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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Empty Space Filled

Here's my tree with the little inner border. I still need to decide how big to make the outer border. I'm trying to decide how I want to quilt it, that will determine how big I cut it. I'm not 100% sure I like it, but I wanted something different with this tree (my 3rd). It was fun seeing your predictions for my empty space, but I guess I'm too predictable. It is indeed a kitty :)!!
But this is a special kitty. Sitting there like this, he has the exact same profile as Rodger. And I made him light grey, just like Rodger. It's always hard to lose a pet, but it's been especially hard since I don't know what happened to him. But now, he will always be on guard, sitting in my tree.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Until next time,
-Karen

16 comments:

Pokey said...

A precious place for a memorable friend ~
:-}pokey

9patchnurse said...

It's lovely! I'm so sorry about Rodger.

Karen said...

I like the first border that you put on. Was the tree your own design? I have seen some similar trees but have no idea if they are from a pattern or just drawn.

Kristi said...

I love it....I lost a special grey kitty as well. Perfect place for him!

Quilt Hollow said...

I obviously did not have my thinking cap on the other day when I thought an owl! I knew kitty...you always have a kitty somewhere and this one is certainly a special addition!!

Stephanie said...

"I think that I shall never see a thing as pretty as a tree..."

Love Rodger perched in your beautiful tree.

Lee Ann said...

What a wonderful way to honor a memory of a precious animal.

Kathie said...

oh my what a treasure, I have loved this tree from the first time I saw it but now with Roger in it I love it more
how special...what a nice way to honor him, you'll always remember him....

I LOVE your fabric choices, looks like a tree outside my window in October great job Of course now I need one too!
Kathie

Carla said...

A very fitting and lovely memorial to your sweet kitty cat, Karen!

Linda said...

Your tree turned out really pretty. It's very full and leafy! I like the autumn colors too. Quilting will be challenging but fun, I predict.

Vivian said...

A lovely tree, and a wonderful tribute to a missing part of your life. It's such a pretty project.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

This makes me a little teary-eyed. I'm so sorry about Roger. I like to think he's with another wonderful family.

I love the tree. Lots of beautiful batik fabrics!

*karendianne. said...

Karen, really? You're not sure you like it? I respect that but gosh it's a beautiful trees. We love trees. They're so full of live and provide a safe haven. It's fitting that you gave Rodger a position of sentry. I am sad that we don't know where he is, Karen. I'm sorry for this empty space it your heart. Sending a hug on the backs of winged angels, *karendianne.

Debra said...

i love your tree and your special rodger. we lost pebbles this year and we also don't know what happened to her (we fear a coyote got her). anyway - i love your tree. thank you so much for sharing.

QuiltSue said...

I love this tree - the colours of the leaves are wonderful. I also love how you haven't just include a cat somewhere, it's a special cat in a special place.

Barb said...

Your tree is just awesome!!!