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Meow Monday: Neighbor Cat

 

There’s a beautiful bushy-tailed cat that wanders the neighborhood freely. We can’t quite tell if he belongs to someone, but he definitely seems to be surviving just fine on his own. His coat is glossy, he’s friendly, and he doesn’t seem very hungry.

We know this, of course, because we brought him a snack. He seemed mildly interested in the food, but came closer for some polite petting first before eating. I named him Bosco.

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Bosco used to show up at our front door just to make Cora and Tali crazy, but he hasn’t done that for a few months. These days we mostly see him hanging out in the parking lot and jumping into the bushes if any kids come near.

Now that we’re preparing to leave this neighborhood for a new one, I guess we’ll have to say goodbye to the neighborhood cat and everything else. But until then, our friend Bosco will be around.

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram Part 23

Time for an Instagram shenanigans starring your favorite kitties Cora and Tali! I’ve finally caught up to 2015, and this batch features the snow days in January & February. Quite different from the dog days of summer we’re experiencing right now!

 

Cold weather inside = craft time inside.

Cold weather outside = craft time inside.

 

Cora loves quilts too!

Cora loves quilts :)

 

A bit of summery stitching in the middle of January... Tali is ready for warm weather too!

A bit of summery stitching in the middle of January… Tali is ready for warm weather too!

 

Sweet Tals.

Sweet Tals.

 

There's nothing Tali loves more than fresh laundry!

There’s nothing Tali loves more than fresh laundry!

 

Snow day!

Snow day!

 

More snow!

And another snow day… so much snow!

 

Stitching + Tali = Cozy Night

Stitching + Tali = Cozy Night

 

Cora keeps me company while the sewing machine whirs

Cora keeps me company while the sewing machine whirs

 

Neighborhood watch on patrol!

Neighborhood watch on patrol!

Meow Monday: BFF+E

Every so often I catch the cats being besties… and lately, it’s been happening as the sun goes down and they catch the last few rays together on the window ledge.

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

I’m pretty sure the heater Tali is laying on is the only thing keeping Cora from falling off, ha!

 

P.S. Sneaky peek… a certain furry someone was mighty pleased that I finished up a quilt over the weekend! I’ll get pics up later this week.

The Amateur Librarian // Low Volume Plus Swap Quilt

 

Meow Monday: Let the Cat out of the Bag

Cora loves it when I go shopping… because then she gets to climb inside the bags and shred the tissue paper until I ruin the fun by cleaning up.

 

 

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This weekend was an EPIC shopping event… I’ve been on a fabric fast for months in preparation for the Music City MQG shop hop to FIVE different quilt shops in the area. Excited to share my haul and a glimpse of the shops tomorrow!

Until then… here’s precious Cora and her favorite bag from this weekend. (Sorry my foot is in each picture… oops!)

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Meow Monday: Porch Time

It seems like the weather went straight from cold to hot this year, with barely any temps in between. I realized the other day that we’re more than halfway through the year, and I’ve hardly spent any time out on the screened porch at all. The cats haven’t had that problem, since they’ve been sunbathing half the day away for months now…  the hotter, the better!

 

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

I’ve been trying to make an effort to spend more time on the porch when it’s nice out – if I’m cross stitching, reading, or listening to a podcast on the couch, I could just as well do the same thing outside. As long as I leave a chair for the cats, they enjoy the company!


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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

 

Cats + Quilts

Two of my favorite things… cats and quilts!
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
My parents’ dear friend (and my second mother) Emily gave me this little book and I’ve been enjoying it all week. She also included six adorable fabric cat ornaments – but all I see are extra-mini-teeny-weeny quilts! I just love all the interpretations of kitty cats – and in each little square, there’s a variety of colors, fabrics, and construction including paper piecing, patchwork, and even log cabins. Of course I had to add them to my wall-o-minis!
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
You know I’m dying over these tee-tiny log cabins!!
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Mini Quilts
I’ll have to pack everything up in a few months, and at least some of these kitties will probably become ornaments again by Christmas time, but I couldn’t resist hanging them up to enjoy for now!  Thanks, Emily!!

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty

The cats took the weekend off for the holiday, so there’s nothing new to report! Instead, how about another Instagram update? We’ve made it all the way to Christmas 2014… only 7 months behind now, ha!

 

Sam the Man and Sam the Cat, reunited again!

Sam the Man and Sam the Cat, reunited again!

 

Cora models the new table runner

Cora models the new table runner

 

... And the tree

… And the tree

 

Tali is excited for holidays!

Tali is ready to get started on the last block of the Once Upon a Time cross stitch!

 

Mostly Tali is excited for naptime

Mostly Tali is excited for naptime.

 

Cora and the Tree Part 2

Cora and the Tree Part 2

 

It was so much fun to stitch the Once Upon a Time sampler along with the cats all year long!

It was so much fun to stitch the Once Upon a Time cross stitch along with the cats all year long!

 

Another glamour shot

Another glamour shot

 

New toys, old cat

New toys, old cat

 

This is one of my favorite pics of Cora, from the Mississippi snow days of 2010. Thanks, Timehop!

This is one of my favorite pics of Cora, from the Mississippi snow days of 2010. Thanks, Timehop!

Meow Monday: Sleeping Cuties

 

Let’s face it, cats are cutest when they’re sleeping. And of course I can’t help but snap a few pics…

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Sweet dreams!

Meow Monday: Neighborhood Girls

There’s a gang of little girls that roam around our neighborhood, giggling and shrieking and chattering a million miles a minute. If you cross paths with them, they’ll start a conversation but if something more interesting comes along (like a dog on a leash), then you’re old news and they’re off in a flash.

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The other day they informed me that I have two cats: one is a calico, and the other one is shy.

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So true! With the amount of time the cats spend out on the porch, these girls have them all figured out.

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Meow Monday: Six Years

On June 13 we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary… time flies!

Cora joined our family a couple weeks after the wedding, an itty bitty kitten. Tali came along about a year later, and she was 2-3 years old when we took her home from the Humane Society. Even though Tali hasn’t been around quite as long, she’s ahead of the age game, so I’m calling it even & sharing six fun facts about the kitcats.

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Here are Six Things You Didn’t Know About…

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Cora…

(1.) talks to hubby all the time, but she refuses to respond to me. I don’t know why!

(2.) enjoys talking to the birds from the window. She started chirping to the birds in San Francisco and continues here in TN…. I have no idea if she wants to be friends with the birds or eat them. Maybe both!

(3.) runs outside every time the door is left open too long, but never runs far and always waits for you to bring her back inside.

(4.) has been stuck in a tree, inside a neighbor’s locked house, and caught by animal control… all in the first couple years of her life.

(5.) sports 2 symmetrical white marks by her ears due to some ear mite medicine that changed the color of her fur where it was applied.

(6.) loves the leftover milk or yogurt from my breakfast each morning.

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Tali…

(1.) loves cat toys, and rarely plays with household items… she prefers tennis balls!

(2.) is very suspicious of people food and is never interested in table scraps.

(3.) has always been skittish, but in the past year or so has finally allowed us to pick her up. Lately I’ve been instigating more cuddling and I think she’s finally coming around!

(4.) appears black, but in the sunlight her fur is actually dark brown.

(5.) ran away for 10 days once… I hardly recognized her when she was finally caught by animal control, but I’m so glad we were reunited!

(6.) begs (loudly) for her meals… starting an hour or so before meal time, twice daily on the dot!

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I know it’s obvious but… love my two kitties!

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