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  


  1. >^..^< I have a studio cat too, three actually. They take turns. They love to supurrrvise from atop the ironing board and to chase my rulers while I am trying to cut fabric. Well done Moses.

  2. TOO CUTE!!! What a terrific Studio Cat you are Moses. Now we are 'compelling' you to keep Snoodles company while she enjoys her hot chocolate in front of her warm fire. Yes, a great day to be indoors. Have a great Friday!

  3. Your intellect is impressive! Did you go to pawllege? Purrinceton, perhaps? Maybe Pawrvard?

  4. Moses! Mes is totally impressed with your words! Me thinks yous has ipressive powers of cogitation! And me is so furry happy yous joinded the pawty!

  5. OK, Moses, You had Mom laughing and hunting the dictionary!

  6. That was darling. Thank-you so much for the smiles.

  7. So cute and a very smart cat you have there. I hope the power stayed on.

  8. Moses, we do the compel thing here too, it works! Mom tries so hard not to make eye contact with us, but then she laughs and lets us have what we want. Of course, we're dogs so we dance when it works, I'm sure you act much cooler.
    Maya and Brady

  9. Hahaha! I am compelled to say that Moses is indeed an excellent pupil! Thanks so much for the shout out, though Austin doesn't need anymore praise or his head will become bigger than the door!!! Keep up the good work, Moses old chap :) xx

  10. Your Moses and my Moses, seems they are brothers. But mine is now quite old (nearly 15 years) so that he is only silly from time to time, but he loves fabrics...
    Hugs from germany

  11. Hiya Moses!
    Well, it seems to me that you have done a great job! Of course, humans are never happy with anything!
    I hope you did get your nap an your nip.
    Thank you for pawticipating in the VBP blog hop. I'm glad that you did, so I discovered your bloggie (and thanks to Austin!).


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