Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sorry about the shrieks. We hope they didn't wake anyone. We just realized that there is a way we can earn gift certificates for free fabric online. Needless to say, Brother wasn't pleased about this, and now he is ranting and demanding we get off the computer right this instant and put down our needles too.
Monday, December 29, 2014
We got three more yards of fabric today, including another yard of purple for binding material. Only when we arrived home and checked it, did we realize that the purple we just purchased is the wrong shade and thus doesn't match the first purple. Which means we have to either hop back to the store to get the right shade, or get an additional yard of the new shade. Or, seeing as they're both very nice, we could always get more yardage of both.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
We got the material to stitch a teddy sized sleeping bag today. That is all cut out and pinned for assembly. We also got some fabric that we are thinking we might use for quilt binding, and now we are wishing we had grabbed another yard or two. But then that just gives us the perfect excuse to hop back to the store, doesn't it?
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The human's cousin wants more clothing for that nice doll that moved in with her for Christmas, so we have to hop out soon to gather more fabric. We would like to apologize to everyone in advance for any screams that result from this sewing. We have tried and tried to tell Brother that bunnies sewing is not illegal but he refuses to believe us, and insists so much stitching has to be in violation of some law. Again, sorry about all of his shrieking.
Friday, December 26, 2014
We've decided to delay the Brother hunt a bit in order to give the coal dust more time to spread and become truly annoying. The worse it gets, the more the people who are stuck with Brother are likely to pay us to take him back, and we have loads of lovely fabric and thread we need to purchase. It will serve Brother right if our collecting him leads to our getting loads of money for all of the things he hates as well.
We just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and to offer our apologies to anyone who had their house raided last night, and found cookies, milk, cake, and candy canes missing. We would also like to apologize to anyone who Santa failed to visit with presents last night. You can pick up the wrapping paper covering your gifts tomorrow. And if you offer Betsy enough cash, she might return the presents as well. If you were down for coal, well, we're pleased to let you know that there were no delays in delivering that. And really, we don't know how Brother is going to explain that giant pile of coal he got. We're sure the humans who are stuck with him at the moment were not pleased by all of the black dust everywhere. Hmmmm. You know, we bet they might be so ticked over that coal dust, that they would PAY US to take him if we showed up at the right time! We're thinking possibly around lunch tomorrow. That would give them time to try to clean up the dust and get truly annoyed. And it would give them time to visit the bank to get money to hand over to us, in return for taking Brother off their hands too.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
The human is still sad over that rotten Brother. He ought to be so ashamed. We are thinking about going to recapture him on Friday. We will probably be distracted then, trying to explain away all of that coal, so he should be easy to grab and drag back where he belongs.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The poor human is sobbing over that awful, terrible Brother tonight, and how much Christmas without him hurts so. We expect to become wet shortly, when she goes to bed and her tears get on our fur. Really, that cat should be ASHAMED of himself for doing this. He really should. You know what we should do tomorrow? We should take the bus out to the pet store where a bunch of lovely rabbits looking for homes live, and invite a couple of them to come home with us to be our news siblings. It would just serve Brother right if we replaced him with a rabbit after how he's made our poor human cry.
Monday, December 22, 2014
It is very, very strange the issue we had with those needles. We're not sure what went wrong with them. The package said they were sharp. They feel nice and pointy. So why didn't they seem sharp when going though our quilt sandwich? We seriously suspect kitty sabotage. But at least we found out in time and with our new needle the sewing is flying.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
We noticed our quilting speed had declined a bit, so we decided to try a fresh needle. We were surprised to see how fast things started going after the switch and now we are suspicious. Could brother have arranged a bit of needle sabotage? The needle we were using was new and labeled sharp, but it really didn't seem horribly sharp to us. Could Brother have gotten to the store and somehow switched needle labels?
Saturday, December 20, 2014
The grandhuman is ill, and we are very suspicious of the timing of this, right before we were scheduled to go and recapture Brother. Do cats know anything about germ warfare? We ought to call a bunny at the teddy adoption center across the street from Brother's likely hiding place and get them to hop over to check the browsing history on any computer he might have access to to see what he's been looking up.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The clothing for that doll is almost done! Just a few stitches more and we will have finished seven outfits and a swimsuit. Then it is on to tie off that quilt and get to work on a second quilt. Our apologies in advance to anyone who wanted to sleep tonight. With Brother's shrieks for us to put down our pins and needles, sleep probably isn't happening.
We have three outfits done, and are almost finished with a fourth one. And we have found a way to quilt so much faster as well. Unfortunately, that means the kitty shrieks have also increased. Does anyone need us to send them spare batting fluff for ear plugs?
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We have two full doll outfits finished, and now that we know how to do it, we think fixing the neckline is going to go even faster. Quilting speed has picked up as well, so we're doing good there too. Now if only the kitty shrieks hadn't picked up. We so hope we can capture that cat this weekend. At least if he was HERE maybe we could find a way to make him be quite. We could put him to WORK! Then he would have no energy for complaining!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The sewing continues at great speed. Unfortunately, Brother's shouting about it continues too. Really, isn't he violating some sort of noise ordinance with all of his yelling and screeching about our hard work? We are very sorry to anyone who is being disturbed by his shouting. On the up side, we have only one shirt to go, and we are almost finished quilting our third square, so hopefully the yelling will end soon.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Tomorrow we get to work finishing of that quilt. We have two new packets of needles just for the job, so we're all ready and can't wait to get started. We have almost finished our fifth doll shirt, and have the pieces for the other two cut out, which just leaves this quilt as our last thing to finish.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The human is sad tonight so this will be a short post. It is the six month anniversary of Brother's second abandonment of us and the poor human has been crying over that RAT! Six months, and he is still refusing to move back in at the same time that he refuses to quit complaining about the nice teddies that have moved in and the hard work we are doing. He ought to be so ashamed. The human is just so sad, though, and misses the rat so much. We fear that we will not have a Christmas tree this year either due to him.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
We're sorry for any kitty caused ear problems today. Really, Brother should be ASHAMED! First there were the shrieks bright and early this morning, when we finished stitching one quilt closed, and added the border to another quilt before getting it ready to have the batting and backing applied. Oh, you should have heard the shouts, demanding to know why he was hearing the rustling of batting being unfolded, and to fold that back up at once. So, so annoying. And then we hopped out tonight to look for a brush for the doll that is moving in with the human's cousin. We checked at a fabric store that offers doll merchandise as well, and would you believe it, they were having a PATTERN sale! We got seven lovely, lovely packets, and were almost deafened by Brother yelling. He should be so, so ashamed.
Friday, December 12, 2014
We hope everyone wants to wake up nice and early tomorrow, because we have more stitching work planned. We're thinking about trying to assemble another quilt bright and early. Much screaming is anticipated, so you should plug your ears now.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We're very sorry about the shouts a bit ago. Brother is ranting that he heard us extracting safety pins from a quilt, and that can only mean we are either finished with one, or we are almost finished. It is a small one, but we are pleased to announce that we are almost finished. We just have to stitch the top closed, and then add some cute little ties and it is done. And there Brother goes shouting again, and demanding someone hide our sewing needle right away.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The doll intended for the human's cousin is here, which will be helpful with constructing clothing. We already have a few more ideas for things to make after meeting her. We suggest that anyone who is unduly disturbed by kitty shrieking plug your ears now, because we expect a fit from Brother soon.
As if the shouts about the stitching we are doing wasn't bad enough, Brother found out that we managed to earn the funds to allow another teddy or two to be adopted as well. We don't know why he thinks he has a right to complain about anyone who lives here. He deserted us two times. If he doesn't want to live here, then he has no right to complain about teddies to do want to move in and be good siblings.
Monday, December 8, 2014
We're really sorry for the noise today. We had no idea Brother would start shrieking that loudly, just because we started assembling a quilt, but he has been shouting all day about how he is hearing a needle stitching through batting, and are we actually making a full quilt? How he can tell the needle is going through batting, we haven't a clue, but he is claiming he can. Luckily we have been able to use scraps of batting to stuff in our ears to block the shouts. For everyone else, well, surely some store has ear muffs on sale!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
We started thinking that Brother might expect us to hop down on the weekend to recapture him. And if he is expecting us, he might have plans to fight back and keep us from dragging him back home. So our hunt has been rescheduled for sometime during the week. And to make sure he doesn't suspect us of heading his way, we will carry some sewing along in the car. As long as he hears stitching, he will think we are safely at home and we will maintain the element of surprise.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
We might go hunting for that pesky Brother tomorrow. We're sure it won't be much of a challenge to find him. We'll just have to carry wrapping paper, tape and a present for a human, and follow the shouts when we try to wrap the gift. We almost finished all of the human's wrapping for her this afternoon, and the shouts were terribly alarming to say the least. Really, Brother should be ashamed of pitching such a fit over our being so helpful!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
We are almost finished stitching a third pair of pants. We're also surprised Brother hasn't given himself laryngitis from all of his shouting with each stitch we take. Almost finished with three pairs of pants and we just got the happy email that the doll these are intended for is on her way. Things are progressing extremely well! Now if we can finish our wrapping and sewing, then the only thing left to do will be to capture that cat. We hope Brother knows that capturing him is on the list, and we are doing remarkably well at checking things off. Soon he will be checked off as well!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Almost finished with a pair of shorts for that doll, and it went together so FAST! It took us almost longer to cut out the pattern than it did to stitch the clothing. Sorry for any kitten shrieks that might have annoyed you. Brother wasn't pleased, and took to shouting with every stitch. And we take tiny, neat little stitches so we're afraid there was a ton of shouts.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We're helping the human stitch together a few outfits for a doll that will be moving in with a cousin of hers soon. We already have the fabric cut for one outfit, and just have to do a tiny bit of stitching and adding elastic to have it together. So simple looking to sew. And we can use left over scrap material to plug our long ears, so the shrieks from Brother don't annoy us as much. PERFECT!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sorry about the shouts again today. Brother is being such a total annoyance over Christmas. We just checked through our leader the Easter Bunny, and we are right at the top of Santa's good list for how helpful we have been. The top of the good list! We're sure to get a ton of seed for such an accomplishment! We might even get our own PLOW! We probably should have asked where Brother was on the list, but we pretty much already know. Deserting twice, do they even have a ranking low enough on the bad list for that?