Friday, April 28, 2017
Still Catching Up
Since my SIL is using my large table that I need for that special project, I am using the time to catch up on a few more QAL's. I did the latest block for the NY Diary (button on side bar). The large flag, that I chose to piece the whole block rather than the applique they show. To get the block measurement I just cut my lower strips a bit thinner and used a larger seam - came out perfect and I don't think you can tell the difference.
Then I tackled the next Solstice block. Yeah - two big blocks in one day! But I thought of this as making several smaller blocks and then putting them into a table topper.
I still have today to find something to play with. I cannot shove another 2" square into this barrel and have been putting off tackling it. Today is the day while I wait.
I had cleaned up all the piles on my high quilt rack - yes, I processed that right down into my fabric system. Funny how you clear a spot something always jumps right back on it. But a good place to lay out the long chained twosies for a postage stamp quilt in progress. This is mindless sewing and I will be so ready to tackle that secret project this weekend - the fabric is ready and pattern read several times.
Some of you have asked how Bella is doing. The meds seem to be working (what a struggle to get that little pill down her throat). She stood at the door for the longest time, growling and spitting and weird yowly thing going on. I looked several times to see what was annoying her. Moe was laying on the other side of the door and I thought maybe they were having a spat.
Nope, it was this fellow sitting on the barn directly across the way. At first I thought it was a Turkey Buzzard as they have been on the trees and buildings during this wet spell, trying to dry their wings. No, a young Eagle. He hasn't matured enough to color out - but a young Bald Eagle. Our nesting pair further up the mountain must have been successful with fledglings this year. Glad my furkids know that big birds mean big trouble.
He eventually flew off, but Bella must have tired herself standing like a ballerina for over an hour - off to the guest bed for a nap.
Back to the twosies,