and professional. And so happy to hear about Fionna’s transition into your household – sounds like a wonderful new addition and change.

  2. 2 thesnailmailer

    Congrats on the new furry child. Remember feliway is your friend!

  3. 3 Roni

    I agree with Courtney, it looks very professional.I love the simplicity of it, and honestly Robyn…it loads better in my browser than it did before!! That means it works better and all your hard work was worth it. I am currently changing sites, and its the most tedious thing. I can’t wait for it to be done, and your blog post is a bit of inspiration!

    Ps I missed you and the blog, and I stiiiiiillll want to do that pencil post.

  4. 4 Tricia

    The new site looks great. I love fresh white websites. LOVE the gallery. I had so much fun looking through your fiber art a couple of days ago, and now I’m going to work through your circle series.

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