Sewing with Cats

You might have heard of the commentator and humorous writer David Sedaris. George thinks he is hysterically funny. I have tried reading him – the last attempt was Diabetes with Owls.   I guess I appreciated it just about as much as sewing with cats.

Let me demonstrate –

It has been years since I faced the pleasure of trying to cut out anything with helpers. The last time that it really was a challenge might have been – oh – about 22 or so years ago and the helper was a toddler, not a cat. Since then, I haven’t had to worry about pin or scissors safety. What I hadn’t counted on was the temptation of crinkling tissue paper of the pattern. I think I had a lucky escape when only the pattern was torn on the last piece I needed to cut out.

Back in Dec, I wound up making a lot of polar fleece pullovers for members of the family. I think it came to about 14 or 15 when all was said and done. Several made their way to NYC, the rest stayed local to the Bay Area. I think the only one who didn’t get one was George. Since I didn’t have any fabric that said “Cal” I didn’t think he was interested.

Piles of fabric turned into tops …

and otherwise as the Eldest is on her way to Germany, we are staying at her house for the duration. Which might just explain why I am arguing about pattern pieces, fabric and pins with two Benegal cats. It is not like either Ghost or Onyx are malicious. They are just cats.

Now I have to wonder what they are going to happen when I pull out the knitting and join George watching “Driving Miss Daisy.”

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Sewing with Cats

  1. Cat says:

    You’re getting all that “help” and you don’t appurrieciate it? 🙂 And knitting moves – it is to be purrlayed with! (Actually our last cat used to sit on our mother’s lap and just hold the yarn gently between his paws. She said he was the purr-fect tension device.)

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