10/9/14

Around the World Blog Hop: Smitty's Day



Good morning, Smitty here. And let me just say that I'm purrfectly honored to be among you this morning. Thank you to Sally at The Objects of Design for nomeownating me. From what I understand, I'm supposed to answer a list of questions about my comings and goings in the sewing room. So here goes:

1. What am I currently working on?

It's not easy for me to answer that question because I always have lots of paws in the fire, so to speak, but I'll choose this one quilt to show you because it is one of my favorites. And since its subject matter is the noblest of the noble, it's purrfectly understandable that I would choose it:

My mom has as her fondest wish to finish the Folk Art Cats quilt. Here's what the quilt will look like when it's all finished:


These are the blocks she's finished so far.


Last time she worked on this I used my paws (which contain excellent points) to give her some pointers on sewing this together.


Because my quilt brethren and I want things done just right.

2. How does my work diffurr from others of its genre?

Purrobably my focus on spots is what sets me and my work apart.


As you can see, my physique is svelte and my furs are polka-dotted...without a doubt some of my mom's favorite attributes about me. She demonstrated this purrfectly when she created this quilt entitled "Smitty's World". It was her tribute to me, Smitty.


It's a purretty good likeness of me, don't you agree?

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Well, it's obvious, isn't it? My mom couldn't get anything done without my help. I am pawsitively 


the most helpful cat you could ask for. Whether it's keeping an eye on the birds outside,


or shadowing mousies,


or keeping tabs on my good furriend, Gracie,


or helping my mom write her blog posts,


or testing quilts for napability,


or keeping the yard furee of intruders,


you can call on me, Smitty. I'm your man.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

It's simple really. I like to enhance my creativity with a little nip now and then


and that makes me high on life.


But a cat's gotta come back to earth and get down and dirty once in a while.


Whether we're high or low, fast or slow, we'll always keep you in stitches.


And now I'm pleased to pass the torch to Lynda of Lyndaland, and Amy of Girl Recycled, who will be posting sometime next week.

And thanks for stopping in. 

Furever yours, Smitty

24 comments from clever and witty friends:

Carol said...

Very entertaining post...love all the pics! That folk art quilt is so cute and so is Smitty!

Julianne said...

Ahhhh Smitty, we love you, you are such an entertaining and handsome guy! Thanks for the laughs this morning!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ah, Smitty - you do a purrfectly great job in helping Mom.

Jeanie said...

Great job, Smitty! I always enjoy your cats eye view on things.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Awwwe Smitty!!!.......fantastic post. Barbara is so lucky to have your help

Julierose said...

You are definitely the "cat's meow" Smitty! Good thing Momma has your help with all her quilts--they come out purrfectly...hugs, Julierose

Linda said...

"Oh my goodness"!
♥ to Smitty!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Christine M said...

Great post, Smitty. I really enjoyed getting to know a bit about you. Your mom is lucky to have you around to help her.

Ann Bassett said...

Smitty for President!! He's the best! (don't tell my kitty boy I said that)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

He is really very helpful, isn't he!

Sher S. said...

WOW!!! Smitty you really do a purrfect job of helping out your Mom. Glad you have such a keen eye for the quilts and watching over all that is going on. Keep up the fantastic job!!

Sally T said...

Smitty! Thank you for the amazing photo spread. And please thank your stylist, photography crew, location scouts and the rest of your staff for taking such excellent direction.

Janarama said...

Most excellent post Smitty! You're such a handsome and talented cat ... a blogger, a protector, a hunter, and a quilt assistant and tester. I'm sure I missed a few.

Kate said...

Very fun post Smitty. Your mom is so lucky to have such a great helper.

Tami C said...

That was great Smitty! I can see why your Mom likes all your help!

Tami C said...

That was great Smitty! I can see why your Mom likes all your help!

Michele said...

You have such a purrfect way with words Smitty but I'm betting that we'd never see you sporting a purple bow like that little quilt made in your honor. Likely you'd say that bows are for girls, not big strong guys like you.

liniecat said...

SUCH a lucky Mum having you around for inspiration and guidance - another chucklesome post - love it!
fab cat quilt blocks too : )

littleorphanskein said...

Purrfect blog post Smitty! You do excellent work :)

Donna said...

Is Smitty lobbying for Quilter of the Year?! He's very entertaining!

Jacque said...

Splendid post, Smitty! Pawesome job....we always love to see more of you and the good work you do for your mom and dad.

quiltzyx said...

Another purrrrrfect post Smitty! We could do with a picture of you in every post...

Brown Family said...

Aaahhhh, Smitty. You are one cleaver kitty! We are purring over your post!

Angel, Kirby and Max

Debra said...

Love Smitty! He did a wonderful job telling us all about you! Lucy, my kitty, posted today for the Around the World Blog Tour. She is almost as helpful as Smitty! debraharryquilts.blogspot.com