Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday Treasure and a Cushion....

We have always had cats and dogs as pets for as long as I can remember... one of my new experiences in my maturity has been an allergy to cats......  but I have a pair of these to enjoy...


this is one of them - it's a bit clearer to see on it's own... (but they always live as a pair in my house)


they are very tactile and I love to rub them when I walk past...

here is a close up of a face....

and this is what they peer down to watch!!


Thanks to Melody from The House on the Side of the Hill for hosting Treasure Tuesday...  I'm off now to see what others have found....

In the Some Kind of Wonderful book (Anni Downs) we are using for the Stitch-A-Long are lots of wonderful projects.... 

This cushion is one of them and I finished it a little while ago but sent it off and was waiting so I didn't spoil the surprise

I used mainly fabrics from the Rural Jardin range with an assortment of naturals...


It's gone to a friend.....
which means I might need to make another .....
for me....

some hand quilting around the edges...


little felt flowers and a needleturn birdie....

the back pocket has natural wood buttons

and edged with jumbo ric-rac.... 


Righto, Gotto Go.... blogs to read ...........

31 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the cats & what they watch. So cute. Lovely cushion. Hugs,

marina said...

Love your cats and your cushion is just wonderful! Love the colours and the applique. The little felted flowers are adorable! Great Job.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The Cats are just so cute Bubz...gorgeous cushion

Marilyn said...

Your cats are beautiful - havent seen ones like that before. Watch out little mouse! Such a beautifully finished cushion.

Anonymous said...

Love the cushion Fiona,lucky friend.xx

Larissa said...

Wow! Your cats are gorgeous!!! I really don't know how I would cope if I developed an allergy to them!! I love ours dearly, and have had at least two since I was 6 or 7!! (We would add and replace as we fell in love ... and lost our others!) ... I also love that cushion!! I've been thinking about making myself one of them, though I reckon I want to make my own SKoW sewing bag first!!! I really enjoyed making it for Cheryll earlier in the year, and would love to have one of my very own!!! ... That'll be later in the year though, lol!! Too many other projects to keep me occupied!!! Hugs!!!

Sunnybec said...

Love your cat, it looks nice and smooth from all that rubbing! The quilt looks good too... and I love the idea of buttons on the back of the cushion, definitely going to use that idea on the next ones I made. All you work is lovely Fiona. Hugs

Susan said...

Lovely cushion - like the cats too - so cute. Mayeb I should have that sort - our cat eats fabric - especially T shirt fabric - very dangerous - and - lettuce!! Nothing wrong with our cat???

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your cats are just beautiful..how awful you have developed an allergy to them. I love wood. Beautiful cushion and very lucky friend.

Teresa said...

Love the cats and the mouse (he he). The wood is just beautiful and looks so smooth. The cushion you made is on my to do list! Yours turned out gorgeous!!! Love the fabrics you used. xx

Cheryll said...

Oooh... I love the cushion! Well done!
The "cat" is fantastic. :)

Karen said...

Your cats are delightful. I have not seen any like that before.
Gorgeous cushion. Love the fabrics you chose!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The cats do look very tactile. Your cushion is gorgeous, love the colours together.

Raewyn said...

Your cats are lovely - very realistic and they look perfect for stroking. Love the cushion you have made - there are a lot of gorgeous projects in that book aren't there?

Laurie said...

I just love wood so tactile and you need to touch it .. they are lovely cats so life like hugs x

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I want to make one of everything in that book but only the quilt is in the works :( but your cushion makes me want to make the others even more now. Love the cats and the way they are watching that mouse :o)

Melody said...

Gorgeous treasures this week. The cats are beautiful but si is that dear little mouse.
I love your cushion. Rural Jardin is one of my favourite fabric lines

Patchwork and Play said...

Love that cute little mouse! Your cushion is delightful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love that cute little mouse! Your cushion is delightful!

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh no, an allegy to cats! Mind you, I am allergic too but not enough that it matters but it did register in my allegy testing. I also got selective deafness that day too. Coincidence? Maybe not! I love your cushion & the back is just as gorgeous as the front. Tracee xx

SameliasMum said...

Love your cat. Too cute! I love your cushion. Beautiful!

WoolenSails said...

I have cats all over the house, think I got carried away, lol. Love your pillow, beautiful appliqué and finishing.

Debbie

Sue said...

Those cats are really lovely.....the mouse, too. Your cushion is fabulous. Love the fabrics and the design. The ric rac really finishes it off nicely.

Sheila said...

I really love your cats , they are easy to feed too and no hair to clean up :-) The cushion is just lovely , pretty colors and I love the embroidery and the way you made the backing . hugs Sheila

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the pillow...
My grandson is allergic to cats and he was over Sunday after Church....luckily we were able to spend most of his visit outdoors...
Sometimes, I despair over hair balls and cat hair but I know I would miss Smokey if he was not here. We've had him now for 6.5 years.
Mama Bear

Barb said...

You will definitely need to make one for yourself, that is adorable!!!

Cyndi said...

I LOVE those cats! Never seen any like them before. And how cute that they are watching that little mouse! And oh my, Fiona, that cushion is GORGEOUS! You have one very lucky friend, indeed...and I'm sure she is thrilled with that gift! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Cute cute pillow!

Grethe said...

Love the cushion,on my list too as just having finished the shoe-bag!
Love the pretty borders on the BG, Love the Trapunto,Love the mower-pic!!! All and all: Love it all, Happy Sewing,Fiona!

Talin's Corner said...

What a great job you did on that pillow. You definitely have to make one for yourself. I love the back too.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the cushion.........

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