Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cats and a Bit of Quilting Too

Gorgeous blue-eyed baby girl Pokey, always a distraction from work:

At least I'm making progress - there is more of the quilt quilted than not-quilted.


Must make time for belly rubs:

Howler has completely recovered from his vet ordeal(s) and is thoroughly enjoying the one can of cat food he now gets a day. Unfortunately a test did reveal a long-term problem, probably with his kidney. Sigh. Nothing that can be done for it though other than the special dry food which all the cats are on because of Pokey's kidney problems.

Meanwhile, Howler enjoys playing ostrich. No one can see him.

Lily isn't so easily fooled.

Uh oh:

She just whacked him one and then ran off. He stayed put for another hour or so. Not even sure he even noticed anything - he's a heavy sleeper.

Must get back to my quilting now. Take care.

25 comments:

Brenda said...

what?!? you're not going to show us that quilt in all those yummy colours?

Clare said...

The colour of Pokey's eyes never cease to amaze me. The first photo is superb.

Looking forward to seeing this quilt in its entirety.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, the clarity of those pictures. Do the kitties get shampoos? They are so immaculate.

byneedleandthread said...

Pretty quilt! and kitties of course! Glad Howler is feeling better. Lily is too funny!

Cherie said...

I enjoy your kitty posts. Great photo of Lily in action....you must have know what was coming :)
I received Liberated Quiltmaking II on Friday and have been drooling over it ever since. Your quilt in it looks great! Congrats

ROZ said...

Those kitties are so cute. thanks for the cat photos--I love cats, they are so beautiful to watch, but I'm allergic, so I just have to enjoy them from afar--

Michele said...

Pretty Pokey! Looks like a colorful quilting project! Thank you so much for your tutorials. I've been on a "Tonya Kick" this week!

Nancy said...

How do you take such wonderful pictures of your cats? I always end up with bad eyes. I am working on a quilt with your letters for my new Grandaughter.

Jacque said...

I just love to read your blog. You cats are so pretty. They just add to your pretty quilts!

Tessilesa said...

what a wonderful cat. did you make a shampoo? I've never seen a cat like this ! But can you make a new photo of yyour quilt? Bye, Francy

Dena said...

I wish I was a photogenic as they are, especially Pokey. She always adds so much character to your quilts. LOL

True Blue Nana said...

You are inspiring me to get back to my hand quilting although mine does not look as good as yours. I love the white on white you used. The woman at my quilt shop told me she just discovered Bonnie of Quiltville. She had a workshop with here somewhere. I told her she needed to spend more time on the internet!

Marls said...

Pokeys eyes are unbelievable. Great action shot of Lily - I have one who is just like that with the other but have never captured the moment.

Janet said...

Love seeing your sweet kitties! Is your husband back in Paris? What is his line of work?

Kathy said...

Your cat has the most beautiful eyes!!

Teresa said...

I love your kitty and quilty posts! We only have one kitty, Weasley (he's orange/white...named after Harry Potter's BFF). I have ahard time getting good pictures of him.

Pokey has THE most incredible eyes and face...have you ever tried to capture her in a quilt block?? I'm trying to "cram" a representation of ol' Mr. Weasely into one of the Civil War Bride blocks I'm doing...so far every draft is so cartoonish...I guess it's hard to beat the real thing!!

Can't wait to see your whole quilt, but happy for the tease!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

heather said...

That quilt really brings out the color of Pokey's eyes! That must be why she chose to pose there.

Notjustnat said...

Love the cat pics, but would like to see what you are quilting too?
Hugs
Nat

Kim said...

I'd love to have a kitty.....
DH says no.....but I do get to visit my grandcats :0) that live with my granddaughter.

Your hand quilting is looking great...how many stitches to the inch are you getting there?

Now back to my machine and more tennis :0)

Happy Sewing

Jackie said...

Silly kitties! Just like our 3. Fun, and silly.

Laura said...

You get such great pictures of the cats and Pokey's eyes are just stunning!

Blossy said...

Your kitty has the most adorable blue eyes.

Love the colours on the quilt btw. Wish I could see more of it

Nanbon44 said...

I come from Amish county and loved looking at the quilts dancing in the wind on wash day. Please enter me in your giveaway so I can make one and think of home

Loris said...

Please give your kitties a few belly rubs and head scratches for me. They are adorable and I love the pictures of them. We have much the same antics going on in my house. The 7 lb fluff ball rules the roost here..dogs and all.

Tanya said...

I love Howler!