Mr Tiggy decided it was high time he penned his own blog post and tried to mucscle in on the keyboard as you can see.
Unfortunately his spelling left a lot to be desired and so he was banished pretty swiftly. In the meantime his outdoor “brother” Mr Roscoe was pretending to be a sleeping tiger blending into the soft bed of Mondo Grass in the dappled sunlight streaming through the leaves of the Crab Apple tree. What a life!
When my daughter was young, a favourite book at bedtime was My cat likes to hide in boxes by Eve Sutton. It’s a really cute book with a great rhyme.
Anyway I was reminded of this the other day when I saw this Mr Tiggy tail poking out.
I’ve a quite a few things coming up to show you. I’ve finished the It’s a Hoot baby quilt. It’s all bound and looking cute, and I’ve started some scrap busting, but more of that later.
Yesterday was a lovely day. My husband had the day off and we headed to Manly to walk along the sea front. The weather was slightly cloudy but warm and pleasant.
I loved the striations on this rock.
After our walk we ate fish and chips for lunch. (What else would you have at seaside?) Then we headed off to Hunter’s Hill. It’s one of my favourite suburbs and though I’ll never be in the income bracket that will allow me to live there I can still look. It’s a lovely, older, harbour-side suburb with beautiful Jacaranda trees on just about very street. Take a look.
Then we went to Lakemba for an early dinner at El-Manara. This is a cafe style Lebanese restaurant with the BEST Lebanese food. After a healthy meal of Shish Tawook, Baba Ganoush, Tabouli, Lebanese bread and salad we made our way home.
Ever had one of those days where you do a lot and achieve nothing? That was my Monday. I had lots of administration things to do which resulted in vicious circles of “can’t do this until that is done but can’t do that until this is done”. You know the thing I’m sure.
Add to this, the fact that my new Janome is conspiring against me and you’ll begin to see the sort of day I had. I was trying to sew my secret project using the walking foot which has suddenly decided to vibrate so much that I have to tighten the needle every 2 inches sewn or it loosens so much it falls out! Very scary I can tell you. Not to mention wasteful in needles. However, I managed to finish the secret project which you can see a little peek of below. Hopefully it will be in the post today.
There is so much chatter about Halloween in the blogosphere at the moment. I’m not a person who does special event quilting/sewing. That involves deadlines which I refuse to accept in my quilting life.
However, I took a photo the other day of Mr Tiggy. He was looking especially curly since he had a bath 2 weeks ago but he was looking very sad because he had been naughty and had been told off. He looked so mournful that I decided to photograph him. There wasn’t enough light so I had to use the flash. I used red-eye reduction but it didn’t work and produced this very scary Cat of the Baskervilles type photo which I though was perfect for Halloween. What do you think? The other smaller photo (which unfortunately is out of focus) was taken by my US visitor when she was here. It also looks very “other worldly”, don’t you think?