Cricut Maker 3

I finally started using my new Cricut machine. One of the first things I made was this sash for my granddaughter who is the state of Wisconsin Poppy Princess for the American Legion Auxiliary. I think it turned out great. Plus it matches her dress very well.

After making the sash, my legion friends noticed it. They asked if I could make them some ribbons with names on them. I told them I was a novice but I would be happy to give it a shot. So I bought some ribbon.

I made the names up in Design Space and added a few stars. It felt like a nice and patriotic addition. I used a YouTube video demo to apply the lettering to the ribbon choosing to use only the red because the blue was grosgrain which meant there was a texture to it. I thought the lettering would adhere to the satin ribbon a little better than the grosgrain. 

For a first try, I think they turned out great.

And here's what they look like finished.

We spent a week on vacation in northern Wisconsin. It was a wonderful week away and when we're gone, our friends come to our house twice a day and hang out with our cats. Our older cat, Ruxin is on hypothyroid medicine and has been for about a year.  Our friends just love Ruxin so very much that we know he is well taken care of when we're away. 

When we returned from vacation Ruxin was his same old self. But two weeks later, he lost 2 pounds.  He was already down from 10 pounds to 7 pounds from his disease but now he weights just 5 pounds. I don't think he has much time left. I can't stand the thought of losing him. 

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