It's been very, very hot here lately -- heat index of over 110 degrees. These are called the "dog days" of summer, but this hot weather seems to bring out the madness in Maddie. This is a ladder that I use to hold my quilts (cheap quilt rack). It's propped up against the wall by the front door. Madeline loves to run through the house, make a flying leap and go to the top of the ladder. There she perches surveying her domain. This is also an excellent shot of her little "nubbie" (where her tail is supposed to be -- Madeline is a pixie bob, meaning she has a little stump or "nubbie" of a tail, as opposed to a Manx, which has no tail at all). You would think as hot as it is she'd like to be a nice quiet little kitty curled up by the A/C vent.
Then there's her cube. It's made out of nylon just like a tent. It has three openings. She loves to run and jump through the openings, loves to turn the cube over and over on its side, rolling around inside it. And then there's also the favorite game of hiding inside the cube and leaping out one of the openings (like a jack in the box) to grab the poor unsuspecting person (moi) that happens to walk by not paying any attention.
Here's a little sneak peak at what I've been working on lately. I hope to finish up this weekend. Since it's so beastly hot, what else is there to do but stay inside where it's nice and cool, dodge the rolling tent with the beast Madeline in it, and just stitch, stitch, bead, bead.