Saturday, 29 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #135

The key to camouflage is choosing somewhere super-obvious but staying very still. Ivy

Believe it or not, it took some searching before we found the cats this day. We had both just come home from a walk with our Dad and the family dog, both of which Ralph had laid eyes on but they hadn't come into the house or anything but the cats were nowhere to be seen.
They're very much 'scaredy-cats', they don't like strangers and particularly men with loud voices so they will often disappear temporarily if we get a courier delivery or visitors.
We know their normal hiding spots by now but after checking them all we were flummoxed until out of the corner of my eye I saw something by the window which turned out to be Ivy in weasel-mode! We had spent a good 5 minutes looking and calling them by this point so she had been watching us the whole time from her window spot.
Eventually we also discovered Ralph's rather terrible attempt at hiding, his head was hidden to be fair but there's quite a lot more to Ralph than just his head...


I don't know if their hiding or our seeking is more embarrassing.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Lizzy House Meadow Quilt class - one place left

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST - THIS PLACE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED BUT I WILL TAKE NAMES FOR THE WAIT LIST.

Unfortunately, one of the participants in the Lizzy House Meadow quilt class I am organising has had to drop out.  It's a real shame, but it does mean that a place has opened up for one more person to join the class.  If you've been thinking about coming along, now is your chance.



The class is in Wellington on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2014.  You can find all the detailed information about the class here.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to adriannereid at gmail dot com.  The place will be filled on a first come first served basis, so don't wait too long.

Make sure you check out all the Meadow Quilts appearing on instagram - there are so many beautiful examples!

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST - THIS PLACE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED BUT I WILL TAKE NAMES FOR THE WAIT LIST.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #134

"This is just my face" is always a valid excuse. Paris
 
Paris the Persian lives in Australia and thus is an international guest!
 
Ralph and Ivy have had a great week: a trip outdoors on the weekend, I was at home on Monday and Tuesday and they got to sniff my vomit bucket (very intriguing) and Adrianne kept them company working from home on Wednesday (she did not catch my bug luckily).
They have not had any photos taken though, which is why Paris is featuring today. Thanks Paris!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Primary Industry

I was really pleased to find that my mosaic "Primary Industry" is a finalist in Rachel from Stitched in Color's Almost Primary mosaic contest.


I would totally love to win these fabrics as a bundle - if you're so inclined, please pop over and vote for my mosaic here.  Thanks!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #133

 Who says cats don't recycle? Vivi

I love how there's an actual cat bed *right there*.
I have found that cats are quite good at repurposing items, they're just not always the items you would like to be repurposed.
Cardboard boxes are fine as a bed but too messy as a cat chew-toy.
String is fun, the shoelaces on my shoes are not string. Same goes for drawstrings on tousers or sweatshirts.
Pins and matches are both useful items but are not good things to carry around in little cat mouths.
It's lucky they're cute, right?