For some reason I made the decision to put in some time cleaning in the studio. And I actually found the top of the cutting table on Wednesday. I don’t think I had seen it for a month so I got really excited. I got so excited that I wound up cutting the fabric for the last of the Carol Doak BOM blocks. In fact, I was so excited that I forgot to take a picture of that last block.
But here are all of them (except for 3 of the little corner blocks). This is not how I plan to set them but I did want to see them all together. This weekend I will be cutting the 6.5x12 plain strips that will act as sashing between the blocks and then we will begin to see how this quilt wants to look.
Today I worked on Owl #2 of the FatCatPattern BOM. I have collected several fabrics to audition for each owl: I have filled 2.5 plastic bins. It is funny how long it takes me to decide what fabrics to use and where. Anyway, so far I have made 2 owls but I have not put them on the background fabric, they are residing on wax paper, waiting for me to get on the stick and cut their “home” fabric.
The last thing I worked on this week was to start the applique stitch on the fish blocks.
Look at all those in and out spaces. It took quite a while to go around everything but I got this one done.
I just have to share what I think is going to be a bloom on my Christmas Cactus. I bought this last December and it has stayed very healthy (a first for me). And this week I saw this bud, actually I have two of them). I have never been able to keep one of these alive let alone have it re-bloom so I am very excited.
And lastly I present Lake Lidh. This is a little hollow that fills up with heavy each rain. This time we had only one inch of rain and it was full again. We have had a lot of rain this winter and the ground is soaked so it doesn’t take much to get a good puddle. We are certainly not complaining, everything is green and growing. Now if it would only warm up and stay warm. I’m ready for some Spring/Summer.
Tomorrow there will be no sewing/quilting as it is DH's birthday. He chose to go to Olive Garden and the movies: we will be seeing Jack, the Giant Killer in 3-D. Can you tell he is going to be 72 years "young"?