Had a big breakthrough last night. As Miss Blue has grown into the family, she's learned that we welcome kitties on the couch, chairs or bed. She was laying near me on the bed when I woke up this morning, close enough for ear rubs, but not cuddled. She likes to sit tight against my leg on the couch and has a purr machine, which is high decibel and long endurance.
The most she's done with me is put her fore paws on my leg and settle for a couple minutes. Fully on the lap, not yet, until...her first time in the chair with Anita, Blue goes full bore lap kitty. :D !!
Picture now in the album: https://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/766364?personal_page_id=40606