Today I’m sewing. Having a cat in the sewing room isn’t always easy! The first thing I have to do every day, whether I’m sewing or not, is pass the vacuum cleaner across any sections of the floor that aren’t already full of “stuff”. Oh, the shedding that cat does.
Anything want to drink has to be stuck down in the trash or in a drawer . . somewhere that Boots can’t drink out of the cup or worse, turn the cup over!
I roll my chair back, go iron a few pieces, come back and Boots has found a comfy spot . . right where I need to be. I’m thinking he must be watching videos on the computer when I’m not here . . anything about how to make life inconvenient for your mother! 🙂
myrna sossner says
What a show off that cat is!!! Earlier today I was wandering back over your old posts and came across one where you suddenly found (eek) a black cat!!! That must have been Boots! My tuxedo cat (Lacey) likes this position too … I call it “sunny side up!”.
Yes, that’s Boots. I think it’s been about a year and a half that he’s been here. He’s all grown up now! He’s such a sweet kitty.
This brings back happy memories of my cat Katie. When she was a kitten, I’d be sewing and suddenly, she’d stick her head through the harp of the sewing machine and startle me. I remember her laying on the patterns as I was trying to cut fabric. She was always one step ahead of me. My other cats, Lucy and Jeff, didn’t cause nearly this much trouble, though Jeff liked to lay on anything I was reading, while I was reading it. Jeff and Katie have passed on, and Lucy is hanging in there at age 21, skinny and arthritic, but still enjoying petting and food.
Good thing he’s cute… 🙂
Have Rita and Boots met?
Our foster cat (a Siberian) will lay sunny side up in front of the fire stove for hours then watch the flames.
Like you when I am in sewing; Monkey Man (the cat) will come in and try to attack the machine that I am working on. Heaven help me if I leave it on when I get up to get something. He will get into the harp and try to get the thread and unthread it for me. Drinks ? HA …that is a laugh. He crawls in my trash can as I cover him with thread or material I can no longer use- sleeps for hours.
So I guess it must be the same with all cats no matter what sewing room they are in .. LOL
Joyce Anderson says
Be careful that you cats don’t get ahold of bunch of thread scraps they eat them and they ball up in stomach and they can’t pass them. Very serious.
That is one happy, happy cat! I have padding on the end of the ironing board that is supposed to hold the iron, because the cat likes to be there… as well as a small table with padding on it near the window, as that is another favorite spot. All in attempts to keep her of the sewing table and cut pieces… NOT always successful.
But they are worth it ( most of the time…lol)
What a handsome boy! I’d like to know why cats want to roll on the pieces I’ve laid out on the cutting table. Gotta love ’em!
That is the cutest picture of Boots.
wanda j says
You’ve just got to love Cats! Boot is so cute and clean looking. Do you ever take him to the big house? Do you think he gets lonely living in sewing room by himself or do you got each day and play with him( in your spare time HE!!!HE!!!)? I’m just wondering. Cats can do weird things when they get board. I’d hate to see the mess he could make out of your room……..Oh my goodness that would be horrible..
Thanks for showing us him. He has gotten so big and beautiful. Not a scared kitty anymore.
No, he does not come to the big house. We both spend time with him each day. My desktop computer is in there so most of my computer work is done on that computer and I have a sofa in there so I spend a lot of time sitting in there and knitting so even when I’m not sewing, I’m still spending lots of time in that room.
wanda j says
Good to hear. I’m sorry he was sick. Poor kitty and poor mama too. It is hard when one of our pets is sick. It isn’t like a child where you can really tell and they can’t speak.Glad you could get him some help and all turned out well. I know you and Vince have become attached to him. He is just to darn cut not to love.
Enjoy your day in the shop with him and keep on sewing, quilting and knitting. We all enjoy all the updates on everything and everyone even the chickens……..
Rebecca in SoCal says
My, he has grown up! I remember when you couldn’t use a design wall or iron without his “help.”
It would be awful if he spilled Dr. Pepper. My friend with lots of cats and I both learned to make our bedside water inaccessible.
Cats of course want to be where we are focusing our attention! What could we possibly be doing but admiring them?