This is the result. Lots of rips in the batting. Sigh..... Looks like I will need to do some stitch piecing of it before I roll the quilt. For now... I'll just continue the hand quilting and deal with the 'fixing' of the batting when I get to the turn.
Ongoing solutions? Hmmmmm. I might find a long PVC pipe or see if there is a cardboard roll in the middle of my warm and natural batting roll to maybe roll the remaining batting onto... and then cover it with something when not in use so the cats don't get to it again. I just pull it to the front and put on top of the quilt and then cover it with another finished quilt. Keeps the cats off from it for now.
I have 'stolen' my quilting chair back and will go put a few stitches in while the house is fairly quiet.
Kids had their first day back to school today - all went well. They got their teeth cleaned and no cavities. Dinner was ready in the crock pot when we got home - chuck roast with potato, carrot and onion in a yummy sauce (cream of mushroom soup, lipton onion soup mix, brown gravy mix and a little water). Time to relax. I have been doing hand work all day - and 17 red hexagon flowers are all basted and ready to get appliquéd onto a black background! But that is for another day.
Mom - Since Aidan had his growth spurt last week he has been a little accident prone. Well, Sunday..... he was bugging Em at bedtime and she slammed the bathroom door on his toe. I nicely hollered for Greg to tend him (there might have been blood and you know me!) and I dealt with the door slammer. Tuesday he slammed his left thumb in the car door at Grandma's house and Wednesday evening he took a spill on the scooter and got a nice big bloody scrape right below his knee and on his foot where the leg meets it and then scraped the middle part of his leg. Hopefully that was the last of the incidents after this growth spurt.... it usually take a week or two for him to get his balance back.