A sweet tale of Miss Baby and Smokey the Cat…

… and a tale of the sweet people who work at Windham Fabrics!

Miss Baby absolutely LOVES  Christmas.  She is very particular about the season.  She does not even look at the Christmas displays at stores until it is after Thanksgiving.  And if she is dragged to the stores before Thanksgiving, she would close her eyes, and tell her parents to alert her after they pass by the Christmas displays before she opens her eyes again.  She doesn’t necessarily love Christmas because of the presents she gets.  She loves Christmas because she just loves Christmas –


the music,


the decorations,


the crafts,

Gingerbread House1

and the Message and Story!


Miss Baby also dearly loves cats.  She would dearly love to have a cat of her own, but that’s another story for another day.  Earlier this year, Miss Crystal of Windham got word of Miss Baby’s love for kitties, and Miss Crystal has taken time to periodically send Miss Baby pictures and videos of Smokey the cat, the mascot of Windham!  As a result, Miss Baby has sort of adopted Smokey as her virtual pet. This Christmas, Miss Baby sent Smokey a Christmas card.


To her absolute delight, Smokey sent Miss Baby back a Christmas card!  (See below… Smokey reading his card with much intensity.)  Miss Baby reminded me last night she had drawn in the card a Christmas mouse pudding for Smokey (in place of a plum pudding)… urm, YUM, I think, haha!


Thank you, Smokey, for making Miss Baby’s day.  THANK YOU to the sweet people at Windham for taking the time from your busy schedule to reach out to a little girl.

p.s. I have had a lot of fun working with Windham this year.  Click here to take a look at the designs, if you haven’t already!  There are quite a few favorites there — and there are MORE to come!  There is one particular I simply can’t wait to share, but wait I must!

25 thoughts on “A sweet tale of Miss Baby and Smokey the Cat…

  1. So sweet!! We had a cat named Smokey when I was a child. Looked a lot like Miss Crystal’s Smokey. Loving your Christmas photos.

  2. That is so adorable! Smokey is a gorgeous cat. Miss G is certainly growing up so quickly! Merry Christmas to you and your family and a prosperous New Year!

  3. this is so adorable. Very sweet. Yes, I like kitties too.
    Years ago, we had littermates Caesar and Princess, two cornish Rex kitties. They loved growing up as kittens with Lizzie and Christina. They were quite used to being lugged around and overly loved by my girls and all of their friends.
    Well, they are in kitty heaven now. 18 years of love.
    Now we have Miles and Pierro. Not littermates, and they are very very interested in strangers, but are not too comfortable with being handled or lugged, but they are cute and fuzzy and they are also cornish Rex
    Pets can be a lot of work, but it is best to keep kitties indoors. They live longer, and they are happy.

  4. Love Miss Baby’s fascination with Christmas and all that it entails. How nice that it is not the gifts but all that surrounds. Wonderful memories are being made. Enjoy each day, enjoy the season. 🎄😉

  5. Merry Christmas, Miss Gwen! How neat to have a kitty pen pal!
    It’s delightful to hear of “a corporation” that takes time to make a little girl so happy! They also make lovely fabrics. You certainly made me smile today!

  6. That is such a sweet story. I’ll bet she was thrilled to see her very own card from the kitty.

    I didn’t spot any of her beautiful stitching in the decorations. I hope she is still doing them.

    For some reason, Wendy, your posts are going into my spam folder these days. I don’t know how to change that. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Oh how sweet…having a pet is wonderful. I have 4 dogs, all of them a rescue. And a cat that I took in when her family had to move and could not take her with them.. Love that cat quilt…so perfect….

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