I also received a copy of The Four Quakers group of charts and just had to take a look at these as well. I cut off the edge of the polythene covering and made plans for stitching these in the future as well.
My husband brings me a mug of tea and he is followed into the room by two of our cats. The cats start chasing each other, the mug of tea gets knocked over and goes all over the charts, the photo, frontspiece and cardboard - and would you believe it, the liquid even flows into the polythene covering.
The charts, so beautifully produced on some sort of shiny paper, stick to each other and I try to peel them apart. The top printed surface of the patterns are totally destroyed in so many places.
Cats will be cats, even though I am trying to train this bunch. Never again, will I open charts in front of mugs of tea and cats.