Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sophie... Fangs... Sophangs!

As part of the 2012 Pets On Quilts Show at Lily Pad Quilting, I would like to introduce you to my lovely little Siamese cat, Sophie Anne.

Sophie being nice.  She isn't always this nice!
She is pictured here on my first non-t-shirt quilt! During my senior year of college, I apparently wasn't busy enough between my senior design project and all my other classes and spending 5 nights a week at the bar, so I decided to start quilting...this time by following instructions online instead of just making things up as I went along! This quilt is made with fat quarters from Joann. I didn't know the proper way to bind a quilt and I basted it with straight pins and I quilted it without a walking foot. I have learned so much since then! Since I was broke for Mothers Day that year, I gave the quilt to my mom as a gift.

My photography skills were apparently horrible at this time in my life.

The rainbow pinwheel quilt currently covers my bed at my mom's house. Well it is now the cat bed. Sophie and her friend Elsie (for L.C., or "Little Cat") like to sleep there!

Sophie is my baby, but I can't have cats in my apartment so she lives with my mom. Sophie came to live with me when she was just a kitten about 10 years ago. I worked in a pizza shop with her original owner and she was moving and couldn't have a cat. I already had an old cat, but begged and begged to take Sophie and eventually mom gave in. She must not have been properly weaned because she loves to nest and purr and knead and then suck on her tail!

She has has many nicknames... Sophie. Sophus Minimus (kitten). Sophus Maximus (preggo). Bitro (she is a biter). Fangs (did I mention she bites?). Due to her temper, she is sometimes known as the Bitch Cat. She loves to talk to me! Yes I am a crazy cat lady, but we meow to each other and she loves it!

Sophie and Elsie patrolling the perimeter.


She is certainly an independent kitty though! She will let you know when she's had enough and it is time for you to let her alone. It starts with a tail swish. Then a growl. Then a little nastier growl. Then Bitro makes an appearance. And she's got some sharp claws! She also hates it if you pick her up and hold her like a baby.

Once you know what she doesn't like, she's pretty easy to get along with! Gee, I wonder if it is true that pets take after their owners...

Linking up to the 2012 Pets on Quilts Show! Stop by and check out some of the other cute pets!


39 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt and pretty cat! Thanks for joining our Pet Show!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for organizing such a fun pet show!

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  3. What a great quilt, and a lovely cat too.

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  4. LOVE that quilt! The colors are perfect- I so want one of my own (hint, hint!) Love Siamese cats- and yes have been owned by one in the distant past- bites and all! Can completely understand why this is their quilt!

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    1. Thank you :) "have been owned by one" - that's the truth!

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  5. Cats do have a way of communicating their wants and needs. Thanks for sharing your lovely rainbow quilt and wonderful furry friends.
    Enjoy the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  6. For someone who broke all the quilting rules as they say, that is one perfect looking quilt. Very nice. I love Sophie and Elsie's pics. They look like cool cats:)

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    1. Thanks, Joanna! They certainly are cool cats! And I'm glad you think the quilt looks perfect... I still know where every imperfection is! haha

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Sophie is a true Siamese! Molly cat was declawed by her previous owners so she has learned that her teeth work just as well. Watch the tail!!! Thanks for sharing your baby and your quilt with us :o)

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    1. Sometimes I wish I believed in declawing cats! haha Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Well, kudos to your mom for keeping your cats for you. She must be know how important these critters are...even the biters :-) It's nice that you have your first quilt to show with them too. Lovely bright pinwheels.

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    1. She always says "Sophie, do you want to go be a city kitty?" but I know she'd miss her if I could take her! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. She's beautiful. Love your comment about pets taking after their owners, yep.

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  11. I LOVE!!! your rainbow quilt. It is totally wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Mhairi! There's something about colors falling in order that is so eye-pleasing!

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  12. I love your colorful quilt. Tell Sophie she needs to be nice!

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    1. I've tried...it works for a while, then she starts biting again :)

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  13. Sophie Anne and your pinwheel quilt are beautiful!

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  14. Lovely cat, Siamese can be even more independent than other cats-if that is even possible. I have one too and the only place he'll let you near for a pet or ear rub is in the hay barn.

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  15. The colors of your pinwheels make me feel "happy". Thanks for the photo story.

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    1. Glad I could brighten your day! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. The quilt and your cats have cheered up my day.

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    1. Happy to help, thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Sophie and the quilt are beautiful!! She might not always be nice, but Siamese certainly have their personalities!

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    1. She's not ALWAYS nice but it makes me appreciate the times when she is all that much more :)

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