Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Counting the days


The “ Wiggle me sew-a –long” is coming on well, all strips  pinned, then sewn , waiting to be ironed and joined  in their rows. The table is not wide  enough and way too short, but I am happy with how it looks. These are only pinned in each row.

Wiggleme strips  pinned

Wiggleme strips  with Boris supervising

I will have to ask for suggestions for the border, as there isn’t blue to go round each edge. Maybe a darker blue to offset the brightness, and show up the other colours. Naturally Boris had to supervise.    He needs to have reading lessons, last week went to the vet for his castration. Came home with an A4 page of details, and instructions for his first few nights after surgery.

“Keep him warm and quiet, and inside.” No excitement or exertion , does that mean no running at top speed up the hall, into every room,looking  out of every window longingly at the outdoors??? The next day, cat door was opened early and out he went. One more visit in 4 weeks for the final vaccination.

He is turning out to be a very expensive adoptee, as the week before  we had an emergency vet visit, he was “FLAT” and looked so poorly.  PUO, or fever of unknown origin, 40.1 and climbing, so 2 injections, home with a syringe to drip feed fluids. Not eating, not drinking, not doing anything at all.

Next morning better, so we were very  thankful.

Weight now 2.25 kg, so he has come a long way from the tiny 670gm arrival on 6th May.

Boris with quilt strips

Wellington is getting closer, apprehension slipping into my mind unasked. City clothes are sorted, haircut done,  and all I need to do is fill the suitcase, pack laptop and camera, and make sure the check list is all checked.

My dear blog friend  KB in Colorado had a huge scare with her beloved dog R, an emergency vet visit, then by animal ambulance to  Colorado State Vet School, where he was treated, for a possible toxin poisoning. This seemed doubtful, as he had not been off-leash outside for a few days.  An overnight stay, now home, and daily checks for any on-going symptoms. KB acknowledged the huge support from her blog friends, and all of us in Blogland know so well when we share our joy, sorrow, successes and failures, you are there to send love, prayers, help, support, and caring words.

So my quote reflects on how valued all our friendships are .

Quotation of the day from  Marcus  Tullius  Cicero

“ Friendship improves happiness

and abates  misery,

by the doubling of our joy

and the dividing of our grief”

Greetings from Jean


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love this piece you are working on, the pattern and the colors.

Boris is a little love, glad he's doing better.

Great quote and oh so true.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Julie Fukuda said...

I think that little cat has been pretty lucky to wiggle itself into your home and hearts.

Leeanne said...

handsome Boris! Pets sure are a luxury these days, he looks well and happy. I laughed at your given instructions after his 'little alteration operation' as it was just the same for one of our cats. She was female but to try to get her to rest, when she wanted to fling herself around the house at top speed, what are we to do??!!
I like the blue border idea for your quilt, although I would check that Boris approves!

Out To Pasture said...

Your "Wiggle Me" project is looking fantastic! I think any colour in your composition would look good as a border. Glad to hear Boris is over his illness and surgery. He is so very cute! The next hurdle, Wellington, is one you two should take in stride. We all anticipate the best. Love your quote. Explains why I go running to the phone for every little happening. Cheers!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the pinned pieces look beautiful. It will be gorgeous when it is done. Boris is a cutie, he does not know what is best for him sometimes. Sorry to hear about KB's doggie, I hope all is well now. Great quote, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt. The dark blue just sets everything off. I noticed in the picture that you have a quilt-helper-in-training. Somehow the surgery never slows them down as much as the instructions would suggest....cats can't read so what do they know???

Carol Mattingly said...

Jean I think I like the dark blue for the border. If I get to vote. That kitty looks fit as a fiddle too. I love cats and had several in my earlier days, but then had to get rid of them as my ex hubby was allergic. And now I'm off the charts allergic. If not I would have one today. Perhaps a pooch soon. Take care and no worries Hugh is going to a caring place to help him get much much better. Carol

Our photos said...

That is looking wonderful !

Barb said...

Your quilt is wiggling it's way to looking great, Jean! Maybe the project is good for you to keep your mind off Hugh's upcoming surgery a bit. Good thing Boris is so cute - he knows he's worth it!

TexWisGirl said...

poor little kitty. hope he stays well and healthy!

The Furry Gnome said...

How that quilt looks like a lot of work to piece together!

KB Bear said...

Your quilt is so colorful and beautiful. It's a work of art! What a talent you have.

I'm glad that Boris has recovered from his surgery and fever easily. He is a handsome kitty!

Last, apprehension is natural. I'd be surprised if you didn't have it. But, I hope that big day will be the start of a new phase of recovery and less pain. I'm sending you all good thoughts.

A. George said...

I like this poem about friendshp. it's true

Fundy Blue said...

You are so organized, Jean! I hope your apprehension eases. It's a big deal, but the payoff potential is huge too! Your quilt is coming along beautifully!

Jim said...

The quilt is shaping up nicely, Jean.
And what a beauty Boris is turning into. Lucky kitty!
Oh those fears that start to creep in, eh? All part of making adjustments to things we can't control completely.....embrace them if you can.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's going to be beautiful!
We went to the store and chose some fabric for skirts yesterday.
I likely wont' get them done for awhile.
Back to Dr. Monday for new treatment plan. sigh.