September 24, 2008

Jessie James and Ike Clanton

We've had Jessie and Ike for about 14 years I think, we got them when they were just six weeks old, so it seems like these 2 brothers have been with us forever. Siamese are a unique breed as far as their behavior and habits go. I often worry that they are much smarter than I. But like all cats, they love to be in the middle of quilting projects. Regardless of the size as you can see below them in the first photo. That little quilt was some leftover pieces from an experiment to see what Flat Biscuits would look like in a Cathedral Window sorta technique. Obviously I didn't think much of the idea, this ended up in the bottom of their cat carrier.
All I have to do is leave the room for a few minutes and they'll take over whatever project I'm working on. This was 6-7 years ago.
The photo below was just a few days ago. The quilt they are on in these two photos is a utility twinish sized quilt that is on its third top. The bottom is getting pretty thin so it's next stop will probably be in the doggy basket.
This is Jessie in the hoop when I was quilting my Dear Jane reversible quilt Two Sides of Jane.
Jessie and Ike are a lot of fun and excellent company, but some days I wonder what it would be like to not have cat hair in my quilts. Probably not nearly as nice...

Wednesday gratitudes:
Strike benefits and no one getting hurt so far
Healthy clients so I can play in my jammies today
Sunshine through the window warming cat belly's


Quilty bird said...

Awwww. They're just too cute!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous kitties! No kitty hair on a quilt?? You'd probably lose some of its warmth! :-)

Vicki said...

There really does seem to be an affinity with kitties and quilting. I also have 2 and they are always helping me with my projects. In some ways I think the projects become extra special when they have helped.

zquilts said...

Oooo..these guys are worth catnapping! ALL cats are smarter than us !