Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cats in the sewing room

One good thing about this time change is having more time at night...being able to cook supper and get the dishes washed, and closing the chicken house door earlier too, which means more time to sew at night.

So here I was, in the teeny tiny sewing room last night by 7:30...me and the cats, of course.



I've signed up to do a holiday craft bazaar December 2nd and 3rd at a church just up to road. 



So, thinking I needed to finish up a few dolls, I turned my back for just a minute to pull a basket off the shelf in the closet, then turned back around to find this...



Poppy is always saying, "Mel, you sit things too close to the edge. Just this morning I moved your coffee cup back. It was just balanced on the edge of the table".

Got all the  fabric pieces squared up and put back in the box, turned around to pick up my basket and....



Dumperoo had made a bed there. Needless to say, I didn't get a lot done last night. I did get four sets of tiny clothes cut out to sew onto the dolls...tonight maybe.

After all my talk about not having any pretty colored fall leaves...here's looking out the back door...



Not spectacular, but still pretty. The maple tree in the center was damaged back in 1996 when Hurricane Fran came through. We should have cut it down, but I love a maple and had hopes for it.


Now I'm excited because there is a Pileated woodpecker living there. See the two holes near the top? With the binoculars I can see him going in and coming out.

Okay, I'm getting back to work now. Thank you for looking at my blog.

Love,
Henny



34 comments:

  1. Cats are SUCH a help with various projects. Sewing, Knitting, Painting, etc.--------they are always willing to pitch in and help.

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  2. You have pretty good help in your sewing room:)

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  3. Definitely some great help, handsome too.

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  4. You have sew many helpers :)
    Yes, dark nights make for long nights, I've found myself ready for bed at 8pm !
    Pretty colors in your trees, some of ours have turned, but the rest are mostly dead leaves...
    I have to admit liking the coziness of nesting.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  5. I hope your helpers let you sew tonight! So cute. The trees are so pretty with their late color. Have a good day.

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  6. I can't see all your photos but the ones I can are adorable. I love feline assistance no matter what. :)

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  7. Your trees are giving you a good Fall showing without having to leave the town. Lucky girl. Love all the help your getting, almost like having little ones around again right?

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  8. Oh Henny...you are just such a blessing to visit :0) mari

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  9. Lovely post and what wonderful helpers. Ben ignores my knitting but just let me get a quilt binding on my lap and he is there.

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  10. Those cute kitties are always getting into something. : )
    I like the early evenings too. Seems like the days last a bit longer.

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  11. I think your view is pretty spectacular, wow, it's beautiful! I'm sure the cats thought they were helping xx

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  12. I would say the cat knocked off the box of fabric not because it was to close to the edge? I am always knocking stuff over all the time. I am scared I am going to mess up my laptop already knocked water on it 2 times. Crossing my fingers it will not be a 3rd time and mess it up the next time. Being very careful

    Love you. oh yeah thanks for the blog advertisement.

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  13. How busy you will be sewing things for the craft fair. I love all the craft fairs that take place for the next month or so. There's one tomorrow at a nearby church. I won't miss that one. Then the next weekend there are two more. Not that I buy much, but I love looking. I'm so totally not able to do crafts so I'm easily impressed.

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  14. Yes, cats are indeed great helpers... and need to have a paw in everywhere. Sometimes (well, a lot of times) they do make a mess, but they have good hearts and are great company. That scene out of your back door of the lake and the trees is lovely.

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  15. What beautiful autumn pictures. My cat always helps me sew too, though she's bad about tipping things over.

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  16. Boxes and baskets belong to cats. Just saying. ;-) And you see? That is why you were not supposed to cut the tree down. A teeny, tiny home for wood peckers!
    Your fall colors are just fine. Very pretty.
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  17. It's hard to get a cat to move. Unlike a dog, cats have to be bribed to be "controlled"

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  18. I'll pass on the sewing but I really like the fall colors.

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  19. Beautiful colors...in the trees and in the sewing room.

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  20. Pretty view out the back and I love to watch the woodpeckers, too. Your cats are precious. No matter what I am doing, the cats have to supervise! lol If I go shopping and bring home even a postage stamp, they seem to be able to find it and check it out! ha
    God bless your evening.

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  21. Henny Penny, I daresay you have one of my most favorite blogs, anywhere around! I always giggle a little when I read about the animal antics! Do you have the dolls for sale in your little shop? I haven't seen them there.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. Hey Pam. Thank you. Gosh I do appreciate that! I don't have any dolls in my shop yet. I don't if I'm just getting lazy in my old age, or just simply burnt out with making dolls, and bonnets and aprons. I do want to make some for the shop.

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  22. Henny Penny, just saw this cabin on the Just Jan Blog and thought of you and your complaints of your dark cabin. Seems a little light paint would lighten up your place. Hope you enjoy seeing this one.
    https://justjanblog.com/2016/11/07/fever-for-a-cabin/

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    1. I did look at that blog and Love that cabin. I could start by painting the kitchen cabinets like those...if Poppy would agree. Thank you showing me.

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  23. That is a gorgeous shot of the fall leaves and the pond! Even a photo of some lovely sunshine gets me excited these days. It has been so dreary and wet.

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  24. We are slowly recovering from losing our kitty last week. I'm enjoying yours, but then I don't have to pick up after them.

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  25. I think Bickett didn't like the feel of his 'pillow' and pushed it off the bed. It was probably blocking his view of you, besides not being soft like the bed. I love that view of your trees by the pond and if I had a pileated woodpecker living that close to my house, I'd either have to sit and watch for him or set up a trail camera to do it for me. I absolutely love them. There's one that lives somewhere around us, but not in our trees. I can hear his knocking on the trees sometimes and might catch a glimpse. But in April one of them landed low on a dying tree just outside our fence, pulling off bark to look for bugs. He put on quite a show. My husband was working in the yard when I went out to talk to him and we both saw it. I had him make a video with his phone. Do you see yours a lot when you go out to work outside? I hope he has a mate and they raise babies next year.

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    1. Hey Peg. I am excited about the pileated woodpecker living right in our back yard. Poppy has two game cameras set up to watch for deer. He said that he will bring one of them and put in the back to get pictures of the woodpecker. Just about every evening, I hear him when he flies in for the night. He makes a loud noise, and then I hear him leaving in the mornings. Last evening I checked the time and it was 4:26 when he flew in to roost. Hopefully, I can stand on the back porch and watch for him this evening. If we get pictures, I will post them. Thank you Peg.

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  26. our cats act exactly the same way! LOL Your back door view is beautiful! Pretty trees! Are y'all ready for Thanksgiving?

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  27. What adorable cats even if they do slow you down! I am a dog person but when I can't have a dog I will have a cat! Good luck sewing and on your craft fair! Nancy

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  28. One of my cats loves whatever I am working with at the moment....it can lay and lay and him not bother it, but the minute I start working with it....he is right there. Testing it out...seeing if it will get the seal of approval...

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  29. Gotta love those kitties, such good helpers!

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  30. Mama! That is so funny. Vladimir has been a huge help to me this week as well. ;)

    Love you!
    Your most troublesome child

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