Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Approaching 200

My post total is nearing 200, so I've been thinking about a give-away. Stay tuned for the announcement coming soon.
pile of five quilt made for the Underground Railroad











This afternoon I tied five quilts for the Underground Railroad. It made for a pretty and soft, comfy pile that both Jasper and Annie were keeping their eyes on as I worked.

The first guild meeting of the new year is tomorrow night. Usually after a summer break, there is lots of show and tell to admire. I'm taking my camera.

While I was sorting through the box of goodies from Molly, Annie kept trying to squeeze her plump, fluffy self into a shoe box. After a few frustrating, failed attempts, she settled for the torn shopping bag nearby and promptly fell asleep.

Annie attempting to squeeze into the shoe box.
Annie, trying a different way into the shoe box
Annie, yet another try into the shoe box
Annie sleeping on the shopping bag

pheasant in the maple tree
close up of the pheasant in the tree



















Jasper, who sees no need for a nap when there's hunting to be done, chased this pheasant up into a maple tree in our backyard. The bird got away unharmed and hasn't been seen at our house since.

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Those quilts looks very inviting -- and I can only imagine how tempting to the kitties!
I love the pictures of Annie trying to get into the shoe box. So typical of kitties -- trying to squeeze themselves into spots that are way too small! No wonder she was so tuckered out and had to have a snooze on the shopping bag!

Kathy Wagner said...

Love the photo of your pile of finished quilts....great job!
Don't you just love show and share at guild meeting!?!?!

Coleen said...

She's a beautiful cat. I have one that looks a lot like her. Cats are such neat animals and how they love quilts.Glad the pheasant made it out of the tree.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jeanne the shopping bag looks mighty comfy....your quilts look lovely, look forwared to seeing all the show and tell from your guild...

Bizarre Quilter said...

Congratulations on the pile of 5 quilts. Can we see them in more detail? Or are they already on show?
Thank you.

The Calico Cat said...

Cute kitty - they are so much fun to watch. Did she catch you watching her trying to get into the box? I got a "not nice" cat look when I witnessed a failed attempt...

mamaspark said...

Aren't cats a hoot? Your pheasant is cool too. I didn't know ring necks could get into trees! I've only seen them on the ground in corn fields. Jack says "hey" to Jasper.

Michelle said...

Isn't that funny when tkitties try to fit into a shoebox?! Good job finishing those 5 quilts!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That's a great shot of the pheasant, glad he got away. Comgrats on your Underground RR quilts. Annie's antics completely cracked me up!

MYRA said...

You've been busy.... 8-)
Beautiful photo of the pheasant! We rarely see them up here.
Funny cat...gotta find something to curl up in hey!?
Happy stitchings!

Guðrún said...

That box was too small :) 5 quilts is a lot.

Finn said...

Hi jeanne, what an impressive number of tied quilt to be shared1 I really don't mind the tying as I do baby quilts, but boy, oh boy, I sure do get tired of the binding!
I look forward to the show and tell picture. Hugs, Finn
P.S. Ebby and Annie must be related somehow...LOL. I get that same kind of help with any package I open. Ebby really favors the tissue paper the most tho.

Karol-Ann said...

Lovely pile of quilts! How cute of your cat to want to fit in the shoe box ;-) And the poor pheasant - how funny!

I'm also approaching 200 (luckily that's posts and not years LOL)

Dionne said...

Your quilts are wonderful. I love the kitty pics. They just brighten my day!

FabricMom said...

What is it with cats getting inside of things. Mine love cardboard boxes and laundry baskets with clean clothes.

Lissa Jane said...

my very large pussy cat can just manage to wedge his body into a shoe box, and I had a parcel from the US a few weeks ago in a global prioritory box, he managed to get himself into that too.. I dont know HOW he managed but he did it! cats are funny critters!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts! Great job!
Annie is just too cute! Aren't furkids just wonderful!
Linda

Kathy said...

What a very beautiful stack of quilts!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Is there anything prettier than a tall stack of quilts? Way to go! Congrats on nearing 200! Are you ready for our big weather change? The snow is coming soon .... ughhhhh!!!!
Regina

Beth said...

Lovely quilts!
My cats love boxes and bags too.

julieQ said...

Oh, I am so glad the pheasant provided entertainment yet got away unscathed! Your quilt look so inviting and soft, what a nice pile of donation yumminess.

pattilou said...

Wow what a stack of quilts! So fun to see the product of one's work in all varieties of color. No wonder Annie loved them!