This week’s project is for the cats. So, I’m sitting on the loveseat trying to knit through an episode of some show where murderers get tracked down, and a 25-pound cat crawls up in my lap, on top of whatever I was working on.
I found a cat bed pattern in One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Haskins. The remnant is an old Victorian-tapestry-looking piece of fabric with mauve and purple and white and blue and black flowers. DH thinks it is a bit girly since two of the cats are male. But I think it is just right: the Victorians were always trying to put flowers and frills on something that was pure savage.
Now, I realize that having 4 cats puts us way up there on the weird-i-osity scale. When you live with that many cats, it’s weird every day.
Step 1: cut out pieces per the pattern. Step 2: (not included in pattern, I added it) Embroider names of cats on inner side pieces of cat bed. Not the most elaborate embroidery but (whispering) they’re cats! They can’t read anyway!
Step 3: Seam together the various pieces as instructed, leaving an opening in the bottom for stuffing. I found a very old bag of fiberfill scraps and a bag of quilt batting that was just the narrow strips leftover from a project. Perfect. Step 4: Stuff. Then I sewed up the stuffing slit and it was done. Fast, easy, and used up just under a yard of fabric stash!