Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sewing Assistants or My Cat Hair Has Fabric on It

I'm back to sewing living history costumes for a couple of friends at the museum where I used to work.

It has been a long time since I've done any machine sewing at all. The two younger cats, Pants (the big tabby) and Twinkie (the little calico), are fascinated by the machines and love all the piles of fabric surrounding them. They also seem to think it is their duty to keep me company while I toil away in isolation in the sewing room.

They are good helpers. Here are some photos of them hard at work. Click to enlarge if the right edge of the photo is cut off

(I'm still trying to figure out the intricacies of posting from my iPhone. Some things elude me, such as photo spacing.)

How would I ever manage to get any sewing done without the help and companionship of these two furballs?


  1. What excellent assistance and assistants you have; both are very purr-ty. (ouch)

    Very nice of you to make historical costumes, and your viewers want to see them when you finish!

  2. Your assistants are very busy making sure that each costume has the right amount of cat hair on it. As we can see, it is clearly exhausting work. :)

  3. The cat furs will make your costumes even more authentic...certainly ladies had cat helpers then, like we do today? Love all those photos, they make sewing look so exhausting...which it is to me and my helper also. We haven't done anything with our sewing project all week, but we have been napping, even before bedtime. Yay for the weekend.
    Smile today. :)

  4. Yep, you've sure got some hard working kittens there...

  5. such sweet assistants to have in the sewing room!

  6. your assistants look like they're on their break!!

    cute pictures!! kitty hair a must!!
    happy sunday!

  7. Lol! My assistants, what can I say? They certainly make sure that there is plenty of cat hair on everything.And of course, they are always hard at work-or hardly working. I must say, though, they really are good company.