Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Got to out-smart

I finally figured out a way to out-smart Miss Hank to keep her off my quilting hoop.

I've been marking my klosjes quilt for hand quilting and switch between quilting my star hanging and working on my klosjes top. Usually, whatever I'm working on, Miss Hank has to climb onto it and lay down for a nice long snooze. You can imagine how frustrated this has been for me. So, I keep the other project close at hand and when she climbs onto my quilt frame, I just reach over and drag the other project over to my chair, fiddle around with it a bit and then Miss Hank hops over and settles down for a snooze on that ... ..... leaving me to quilt to my heart's content or mark my klosjes quilt top. For my star quilt, there is only one more border to do and then the quilting part is done.

Yeah me, for figuring out that little trick; otherwise it would have been a very long winter with a lot of the cold shoulder treatment from Miss Hank.

Have a great day!

19 comments:

Neicee said...

So beautiful! I envy your handquilting!

Brenda said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I just got a quilting frame and am a tad bit overwhelmed...But will soon give it a try with a quilt. I have the same problem with Chicca. Gotta love our cats and their love of our projects!

Raewyn said...

Clever thinking! Pets are so lovely but can be so frustrating at times like that! I love your hand quilting.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are just so darn talented Rose Marie....

Valentina said...

Oh RoseMarie this is so precious!!!
I used to have a quilting kitty as well, however she would want to snooze under the hoop!
I can't wait to see your Klosjes quilt quilted!!!
Sending loads of kisses,
Valentina

paulette said...

Stunning!! Your hand quilting is gorgeous!
Paulette

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, I have a dog who understands the word "off!". (dog hair is another issue) Your chair looks a lot like mine, my favorite place in the house. Trouble is it's nearest the door and tends to get husband's junk piled on it.
Your quilting is just super.That is a stunning quilt.

Jennifer said...

It's not easy to trick a kitty because kitties will do what kitties do, but you have done so very well!

Kiera-Oona said...

Its almost as helpful as my cat is when Im trying to sew by machine or by tunneling herself under what Im hand quilting. She loves anything that is fuzzy or warm.

Sandra said...

I really laughed at your story because I've experienced it as well. They just want to "help" don't they? Your hand quilting is beautiful!!!

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea. Now you're both happy and can enjoy your quilting!

LeKaQuilt said...

Your quilt is absolutly gorgeous! It always nice to have ower best friends nearby when we sew, and its hard to have to push them away. Love your clever trick :o)

Janet said...

Now everybody is happy! The quilting is looking beautiful, I'll be looking forward to the finish.

Barb said...

Now that is a clever trick!
Your quilting is lovely

hetty said...

Your quilt looks great! Love your quilting solution. So cute. I am sure you would feel lonely without kitty by your side.

Susan said...

Exquisite hand quilting. What are you using to mark your quilt?

Kim said...

You are one smart cookie when it comes to cat antics. Nice to see that you are happily quilting and enjoying life. :-D

Quilter Kathy said...

That is an adorable photo...you will always be glad you have that shot! I also love the photo of your hand quilting...makes me want to snuggle up with some hand quilting of my own. Thanks for sharing it...it's not something you see much these days.

julieQ said...

I do exactly the same thing with my Rosie poodle...she gets on everything I work on, so I have to get a bit tricky to fool her!