The tree has now been up for a few days and so far no ornament disasters. Last year, baby cat Deuce was a little too small for the ornaments to be of concern. This year though, I know he can reach 3ft up the tree if he wants to. I made the decision to go all plastic on the ornaments, just in case he decides to attempt to steal any, which would have resulted in shattered glass and probably a trip to the vet. He took it upon himself to sniff the tree when I first put it up, checked if it was edible (because that plastic taste is yummy) but has since left it alone.
I'm an hour of sewing away from finishing up my one large handmade Christmakah gift too. Deuce loves to help me by holding the end of whatever fabric I'm cutting. He then watches me (for quality control purposes I'm sure). I'm not 100% happy with how the quilt is shaping up but I'm such a quilting novice that I guess I'm just grateful it's a rectangle really! Actually, I've been having a lot of trouble with the fabric being somewhat slippery. Note to self - buy stiffer fabric until I get the hang of this quilting business.