Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Poky Little Puppy

Maggie and I have finally found something to agree upon. Momcat brought home the Poky Little Puppy line of fabric and it may be the cutest fabric ever. (Here we are napping after our intense discussion.)

What happy memories this story brings to Momcat. It was her favorite Little Golden Book. She kept her copy from the time she was about 3 and then read it to both of her little boys, until the book finally fell apart. The line from Quilted Treasures is just precious.

We already have three projects to do with this material:

  • The Quilted Treasures free pattern for the line.
  • The story book.
  • A Hyde Park quilt using the line (from the book Super Simple Fat Quarter Quilts)

Before we can get to those projects, however, we have some things to finish.

Today Trouble and I took turns helping Momcat do the binding on the Sweet Dreams quilt for the shop. KT did a great job of quilting darling flowers on it using yellow thread. I took a picture with the Pi-cam of the back as well so you can see the quilting a bit better.

I know Momcat looks draggy and tired in that picture. A few months ago CatDaddy moved out. And just a few days ago he let Momcat know that he wants that to be a permanent arrangement. As a kitty, I don't really understand words like "divorce," "attorney," or "collaborative agreement." I just know that Momcat and CatDaddy have been married for almost 30 years, so this is a big transition.

I overheard her tell a friend, "I'm not going to get the T-shirt that says My husband left me and I'm a bitter woman. Instead I'm going to be grateful for the love and family we shared, and allow myself to mourn this loss, then dust myself off and move on."

As a woman of faith and humor, I know she'll be okay. It's my job to make sure of that.

I wish for all of you sweet dreams,


blushing rose said...

May you be strong & held up during this time ... I pray you will be strong & have love fill you. May your day sparkle & shine. TTFN ~ Marydon

Cindy said...

I just love the Pokey Little Puppy line of fabric. We got it in the shop a couple of weeks ago and just yesterday I made the story book.

Quiltluver said...

Red sends hugs...

jillquilts said...

Hugs to you! I know it's going to be rough, but you know that you have friends you can count on. And the animals help, too!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Hugs hon............ I only wish you happiness.

My hubby's favorite story as a child was Pokey Little Puppy and I've debated whether or not I should make him something with this fabric. I'll think on that.



Jennifer said...

I forgot about the Poky Little Puppy, but I loved that book too. I may have to get the fabric book and make it for the kids or my nephews. And, kudos to you for the graceful way you are handling your divorce. What a great example of love for your children. Thoughts and prayers are headed your way!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hugs Kisses to you... You are very special!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm sorry for your troubles, but am glad to hear that you aren't going to become bitter because of them. Besides, who can be bitter with Poky Little Puppy fabric around? I just read that book to my little ones about 2 weeks ago. It brings back such great memories for me.