It’s a happy Monday when Thanksgiving is only a few days away! I’m so ready to take a break and spend some quality eating time with my family.
The cats have a lot to be grateful for, too. I asked them what they’re most grateful for this year, and here are there answers:
Tali: Kibble and a basket full of toys. And hands to pet me.
Cora: A window to watch the birds, and my humans’ adoration.
At least, that’s what I think they said. Cheers to a happy week of Thanksgiving!
I had the weekend to myself while hubby went to a work convention in Nashville. I got lots of organizing done, I went to another City Farmhouse pop up show (pics tomorrow!), I read a lot, I got all the errands done, I visited the house and finally get a peek at the Harpeth river, I watched a lot of HGTV, and I even had time to stitch outside while the sun was still shining.
If I was at home, the cats were never far behind. What I didn’t have time for… was blogging. That’s why I’m typing this post at 7:46 AM instead of on Sunday night, and I don’t have time to upload new pics… oops!
Another batch of instagram memories from Summer 2015. I’m actually catching up to the present, oh my!
When the toy is just. too. far. away…
Early morning neighborhood watch on patrol.
Cora loves her table runner.
One year ago… Cora was weird. Today: Still the same.
Tali helping me out with the June block of Woodland Creatures… more likely, she was trying to tell me it was time to eat.
Fabric inspector on the job. (These cuts would turn into the nautical-inspired Modern Maples Marriage quilt!)
Two years ago and today: BFFs, whether they like it or not.
Beautiful Tali – in the sunlight you can see her shades of brown.
Cozy reading night.
Aww… 6 years ago we brought Cora home from the humane society. She’s grown a bit since then :)
You may have noticed that I’m doing a lot of cross stitch lately, but not much sewing. The last time I even touched my machine was in June when my quilting guild did some charity sewing. It wasn’t even plugged in until this weekend… I was determined to get my sewjo back! I’ve got a few WIPs that have me stumped, and a few upcoming projects that I need to plan, but I decided to start with something small and quick just to get back in the saddle.
Crazy Mom Quilt’s finish last week sparked my interest, as it combines some of my favorite things: low volume scraps, embroidery, and hoops. All it needed was some cats!
I picked out some favorite low volume scraps, including some kitty prints, and went to town. First I wrote “meow” in pencil on a white scrap and embroidered over it, then used QUAG to add more scraps around each side in an improv log cabin shape.
I used this tutorial (minus the felt) to finish the edges on the back. I think it would work better with regular fabric since the batting I used is probably a bit too thick, but I’m not sure how else to keep the bulk down without resorting to glue.
Ta da! Not bad for a couple hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon and a new decoration for the wall. It felt good to be back at the sewing machine!
I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday… thanks for the inspiration, as always!
The Forever Young Adult Photo a Day challenge on Instagram is going strong… and when the prompt is “Furriest Reading Companion” of course it was an excuse for selfies with the cats!
Here are a few outtakes… (no cats were harmed but some were more willing participants than others).
Another Throwback Thursday is coming up, the first Thursday of the month (how is it October already??), to share another older quilt with A Quarter Inch from the Edge. You might have noticed Cora got involved with the last one… wherever the camera is, the photo bomb extraordinaire tends to show up!
Here are a couple more outtakes from the last photo shoot…
And a sneak peek of the quilt coming up this week…
Clearly, Cora is starving for attention… we just don’t give her enough of it, I guess!
The first couple days after getting home from our trip, the cats were super affectionate. Every time we left, they were waiting at the door when we got back. Every moment we were awake, the cats were close by. After a few days, they seemed convinced that we weren’t going to leave again, and things went back to normal.
I definitely needed a weekend at home to get caught up on life… and after conquering mountains of laundry, an empty fridge, and two weeks’ worth of cat hair everywhere, I felt a lot better. Everything is back to normal… including the cats’ levels of affection, ha!
Glad to be home sweet home again!
We’re flying back home today, and so excited to see the kitcats again! Here’s another batch of Instagram pics until then… I finally caught up to 2015! This round must be from February/March since I was sewing up a storm while the last of the bad weather made its way through. The cats won’t mind the extra excuse for snuggles then, and they probably won’t when the temps start to feel like Fall again!