Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cats, flowers and quilts

Happy Sunday!  I couldn't sleep this morning and decided to get up at 5:30 - figured I might as well get this day started.  I went downstairs to feed the beggars (Ozzie and Callie) and noticed that Callie was immediately interested in the window well.  There was a mouse in there (on the outside, thank God!), trying to get in.  Stupid mouse...could he not see THREE cats just waiting for him?  He couldn't get in, but Calllie wanted at him.  I put her up on the sill - it's only a couple inches wide, I figured she would fall out!  I finally walked away - I'm waiting for hubby to get up so he can take care of it (mouse patrol is NOT my duty!) - maybe one of the outside kitties will take care of it first. 

Speaking of kitties - I have to tell you about Callie's favorite thing to do.  She's been doing this for awhile now, and it just makes me laugh every time.  One day I could not find her, I could hear her (making her little meowpurr noise).  Finally I found her sitting BEHIND the door.  She sits back there and wants you to play with her through the crack of the door.  I've tried a zillion times to get pictures, but she is usually moving so fast it's hard to get.  Here's an idea...



She is such a dork.  A lot of times if you walk into a room, she goes running by, to get behind the door so you will play with her.  It just cracks me up.   When the Schwans man comes, the other cats go run and hide (scaredy cats).  Not Callie, she comes running to him - she loves him - because he plays with her through the crack while we figure out what we want to order.  Her other new thing is her chicky.  She loves this chicky (that's what I call it).




She hauls this thing around in her mouth - it's about 1/3 as big as she is.  She always makes a loud meowing noise when she has it, so you can hear her coming with it.  Then she expects you to throw it so she can go fetch it.  Do you think she was a dog in a previous life?

And the last cat news for the day is this:

There is a toy that is filled with catnip that Ozzie is in love with!  This is him, chilling with his catnip toy!

Ok...onto other things (so you don't think I'm the crazy cat lady!).  Look at this awesome tree that hubby planted outside my sewing room window.

I can't believe how many blooms it has.  He was told that it is pink...but not yet!  We did look at the card that came with it (when the blooms all came out white) and it says that later in the season they will turn to pink. I hope so!  He has been really taking care of it - watering it frequently - since it has been soooo hot and dry here this summer. 

And now...last but not least...on to quilts.  Or, I should say quilt blocks.  These are my month 7 Civil War Chronicles blocks.

Not quite as busy as some of the previous ones.  I love the red (of course).  Not much else quilty going on here.  I made a banner for my booth and am always working on new jewelry.  My next month of CWC should have been here by now - I bet I will get it next week, then hopefully I will have some more to show you!

Have a great day!!

13 comments:

  1. Our little dog thinks she is a cat! Love the CWC blocks. I was chicken to take them on, so my hat is off to you. Bravo!

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  2. Love the story about Callie, too funny!

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  3. Your Callie is a hoot. I would love playing with her. My Callie thinks she is too old and dignified to do much playing any more. LOL Love your CWC blocks. Very nice.

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  4. okay Crazy cat lady..lol..jk..I have 8 and I take it as a compliment..I love my babies...and yours are too cute..our little Lucy would play behind a door like your Callie..she is just so busy...love the little paws peeking from behind the door..love your pretty blooming plant..and I love your quilts..they are gorgeous!!!.:)have a wonderful sunday.;)

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  5. What a crazy funny cat, a cool tree and terrific CWC blocks!!

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  6. I envy anyone who can put together quilt blocks like that. Where do you find Civil War reproduction fabric? I haven't really looked around here but would love to use some in my little projects.
    Cats are fun and amusing--so are our little doxies... They won't allow for a cat. I've tried and they just won't let me. Someday.......
    ★Linda★

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  7. Those cat photos are hilarious! Love your CW blocks. Is your little tree a hydrangea? It's gorgeous!!

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  8. Love the Callie story. Our Rags used to RUN to the edge of the tub when I was in the 'reading room'. She wanted me to scratch the shower curtain. she would get between the liner and the shower curtain and bat at me till I would play with her! She is an old lady now (almost 19) and has all she can do to fend off the 4 dogs. (4 dogs! long story!)

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  9. Your Callie must be kin to my Lizzi - she is such a clutzy ditz, but loves to play under doors like that - and under the stair railing as I'm coming down...Half the time I have to be prepared to catch her because she doesn't have the best coordination or balance. And her fav are glitter balls - you know she has them cuz you can hear her coming a mile away!! Gotta love 'em.... And, oh my heck!! I LOVE that Civil War quilt!!! I WANT it!! Too, too, cool - the colors are so calm and quieting!! Not caught up yet - but working on it...no phone service yet either - they're saying at least another day....Guess that' the least of my worries...I don't like phones much anyways! Happy Monday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  10. Your kitties make me laugh! What a hoot--the paws coming our from the door.
    Beautiful flowering tree--what kind is it?
    Your CWC blocks look really good.

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  11. A cat that loves to play .... so much fun and laughter going on! Loved to hear about Callie.

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  12. I think Callie and our Sophie are twins! They do the very same thing and we always tell her she is part dog! I LOVE the colors in your CW blocks, Julie! So sorry to hear about the quilt show being cancelled, too! Glad it is rescheduled! I think your hubby's white flowered plant looks like a hydrangea in tree form - if so, it may need lime to have ir turn pink ;>) I hope you're staying cool!
    Cheers!

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  13. Love the stories about your cats. That tree is gorgeous and how neat to have it right out of your sewing room window.

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