The rest of the Blackbird Jubilee fabric I ordered arrived yesterday! Woo-hoo! I took a photo because I thought you'd want to see it. My assistant got in the way a bit though.
Here she is again, keeping a close eye on me while I try to sew and guarding the appliqued cherry center--by laying on it.
Of course, if you know cats, you know they like to lay on stuff. The other night I was sewing and heard a crash. Since it wasn't a very loud crash and didn't sound like breaking glass, I ignored it for a bit. When I went out to the kitchen awhile later, though, I found the crash had been the sound of a wooden holder we use for napkins, miscellaneous papers and pads hitting the floor. And here she is, laying on all the papers--probably to make sure they didn't get away. A live paperweight, if you will.
I had noticed over the past month that although she doesn't like to sleep on the bed with us, she does want to stay close by and had taken to sleeping on any of my dirty laundry that may have ended up on the floor near the bed. And if there WAS no dirty laundry on the floor, she would dig around my shoes and stare at me until I PUT some of my clothes on the floor for her to sleep on. Because I simply had no laundry for her Monday night, she meowed at me until I threw my robe on the floor. Being a reasonably easy-to-train human, I thought maybe she'd like a bed--so Tuesday night after work I went to a local pet superstore and plunked out some of my hard earned cash on a cat bed. As you can see, she's very pleased with her new bed.
So pleased, in fact, that now if I stay up late on the computer, she gets up on the bed and meows at me, telling me to turn off the lights because it's her bedtime. Considering the fact that cats can't speak English, they sure don't seem to have too much trouble communicating sometimes!