Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another kitty....

It seems no matter where I go, I run into kitties.  Today I had to run over to Lori's Pins & Needles...to get a different thread.  What I had was not the right color.  It stood out like a sore thumb.

Of course I ran through the strip pits on the way there...after all it is not really out of the way.  I did see an eagle but it was too far away to photograph.  The Northern Harriers were out on the way there, and as I came back home I again swung through the area.  Short-eared owls were out, even though it was still fairly early in the evening.  I put up a couple of their photos over at Time Stand Still.

Anyway, as I was going, I was just past the last big ponds when I spotted this fellow.  He was not interested in meeting me at all.  Barely paused long enough for me to snap this photo.  He looks healthy, too, but who knows what he would feel like if he could be examined up close and personal.
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It was bright and sunny today....I did not do much at all.  I did try to start on Roger's quilt.  It is going to take a while.  I had to rip out the first little bit of sewing I did.  I had a variegated color that goes from white to darker tan.  The white stood out like a sore thumb so ripped it out.  I would have ripped it out anyway cause it just was not good quilting.

I just felt so totally awkward...didn't know if I was ever going to feel capable of quilting it.  So, I checked what thread I had and didn't have any I liked.  I ran to Lori's and came home with two different threads and one of them is going to work fine.  I also gave myself a lecture....told myself to slow down and try to do it right.

I sat and cut a pattern for part of the quilting, then traced onto this real thing Golden Threads paper...did four of them for the center. Then I took my time...pinned the tracings to the quilt and quilted. I did get that center bit quilted, but that is only a drop in the bucket.  I now have to decide how to proceed.  But having the center done is a weight lifted.
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I have errands to run tomorrow, but hope I can get in some quilting time now that I have started.

8 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's a great shot right through the two branches in front of him!

Sandra said...

had to laugh when i read Gave Myself a lecture... I lecture ME a lot, sometimes out loud. that photo of the cat is really a super shot.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Awe, what a cute shot!
I can totally relate to the thread and quilting problem. I can't wait to see Rogers quilt when it is done.

Caron said...

Some feral cats can be brought into relationship - probably the other kitty. The ones who won't come near at all aren't going to be interested. Interestingly, ferals that come home with us usually bond with their owner, but no one else. Lovely kitties, both of them.

Just the fact that you can quilt has me in stitches. HA I crack myself up! Really, what a talent.

don said...

A fine catch to get this cat who looks wary of humans. Perhaps he's one of the feral type.

Ginny said...

Well, you got the perfect shot of that kitty. On the run, but stopping and turning for a look before he disappears.

Betsy Adams said...

Before I read this post, I saw your title... I thought that you had gone back to pick up that other kitty you saw.... SO---this was a different one???? Interesting how cats are attracted to you. They probably know that you love them!!!!

Have a good day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

A very pretty kitty! I wish I could watch you doing this quilting process. Will look forward to the results.

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