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    Super Member Psychomomquilter's Avatar
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    Another helper in the sewing room!

    Has anyone caught a kitty in your sewing? accidentally hurt them?
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    My kitty jumps up sometimes when I'm cutting ... I always tell her she's gonna get her tail cut off!!

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    I have found both of mine make pretty good fabric weights...until something moves and then the game is on.

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    My daughter's cat thought he needed to keep me company last night while I tried to sew. I ended up just stopping until he decided to move. He fell asleep with his head against my machine.

    My other daughter's cat just helps himself to whatever space he can find to lay down. Usually it's what I'm currently working on!

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    hehehehe, yes it is like that with me. He finds a place and
    takes over! Oh and when the thread moves, he attacks it!

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    nope, that's one reason none of my cats are allowed in!!

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    "Zipster" occasionally flossed his teeth with the thread, he used to chase the needle as it went up and down( but i guess he grew tired of getting his paws slapped), but his worst sewing misshap, was when tried to cuddle up with the iron ( he was ok,,,,, and his whiskers have grown back already) He lets me know when he wants " his heat " lamp on, and has the fabric weighted down pat!!! smile

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    Mine is good at letting me know when I have been sewing for too long lol. He will come in, stand next to my chair and squawk his part-Siamese squawk at me until I stop. I think he is in cahoots with my husband.

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    She looks so comfy and as if there is nothing wrong. So cute! :lol:

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    So cute! When we had pets we would most of the time accommodate their sleeping arrangements. Spoiled? Nah!

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    What a fine looking tuxedo cat. The tuxedos will always hold a special place in my heart. My most awesome cat ever was a tuxedo.

    Regarding cats in the sewing room. I had a cat once that actually took the thread from my sewing machine, carried it down the stairs, around the coffee table, behind the couch, around another chair in the living room and into the kitchen, all without breaking the thread or removing the spool from the machine. I have heard horror stories of cats ingesting thread. That was the day all cats were banished from the sewing room. Prior to that I had some very close calls involving the iron. I would never forgive myself if something happened to one of my furkids because I did not keep them away from dangerous sewing implements. As much as I missed their company at first, I am used to no cats in the sewing room now. Although now it is a huge game on who can manage to sneak into the fantastic, stupendous, mysterious, forbidden room.

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    Oh how I miss my kitty too many in my house with allergies. What fun!

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    Kitties just love the warmth of the machines and irons when they are on however, they do not understand the danger. We had a cat on the farm that was attracted to the warmth of the woodstove. It was warm near the floor but he thought it would be warmer up top. Yes, kitty jumped onto the cook surface of the old Kalamazoo and singed the pads of his paws. Poor kitty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Mine is good at letting me know when I have been sewing for too long lol. He will come in, stand next to my chair and squawk his part-Siamese squawk at me until I stop. I think he is in cahoots with my husband.
    And if a Siamese doesn't make you stop, nothing will.

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    I always feel obligated as a veterinarian to warn people about the dangers of cats and thread. They have a tendency to eat the stuff and end up needing very extensive surgery to have it removed. Hence, my sewing room is completely off limits to the cats. Just a reminder from someone who has seen the heartbreak this can sometimes lead to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixfido
    I always feel obligated as a veterinarian to warn people about the dangers of cats and thread. They have a tendency to eat the stuff and end up needing very extensive surgery to have it removed. Hence, my sewing room is completely off limits to the cats. Just a reminder from someone who has seen the heartbreak this can sometimes lead to...
    fixfido, your Avatar is very interesting. Is there a name for that pattern?

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    Wonderful helper!

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    I have numerous inspectors with me every time I quilt. Luckily I can say none of them have been injuried on the job. If they had I know they would file a workmans comp form. :-D :-D

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    awe, beautiful cat!

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    that is some helper

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    Nope, I just made up the pattern. Thanks for the interest!

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    Here is my helper, Jack.. He loves to pick out the fabrics for me!
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    my cat Clea just likes to lay around on my pressed blocks, thank goodness he is a picky eater and has never messed with the thread. Cats may be the "real" quilt inspectors, nothing gets by their curious little noses and finicky attitudes.

    but don't we all just love r furbabies :)

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    Fixfido, thanks for the info, I will be more careful of my four-legged pet then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomomquilter
    Fixfido, thanks for the info, I will be more careful of my four-legged pet then.
    I know I worry about mine and try to inspect it and vacuum up the floor when I sew..I also have to watch the pins!!

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