We all survived the trip to the vet. It was easier to round up the cats this time. I put out treats in front of the cage and then just pushed Habibi right on in. Howler was more difficult, but we were smart enough to lift the mattress and bed springs up and over so he couldn't hide under the bed. I thought Lily would be hard to catch because she's darn quick, but she went to ground with Pokey under the couch, where it was pretty easy to nab both of them.
Poor Lily had to be stuck with the needle numerous times before the doc could get the blood drawn, but amazingly Howler was the only one of the cats who had to be sedated. Cats are all their normal sweet selves today, if a bit jumpy. I'm amazed that they don't hold more of a grudge. So incredibly relieved this step of the journey is complete, but fingers crossed the testing at a lab in Germany goes smoothly and we get the results back in a timely manner.
Here's a quilt I made back in 1998-99.
I just picked up a bunch of purple and pink 1.5 inch strips and sewed them to same-width black strips. I kept sewing and arranging until I liked what I had. It's 30" x 32" and quilted with black quilting thread in the ditch and then twice through the colored bits and just once through the black. I continued that same pattern out through the border.
No, Pokey hasn't been bitten by a mutant spider and started walking up walls. I photographed the quilt on the floor...
I have a question that I'm afraid of the answer to. You know how you get that crease in a quilt after you've left it folded too long? Is there any way to get rid of that? I unfortunately have one in this quilt, although it isn't all that bad. Please tell me I just need to wash the quilt.
In the mood to see a great liberated quilt in progress? Check out this beautiful top made by Cindra. I love it. And Ragdoll Judy posted a great follow-up on the thimble discussion. (Can it be a discussion when it's all written?)