Sunday, August 14, 2016

Darling Darla

Hello everyone, my name is Darla. I am a beautiful (at least that’s what my mom says) brown tabby with golden-orange undertones.  And this is my official pawtrait for the Pets on Quilts Show over at Lily Pad Quilting.


I am three years old, and I love the color green because it sets off my green eyes to perfection. I also have a cute orange nose. Below is my official kitten adoption picture from the Best Friends Shelter where I lived until I was adopted by Mom and Dad.  You can see that my eyes were still kitten gray in the picture.


I came from a litter of five cats, and I was the only girl. My brother Alfalfa (below, left) and I were adopted together. Buckwheat, Spanky and Stymie went to live in other places.  


I want to point out in the above two pictures that I have a built-in necklace around my neck (see the stripe?) and also velvety black back paws, which mom calls stilettos (what are those?) She says I look like I’m walking in high heels when I walk away from her.


As you can see in the picture above, I also have a polka dot tummy.  Yes, I am a very well-dressed diva cat. And I particularly love to lay on quilts. You know, SOMEONE has to test them for softness!



I work in Mom’s studio with her a lot. Here I am (above) helping her with some green fabric. I also like to chase anything that she drops on the floor and generally just hang out and supervise to make sure everything is being done correctly.


Mom says I am a sweet cat (she is my best friend), but I am a little shy. I hope you will “Like” my picture at the Pets on Quilts picture parade. Alfie is going to enter a picture, too, but I bet his won’t be as lovely as mine! And he’s hyper, so who even knows if Mom has a picture of him sitting still.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to write to me any time!
Your friend,

Darla

28 comments :

LuAnn Kessi said...

What a wonderful sewing companion for you!

LuAnn in Oregon
luannkessi.blogspot.com

Heide said...

What a sweet, sweet helper. The green fabric really set off those beautiful eyes! TFS.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh Darla is Soooooo cute!! Great pictures that certainly captured her personality.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well Hello Darla. I think I have seen you a time or two. Yes you ARE very pretty and you are the very best Test For Softness Tester. I vote for YOU!!

xx, Carol in Indiana who owns dogs but likes to look at cats as long as they are not in my front yard.

Loris said...

Darla, you have been a beauty from the beginning. So glad you found a sweet home. Hope your brother is good to you :-)

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh Darla! You are so beautiful, and you are right - those green fabrics make your eyes glow with beauty!!! Why on earth would you be shy? You should prance and show off your beautiful furs :*)

Lena Pugacheva said...

Wow, those beautiful green eyes! You must make sure your mom uses green in every quilt for you to pose on)))

Missy Shay said...

Darla is a darling!

Sally T said...

Oh Darla. I am so sorry that you were talked into such an indecent pose just to show off a "polka dot belly." There is no amount of therapy that will gain your dignity back. Respectfully, Molly

QuiltShopGal said...

Nice to meet you Darla. You look like you are a very talented cat and work hard to make sure your mommie creates beautiful quilts. I hope to follow you in your efforts to help in the future. Maybe you have tips to share to help other cats, become better quilt supervisors? Either way, I'll be back. Who can resist a beautiful cat and beautiful quilts?

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Karin said...

Beautiful tabby!

Tish Stemple said...

What a beautiful girl. Her fur markings are so pretty. Keep sewing with your, momma. I'm sure you are her best friend too.

works4me said...

Darla is beautiful. And, yes, green fabric does set off her eyes nicely.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Darla is so pretty - I love her eyes! Makes me miss my studio kitty so much.

Barbara said...

You have beautiful eyes, Darla.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Darla! You are really sweet and how kind that you help in the quilting studio! x Teje

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Diva for sure, but oh those eyes are just gorgeous!!.

Michele T said...

Those eyes💚💚💚!!! She's a beautiful cat!!!

Brandy Pettit said...

Darla, you are such a beautiful kitty! I love your whiskers!

~Brandy

Dana Gaffney said...

Your mom's right Darla, you are a beautiful kitten and your sweetness shows in your pictures. I have a princess dog who also wears stilettos, they make it a little hard to run around corners.

Nancy J said...

Lovely companion, she is saying, "Please get a larger table for your machine, so there is room for ME at the end of it, away from that sharp needle". Another Bernina fan too!!! Darla, that is.

Lara B. said...

Darla is a darling. She really does have the most beautiful green eyes!

Susie Q said...

Darla you are a darling kitty and I love your strips and spots and green eyes. Hugs, Susie x

gpc said...

What a pretty face!

Quilting Tangent said...

The cats love your sewing room.

Christine M said...

Hello Darla.

Jenny - the lilac cat said...

Cats like you Darla are the best company in the sewing room. Just don't get too close to the needle!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a sweetie--I can see she is a great help in the sewing room and really appreciates those finished quilts!