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! http://www.bluemoonriver.com
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 www.flowerboxquilts.com. 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.
written by Pepper Cory