Thursday, January 20, 2011

All In Stitches!

Lately everything is in stitches and not all in fabric! I guess you might say I had been going through stitch withdrawl with working on the house. Try as I might, I failed miserably trying to get a quilt finished before I went to the hospital to have some surgery. As luck would have it, I ran out of the gold thread I was using and had to place an order before I could go any further. Just a couple of blocks to go and the last border and I would have had it finished! Here is a peek at what I was working on.

In between working on Bonnie's quilt, we took a feral cat to the low cost spay and neuter clinic. Remember Bob? He was the one that buddied up with Tang aka Sweetie Pie who is semi feral. Bob had half a tail. Not sure if the coyotes had gotten to him or if he lost a battle in a fight with another cat. As it turned out, we were refused the neuter because his tail wasn't healed up and would break open and bleed profusely. Instead, we were referred to the Pet Orphanage who worked with us with emergency funds to pay for the rest of his tail to be amputated so that they would have enough skin to fold over, stitch and let it heal. The agreement was that we would pay for the neuter, rabies shot and antibiotic shot. That was perfectly fine with us! They covered $150. and we had to pay $65. so we were more than happy to give Bob a chance with a new lease on life.

Here is poor Bob hiding in the corner of my bathroom. His face cut up from a previous outdoor fight.

Poor Bob's newly shaved and stitched backside. Not a pretty sight! He now looks like a manx. A manx will run like a rabbit in which Bob does. He has short little legs,so perhaps why his tail was maimed in the first place. He went to the vet the night before I went into the hospital to have some minor surgery done. I had a tumor removed that was an irritation, especially when I am bent over machine quilting. It was too large to remove in the clinic so had to go to the hospital to do it as an out patient there. I also had a colonoscopy at the same time. (Don't worry, no photos of it!) lol Nothing like trying to get the most done for your money. This was the area on my back before it was removed.

It was cut out, stitched and patched up.

Then after a couple of days, I could get the bandage off. A shame the dr. didn't have gold thread either!

In 10 days, Bob and I will both get our stitches out. I wonder if I could get a "2 fer", if the vet would work on us both! Maybe I might just have to meow, but I will pass on the kitty treats. lol

I finally was able to finish Bonnie's king size quilt. I can only imagine how wonderful it will look on her bed!

Today it was nice to just stay in after getting 6 inches of newly fallen snow last night. As you can see a couple of the fur babies are enjoying taking advantage of a long winter's nap.

This is Nova who sought out the comfort of daddy's lap.

This is Cheddar resting easy on a comfy pillow on the sofa.

There is nothing more comforting than a cat or a quilt!


Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I hope you both make a speedy recovery.

Ohhh Snap said...

I wish you and Bob both a speedy recovery. LOVE the quilt, the gold thread is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the cat pictures too :D.

PeggyR said...

Hope you both get well soon!

Deborah said...

Hope you both recover quickly!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Wanda, I didn't know you had surgery! :(
Hope you and Bob heal really fast!
Love all the lovely quilting on the quilt. You always do great work. :)

Cathryn said...

I hope both you and Bob heal quickly and without any problems! The quilt is beautiful...that's amazing! Love the pictures of your kitties...My husband usually has 4 clamouring to be "Daddy's Cat" for the moment. Thank you for taking in Bob and giving him a chance. :D

Mya said...

Hope you are feeling okay, but I would think that the surgical sight might be a little sore.

You and the cat have some tales to tell.

The quilt is beautiful, and the colors make it look so 'up town.'


So glad that all is well Wanda!
I had a kitty who got in a raccoon tussle years ago - her tail too had to be amputated. She lived to a good 18 but I think she still missed her tail at times. Poor little Bob ... But what a sweet face!

RoseMary said...

Hope Bob and Yourself has a speedy recovery. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life stories with us.

deb mills said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog. your quilt is just gorgeous. i hope you and your kittie heal quickly. thanks for stopping by!

Lorraine said...

hope you all make a speedy recovery..nothing worse than going into hospital