Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has tutorials on just the kinds of things I like to make. This time it’s the cat quilt. My cat’s never seen a fish, and for some reason I thought sewing a circle would be hard after my lumpy catnip-toy experience, so I decided to be clever and do a children’s book cover. I suspect my cat at least saw a mouse when he was living under a porch before I took him home, so I chose Frederick, the art for which lends itself very well to the appliqué technique used in the EMSL project. (I used the catnip-toy fabric for the back.)
It wasn’t until I was actually sitting down at the sewing machine that I realized I’d set myself up for a crash course in sewing on a curve. I think I did OK, although I’m starting to see why quilters like having fancy anti-pucker features in their machines. And if my cat could just pull himself away from the cat chaise, we might see what he thinks of his new quilt.
Three-Day Novel was a trial for my cat, too. I was around the apartment all the time. I was staring at the screen and not paying attention to him. I was going back and forth between the kitchen and my computer and not stopping to fill his bowl. Or replace the (perfectly good but apparently dull) food therein.
Monday afternoon, he looked so pretty in the sun that I came over to take some pictures of him, and he was having absolutely none of that.