Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My cat cracks me up!!!!!!

I’ve been doing some Christmas sewing …. that is, sewing Christmas Presents … not so much Christmas ‘themed’ sewing going on I’m afraid. So I thought I’d lay it all out and take some piccies to share with you, seeing as the gifts are for people who not only don’t have a blog … but don’t even have a ‘puter, so I know I’m perfectly safe in showing them to you :o).

BUT … no sooner had I laid out my dear Mum’s chair covers out on the floor to photograph them, my dear furry girl Sophie was there (from out of nowhere!!!!) to ‘give me a hand’.

Here’s the pic before she came along …December 2010 100Mum just wants to drape these over her chairs to protect them. I made them from my quilt-as-you-go “Diamonds and Braids” design – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve used that pattern!! And here you can see how quick Miss Sophie was in making her way underneath it all … lol!!! Now you see her …December 2010 101December 2010 102Now you don’t lol, all you can see is the Sophie-like lump!! …December 2010 104 What is it with cats and quilts LOL????

I also made a gift for my Mum’s dear friend Jill who’s visiting us for a year – she’s from the UK so will find this Christmas totally different to what she’s used to!! She loves to do Cross Stitch so I thought I’d make her this from my “Sew Handy” pattern – to keep her project in. It all folds neatly to form this little ‘bag’.December 2010 095 Oh how I love those gawjus “Fig Tree” fabrics :o). Here’s how it looks when it’s opened out …December 2010 099 There are 3 good sized pockets to keep her goodies in – one at each end and one in the middle. And here’s how the back of it looks when opened out …December 2010 097 I designed this pattern long before Honeybuns came out but I realised when I was making this that it was ideal for using up the leftovers from my honeybuns as it only needed the little strips to be 3 1/2” (x 1 1/2”) long!! Hope she likes it :o).

I’ve also posted away some Chrissy gifts to some special friends …. they should be arriving at their destinations VERY soon :o)!!December 2010 092 So that’s what I’ve been up to these past few days … have you finished all of your Christmas stitching yet??

I’ll leave the 2 ‘Buy Now’ links for “Teatime Tabletopper” and “Pack Up Your Troubles” on my sidebar just until the weekend so if you’d like one -

(or both he he) of these patterns you’d better be quick!!!

19 comments:

Maria said...

Oh Joy I just love your photos of Sophie.
I am sure your Mum will love her chair covers even with fur on. Great colours.
What a wonderful gift for your for the special lady to take back home.
You have been busy sewing and wrapping.

Sheila said...

Joy I love your runners , that is a great pattern and the bag you have made for Jill is perfect for anykind of stitching ,I'm sure all will be pleased with their gifts . Merry Christmas to you . hugs ,Sheila

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL.....Sophie is a cutie...love the chair covers Joy your mum is going to be so happy with these....and Jill will be blown away with her gift...

Kate said...

Hi Joy
my cat's the same BUT he loves to get in amongst the BLOCKS I've carefully laid out for design purposes - I think they are frustrated artists you know...

Terry said...

Love the runners! Apparently your kitty and I have the same good taste! LOL

KaHolly said...

I get lots of help from my daughter's 3 kitties, too! Your mom and Jill are going to just love their gifts.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Joy ... What wonderful gifts you made... The chair covers are great... as well as the cross stitch caddy... They will love them I am sure... Your cat is no diffrent that the two I have.. I can't even make a bed without a cat going under the sheets... As well as trying to take a picture of my finish quilt projects... I am done Christmas shopping, all wraped by Dec. 1st... and I mailed all my outside gifts yesterday... Now I have to just waite till Christmas and do my baking... Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

Aunty said...

The chair covers look gorgeous. Your mum will really love them. The cross stich caddy looks wonderful too.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Oh Joy! Your Sophie is a hoot - playing hide and seek with her mum!!! I *love* the gifties you've made for your mum - such a versatile pattern - love it!
Speak to you soon sweetie!!!!
Loves ya! Vikki xoxo :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

I know just what you mean...My Smokey never gets on the kitchen table, at least not when I'm looking, I had just put out my Christmas runner and gone to get the Christmas dishes to do my tablescape when I got back he was perching on the runner. Don't know what it is about our quilted pieces that draws their attention.
Cute pressies.
Mama Bear

ozjane said...

My Moggie always has to check the progress of any quilt and then give it the final sign of approval by lying on it and cleaning herself. She has featured in my blog with a couple of new quilts recently.
However she adores to get under the fitted sheet when the bed is made...you can finish making the whole bed......then out she flashes....

wonderwoman said...

sophie would fit in well here - the two kittens are into everything! Your presents look lovely, as they always do and i'm sure will be loved!

xxx

Micki said...

The runners are just gorgeous!
Loved seeing them!
Merry Christmas!
Micki

Wendy B said...

yup, cats and cubbies.....like needles and thread or jack adn jukk....one doesn't go without the other!!!!! LOL
Love your beauties Joy....just, dare I say, GAWJUS!!!!!....and I do love the fig tree fabics too!
XXX Christmas blessings my friend and lots of sugary hugs too
XXX Wendy :O)

Wendy B said...

oops!!!!...typo there....should have been Jack and Jill.....fingers must have slipped.....ROFL...berie funny!!!
XXX Wendy :O)

Pam said...

Have really enjoyed following your blog. Hope you have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2011.

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