Monday, February 13, 2012

A Note to the Cats

Dear Kitties that I Adore,

I just wanted to let you know that this thing you are sitting on, it is my quilt… not a finished quilt, but the quilting project that I am working on. Or, you know, trying to. It is very difficult to sew neat stitches when you grab for my needle and pull on my thread.

Trust me when I say that you really do not want to catch this needle.

One thing to note – this big wooden hoop thing is for holding my project. It is NOT for biting, pouncing on, or hiding underneath.


Ok, maybe it can be for hiding underneath, if you promise to lay still on my lap and not grab at my hands with your pointy little paws! Especially, as the kids tell me how peaceful you look under there. The light coming through the cloth looks like a stained glass window up above.

(photo with no flash this time – kids thought the effect was neat..)


However, you may NOT use this hoop and cloth as a fort to defend. Calling your siblings to come attack, so you can defend from within, is not my idea of fun. It is not the kind of activity I want happening on my lap. I own no jeans of the sufficient armor level that can withstand this sort of play.

If you need some attention, you can hang out with me while I craft.


If you need ALL of the attention, let me know, I can manage that too.


I’m glad that you really, REAAALLY like this quilt project and with a little more cooperation on your part, I will get it done sooner so that you can enjoy it more freely, but you need to pay attention to the above guidelines, a little more strictly.

Oh… and quit eating my paper stencils… I sort of need those…




Nicole said...

lol how sweet that they want your attention like that. I have to force my cat to sit with me for a total of 30 seconds. He will sleep with me at night and thats it! Long time no read, hope youre all doing well :)

Connie said...

Hi Nicole, All's well here, hope it has been the same with you :) It seems that some cats are simply more social than others and we lucked into a complete set of very attentive siblings!

Heather Dray said...

I'd think you'd know by now that cats rule the house! In fact, it's not your house, it's their house. Not your things, it's their things. And you're not a cat owner. The cats are people owners. :-)

Connie said...

They are in charge! You'd think I'd be better trained by now. I must be part cat... :)

Mihail Galesco said...

what a nice cat...what's her{his} name?