This is Jasper, he's 16 years old in cat years, aka 75 in human years. He's our eldest pat, including the dogs. He chose us as a kitten, he just showed up one day. We've lost 2 cats already this year to old age & paralysis. After that I cherish my time with this old man. Our other cats, 3 more, are 15 years & 12 years old. All strays, all male, the 2 lady cats were the ones we lost this year. I'm not ready to lose any more yet.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Tis quilt was not made for orphans or by orphans, it is made from orphan quilt blocks, those blocks made as samples, learning projects, etc. that don't go with anything else. Most quilters have some laying around somewhere. It's hot off the sewing machine so it's not yet quilted. It was a quick project.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Kiwi G Wiggles was a beloved Persian cat, solid black with amber colored eyes that was the perfect Halloween cat. We'd had her for 13 of her 14 years, she was a shelter rescue. She was playful, typical cat, although she only weighed 5 1/2 pounds, she was tiny but wiry & full of life. In the past few months her health declined. In the past two days her back end became paralyzed, she was incontinent and seemed to be in pain. Since she could no longer get around and was so sick with no hope of recovery, I made the decision to have her put to sleep yesterday. It was an act of mercy, she wasn't getting any better & she was suffering, it was the humane thing to do. This is the second cat who's died this year,the first was Missy, who was 18 years old & passed away Derby eve, May 3 of this year. They are buried beside each other in our yard, both graves are marked & will be covered with flowers .
Here is a photo of Wiggles, she really does have a face even though it's not visible. Her face is smushed in like all Persian cats have. RIP little Wiggles.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Here are two similar yet different table runners I just finished. Both are in a modern style. One is more heavily quilted than the other, same colors, similar layouts. The back on one is plain while the other has a similar design to the front.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
This is my first effort into modern style quilting. I call it " City Racing" because it reminds me both of the city with its angles & straight lines, and racing colors of both bicycle or horse racing colors. Included are photos of both the front & the back since the back also has a simple design on it. I'm taking a class in Modern Quilting to learn more about the aesthetic . I've done a couple of table runners & this little quilt which is a challenge quilt that will travel for a year in a Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society show in 2014. I seemed to all come together to meet that challenges requirements, so why not. I currently have a quilt in this years challenge traveling show. It's the first quilt I've ever had in a show outside of the annual show my quilt guild holds each May.