I have this little resource that every sewist should be so lucky to have: two dedicated sewing assistants.
In fact, they assist with most aspects of my life. For example...
Helping with laundry:
Helping with homework:
Helping with pest control:
Helping with home security:
Helping with packing:
But, most of all, they really like helping with sewing:
(They do not, however, assist with knitting. Under any circumstances. Not since The Yarn Stash Incident of 2009. Hobbes is a recovering yarnaholic.)
Now, as much as I love my little helpers, nothing's free in this world. Nope, the price I pay for their generous assistance is a wardrobe that is constantly covered in fur. Seriously... nothing is safe. Even when something is carefully lint-brushed and hung to dry, simply walking too fast through our apartment is enough to set little kitty-hair funnel clouds swirling down the hallways, smashing into poor unsuspecting garments. Really, it's a problem.
So, dear readers, I beg you: if I happen to mention wanting to to sew something in black, please give me a sanity-check and ask if it really might be prettier in grey. Or beige. Or, you know... any colour other than black. (Slippery fabrics and special-occasion dresses may be exempt.)
All three of us thank you in advance ;-)