Thursday, March 4, 2010

My name is Boo, and I'm a Stash-a-holic...

I think my kitten Boo Boo may have a problem. I'm hoping she has the strength to admit her weakness and change her ways, or she may find herself on the side of the road with a bindle hitching a ride to the next town.

I keep a bunch of my threads in plastic bags for later use (they're often grouped by color or type.) Two mornings ago, I was home and on the computer, and I heard a crinkling sound. I looked under the computer desk, and back in the corner sat Boo on top of a huge pile of bags of silks and over-dyed flosses. I guess during the night she had been carrying them from where I had them to her own hidey place. Of course I laughed and picked them all back up.

But now, we're having awkward encounters in the hallway. I'll be on my way to the kitchen, and she'll stop mid-stride to look at me, a plastic bag of floss hanging from her mouth like a dead mouse. After a good long look at each other, I sigh and retreat to the fridge for a piece of cake, and she skips away happy as can be with another bag of stash to add to her pile.

Hey, you can find a fan page for me now on Facebook -- if you're already a member of the Facebook community, just do a search for "Shakespeare's Peddler" to find my designs and commentary, and you can join up to become an "official fan." Happy stitching!

28 comments:

Cari-in-VA said...

What a hysterical story and how can you resist that sweet, innocent little face - too cute! So if our little bags have teeth holes, we'll all know why, LOL.

April Mechelle said...

Welcome Boo!! I am a Stash-a-holic too!!! lol. Can I have some of your stash.... lol
Beautiful kitten !!! They are fun to watch. Boo seems to fit you just fine !!

Joanie said...

Ah, we have cats with similar tastes! My Olivia will steal any floss she can find whether it's on bobbins or bags or on the skein.

And Olivia looks just like a kid with her paw in the cookie jar if I catch her with her "stash".

What wonderful creatures!

Peggy Lee said...

How cute of your sweet kitty! I once had a cat that would perforate the edges of photos if I left them out where he could get them.
I searched for you on facebook "shakespear's peddler" and it came back no results. Maybe I tried too soon??

Anonymous said...

How funny Does she need to enter a 12 step program?

Betty

Theresa said...

Hey Peggy, make sure to type in "Shakespeare's Peddler" (you'll need that "e" on the end of Shakespeare.) And Betty, if I find a 12-step needlework program for kittens, Boo is going!

Kathy said...

I had to chuckle at your kitties antics. I have a stash thief of my own. (His picture is featured on the side bar of my blog) Though I do get him to trade with me most of the time. That is a bit easier with a dog (my thief) than a cat.

:)

Good luck finding your stash.

Jen said...

Too funny! Maybe Boo is part bower bird?

Vonna said...

What a darling Boo is :) My Lil' Red eats floss :(

Nicki said...

Oh my - that made me laugh out loud! What a cutie she is :)

Amy said...

That cat is too cute. My Punkin use to run away with floss bobbins. I came home to a wonderland of floss around chair and table legs. What a mess, but just so funny.

Give the cat a big hug from me.

Have a blessed day.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Oh, how cute!! I love kitties...my doggy keeps me company whenever I stitch or knit...ok...I'm on Facebook, so here I go to find you!

sewprimitive karen said...

Especially love the "awkward encounters in the hallway" part lol.

Catherine said...

How cute! Perhaps Boo needs her own stash bag!

Peggy Lee said...

Thanks Theresa! It always helps to spell it right.

kelley said...

What a sweet kitty Miss Boo is...love the idea of her carrting those bags of floss like a little mouse~

JOLENE said...

Boo is quite the character!!! You have taught him to love thread, too! Too cute!

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mainely stitching said...

That is just too cute.

Be strong, Boo. ;)

Anonymous said...

Great story! Just be sure she doesn't chew through the bag and eat the floss.

My cat does that; several trips to the emergency vet later, I've FINALLY learned to keep my threads out of her reach.

Such an adorable face, though.

Carol Sylvester

SharoninStLouis said...

What a cute story -- I think it must be a cat thing. Our little Abby loves to put teeth marks on anything plastic and if it crinkles, she loves it even more. She has learned to leave my floss alone (and do be warned floss or ribbon or the likes can be fatal to curious cats). Our Abby loves to crunch through the plastic covering that comes over the bottled ice tea that I adore drinking while stitching.

Robin H said...

Very cute! My cats love to take naps on my patterns and project bags. Apparently, they are very soothing! The hallway encounters are the funniest part of the whole thing. I can just see her, hoping you won't take her precious find away.

Karen said...

If YOU don't talk to your cat about stash, who will?

Cute story - at least Boo has good taste, huh?

Irene said...

How can you get mad at that adorable face. she sure is a cutie !

Tedra said...

Oh my gosh - it's too funny - I laughed out loud! I can identify with this with two young kitties myself! They just want to help - or is it "us kitties just want to have fun" (using the Cyndi Lauper tune to go with!)!

Tedra Raden, Phoenix, AZ

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Well, at least the little thief has good taste!

Stephanie said...

Your little Boo is just helping you keep your stash organized! How can you get frustrated at that little face anyway?! What a cutie!

Wendy said...

That's just too funny...don't they just think of ways to entertain us. At least you'll know where to find your thread.