One of my daughters is involved in feral cat trapping, neutering, and returning them to their feral colonies. Several vets in the area do the neutering for free or very low cost, but sometimes cats are not feral. Usually they are kittens people dump, and often they are sick. These babies the group fosters, seek vet treatment and neutering, and eventually are adopted out to good homes. This takes funds to pay for these services. Adoption fees do help, but the group often does fundraisers. As a quilter, my daughter often asks me to do some sort of a pieces to auction off. She says the runners and wall hangings I have made over the last several years have brought good funds for the group. I am alway looking out for a good pattern.On a recent trip to a local quilt store I saw this pattern. Note this copy of the front page with my border notes.I dug through my scrap bins and was able to pull out some fall fabrics that I thought worked well. As you can see I had a plan for keeping myself straight.
Monday, November 23, 2020
CAT RESCUE FUNDRAISERS & THE HERONS ARE BACK
Things were going pretty well with the project, well minus the face. I did end up at JoAnn's for the brown background and the two prints for the body and paws from Hobby Lobby.
I have finished off the appliqué pieces for the face. The appliqués are held down with a small blanket stitch. On to quilting it, which includes whiskers. The little white highlights in the eyes were pearl beads. Hope to have it done by next week's post.
The herons are back at my daughter's country home. She spied them on a large tree in their back yard this week. Earlier this year a breeding pair dropped by and enjoyed a romantic dinner at her fish pond. They dined on every single one of the 50 or more feeder gold fish that had grown over about two years into 3 and 4 inches long. Grandson Ben, age 12, along with older brother Noah had dug and constructed the pond and Ben became the keeper of the pond and he was not very happy about the situation. His immediate reaction was to find his BB gun and take care of the matter for good. Of course, mother was not going to allow that. I imagine they have restocked the pond, but I am sure it has a net over it now. I guess the herons will have to find a new dining establishment.