Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Hired Hand. . er . Paw that is.

I was hard at work today, getting ready for Valentine's Day when I began thinking. . gee. . . it would be so nice if I had someone to help me out a bit. You know. . and extra set of hands to double productivity. Well, just when I was at my wits end someone appeared eager to help. The price was right and he was really cute too.

At first he was very eager to work. He jumped right in (literally) and started lending a hand. . I mean paw. He was very interested in how one makes a tussie mussie.

He grabbed a seat close by and waited patiently for instructions.

He was careful to pay close attention to every step involved in the process.

However, as the day wore on he lost interest, and soon became rather bored with the whole thing.

He longed to play with his friends and began dreaming of life before his new job. "What is a tussie mussie anyway?" he thought.

Finally, he realized he was just asking too much of himself and that his skill set was better utilized in a new position, guarding the lace.

At the end of the day we did manage to come up with a few things to share that both Leo and I were quite happy with. Tomorrow, Leo is going to try his hand. . paw, at the computer and loading some of our new creations to our site. We'll see how it goes.
Thanks for visiting. :)


Susan said...

A "furry" nice blog entry! They just want to help, but they just tend to end up sleeping on the job, don't they!!! If I could put my tribe to work, I would be queen!

But...alas, it is not to be...

Happy New Year!

Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

Carrie,, I am laughing my head off, not at you, WITH you. I have the same helpers all the time, times 6 !!!! Leo is just adorable, and the new tussie mussies are quite pretty. I love your new blog header. Very pretty. Happy New year, and heres to much success for us all! luv, gail

Tedi said...

Carrie, thanks for sharing your "employee" with us. It makes me miss our cat - who left us a few years back. I loved the Tussie Mussie you sent to me. Thank you, I hung it in my studio. Now, seeing your Valentines tussie mussies here... I'm looking forward to seeing all of Valentines Day things. But then, everything you do is lovely! Happy New Years, Tedi

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Carrie -
Your story is so sweet! I could use a couple extra "paws", er, hands too!
Thank you so much for the tags - they are GORGEOUS! I used one on a customers gift wrap order. She was ecstatic and loved it!

Can't wait to see what Valentines brings!

Lilli Blue said...

What a yummy kitten. He's a real cutie. WOW you are ready for Valentines.Good for you Carrie!Happy New Year, Lilli

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! You know I love a good cat story before bedtime! Heck, anytime! Leo looks like a couple of my guys. I always have to wait until "nap time" to do my creative projects. A fun s & t. Thanks.
Happy New Year.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Patricia said...

Love the cat tales! He will do better tomorrow, I'm sure. Your Valentine tussies are beautiful,


SoCal Helene said...

Hi Carrie, Leo is adorable but sleeping on the the job the first day!!! The tussie mussies looks great, can wait to see what else you will create for Valentine.

Happy & Healthy New Year!

Lisa said...


What a cute post! Leo sure does look like he was enjoying himself.

Love your new Valentines Day tussie mussies.


Cottage Flair said...

Too funny! I love the photo at the top of your blog. Your tussie mussies are really pretty. You are very organized to be planning for Valentine's Day. Happy New Year!

Marie said...

HI Carrie,
What a fun post. Love the shots of Leo.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Carrie I just love Leo!!! He looks so adorable sleeping, (I mean guarding the lace,) in the box. What a great post and your tussie mussies are faboulous!
bunny kisses,

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Carrie!
Beautiful Tussies and what cute help you have. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

cottage remnant said...

I love your pictures.... I have a little fella alot like him, his name is Franklin.... ♫Hey it's Franklin, come'n over to play"

Kathi said...

Your Kitty Is so sweet.

SherryRoseBella said...

that was the cutest story,ever!! He is so cute curled up asleep in the box!! I have 2 cats that are always helping me, too & I wouldn't have it any other way.