I've have been diligently quilting on the When-oh-When and have already reached my last star. I haven't decided how to do the inner squares (stitch-in-the-ditch or lines marked with masking tape) but before I start that I think I'll try a little of the white space and see how the quilting patten comes out. That's the fun part!
As reported earlier, the cats enjoy sitting on this quilt and they vie for rights to a quilted seat. I hardly turn around before one of them is on it. Even Choco is drawn to a corner of the quilt if it sags to the floor but I'm not so happy with a slightly dirty dog sitting on it!
Do you want to try an experiment with your cats? Last night I was watching a TV program about pets and some lady with eight cats said that when she whistles a certain tune all her cats act like they've been given catnip. She demonstrated and suddenly all of her cats came from various areas of her house and they were meowing and rolling around at her feet and looking like they were half-drugged. It was the funniest thing! So this morning I was telling Tetsu about the program and I whistled a few notes (I'm not a very good whistler) and was very surprised when two of my cats meowed back at me. Tried it again and three of them meowed and started weaving around my ankles. Tetsu, who is a much better whistler, gave it a try and we got a very similar reaction as the lady on TV! It must have something to do with the decibels that animals can hear (like dogs react to ambulances). Lemi was batting away at my mouth (to stop me?) and she purposely left my lap to check out what it was that Tetsu was doing. Give it a try! I'd like to know if this is just a Japanese cat phenomenon!