A couple of weeks ago I gave a shout out about the dogs in our crazy family, but what about the kitties? We can't leave them out, now can we? Not to worry, I had something up my sleeves. Isn't it amazing how much stuff you can hide in your sleeves?
We are owned by two kittehs, first there's Egypt. Oldest and wisest, the ruler of animals of the Leggett Clan. He'll be 16 years old in March. (Kinda scary to think that in the time that I've had him, I could also have had a child who would be getting his drivers license soon! Yikes!) Then there's Chyna. Full name; Chyna Cat Sunflower. Named after one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs. Otherwise known around these parts as "The Fat One". Ahh, poor Chyna. She can't help her fatness. She's super cute and minky soft. She makes an excellent leg warmer. She'll be 10 years old in April.
These are a couple of really old pictures of them doing what they do best... lounging. Not much has changed, except that now they have a fancy, fluffy, tepee to hide inside of, instead of shoe boxes on the desk. To be honest, I think they prefer the shoe boxes.
Egypt is in the yellow box, Chyna is in the blue...
Ignoring me and my camera. As usual.
Here's a more recent picture of Egypt, taken just last week. It's as if he knew I was stitching something for him, or rather, in his likeness. I normally don't let him sit on my lap while I'm stitching, flying needles and all that. But this night he would not budge. So I decorated him with floss.
Seemed only fair. He was not amused. maybe purple just isn't his color. He split shortly after I snapped his picture and doted on him.
Aaanyway, there's a point to all this rambling about kitties. I stitched one, or rather, I stitched Egypt... sorta.
I can't remember where I first ran across this pattern, but I was instantly in love! It's by Gina Matarazzo, and can be found in her Etsy shop.
Note the chewed up flowers... bad kitty.
It's true, sometimes my kitties are bad. But they still have their halo's and angel wings hidden somewhere and I love them just the same.
This is a pretty good sized piece, I'd guess close to 8x10". Eventually I'm going to make a quilted pillow with it. I think I'll use some of the same fabrics I made my first quilt with. I have a few scraps, and I still love these colors as much as ever. I think they'll coordinate well with this stitchy.
Are your kitties bad? Tell me your horror stories, I love cat tales!
Hope you all are doing well, and aren't being kept too cooped up or tormented with this crazy weather most of the US and Australia are being dealt. Snow and rain and wind, oh my! Stay warm and safe my friends!
I've been kind of quiet lately, more of a lurker than a commenter, but I've still been reading your blogs, I never get tired of it seeing what you guys are up to.