Friday, October 23, 2009

Quilt the day away...

This Wednesday we were at Carla's house for quilting.  She made an Apricot Danish and Blueberry Coffee cake for us to snack on.  Thank you Carla (and Bob); they were delicious!  I always enjoy getting together for quilting to catch up with each other and ooh and ahh over the beautiful projects everyone is working on.

One of our members, Susan LeHoullier, has her put her first pattern out.  It's called 'Colour Charm' and you can buy it at Thimble Pleasures.  Another member, Bridget, tested the pattern out for her.  It's very simple to make, but really showcases your solid fabrics.  Check out Susan's website, Seedlings Sewn, for more pictures.  She made it up in some hand-dyed fabrics and it's gorgeous!  I'm sure this will be the first of many.

I've finally finished quilting the flower quilt for Chris, my secret sister.  I've even finished the binding.  Usually at this point I would be done, but on this quilt, I'm now hand sewing on a bunch more yo-yo's.  I've made about 200, but can already see that I'm not going to attach even half that many.  Perhaps I'll send her the rest of them and she can use them to embellish a pillowcase or something.

Here's a few new pictures of David.  He just keeps growing and growing.  He's only 6 months old right now but he's already longer and taller than our other cats.  He's not yet fatter than the others but looking at his belly, you can see he's working on it...

Can you see the shine of his new collar?  He's turned into a little escape artist.  He keeps trying to dart out the front and back doors, but usually only at night.  He's a little difficult to see out there so he must now wear a reflective collar, a name tag and a BELL.  All the other pets appreciate this for different reasons.  First, he can no longer sneak up on the other cats.  This has allowed all of them to finally relax without worrying he's going to suddenly appear and tackle them.  And Gabriel, our dog, loves it because she can keep tabs on him whenever she wants to play.

Finally, it's helped us as well.  I can't tell you how many times we've accidentally kicked him coming out of the bathroom at night.  Now we have some inkling he's there in the dark.  Mr. QuiltingBug and I were talking just this morning that he's only been here for 2 months, but it seems like much longer.  He fits in so well.  (As I'm typing this, he's fast asleep on my legs.)

I hope everyone is enjoying the brief bit of fall weather we're getting now.  I'm even considering taking off one of my pairs of socks.  'Til next time...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning my pattern and website.
    You may want to change the spelling to Seedlings Sewn.

    I like your new format.