What? Are my whiskers out of place? Do I have something in my teeth? WTF, Dude?
This causes him no end of consternation. He's given her his best badassery, and she simply ignores him. She even deigns to eat her kitty treats in his presence.
He continues to study her from afar. He's plotting, plotting, plotting what to do about this ne'er do well, but he hasn't come up with an effective strategy yet.
Sadie doesn't seem to mind all his huffing and puffing. She is exploring the house with great gusto. She's been upstairs and downstairs and everywhere in between. Oh yes, and she has played the piano several times. I believe she's even been inside the piano bench looking for her favorite Chopin Nocturne.
A few of you asked about her tail, and the answer is, yes, there is something funny about her tail. For one thing, it has a hard "kink" in it. I can't tell if it's from injury, or whether she was born that way. Even without the kink, it's only about four inches long. It's almost like the tail of a Manx cat, but longer than that.
We're going to have to work a little on boundaries. She has yet to get up on the kitchen counters...at least I've yet to see her...but she's been caught lounging on the dining room table several times. In our house, this is definitely a no-no.
Remember the sparkle balls Maggie was so fond of? I went on a many-miles search for them one day. It's been a little sad seeing them scattered through the house and no one to play with them. I'm happy to report that Sadie thinks they are grand. She's spent hours kicking them around the wood floors and chasing after them. She's only about a year old, and still quite kittenish. Also, I doubt that she's fully grown yet...she's a tiny little thing at just 8 pounds. Here, she's letting the sparkle ball rest for a few minutes
before she resumes her assault.
Get ready...I'm coming for you, Sparkle Ball.
Even with the cat antics of yesterday, I managed to stitch in the ditch around three rows of blocks. The middle rows are finished and there are five rows to go before I start on the sashings.
The back is red flannel, and it's a little hard to see how it looks from the back. I had to tone down the saturation and bump up the contrast on this next image to make the stitching visible.
One of my newer readers, Jenny, requested the background story on the Live, Love, Teach quilt. If you're curious about this quilt, you can find the introductory blog post right here. Also, anyone can go to my Facebook page (Barbara Stanbro), click on "Photos" below my cover photo, then click on "Albums", then look for "Live, Love, Teach". There, you can see all of the blocks along with the original block submissions. The album is public, and so I don't believe you even need a Facebook page to see the album.
Today I'm continuing on with the quilting and hoping to get all of the blocks stitched. (What I'm really hoping is to start stitching the sashings as well, but I'm trying to be realistic.) There is a little housework to do as well. Some of you will be happy to know that a mobile windshield repair guy is coming to replace my windshield today. I don't know why I was so uncharacteristically acquiescent when my insurance company directed me to the glass repair shop, but thanks to the many of you who set me straight. Upon further investigation, I discovered a mobile repair shop that was also a preferred shop on my insurance policy. In any case, I can hire whoever I want. I was just trying to be nice, for a change.