Thursday, February 25, 2016

2016 Smalls Stitch A Long - Table Napkin

Here is the February edition of the 2016 Smalls Stitch A Long - a small strawberry on the corner of a dinner napkin.

To see more Smalls, or to join in yourself, check out Stitching Lotus.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Most Popular Cat Names in Japan

I’m always interested in names and I do like cats, so when I saw this RocketNews24 article about the most popular cat names, I had to post about it.  Here are the most popular cat names in Japan (I think there are too many ties in this poll):

25 (tie). Yuki (meaning “Snow”)

25 (tie). Minto (“Mint”)

25 (tie). Miruku (“Milk”)

25 (tie). Haru (“Spring”)

25 (tie). Chobi

25 (tie). Kurumi (“Walnut”)

25 (tie). Kinako

22 (tie). Reo/Leo

22 (tie). Moka (“Mocha”)

22 (tie). Tama

18. Maru

18 (tie). Hime (“Princess”)

18 (tie). Jiji

18 (tie). Azuki (“Sweet Red Beans”)

13 (tie). Rin

13 (tie). Maron (“Marron”)

13 (tie). Tora (“Tiger”)

13 (tie). Sakura (“Cherry Blossom”)

13 (tie). Kotetsu (“Small Iron2”)

11 (tie). Mikan (“Mandarin Orange”)

11 (tie). Chibi (“Tiny”)

9 (tie). Chiro

9 (tie). Kai

8. Mei

7. Fuku (“Lucky”)

5 (tie). Sora (“Sky”)

5 (tie). Shiro (“White”)

4. Koko

2 (tie). Hana (“Flower”)

2 (tie). Kuro (“Black”)

1. Momo (“Peach”)

I’ve had two cats, one named Shadowcat and one named Monica (both in the US). I’d love to have a cat here, but small rented apartments don’t allow cats. If I did have a cat here, I’d have to see it to name it, but there are a few names in this list that I like – Yuki, Mikan, Koko.

What about you – what is your cat’s name (if you have one) or what would you name yours (if you don’t)?