Friday, June 6, 2014

Feline Friday 6-6-14


My SIL rang me in the morning - thought maybe she left her reading glasses again.  NOPE, she wanted me to tip toe to my door with camera to capture a 'moment'.  I've had skunk, snake, possum, racoon, and even a deer once on my porch - so didn't know what to expect.  These two hardly ever get close, so this was a Kodak Moment.


I thought I would tackle that apple basket full of scrap and cut-offs muslin.  Yes, that is a huge pile and I didn't even dump it all - just crammed in there.  So some pressing and cutting for some useable sizes for a few leader/ender projects going.  I need 3", 2.5", 2", and 1.5" for various things.  Any long strips will get trimmed to size and left in the length and put on hangers - might need them down the line.


I took a break, yup they are still there!  My Bella, you are getting pudgy!!


The 2" squares are going in the tote for the Lozenge blocks.  I am half way there with these.  The 3" squares are for a HST project - using up those scrap triangles in a box.


And the 2.5" squares are getting chained right thru the machine as I cut them.  My barrel was full AGAIN, so another postage stamp quilt is in the works.


This is one of those distractions I was talking about - off and running with something when I should be working on something else.  But I wanted to use up that cone of thread to start with a fresh one on my weekend project.  I keep my empty cones and spools as a resource for inventory to order for the next year.


I got thru about a third of that basket, worked up three 20" postage stamp blocks, and have plenty of pre-cuts to work with for a while - so picked up and took another peek.  Gosh, to have a cats life!!  By the way, that notch out of my indoor/outdoor carpet - the deer that was on my porch decided this was good 'grazing'.  A chase with the broom and she hasn't been back.

linking up with Feline Friday over at Sarah's.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. Wow! So glad to see the kids getting along on the porch. I wonder how many other times they hung out together and no one knew about it?! Great job tackling the apple bin - those are always the hard projects to get started but once you're in to them, time just flies by.

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  2. Seeing your fur-babies makes me home-sick - my two are the same colors! You are clever to retain your empty cones & spools to use as a gauge for future buying - I would never have thought of that, but then you also get more accomplished than I (especially THIS year).

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  3. I was going to make a postage stamp quilt with my scraps, and I still might, but then I came up with another way to lay them out. I'll just have to see what strikes my fancy when I have time to work on them! :0)

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  4. Your kitties are enjoying their leisurely time together :-). Great lot of sorting and stitching happening , good for you .

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  5. Yes...it's a cat's life. Wouldn't it be nice to snooze all day?

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  6. I plan to start a postage stamp quilt soon. I caught my two next to each other on the bed one day and took a picture because I knew no one would believe it! If you ask them they will deny it!

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  7. I am avoiding my scrap piles right now. I know need to cut them in useable sizes, I admire you for tackling yours! I am working on Bonnie Hunter's Lozenge leader and ender project too. I am sure if the kitties were not getting along you would 'hear' about it!

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  8. Oh my Scrapiness, you are making some dents in your stash? And I'm so glad to find someone else gets a kick out of finishing a thread cone!

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  9. Note to self: no indoor-outdoor carpet on the porch when we get back to WNY, lol! Isn't it wonderful when the critters finally decide to be friends?

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  10. A warm spot is all it takes. I love the contented looks they have.

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  11. The two of them look very comfortable there.

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  12. They're finally enjoying the weather. In that third picture it looks like they're actually touching. :)

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  13. Ah yes.....a cat's life sounds pretty good most days.

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  14. love seeing your work Sharon and yes its good to be a cat at your house,lol.xx

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  15. My cats have been spending the week on the front porch too!

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  16. If they shed a fraction of what my dog does, out on the porch is a good place for them to hang out.

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  17. What content furry babies. I never tire seeing pictures of them.
    Lovely pile of neutral scraps and beautiful blocks!
    Thank goodness of the rainbow challenge. Makes me address my scraps and is a source of many colorful, fun hot pads and quilts for family, friends and donation.

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  18. You got lots done while the kitties were just hanging out.

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  19. They look so sweet laying back to back in the sun.
    I like to use scraps, but you lose me when you cut squares as small as 1.5 inches. I love to see the things you make with the tiny pieces, especially since I don't use pieces that small.

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  20. Sweet! Life is always better when we just love each other, kick back and relax.

    I have always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt. I think I would have to cheat though and get that fusible grid stuff so I could keep my lines and seams straight. I'm not the best piecer.

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  21. Oh my I can't believe a deer wold eat that! I'm still cutting scraps too - thought I was through but then today I was cleaning off a shelf and found another pile of scraps. :( blessings, marlene

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