Friday, January 25, 2013

How's your vocabulary?

If there is one particular thing that all of us at Lilypadquilting do well, it is getting into mischief. Snoodles, Padsworth and DragonDrop are always up to something --- mind you, nothing illegal, unless it is illegal to have this much fun! (Grin)

Today Austin at Catachresis told us about the Vocabulary Building Project, and this time Moses, the Studio Cat here at the Lilypad, wanted to take over blogging duties. He enjoys Austin's posts and looks forward to the Professor's Words of the Day, too.

Now, doesn't this look like fun? Texas, Jett, and Savannah are all ready and we are too.  (I hope the button works, but if it doesn't, you can click on the linkies to visit our three friends.)
Moses has been flipping the pages of the dictionary, looking for just the right word. Yes, we have traditional, huge dictionaries here. Crazy, I know. What can I say? We love books!
So, before Moses is completely exhausted and we need to revive him with nip, here he goes . . .

Purrrrrrrrrr! Moses, here, ready to elucidate (VBP) on the role of the ubiquitous (VBP) Studio Cat. Yes, ubiquitous, because there are many, many quilters who enjoy the tolerant supervision of a Studio Cat. Our forbearance (VBP) is well known, though some of us do our jobs better than others. 
It is prerequisite (VBP)for Studio Cats to assist their humans with the placement of blocks in their projects, as seen below.

Enjoying one's work is just something that comes with the territory.

Why does my human NOT like this arrangement of blocks?

Ahh, completed quilts are the cozy. . .

Now, there are times when a Studio Cat will have taken such pride in his or her work, only to have it rejected by their human. Some humans even put their Studio Cats in "time out."

However, there is a simple solution to this. With a nod to Austin, I would like to have a "Moses' Word of the Day" here. I couldn't pawsibly do as well as Austin, but they say that imitation is the sincerest form of hero worship, so here it is:

A technique used by intelligent felines to demand what they want. It involves affixing glowing eyes in a particular stare, directed at their human, until they notice and (according to their training) rise from their chair and do the cat's bidding. Very effective, in my book.

Well (yawn) I think that is all for today. I believe that I need a nap, followed by some nip. I hope all of you are enjoying hopping around to the other linky party blogs and expanding your vocabularies!!

(The weatherman says we have sleet and freezing rain on the way . . .Snoodles has a fire going in the fireplace that I believe I will nap in front of, and she has hot cocoa on the stove, too. I hope we don't lose power, but if you don't hear from us right away, we'll catch up soon!) Meow!


Moses the Studio Cat