Friday, October 2, 2015

Country Cat


Here's a nice, peaceful cat, just minding his own business.

Or is he?

This is the third applique block from Lynette Anderson's My Country House. Another ambiguous one!

In Anderson's design the cat is looking a little away from the bird. In my experience, when a cat suddenly turns his back to wash an itch, that is when he is deciding if today is the day that he will finally eat you.

So I thought it might be friendlier if the cat was turned towards the bird. What do you think?


Cats always seem to have an ulterior motive.

In the photo you can also see my trusty bamboo background fabric, and the dark pink flowers are a weed that pops up between our patio stones every summer. This spray hung over my "photo shoot" in a convenient way.

Ten days ago it was still hot and humid outside when I photographed the first two Country Critter blocks. This morning I had to put on an extra fleecy layer, because it was only 8 C (46 F). Suddenly I'm in the mood for warm, cozy projects! (And carbohydrates...)

11 comments:

  1. A lovely applique block and very nicely done as usual. Oh if only all cats looked at birds so peacefully.

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  2. You must have had a cat or two in your life. You certainly know their habits. Yours is very friendly looking. Nicely done!

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  3. I agree about the cat. It is either a brave or very familiar bird! Our weather is turning too, 31C yesterday, 34 tomorrow. Happy stitching.

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    1. Oi. If I ever make it to Australia, it will be in the winter! I will take 8 over 34 any day. But I agree, the bird does seem confident. :)

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  4. Super cute block with a cute kitty personality coming through. Fleece and carbs, the two go hand and hand.

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  5. Yeah..., I'm not so sure about that cat. But you caught it's intent perfectly. Either way!

    Love, love, love your wool applique.

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    1. Thanks very much! I probably spend as much time on the expression as on all the applique, so it is nice when it works out. It's fun to have a bit of a story there. :D

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  6. I have a feeling that your cat is not nearly as innocent as he looks! A very nice block.Here we have been having some sunny afternoons after foggy mornings but that is changing and about to get colder

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  7. That cat definitely has designs on that bird, even though it looks so innocent. Darling block. It's getting colder in Northern Colorado, too.

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  8. I think that the bird is a goner!

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  9. Gorgeous stitching Monica. I've a lot of reading and blogging to catch up on lol

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