Monday, August 15, 2011

Pets On Quilts Show


Welcome to the 2011 Pets on Quilts Show hosted by Sew Cal Gal. Be sure to visit and view all the pets with owners linking up. You can click on the button at the side anytime to take you there.

MEET BELLA DONNA



Bella Donna is Italian for 'beautiful woman' and she just thinks she's all that. Always ready to give a quilt a 'cat scan'.



Ready to hold down a corner to keep a quilt from blowing off the props. "Hey Mom - that's my favorite tree!"



"I will hold down this binding for you, if you promise some treats afterwards."



"I can be a model for a stitchery design to use in pattern."



"And I am right there for quality control while things are in production."


"And I'll help with setting up on the mantel for a photo - OH my favorite quilt!"


"Since I'm not allowed to have my own pet bird and scolded when I sit under the bird feeders - this is my favorite quilt. What? This isn't mine?"


"Just for that, I will use my camouflage cover and wait to leap out at you. OR , maybe, I will just give you the 'evil-eye'."


"Well, this has been hard work and just SOOOOO exhausting. Think I will take a nap while you go visit the other entrants in the Pets on Quilts Show 2011."

**Bella is a rescue pet - she had a twin sister who unfortunately didn't survive. This has made my sweety my constant shadow - afraid of losing me, too.**




Sewingly Yours,
Sharon and Bella Donna

59 comments:

  1. Bella Donna is truly beautiful. Her markings are striking. Oh, and she is a good quilt inspector.

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  2. I love kitties after being adopted by the neighbor’s cat eight years ago. CatCat often sleeps in that position and with her being calico and long-haired it becomes hard to tell which end is her face and which is Not !~!

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  3. Such pretty markings on her face! What is the pattern of the blue quilt in the tree, please.

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  4. Sharon - Your Bella Donna is gorgeous!! My sweet dg is a rescue dog who lived inside the house with 24 other dogs!! She too won't let me out of her sight!!! Thank you and Bella Donna for this darling post!! Kris

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  5. Great pictures. Especially the last one. What a pose!!

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  6. Had to say a thank you to my pretty Bell for being so gracious in all my photos.

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  7. I think I have worked out what these animals are about...they just pretend to be camera shy - really they love it!! Bella Donna lives up to her name she is gorgeous. xx

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  8. Bella Donna is beautiful in all the photos, but I think the best bit is the look on her face when she realises that the bird quilt is not hers!

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  9. Bella has stolen my heart. She is a real beauty and I can see she has taken over the whole house, just like she is supposed to.

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  10. Lucky you and lucky Bella Donna for finding each other! I love the sweet twirls of white on her face. She's certainly well trained in her duties :-)

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  11. Such a nice Bella - and so helpful - she isn't associated with the quilt police is she? Would have to be retrained I'm afraid. Thanks for the link, Sharon. Judy C in NC

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  12. Bella Donna is one gorgeous feline diva for sure!

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  13. Bella is so cute and so lucky to have you, LOVE the bird quilt, where is the pattern from? It is one I would like to make for my MIL

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  14. I CAN'T STOP GIGGLING!!!!

    What a fun post! Bella Donna... she's a cutie!

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  15. She is lovely! And can I say how much I love that bird quilt!

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  16. Bella Donna is adorable! I think you have some winning pictures there!
    Jacque

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  17. Bella Donna is beautiful and looks like she really is a help in the sewing room!!
    I love your bird quilt! Did you design it or is there a pattern available?

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  18. She is lovely with that beautiful coloring and so helpful. I love that she'll climb a tree to help. The quilt is gorgeous, I guess you need to share.

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  19. Bella Donna is sweet! Such interesting face markings eh? Have I seen your bird quilt in a local show? Love it! I can even recognize most!

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  20. Bella Donna is beautiful, love the photo of her up in the tree "holding" the quilt! So many of us seem to have rescue or stray cats don't we? Sorry her sister didn't make it.

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  21. Belle Donna is VERY photogenic!! haha
    P

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  22. One of my friends has her kids to hold up her quilts for photos but I like how your cute kitty helps you with yours!

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  23. Bella Donna is so precious! Your post and pictures put a big smile on my face. What a fun furry quilty helper you have. The two of you are a team sew fine. Beautiful quilts you have made together ... :-) Pat

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  24. I just love the pic of Bella Donna in the tree with the quilt!!

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  25. Oh how fun! Love Bella Donna! And that bird quilt is devine! I love birds. I wish I could do something like that. Great post!

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  26. What a beauty! I love that picture with the quilt in the tree and with the bird quilt! She is very photogenic.

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  27. Love that bird quilt... Love that cat licking her chops eyeing that bird quilt. You've got to read, "Feathers For Lunch", by Leo Leoini. A wonderful children's book with great pictures.
    Hugs from Mary

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  28. What a darling little furry character she is! I am sure you feel so blessed to have her around.

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  29. She's so cute! I love the pic of her in the tree with the quilt...

    Jennifer :)

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  30. Miss Bella is quite beautiful! And Sounds like a fun character...

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  31. Hello! Bella is so beautiful and seems to be a helpful sewing assistant! I love your amazing bird quilt!
    Thank you for your kind comment!
    Teje and Nero

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  32. LOL:) Bella, I do believe that bird quilt should belong to you. Thanks for visiting with us!

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  33. Bella is so beautiful. I bet the constant companionship is good for both of you!

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  34. She's so adorable. Cats always want to help out when they see a quilt.

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  35. I guess our Basti would love Bellas favourite quilt, too ;-)) She's a cutie!

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  36. Hola, Sharon!
    Donna Bella es hermosa! Y se ve muy dulce y compañera! Disfruten ambas su compañía mutua!
    Muchas gracias por su visita a mi blog y sus dulces palabras a mi "hija" Pity!
    Un abrazo!

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    Hi, Sharon!
    Bella Donna is beautiful! And she looks very sweet companion! Enjoy both your company's mutual!
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your sweet words to my "daughter" Pity!
    A hug!

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  37. Bella Donna, you are one beautiful kitty and such a sweet helper. I love the bird quilt!

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  38. Beautiful I love that her name has meaning. Her facial markings are darling what a sweetheart.

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  39. What a charming post and a charming subject. Love Bella Donna's poses.

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  40. Love your post - especially Bella Donna being camouflaged. Too funny. My favorite was the picture of her curled up sleeping , until I saw the one of her up curled upside down. Too cute!

    I totally love your bird quilt. Oh I think I need to make one like that!!

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  41. The outdoor quilt photo is beautiful! Your bird quilt is fantastic!

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  42. What a beautiful kitty you have--and how perfect to take her pic with the bird quilt. That is gorgeous. Love the one in the tree too. :)

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  43. Love the bird quilt! And of course I love your cat! I remember the one where your cat helps hold the quilt in the tree! Great photos for the Pets on Quilts show!

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  44. What sweet kitty helpers! I love that bird quilt, it is gorgeous. You are good to rescue the kitties.

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  45. Bella Donna makes for a very good helper and puts that little extra love into those wonderful quilts.

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  46. Bella Donna is so cute and she looks like she gets into a lot of mischief lol,and that bird quilt is just devine,well done Sharon

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  47. That second shot made me thing of the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Your quilts are gorgeous, especially the bird quilt! And Bella Donna is adorable. What a special friend :)

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  49. Bella has found the perfect camouflage, if it were not for the bit of white on her face! You create your own stitcheries? That is fantastic, I like to design my own works as well. Is your bird quilt your design? Regardless, it is really good.

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  50. Bella is such a beautiful cat. And your quilts are beautiful!

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  51. Bella looks like an awesome assistant! And I love that birdie quilt too!

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  52. Thank you for sharing your lovely kitty with me. My dogs will not allow me to have a kitty, so I do enjoy looking at photos of other folks kitty companions.

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  53. She is a beauty! I love the eyes - like topaz, or what is that citrony gem???

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  54. she looks like such a bundle of love :) And her camoflage skills are great!

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  55. What a great helper. And she definitely lives up to her name!

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  56. Love your birds. Could you tell me who the designer is?
    Hugs

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  57. What a cute post. The birds on the quilt are lovely.

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