no sewing class or instruction addresses the subject of CATS, but they ought to.
this is not an acronym. i mean those small furry creatures.
they love to be involved, and they make me laugh so much!
i appreciate their holding down the fabric while i measure or cut.
...until they decide that ...
a. some of the pins would look nice dropped in their water dish (try catching a cat running off with a pin in his mouth!)
b. the voices in their head are telling them there's a mouse under the fabric.
c. it might be useful to find out how much thread is on that spool on top of the sewing machine.
d. it's cool the way things drop off the table when you push them.
general rules are:
1. don't leave the room if there is a hot iron on the ironing board
2. don't leave the room if there are pins anywhere in reach
3. don't leave the room if the sewing machine is uncovered (unless you want to have to thread it all over again with slightly chewed thread)
there may be more rules, but meanwhile, here are my helpers: