Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Oliver the Cat--On Quilts

After much swatting at the dog last night, I was able to resume control of the computer, but first I had to find out what he was up to.  Somehow, he had managed to write a post on mother's blog about how much he loves her quilts.  I could not let this stand, my friends.  For it is widely known that I am her one and only quilting companion.  Really you might even say that I am the brains behind the operation.

My name is Oliver Carmichel Stemple.  Affectionately know to the humans as, Poo-sa Poo-sa.


I am the type of critter that likes to be up close and in your space.

From a very early age, I have had a certain appreciation for quilts.  To this day, I cannot believe the juvenile fun I allowed myself to have with them.  It almost makes me giggle.


I do try to watch out for mother.  I think it is the little things in life that really show someone how much you love them.


I watch over her to make sure she sews everything correctly.  I even keep her chair warm for her when she gets up.  Even if she is only going to be at the ironing board for 2 seconds, I make sure I jump in her chair and assume the sleeping for hours position.  I'm also around when she needs to talk about her projects.  I have very keen listening ears.

  She did try tricking me once, but it only worked once, into thinking that a pile of fabric and batting was a folded quilt on top of the dog crate and that it needed my warming.  Turns out it was a distraction of scraps.  Never again, mother, never again.



Then there was the unfortunate incident of the rubber thimble.  Two of the finest delicacies I have ever put into my mouth are ribbon and rubber.  There is just something about their tastes that just make my mouth water and me go crazy.  One evening after discovering that I had helped myself to a bit of Christmas packaging and her favorite blue rubber thimble, mother started doing the loud thing that the dog spoke about.  It kinds of sounds like roaring and proceeded to do this to me.


I did forgive her, but I have not forgotten.

For the most part, my most important job is to assist in the thing she calls free motion quilting.  Well, we all know that things that are "free" tend to wonder off or float away.  So I have taken it upon myself to make sure this does not happen to her when she is in the middle of her quilting.


I simply place my body on the quilt and become dead weight.  I'm very good at what I do.

So I think it is safe to say that regardless of what the dog may have had to say, I am mother's number one.  I am her wingcat, who always has her back.  I know it sounds like a rough life and like a lot of work, but for the most part it's quite relaxing and enjoyable.


I am linking up today with Pets on Quilts Show over at Lily Pad Quilting.  Make sure you hop, fly, swim over there to check out all the lovely pets on quilts and vote for your favorite ones. 


Also linking up with the lovely Julie over at Pink Doxies 





23 comments:

Sandra Walker said...

Oliver too! Woo hoo! I lvoe how he sleeps with his cheek schmooshed up on a quilt, love his inspector-like qualities and dead-weight help (soo much like my Bella; as I keep saying, I swear cats all get the same memo). Keep up the awesome work Oliver. Now I have to encourage Naala, our Rottweiler, to write a post. It's always all about Bella...sorry Oliver, I know I know, cats rule, dogs drool.

Teje said...

Miau Oliver! It's Nelli here and I'm quilter's assistant, too. I live with Nero who often writes about our quilts. You are really good writer and looks that you take your quilting job seriously. Don't eat other stuff than your food! Nelli

Frances said...

Too bad about the D-O-G competition for quilts. They should leave it to the professionals

Lara B. said...

Hahahahah - I love Oliver's follow up post! So funny Tish and you are very blessed to have such a great wingcat.

Heide said...

LOL! Oliver you are a wonderful helper to your Mother, what would she do with out your cute face and your help holding down the quilts.

Brandy Pettit said...

Oh my heavens, what a beautiful kitty you are Oliver! Belle was just sitting here with me admiring your photos, then she turned to me and said "why don't I have so many pretty quilts to test, hmmm?" and then walked away. I'm working on it, sheesh! She's a slave driver, I swear! So glad to meet you and your assistants Tish!
~Brandy

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a sweet face that you just can't get mad at. BUT really! A thimble? I'm missing a seam ripper and I truly hope that no one ate that.

Dana Gaffney said...

I was wondering where Oliver was when the dogs took over the post, just a quick mention. I'm sure it's jealousy since you work so much harder for mother and you're so pretty. No more rubber thimbles though.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Oliver seems to lead quite the charmed life. My poor outside kitty doesn't even know that quilts exist so I am not sharing Oliver's post with her. Ignorance is bliss!

Stitchin At Home said...

Oh Oliver it does sound like you do a lot of work, especially holding quilts still while free motion quilting. I sure hope 'mother' appreciates all you do.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Oliver is such a pretty boy, and the photo of him as a kitten peeking out from the quilts is so adorable!

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! Oliver , it does seem you are the perfect sewing assistant and free-motion specialist! Keep up the good work. I am sure you really are the Mother's favourite!!!- Just saying!!!!

PugMom said...

Oliver, you are a real cutie pie and my pug boys send their greetings. They like kitties! Keep up the good work helping your Mom!

Bobbie said...

Great Great post Oliver! My Stanley isn't speaking to me at the moment since I left him for 2 whole days and went camping. There was a kitten at the campground and I may or may not have pet her.

Brianna said...

I love putting out decoy quilts. My cat is older and less active now, but she likes to go under the ironing board when I have a big piece hanging over. Her favourite decoy is when I make tent quilts on the couch for her to hide and snuggle under :)

QuiltShopGal said...

Very nice to meet you Oliver. You certainly have a big job. You must get exhausted with everything and desperate for some catnaps. BTW - Has any one told you how good looking you are? You could be a professional model if you wanted another career? Please let your pet mom know she makes beautiful quilts too!

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Dolores Fegan said...

Oliver is so cute. Love the shot of him slopping between the quilts.

legato1958 said...

I am in love with Oliver's little face and nose!! His markings are so cute! What a delightful and fun post to read.
He seems sew happy in "his sewing room" , faithfully helping you !!
Susie

Christine M said...

Oliver is such a cutie. I hope he didn't get a tummy ache from eating the thimble and ribbon!

Missy Shay said...

What a sweety! My cats loved playing on the quilt racks when they were kittens too.

Michele T said...

Your post was a hoot!!! They should have a competition for that!!! Love your humour!!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Purrfectly cute post. I would never have guessed at the close up pic that it was a cat.

Debi said...

Oliver is just plain adorable and a great wingman! Love your post, quilts, and of course Oliver!

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