After inspiring my PSA of the other day, the girls took it to heart, and helped me as much as possible today.
Lily watches the thread as it spins while the machine is going. As I was attaching binding without using any pins - something that quilters do - I was able to make sure no paws got near the needle. When things aren't pinned, I only sew a few inches at a time, stopping frequently.
Here, Princess follows me relentlessly for petting. How dare I take pictures when I should be doing nothing but petting her until it's time to bite the hand that pets, then go take a nap?
At least that's what I think she was saying. She kept getting into shots, making it nearly impossible to get one of the sock in progress without her blocking it.
Here is a shot (taken quickly with no time to fuss with settings as I had to work before deluged with assistants) of the quilt with the binding attached to the front. For those of you who don't quilt, now I get to fold it over and sew it down by hand onto the back of the quilt, hiding the seamline from the front. I hope/plan to get started on that sometime today.
As for Mr. Chubbikins, he thought the sun and the catnip were just great, so he got stoned and took a nap.