"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Halfway Done

Cats are so funny sometimes. I know many of them instinctively try to bury their food to protect it from theft, but Squijum is the only cat I've ever had who does this (I don't know who he thinks is going to steal it). He will paw at the floor, and when the linoleum doesn't rise up to cover his food, he will drag anything else he can over it.

I just wish he wouldn't put the fuzzy toys in there. And of course, he then can't uncover it very well, so I have to take all the stuff off the food so he can eat it, which probably only contributes to his paranoia that I might steal it.

Or maybe it's his attempt at modern art.

On the tatting front, I'm now halfway done with the first round of edging. It's time for another shuttle refill, so time for another photo shoot.

Hey Frivole, just look at all those squares! How's yours coming along?


  1. What a lively cat ;-))

    I like the secondary & tertiary patterns emerging from these joined motifs ! It creates tremendous interest & will never get 'boring' ;-)) What will you be using this for/as ?

    1. Yes, I like the secondary patterns too. That's what really attracted me to this pattern. I'm going to sew it to the cover of a decorative throw pillow (in fact, the one I'm using as background in these photos).

  2. I have had two dogs who have done this, both came from kennels, it seems animals who have lived in kennels cover their bowls with anything around to keep the food from other inmates.

  3. They cat is into modern art! love the pillow top and little jealous I could never tat so much black I can't see it well enough. but maybe I should sit on my front porch. My house is too dark!

  4. So funny!

    Your tatted square is amazing! I am in awe. : )
    p.s. The Cebelia is GONE!

  5. Clever little triangels play half-square.
    Poor cat!