Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fabric Scrumminess and Mr Cat

For my birthday, my mum ordered me a load of fabric from Laura Ashley in their sale. Despite her ordering it on 5th of January, as of today, only one metre of it has arrived, which, as I do not need to explain to you, my fellow fabric afficionados, is incredibly frustrating. However, one metre has arrived, and has now been washed and pressed ready to be used in a future project.

I thought I would take a photo of it to show you - it is a pretty well known print (Erin in Chalk), and is 80% cotton 20% linen, so has a lovely luxuriously heavyweight feel to it. However, whilst photographing it, our gorgeous old boy, Mr Cat, decided that he wanted to get involved, as he was concerned by the lack of photos of him on this blog.

So here he is. Well, parts of him, anyway!! He's a grand old man (on 1st May this year he'll be 17!!), who we rescued when he was 11. Mr Deravelled loved him because he said he looked like a lion. lol And he's a wonderful cuddly lap cat, who loves his food and knows to the minute when his next feed is due. Woe betide you if you forget to feed him at that precise moment!!

And here is one of him posing nicely :)

Hasn't it been a glorious day today? A chilly start gave way to a lovely sunny afternoon, and it was a delight to drive home from work today with an orange setting sun warming the fields as I passed them. :)


Hen said...

Oooh, I love your lion. We call our biggest ginger "lion", too. I have Erin curtains in that colour, very nice indeed. V frustrating to hear of the delay in you receiving your fabric. I've been waiting for my latest consignment from America - 2 weeks - typically a card came today telling me to go and collect and pay £14 customs charge - gee thanks! Naturally, it had to come on a Saturday when the collection office was rammed! It is yummy fabric though, in the washing machine as I type, can't wait to get my hands on it tomorrow...
Hen x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love that cat!!! My last next door neighbours had one very similar called Henry. He looked like a cross between a lion & Garfield!!!
Lovely fabric, the Laura Ashley sale has been great hasn't it? Great reductions , and freepostage - can't be bad!!
Hope the rest of the fabric arrives quickly.

Have fun

Sharon xx

The sewing room said...

Glad you are feeling better great material and a lovely cat, have a great weekend.

Best wishes Pat

Hollypop's said...

Lovely fabric. I e-mailed LA to ask for some samples, but have had no reply.
Your cat is lovely. Hope you're feeling better today.
Keep smiling.

Miss sew n sew said...

I am very familar with that fabric it is a lovely design I have drooled over it in the LA catologue many times. Your cat looks so cuddly sorry to hear about your job in your last post hope your feeling better about it after a nights sleep I'm sure things will work out ok for you.

LissyLou said...

I love this pattern, i have it on some notebooks from Laura Ashley.x