Wednesday, December 30, 2009

When Bad things happen to not-so-bad (nor good) peoples!

Hello Possums....

want to see a pic of what I am working on????



These lovely blocks were artistically arranged, placed after much to-ing and fro-ing last night... I also squinted at them from afar, took the SPECS off to even have a blurrier pic.. and was very happy with the layout.. well of course I came back to EEK... CHAOSS!!! all 5.1kgs of the furry booger...

Now to look at him..
I know... he is cute, and has that sort of 'butter wouldn't melt in his mouth' look about him.. but let me remind you all, he is a BASTARD CAT... pardon the french, but he is of very questionable parentage as well... a REAL bastard of a cat....... as I was telling him off for 'skidding' or 'quilt rearranging' as I am sure he calls it, he did a big 'dump' in his box, so I cleaned that up... when I come back inside, oh of course, he left me a present on the carpet, a lovely FURBALL... cats?? they are as bad as kids, but at least there is the RSPCA for naughty bastard pussy cats.. I can't threaten the kids with the POUND...

Of course we'd never send Bailey the Wonderdog to the pound.. she is a very good watchdog (sometimes she even gets off her bed to bark at peeps rattling the gate)
she likes to think she is an inside doggie, but she isn't.. she does do a mad dash through the house from time to time as she has taken a liking to bastard cat food :O) he is too fussy, but ol' Bazzie, well she adores tuna with wild rice and lordy knows what else we try to tempt the furry devil with..

here is a pic of Bazzie we took very recently, she is starting to look a wee bit grey around the gills (a bit like myself)

Okay, back to the quilt... I fiddled and have squinted (and took the specs off) and very quickly got a pic of it reassembled again.. I'll be stitching this tonight, I am not into parties or big gatherings, I am a bit 'shy'.. now I know people who have met me in the flesh might think this is HILARIOUS but I truly am a shy wall flower.. I have been known to have panic attacks thinking about having to go to big functions... Anyhoo.. this is the quilt... so far... I have about 20 seams or so to sew and its done!


These blocks partially were from the block swap that Christine had organised on her blog.. I had a few extra's that worked as well, its civil war / 19th century repros.. I think there could be a few 'would be if they could be's' but hey, I am not the quilt police so it works for me! I want to get this one finished to send with a few others off to my friend to get quilted sometime in 2010!

speaking of 2010.. Happy New Year to you all... I am hoping for a safe year for all my family and friends, an easier year for my dad.. much happiness for my dear brother and cooler weather! how long until Winter????? 6 months?? crikey!!!


take care possums...



Lissa
the itinerant blogger

11 comments:

Mary-anne said...

Happy New Year to you too Lissa. Having a quiet one here too- though lunch finished at 6.00 today so need a little rest and a lie down before I get the prawns out for dinner.

Lorraine said...

Hey....Lissa.....happy new year to you and yours (even the bastard cat!)....the blocks look good..well in the second pic anyway!...and I am with you....winter...bring it on!! I think we had this conversation last year when it was 40C+....no AC in my sewing room so nothing much happening there..but there IS AC in the dining and lounge rooms now....woo hoo!!!...stay cool....keep blogging and do more stitching....my New Year resolutions....not that I actually make those......just seems like something good to aim for in the new year!

Paula said...

Mr. Cat looks completely innocent. Are you SURE it was him??? LOL

Love the quilt!!

Thimbleanna said...

Bad Kitty! At least now you have a picture if it happens again. I love the setting blocks you're putting with the nine-patches -- it's going to be wonderful!

Happy New Year!

Bernadette said...

What is going on here...all these posts!!! Nice to see your quilts in progress and the pets, that cat really is gorgeous.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I absolutely love reproduction fabrics so this quilt would be something I'd love to make. As for the animals - they are both too cute! The look on that puppy's face is precious. :) blessings, marlene

Cathi said...

Gorgeous kitty!! He just wants to help!!
I hope you have a very happy & healthy New Year!
You want cooler weather? It's snowing right now and has been for hours. You are more than welcome to this! :-)

Carol VR said...

Our dog is the same way... either lying on my projects or running through them.

Ramona said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Lovely. did you say Winter??? Where?? Lead the way. We can make arrangements for the b*****d cat if you like.>:-/
xxx R

Lynda B said...

Tis just lovely Lissa, and seriously how can you be mad with that pretty pussy!! LOL MMMm it seems we are more alike than I first realised....I too am prone to panic attacks and find large gatherings a little overwhelming, and yes people are surprised that is the case with me also. I tried to hibernate on N.Y.E. but when the rain hit, the street party found me......uugghhh NOT HAPPY JAN! So much for my quiet night with a pile of DVD's.

Cath Ü said...

hey I'm with Paula... are you sure it was the cat..??? LOL

Hey you can't threaten the kids with the pound, but you can with Child services....or what ever it is called now..... LOL
Cath Ü