Saturday, 12 January 2008

Sometimes It's Better Just To Stay In Bed.

I'm back but I'm not happy!

On Friday we packed up the family ready to head back to Melbourne from the beach house so that I could work on Saturday. It was 42 degrees (107 for the Americans out there) according to my car, and tempers were getting frayed. I figured the quicker we got back to the air conditioned comfort of the city the better. All was going according to plan when I went to pack up my sewing. I keep all the squares for my quilts cut and ordered in a couple of large boxes so that I can take them with me when I need to. I had been very productive over the Christmas break and finished about 9 quilt tops. When I went to put the lids back on the boxes I noticed that one of them was all messed up. I figured it was my 3 year old being annoying and started to straighten them all up, cursing him all the while. It took a while for me to realise that strangely some of the patches were damp.. then the horrible reality struck me.... MY CAT HAD PISSED IN MY BOX!!!!!


I'll give you a minute to visualise my reaction when I realised that approx 2000 squares of fabric were now covered in cat urine....


There was crying!


I have spent the last 24 hours, chucking, washing, drying, ironing 2000 patches which has taken a little of the shine off my homecoming.
This is how they came out of the washing machine!!!



(To anyone who is thinking of purchasing a quilt from CHALK I assure you that all cat pee pieces have been weeded out and all other patches washed just to make me feel better.)



P.S. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break and for everyone in Australia I hope you're having fabulous Summer holidays.

13 comments:

Cathy said...

oh, i think i would have done more than cry!

beaua said...

ok no to be childish or immature or anything, but i think saying "MY CAT HAD PISSED IN MY BOX!!!!!" is seriously, seriously NOT the greatest thing to throw out there in public. Sure, you might not have the mind of a 16 year old (birthday in december!!) and I might be the only person under 35 that reads these things, but that's just my opinion.

ps. bad luck :)

Jodie said...

oh I would definately have cried and thrown a tantrum...a cat pee stinks!!!!!

Lovin the Tex eye candy.

h&b said...

Oh dear !

Our cat pissed on our stereo once, and as it was newish, we took it to a repairer to see what could be done. The result: cat piss is too acidic and the unit was unsavable.

I think i'll pass on one of your quilts though....

;)

Lazy cow said...

Ironing 2000 squares? My idea of hell.
Yet another reason why I don't have a cat.

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Oh dear! Did you put the cat in the washing machine as well?
I'm hoping to come and check out your sale in the next few days. Its worth the drive to Yarraville just to surrepticiously sniff the quilts ;)

shula said...

I'm pretty sure I would have killed the cat.

Kirsty said...

I'm with Shula! You poor thing.

Kristine said...

Oh Jen, what a nightmare. It doesn't get much worse than that.
Kind of confirms why I don't like cats. You'll have to come to my place to stock up on fabric soon - there's a pile sitting on my cutting table waiting for you.

LouLou said...

OH MY GOD....that is so utterly disgusting-WHY??? Why would a cat do such a f***ing horrible thing??? I hope you finished the day with a HUGE glass of wine..
See you soon at YWPS - whos class is E in???

Fairlie said...

That is just plain gross. See that is what makes me highly suspicious of cats and their motives. They seem to be able to work out the worst thing they can do to the most important item of yours...and then they go for it.

emma said...

9 QUILT TOPS!?!?!? You are too bloody prolific. Do you ever sleep?
The cat was just trying to tell you to S-L-O-W down and smell the ......(no that's wrong)
Bad Cat.

Mum said...

Wish I had known about the Oscar disaster. I could have at least ironed the patches for you.