Monday, October 15, 2007

Tablerunner, more cat pics & hangman game

Table runner on the kitchen table
This table runner was a mystery project made at a quilt camp at least three years ago. It took place in October. I remember the leaves were the glorious colors of autumn and fell softly to the ground carpeting the area while we stitched inside. We had our very own gourmet cook who filled our plates with the most delicious food. Each dinner had a theme, also, with the table decorated accordingly. The girls took a picture of me the last day there trying to button the jeans that I wore on the first day. There was a considerable gap between the button and the buttonhole proving that I was well-fed during my stay. The runner was finally machine quilted and bound yesterday. The colors in the picture aren't really true, but I am happy with the results. In the background you can see parts of the ironing board that I set up last night in order to press some backings. Jasper heard it and as soon as the iron and fabric were off, he was on.

Speaking of Jasper again, (and I hope you aren't tired of him) last night he was into chasing bugs. It didn't matter that he needed to climb up the curtain to have a chance at capturing his prey. Now Annie told me she is feeling deprived that Jasper gets so much time in my blog. Here is a picture of her 'helping' Jim sort some boxes of old lps he purchased at an estate sale, while Jasper circles the area.

Jasper climbing up the curtain on the livingroom door

Annie sitting in the empty box by Dad

If you aren't already spending way too much time on the computer, here's a Halloween Hangman game for those nights when you just can't get to sleep. You have those, too, I'm guessing. If apples are on your mind, you might try to catch some with this game.

23 comments:

Karen said...

Go, Jasper! :-)

Karol-Ann said...

He's a cute cat! Loved the pic of him on the ironing board :O)
One of our cats used to climb the curtains - he was a nutter (we called him Potty - he really was quite potty!)

floribunda said...

cute games -- I love the talking skeleton!

mamaspark said...

You know I LOVE Jasper! He is fantastic!!

The Calico Cat said...

Oh heck, that might be the funniest cat photo that I have seen in a while. :o)

My cutting table is at window height. The window in that room it at the level of the dirt out side. You should have seen RB when a squirrel scampered on the screen! He was fit to be tied!

corry said...

Your Jasper deserves a blog of his own, what a cool cat!! Oh, and I love the tablerunner!

kcamou said...

Cute table runner, and the kitties are too funny! Thanks for the game links... now I'll never finish my work. LOL!

Gail said...

Love that shot of Jasper!

Kim said...

Jasper is so funny :)
I love the table runner-
Here's a bowling game

http://tinyurl.com/sm9z3
Have fun I'm off to watch the Red Sox game-

Norma said...

I love the kitty pictures. The cat hanging from the curtain reminds me what ours did to our custom made drapes.........left her mark on all of them! LOL

Now, the games are fun but really, I can get into enough trouble with those things on my own! Thanks!

Quilt Nut said...

lovely tablerunner! we have a curtain climbing kitty too lol

Anne Ida said...

Pretty tablerunner! And love that pic of Jasper in the curtain :o)

Suze said...

Way too much fun in this entry......

The table runner is a real winner. And to think, it is FINISHED..........HURRAY......

Jasper is a real cutie... Great picture of him "hunting".

Annie appears to be the real supervisor...........

Guðrún said...

That tablerunner is beautiful. I don´t need more games I am hooked on this one http://www.leikjanet.is/?gluggi=leikir_spila&leikur=158
I hate how much time I spend on it and am trying to change that (I tried the apple game and could easily be addicted I think).

Chookyblue said...

great table runner and great news about the quilt store..........hope they have great stock and staff.....

Barb said...

Love the pictures of your cats...why do they always manage to be where the ironing board or quilts are? Truly the minute I turn on my iron, or uncover the sewing machine...my *cats* are right there ~ cats are so funny or just so nosey, not sure which!!

Marisa said...

Wow, you've got a talented little kitty there! Determination!! Impressive.

YankeeQuilter said...

Isn't it funny how cats love to get into boxes...particularly when you are trying to pack or unpack them!

LC said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog. I love your table runner. Good contrast and colors. Is the pattern still available?

As for Jasper, he looks like a cat my mom had (Clancy) who had a similar personality. In winter when she opened the door to put him outside (farm cat, my dad insisted), he would snarl and take a swipe at her leg, just to let her know what he thought of snow and below zero weather. I have allergies so have to enjoy OP cats!

Andrea said...

3 years in the making for a table runner - sounds about right lol !! My youngest cat Tizer loves climbing the curtains - in fact loves climbing anywhere he shouldn't !!

Greenmare said...

Oh my goodness I think your Jasper is related to our Zeller! He has to catch bugs, and with Japanese lady bugs in FULL season here he is exhausted! I love the table runner and your retreat sounds like it was great, are you going again??? ;-)

Solstitches said...

Gorgeous table runner - much too nice to have been a UFO for three years.
Jasper is a cat with attitude :)

Margaret

Catherine said...

The table runner is wonderful. But the kitty pictures made me grin!