Sunday, May 3, 2009

Latest Installment Cats With Jobs

Back in the dark ages when I had a quilt shop (1976-1983) I commissioned a local artist named Lorna Brown to make a stain glass piece to hang in the upstairs window of the shop. Back lit at night, it was irresistible and lured many a person up the steep stairs. The black cat silhouette, after my own feline friend Maxine, added the perfect domestic detail.

While quilts are irresistible magnets for felines, sometimes even a vigilant cat must do some real work. Here's a few good pictures of our friends, past and present, as they accompany us in our tasks. Sheba at left was an ottoman inspector and could resist no photo opportunity. That's me--very long black hair a la Lorette Lynn 14+ years ago. Still have the chair and the quilt.

Susan Brubaker Knapp of Blue Moon River quilt design company shares her life with cats and the tabby is really adventurous! His name is Max and he's learned to tame and ride the vacuum. Take a look at Susan's website because she makes great stuff--and she's here in North Carolina!

Some other furry friends: all the way from Washington state, the happy cat-also a Max-is taking a siesta from birdwatching. His human is Michele Crawford from Since Michele designs, makes, and sells quilt kits, Max also has a lot of quilt-testing to do.

From an unknown web source, the portrait I call 'MacSiamese.'

See right my friend Katherine's own PC wizard whose name appropriately is Oz.

Tune in for another installment of 'Cats With Jobs' and send pictures or links of your cat.


Vicki Lane said...

Cats and quilts -- an irresistible attraction. Love the pictures!

Jean Baardsen said...

Computer wizard? What cat wouldn't know how to play with a mouse! :o)

Kat said...

Thanks for recognizing the vast amount of work that we cats do that generally goes unappreciated!
--Oz (having commandeered my human's computer)

Michele Crawford said...

Dear Pepper,
It was purr-fectly wonderful to meet you when you came to Spokane! I could tell that you were a real "cat woman" by the way you held me and talked to me! What did you think of my friend, Molly? She's a great dog but I am KING of the house. As you can see, I LOVE to curl up on and try out Michele's quilts!

Meow from Max

Carol Sc said...

Ah, yes, I remember well those steep stairs (and the creaking, as they were climbed!) --- nice to see the stained glass again and know you are still and always a "cat lover". Stay well and come to Michigan soon!