Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mimi's Corner

If you have come to see my quilt for Park City Girl's Bloggers Quilt Festival, go here. If you have just dropped by to see if I am keeping up with my Blogtoberfest obligations, then stay. At any rate, welcome!

I decided to make another charity quilt, using the disappearing nine patch pattern. I worked on it all day yesterday (when I wasn't reading everyone's Blogger's Quilt Festival posts) because it was raining. A whole day of rain! Very depressing! Mimi slept the entire day! I thought about waking her, but just didn't have the heart to do it.

Since there wasn't much else to do because of the rain, I decided to make another charity quilt - using scraps from my scrap bin and some plain fabric that I wanted to use up. I'm afraid those disappearing nine patches have gotten under my skin! I am becoming obsessed with them! I was still piecing well past midnight last night. I had all the nine patches made and cut into quarters. I put them on my design floor. When I had the layout exactly the way I wanted it, I covered the whole thing with a piece of fabric. That was supposed to keep the cats, especially Mimi, off the blocks! This is what I woke up to this morning!

Everything was scattered all over the place! It looked like Mimi's work!

Me: "Mimi! Look what you've done to my layout!"

Mimi: "How do you know I did it? Maybe it was one of those silly brothers of mine!"

Me: "I know your handiwork when I see it. Plus, there are little nail marks in the fabrics and you are the only cat around here with claws!"

Mimi: "Oh."

Me: "And now what are you up to? Why can't you drink out of a water bowl like other cats?"

Mimi: "I don't know. This is the way I like my water."

Me: (sigh) "If you weren't so cute I could get mad at you! But now.... what can I say?"

Mimi: "What's that you got there?"

Me: "This is one of the jars of applesauce I made this week. I want to show my blogging friends. Doesn't it look Yummy!"

Mimi: "Not really. Why didn't you can some tuna or something?"

Me: "Oh, Mimi! You're impossible!"

Mimi: "Well, what do you want me to say?"

Me: "I don't know. Say something cute or smart or thoughtful!"
Mimi: "Okay. Meow! Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed."

Me: "Hmmmmm. Very profound! Where did you hear that?"

Mimi: "I looked it up on the computer."

Me: "Go take a nap Mimi!"
Mimi: "Meow!"


*karendianne. said...

Hilarious. Pick myself up off the floor from laughing. I'm sorry to see the fabric strewn about but she wasn't bad, she had a dern party is what she had!!! One can only wonder where Oscar and Felix were and what they were thinking. I'm flat out crackin' up at the waterpaw drinker, too. Goodness. It's great. Life at Crafts and Stuff is so filled with STUFF!!!

Barb said...


Pat said...

Mimi is QUITE the character, isn't she??? (I think Mimi and her mom could write a very entertaining children's book!!!!)

Anonymous said...

You can really "put words together". I chuckled about the "nail marks" in the quilt pieces as I've walked the road myself. The picture of Mimi "drinking water" is just too cute. Thanks for a great post.

nicolette said...

You’re so funny! You can’t expect a cat to leave a piece of fabric on the floor untouched!

Mimi drinks water exactly the same way as our former cat Joris did! So cute!

Alia said...

OMG!! Your Mimi and my Uki! What characters! Please meander over to my blog and read up on her antics!! So much fun!!

Alia in sunny Muscat, Oman

Rinie said...

Don't try to argue with a Mimi.
Mimi wins it everytime.
And my Boomie drinks his water the same way. It is really special.
Mimi is getting too smart. One day she will take over your blog.
But keep the Mimi/Hetty conversations flowing.
It is too funny and special.
I see in the future a 'Mimi and brothers' cat book.