This is how I spent my day today ---
Trying to choose between sewing some seams --
Or petting Hunter, my friend Irene’s 8 month old tuxedo kitty.
When Irene warned me that he was the sweetest most affectionate cat she had ever come across, I nodded my head while thinking to myself “All cat lovers think the same thing about their cats…” but wondering if he would be afraid of me and run and hide as soon as I walked in.
He was up on my lap in 3 minutes flat and purring away. And then he climbed up on my shoulders and wrapped his whole body around my neck.
I fell in love!
Here he is ON my lap while I am trying to sew. Put him down, and 30 seconds later he is back up on your lap begging to be petted…or batting at fabric scraps, or grabbing the iron cord. OH NO!!
What…you think you are going to cut this fabric???
I’ve been busy with my little Bear Paw units.
I traveled with just a simple gallon zip lock bag of crumbs and pieces, and it is amazing what you can get out of them.
Yes I know, Bear Paw units would be very easy to make with regular rotary cutting, but this way I can travel with a very small amount of fabric, but still have great variety.
And let's face it..I have crumbs and small pieces to spare!
And I don’t have to rotary cut the crumbs down before paper piecing with them. So for every quilt there is the best method depending on what you are working with.
We set up to sew here!
In Irene’s studio…and last night her daughter came to sew with us too, so there were three machines going, and plenty of room to spread out and move around. I was so exhausted I was done by 10:30pm. They had to carry on without me.
But tonight, I am ready! Irene has a class tonight, so I have taken a little nap…and a nice long walk. ((And yes, I have reconfirmed what I expected..bugs are still alive and well and biting in San Antonio, TX!!))
67 done, 67 bazillion to go!
Do you think I’ll get much sewing done with this little guy in the middle of the madness?
Who can resist this face?
And I do have to admit….he IS the sweetest most affectionate kitty ever…
But don’t turn your back!
He ate my dinner pizza that was left on the counter – right through the plastic wrap.
He couldn’t deny it even though he gave me that innocent look and wrapped himself around my ankles.
The pepperoni breath doesn’t lie!
Have a great evening, everyone!