Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Going Batty!

Bat Cats, Bat Cats.....what you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for

I couldn't resist messing around with a photo of Bisky. When cats yawn, I can't help but think of vampires and especially this time of year. lol So for fun, I made this bat for hubby to put on his wall at work. I also did a search to see what I came up with for vampire cats and this is what I found! They are just hilarious!

This last one is my daughter's cat. I shall have to make a Bat Cat for her too!

Now I have to tell you a funny thing that happened to me this morning. I am not an early morning person, so it is usually around 8:30 or 9:00 when I roll around. This morning was different. Well actually it started last night, as I kept hearing one of the cats and with as many as we have, I had no clue who to blame, but I went to bed. It wasn't cold out, so the cat could stay out for the night since I didn't see him or him come to me when I called. Finally at 7 AM I hear a ruckus in the bathroom. Hubby had gone to work already, so I thought he had shut Zack, our black and gray tabby in the room with me as he does sometimes to keep another cat at peace by separating them. So I get up, running around in my PJ's and discover it isn't him making any noise. He was staring at the floor where water lines are in the shower. (Mind you, our house still isn't fixed up yet from all of the water damage we had). Then I hear, thunk, thunk, thunk, and the noise is under the house. I peek through the holes where the shower and tub are and there is Jack, our one eyed gray and white tabby trying to figure out how to get in the house! We have a modular home and the contractors had been here the day before to put insulation in the underbelly of the house. Here they had sealed it up with poor old Jack in it!

So here I am equipt with scapal (paring knife) and flash light.

I felt like I was performing a C section as I slit the belly open to give birth to a full grown cat!

Only a cat mom could go through this. LOL Needless to say, Jack got a special breakfast for all of his trauma.

When the contractors come back to work on the floors and the walls now, I will have to count cats before I let them close it up!

I have had other batty things going on this past week. Here are Herky and Zack I caught napping in my batting scraps. I keep a scrap bin just for them and when it gets full of fur, I throw it out and they get a new nest every so often.

I had batting scraps left over from doing quilts this past week. Next time they will get some black batting. lol

I finished piecing this colorwash chain quilt for my SIL. This memory quilt of her husband has been one that she has wanted to have done for quite some time. I helped her start it, but because of her strokes, she has difficulty trying to complete things that tire her out. I plan to give it to her during the retreat next week and we will work on the binding. In the center is Sandy and David's wedding picture taken in 1985. In fact we got married the week after they did.

Her husband died from kidney cancer when he was 50 years old. We sure miss him!

At the last quilt retreat, Sandy bought some UFO blocks from another quilter. These are flannel. She didn't know what she would do with them (other than hand them to me and tell me to make something. LOL) But for $4.00 she couldn't simply pass them up! Well, there simply wasn't 9 to make it a nice piece, so I decided that If I made one in the center as a focus then it would work. I went online and got the background fabric from Fabric.com and after playing with it, I realized I had to find another green to accent everything. This time I found a color I liked at a store on Ebay. They only had a yard of it listed, so I had hoped it would be enough or try to cut corners somewhere else. I also had some natural colored flannel to make the quilt longer for her for a lap quilt. Then had a gal do an embroidery with her name on it.

I would have done applique with folk art flowers in the top and bottom areas, but I knew I didn't have time before next week with other things going on, so I simply quilted leaves.

I was also skimpy, but was able to border the extra UFO blocks to make them into pillow covers.

I had also given her a flannel panel that was in my stash that I didn't want. I should have known better as I would get that to quilt for her too! LOL I had enough of the reddish colored flannel and it looked rather folk artsy enough to work for it.

I have gone through bats and more batts this post! AND there is even more! During the month of October, I offer half off on batting with my machine quilting service! Details on machine quilting, you can find here at Enchanted Threads. Hurry before time runs out! Well, I must get back to quilting, so I am off..... to the Batt cave!


Sue said...

Hi Ya
lol fabby batcat piccies, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(2)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, these had me laughing out loud, great pics. Thanks for sharing:0) xx

Susan Allan said...

poor old Jack..you did him a great service, I hope he is grateful...one life gone...only 8 left!!!!!!!!!!!
Sue xx 88

Doone said...

hmm our cat mananged to get trapped under floor boards once - cats really are not terribly clever when it comes to making Sure They Have An Exit Plan

Dx 63

Ann said...

love your special batcat!!! ..and also the photos you shared. Glad you got your other kitty safely out..bless his little heart!!!

mustavcoffee said...

So glad you rescued Jack, I've had cats until just recently, they can be a bit of a challenge, looks like yours are very lucky to have you! :0) xx

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, there is so much going on in this post! I love the bat cats and your cat story is just hilarious. Good think you found your little Jack and he made so much noise!

Sheila said...

Cute batcats!

I love the snowmen family quilt.

The Taming of the Glue said...

I laughed my socks off at the vampire cat piccies!!! Your quilts and cushions are stunning and what a great way to remember someone dear. Pam (21)

Sherry said...

Good posting BatGirl!

Oh poor little Jack - it's so lucky that you were able to see him through the holes and rescue him. He must have been soooo hungry after that ordeal!

Your quilts are beautiful and I bet your SIL will adore and cherish her special quilt.

Love your batcat and vampire piccies too!

Glen said...

Hello. This is my first visit to your blog and I am impressed with those beautiful quilts. TFS. ~Glen~

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that memory quilt is a precious thing - am sure your SiL will be absolutely delighted. Cats don't seem to have a reverse gear type logic, huh!

madebyKarla said...

Thanks for the great pictures! lol, so funny. Poor jack! I'm glad he's ok! Thanks for the snoop!

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous quilts!