So much has happened in our household, since this time last year. We have added a furry addition to our small furry family. Caronline Kitty Cat, Princess of the Fuzzy Butts. Caroline came to live with us, when a co-worker of my husband, Dave The Quilt Engineer, told him about a small single chocolate colored kitten born into a recent litter at her house. Being a lover of all things chocolate, Mr. Stemple, felt he had to bring her home. I won't lie, with our zoo of two pibbles (or pit bulls), a elder boston terrier mix, and Oliver the cat, I wasn't over the moon with joy at first. But how could you deny such a cute face as this one.
From her first days with us, Caroline was taught the ropes to becoming a quilty kitty.
David made sure that she understood what a cutting space was and how her job was to inspect fabrics and oversee the making of quilting projects.
Though we had to have a talk about sewing machine space and that bouncing needles, though fun to watch, can hurt you. They are not food.
I'd like to say everyone in our house loved this cute ball of chocolate fluff right from the beginning, but not everyone was happy about the addition of a second quiltly kitty. Oliver felt this house only had room for one.
But I'm happy to report he has since changed his mind and doesn't mind sharing his space with his kid sister.
Caroline has been helpful with so many things.
When you need to sort your stash, she is more than happy to hold down the fabric totes to make sure they do not run off.
She mastered the fine art of warming your sewing chair when you stand up to press a seam and you are only gone for 20 seconds. She knew how to make it look like she had been sleeping there for hours.
She is very helpful when you need to pick out a quilting book.
Or you are trying to find that perfect project.
She's not afraid to get involved in the harder quilting processes, like basting quilts.
Though her out of the box thinking can be cute, sometimes you just have to explain to her why it doesn't work.
She also enjoys inspecting the back of your quilting to make sure you do not skip stitches or end up with an unfortunate birds nest of thread.
And when a box comes in the mail that looks a bit shady, she's more than willing to check it out to make sure it's safe.
But the most helpful quilty kitty thing she does, is simply enjoy her quilty basket and keep me company while I sew.
One thing is for certain, if there is a quilt laying around, Miss Caroline is going to enjoy it and it's one of the reasons we quilt.
I hope you have enjoyed meeting the youngest member of our family. She continues to make us smile and melt our heart everyday. I expect even greater things from this pretty girl in the future. Do you have a pet that loves quilts? Do you love looking at cute pets? Make sure you hop over to Lily Pad Quilting and check out her yearly pets on quilts linky party! So much fun in one place!