Showing posts with label cat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cat. Show all posts

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Not much news...

The fabric arrived so I could get back to the curtain project that got shelved.  I'm going to spare you the picture of a lot of plain blue fabric sewn to white fabric with embroidery on it which is all sewn to plain blackout lining.  Not very exciting!

I also worked on my Blue and White quilt, but that picture would look an aweful lot like the one I took yesterday!  The good news is that I am now halfway around the white border.  I really feel like I am getting the hang of the swirl and hook now!  Still contemplating what I will do in the last border.  There is a bit of a print on it that I am thinking I may be able to use as a guideline for quilting.  I'm still not sure, but I have at least a couple more days to decide.

How about a cat picture?  I took a couple good ones of our Scamper last week:
As you can see, he has claimed my lap quilt as his own.  Luckily, he is fickle and when he is tired of using it I will switch it out for another one.  It's not like we don't have plenty of quilts around this place!  The quilt on the back of the cushion is a flannel rag quilt I made.  It usually sits on top of the back of the loveseat, but he likes to knock it off when he runs around the room.  You can also see the two pillows and fleece blanket on the seat of the chair on the right.  This was his preferred spot for a while, but now he shuns it.  Cats.  Who knows why, but he will not even look at that chair - at least not the seat.  He will stretch out on top of the back of it on a rainy afternoon!

Here is a nice closeup of the handsome boy:
It's hard to get a picture of him because he is generally a feisty kind of a cat!  He is very entertaining, but not a lovey kind of kitty.  He and I have a truce.  I get one side of the loveseat and the other side is his.  If I go over the line he will attack my hand!  If he tries to come over on my side I threaten to squirt him with my handy water bottle.  He does like to be loved on in the morning time though - he sits on the bannister upstairs and meows at me until I pick him up and hold him - I do enjoy our lovey times because later in the day - watch out!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Today we pick up our One-Eyed Cat

Buster gets to come home from the vet's today. I'm a little worried about his care, but I know we will get through this all right. After the surgery the vet said that it looks like it was a puncture, not an impact. The eye was horribly abcessed, and there is not bone damage. So that is a good thing. I am working on finishing up my painting today and putting the house in order to help him get around better when he gets home. I am also making him up a bed on the floor just in case he doesn't feel like jumping up in his chair.

I did do a little sewing yesterday just to keep my sanity! I made some cute checkbook covers out of a lakehouse Print with sewing notions on it. I love how they came out. I'm going to make some more with different pocket colors, and hope to sell them at the open house at the quilt shop next week.

I suppose I'd better get busy and get to painting. Actually taping is the first job, the trip is what I'm working on at the moment. Almost finished, and am I ever glad - painting seems to take a lot out of me!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Sad Day

I let my Buster Kitty out Friday morning with his sister. I was a little concerned because he hadn't come home by Friday night, but he does spend the night out occasionally. When he hadn't shown by Saturday night I was definitely worried. We called and called, husband and daughter walked the area looking for him, but we never saw any sign of him. My husband saw a cat he thought might be Buster, though.

Sunday afternoon my daughter came in saying Buster is under the car and his eye looks really bad. We went out to see, and poor Buster's face was a mess. His right eye was protruding, and his nose and mouth were bloody. I called the vet, and we got Buster to come in the house - he walked just fine, he was slow, though. We settled him into the crate and I went to meet the vet at the hospital. When she saw him she said she was very sure that he had been hit by a car.

She said his palate wasn't damaged, but his eye does not look functional. So he is staying overnight at the vets and will have surgery in the morning to remove his eye. I am so sad that he is hurt. We wonder what his life will be like, but we can't bear to put him down either. He will definitely have to be an indoor cat now, and he probably won't be that happy about it, but it is for his own good.