Wednesday, 17 August 2011

2011 pets on quilts!

Sew Cal Gal is running a gorgeous competition with some amazing prizes. The subject is Pets on Quilts!
I have had a sticky beak at some of the entries and they are just adorable. Of course I have a few Maisie pics as she is a quilt tester extraordinaire so here are some pics for my entry.
Some background on miss Maisie...
We got her a few years ago after the passing of my special 21 year old cat Mimi.
Mimi was a wonderful cat, so affectionate and loving, I would say she was part dog! I swore I wouldn't get another cat but after a few months I just missed her so much and craved the company of a moggy around the house. I love my furry boys but there is something about cats, their take it or leave it attitude.
We got Maisie. She was the runt of the litter and I am sure the kittens were only about 6 weeks old. She was free to a good home and we fitted that bill so she came home with us.
I think she is such a beautiful cat and can be very affectionate when it suits!
So roll on the photo parade...

 this is one of my favourite photos..
maisie's usual quilt pose!

'that's the life for me......'



that pose started very early on...

I do sit up occasionally..
Well that is my girl... I hope you enjoyed the pics...
For those that are a little allergic to cats...
I do have one pic of Coffee on a quilt... but he was very small and very sneaky and hopped onto my bed when no one was watching. I suppose it was a doggy quilt.
hope you are having a great week....
Will be back on the weekend to show progress on my Down in the garden!
cheers
Marina
http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-2011-pets-on-quilts-show.html?showComment=1313570337162#c2691921706216157431

49 comments:

Nicky said...

Maisie has always been cute then? Gorgeous!

Fiona said...

Lovely pictures... Maisie is very beautiful. Good luck... Our little dog is not allowed on bed and if I put her on a quilt to pose she scoots off in case she gets into trouble!! I wonder if Hubz would count as a pet?
Hugz

teresa said...

I just love the photos of Maisie (and Coffee) on your quilts. What a fun challenge!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh Maisi, you are such a beauty! I love the first photo, that pose, relaxation, and eyes - such contentment.

Dana Gaffney said...

She is so beautiful. I agree, the first picture is my favorite also, although the kitten one made me giggle. Of course having a dog quilt on the bed is an invitation to relax. Thanks, beautiful pictures.

Stray Stitches said...

Maisie is a beautiful cat and I can see why the top photo is one of your favorites. She looks so happy! Love the photo of her when she was a kitten :)

Mistea said...

Maisie sure is a quilt cat - Love the pics where she is looking directly at the camera.
Cheeky Puppy.
Beautiful.

rosie said...

I just love Maisie... she reminds me of one of our cat's... such a pretty girl..

Yvette said...

What an adorable kitty!! How can anyone resist her. I just want to hug that puppy!!!! SO CUTE!

QuiltSue said...

Maisie is sooo cute and obviously a big fan of your quilts.

Connie said...

Oh Maisie is so beautiful and look at her long hair! It is hard to believe she was the runt of the litter. Cute photo of Coffee too!

LynCC said...

Maisie is so pretty! Love her quilt pose. :)

Staci said...

What a beautiful cat! She has such a sweet face. You must enjoy every day with her.

wackywoman said...

Maisie is a beauty. Love all your pictures and your quilts. BTW, Coffee is also gorgeous.

Nanbon44 said...

how cute they both are.... love the kitty picture..

Becky said...

Guess that is a new look for "coffee on a quilt." Thanks for sharing these great pet on a quilt photos!

paulette said...

Ahhhh the life of a pet!! Too cute!
Paulette

Janet said...

She was such a cute kitten, I don't think you could have resisted. Thanks for sharing the fun pics of her.

Teje said...

Maisie is a real beauty and I love also your dogs!
Wishes from Teje & Nero

Kim said...

Your pets are so cute. Those quilts look pretty comfy to lay on.

Elyte said...

Lovely photos Marina, good luck with the competition, but you already have those furry prizes at home!

Thearica said...

Maisie is precious! The photo of her on the red blanket makes you smile!

quilthexle said...

Maisie sure is a wonderful cat!

Gladys said...

I just love the photos of Maisie and Coffee on your quilts!

Narelle said...

Awwwww! She was sooo adorable as a kitten and has maintained her adorability.

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

You sure do have a beautiful cat, I love the picture of her as a kitten, so cute!

Joanna said...

Just too loveable. Both Maisie and Coffee grab my heart.

Alison said...

Maisie is so adorable! And what cute poses!

Karen M said...

Maisie is a real beauty, she really enhances your quilts. Coffee is a cutie, too!

hetty said...

Maisie is adorable. And Coffee is cute too!

Kelli said...

Love your photos, thanks for sharing. :)

Linda in Calif. said...

When I opened your blog - and saw Maisie, Oh My!! She is the most beautiful cat I have ever seen!! If she is even half as sweet as she is pretty, you've got a wonderful companion.

So and I love the Grandmother flower garden quilt. Love the butterflies on the border too.

Snoodles said...

Aww, what a cute picture of Maisie as a kitten!

Belinda said...

Your photos are lovely. I enjoyed your post!

SewCalGal said...

Ahh. Very cute. Maisie is a wonderful model and quilt supervisor. I think the Quilt book publishers and Magazines are going to want to sign you both to a contract....and your cute puppydog too.

Love them all.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Pat V. said...

Maisie sure loves her quilts! What a photogenic pet you have!

Jan said...

She is the most beautiful cat I have seen so far in this contest.

Lesly said...

How pretty Maisie is! And your quilts are wonderful - thanks for sharing!

missknitta said...

Love the photos of Maisie and Coffee! The one of her when she was tiny is especially adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Maisie is so gorgeous!! Love the pictures.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I love the before and after pic of Maisie! Too funny and so cute!

andsewon said...

Maisie is beautiful! Love your header pic as well but the first pose pic is wonderful! Love her look of ...yes...can I go back to sleep now??? hahaha!
Your pups are also very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I'm much more a dog than a cat person, but your Maisie looks very cool. And your pups are beautiful!

Melissa said...

Sweet, sweet babies! Thanks for sharing!

Talin's Corner said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially love the one when she was a kitty.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Your Maisie is such a beautiful girl. I adore her long fur and her baby picture.

Your quilts are lovely too!

LethargicLass said...

oh my! That kitten portrait is so cute especially seeing as how big she is now... too adorable!

QueenB said...

Masie is beautiful, the quilts are lovely too, I know a few cats who sleep that way too.

QueenB said...

Is Maisie part Coon, with that fur she looks it. Beautiful