Cat Motifs ~ Niggy the Muse
Cats’ little round heads have graced samplers from the beginnings of sampler history. Lately, I’ve been noticing how many stitchers have cats on their blogs. They’re natural companions for artists.
My cats are a favorite motif. Our four young cats are all calm and affectionate. They like to sit nearby when I’m working, and I love their curious little personalities. My boon companion though, is Nigella Shadow, who we call Niggy. She’s a beautiful Tortiseshell with furzy white eyebrows and a soulful gaze. I like to put a tiny cat somewhere into the pieces I do for my family or myself. Cats represent home, hearth and devotion.