Monday, August 15, 2011

Penny

Good Monday morning. It's a rainy one in New Hampshire so lots of sewing room time today, after the gym that is. Anyway, I am featuring my little cat, Penny, who is in my header picture, over at Sew Cal Gal's Pets on Quilts parade so I thought I'd give you a little background on Penny cat.
Years ago we had a calico cat named Nutmeg that we got from an animal rescue in Denver when we were first married. She was a wonderful cat and she blessed our life for 19 years. Fast forward to the late 90's when my neighbor knocked on my door on a frigid December to ask me if I knew who might own this cat. I looked down and saw a fluffier clone of Nutmeg. It was love at first sight. We searched but never found her owner, then took her in to join our other cat we had and she has been a wonderful friend ever since.
One thing you must know about Penny is that if there is a quilt on a flat surface, she will find it. I have them all over the house and she rotates from quilt to quilt during the day. What a life! She is usually with me in the sewing room supervising and checking out what I am working on and what may be her next nap spot.

So that's Penny's story and I hope you enjoyed it. Please check out all the animals on quilts. 

51 comments:

  1. Although I dont have any indoor pets, I always enjoy others through photos.

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  2. I love it when people name their pets 'Penny'. (that's my name) I have met so many dogs named Penny. We used to have a cat that looks like your Penny... its name was Callie. Your Penny cat looks like a sweet girl. :o)

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  3. I think cats like quilts better than dogs, cats always know the best places to sleep. Penny is lovely and so is your quilt. Linda

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  4. hee - Your blog name is perfect for this show! Penny is gorgeous. Isn't it funny how much cats love quilts? S

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  5. I love her! She is beautiful and so regal! I hope she is with you for 19+ years too. While I don't have a calico, I do have a tortise Maine Coon cat and he is always with me too! Love them dearly.

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  6. Penny is such a sweetheart! My cats love to lay on my quilts too.

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  7. Penny is just beautiful! What a gorgeous cat! She's so pretty she distracted me from seeing the quilt! And that is a gorgeous quilt! Looks like it was made just for her, since the quilt colors bring out the autumn tones in her fur!

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  8. Beautiful Penny. We have always said this little saying at our house "Love is Like a Magic Penny, hold onto it and you won't get any. Give it away and you'll get many, Love is like a Magic Penny! We also have a 16 year old calico named Olivia. We now call her Old Livia!

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  9. What a beauty! Give that tummy a rub from me.

    I guess they made this show just for you!

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  10. She is such a beauty! I love seeing her pic on your header when I pull up your blog. Keep those quilts coming for her :-)

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  11. She is beautiful and those pictures are stunning. Darlene is putting together a calendar of Pets on Quilts as a fund raiser. One of those pictures would be so perfect. Thanks for sharing. I love this show and the wonderful stories.

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  12. I love the header photo of her, she is beautiful...

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  13. Penny is beautiful and looks like a great quilt tester.

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  14. I just love calicos - Penny is very striking and what a wonderful photo shoot that you shared with us.

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  15. Penny is such a beautiful cat.
    Cats are definitely quilt detectors.

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  16. Penny is a beauty! Cats are smart for sure what could be better than quilts and napping...;-)

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  17. Love your photos - Penny is gorgeous! And so are your quilts!

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  18. What a life! Lucky cat. In my next life I want to come back as a cat living in your house - sleeping on quilts everywhere.

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  19. Fabulous photo of your quilt and cat!!! It looks wonderful on your header.

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  20. Penny is so pretty, and I love her story. She appreciates quilts, obviously.

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  21. Such a beautiful cat and lovely pictures.

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  22. Beautiful quilts and beautiful cat. A great combination.
    Hugs from Mary

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  23. Sweet story about a very lucky kitty to find a loving home. I love your sister's quilt - the colors are so vibrant!

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  24. Penny is beautiful and boy does she know how to nap in style!! Hugs!!

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  25. Penny and Nutmeg are beautiful cats and your quilts are beautiful too. Thank you for rescuing them and for sharing their story with us. Good to know they are in such a loving home. And they are purrfect cat models too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  26. She's so fluffy! I want to snuggle her belly! :)

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  27. Oh, she is beautiful! I had better not let my Moses see her...he'll fall in love all over again! (He lost his heart to the first one we looked at!)

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  28. LoL I guess your blog name pretty much covers you for this contest!

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  29. Penny is beautiful. I love her markings. Cats love it when they see a quilt. MIne always heads over when I am binding a quilt to lay on it.

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  30. How wonderful that Nutmeg Sent to Penny, that's really great for everyone involved. She's beautiful.

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  31. How wonderful to be lucky to have a cat for 19 years, and then find another one just like her! I also have a calico cat named Bubbles that looks like yours. Your quilts are beautiful.

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  32. That is a gorgeous quilt and gorgeous cat! What a great pic for the header of your blog.

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  33. What a beautiful story. Penny is a beautiful cat.

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  34. Penny is gorgeous and so is that quilt! I love the colors! And how wonderful that you were able to give Penny a good home :) Thanks for sharing Penny's story!

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  35. Penny is beautiful, and I love the quilt she is on. Great fabric!

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  36. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous cat! Oh, and the quilt's not bad, either.

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  37. She is a pretty cat and looks lovely on your quilt. She is just there to improve it you know :)

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  38. Penny is simply gorgeous as is the quilt! Love :)

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  39. Congratulations on your winning the Cats on Quilts portion of the Pets on Quilts contest! Well deserved, you do beautiful work.

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  40. Penny is beautiful,

    She is pretty cat and looks lovey lying on your quilt.

    Dog Fence | Pet Solutions

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In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.