She hunted squirrels with Smitty for a few minutes. Smitty gave her a wide berth. It's almost as if he thought he might "catch" the harness from her if he got too close...like some dread disease.
Then, quick as a wink, she twisted her little body out of that harness, as if she'd just been humoring us up to that point. Doh!
Okay, so ix-nay on the arness-hay for now. We went shopping at our favorite mall on Amazon last night and found a different harness. It had over 1,000 reviews, and most people said they liked it. A few reviewers noted that there isn't a harness made that a cat can't get out of. However, this one seemed to be the most escape proof of the bunch. It's called the "Kitty Holster Cat Harness." Somehow the word "holster" gives us confidence. It's a sort of kitty vest that will cover most of her body. Also, it comes in this stylish "bandana" print, which will look marvelous with her red leash.
This next one is a little different, but the cat is modeling it for you. He looks thrilled, doesn't he?
We were quicker on the draw catching Sadie this time around, and we had her rounded up in a little over five minutes. After that, I took a walk around the garden just to calm my raw nerves. The tulips are looking so pretty.
I swear I didn't have this color last year. Perhaps my garden is magical...things growing where I don't plant them, changing colors from season to season...who knows? Anything can happen here at the Three Cats Ranch, especially with Houdini in residence. The tulips are in the same whiskey barrel with these volunteer pansies.
Yesterday morning, I checked in on things in the greenhouse. What's this? Lettuce!!!
There are a couple of each variety now germinated. When I checked in at Sunflowerland...nuttin'.
But, hey, I checked in again yesterday evening, and five of the twelve had germinated. WhooHoo!
The only sewing I did yesterday was to hand stitch the binding around Smitty's little cat bed.
And I think it's a winner!
Also yesterday, the fabric I want to use for the elephant applique arrived, and this is going to be just fine. Weirdly, my brain had reversed the colors while I was waiting for it. In my mind, I had white where the aqua should be and aqua where the white should be. Anyway...with the patterns in this and the patterns in the other fabrics I've used, it should be very cute.
On the other hand, my dear and generous quilting friend Ila sent me some fabrics from her own stash. Those should arrive tomorrow or Monday, and so I'll just hold off until I see her selections. It's good to have choices.
And since I get free shipping if I order $50 worth, I ordered some more fabrics that could be used in my scrub jay quilt. I don't know if I'll use any or all of these, but they are pretty, and I'll want a lot of choices for that quilt.
One of these days, I'll actually start on it! Or maybe I'll just keep buying fabrics for it and saying...this would be nice in that scrub jay quilt...who says I actually ever have to make it? It could just be a sort of fabric black hole.
We're expecting our warmest day of the year today. It will be short-lived...just one day of sunshine between days and days of rain and gloom. Sue and I are walking this morning, and I'll just bet our walk is delayed as I photograph every blooming thing in abundance. And with that in mind, I'd better get some breakfast in my belly. I'll need some fuel to keep me going.