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September 22, 2017

Cat Bullet

Friday musings

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 12:38 pm

(picture from the Botanical Gardens a couple of Octobers ago…)

Nothing to report here. First day of fall and it is 80 degrees. *sigh*

Some of the leaves are starting to turn color, and the nights and mornings are cooler.   Guess that I just have to be patient.

Nothing to report from a creative nature;  last weekend I added strips to the top and bottom of the Halloween quilt, but I really don’t like them.  I need to cut them back by half, at least, because they completely affected the focal point of the quilt.   I was just getting ready to work on that part when I cut my finger with a kitchen knife and had to go get “glued” at the ER.       At first I was a fan of the gluing, because it didn’t hurt at all.  Apparently, however, I am too moist for the glue to stick very well.  When I got home from the gym last night and removed my bandaid, the whole thing peeled off.   EEEEWwwwwww.   It didn’t start to bleed so I thought that I was going to be OK until I bumped it on the kitchen faucet.

(side note, maybe I should stay out of the kitchen since all I seem to do lately is hurt myself there…)

Anyway, I washed it up again with soap and water, then added antibacterial ointment and bandaged it up securely.   It looked OK this morning but hurts a tiny bit.

I’m afraid to go near fabric lest I ooze…

So there we stand.  Fairly busy weekend planned, but I’m hoping to get home tonight with enough energy to work on the Halloween quilt at least a little bit.

And a few blood stains might just add to the atmosphere, right??

(Botanical Gardens table with an interesting shadow pattern…)



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September 14, 2017

Cat Bullet

What’s new?

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 10:25 am

Well, sorry to be so long. Not much excitement here (other than random citrus items being left on park benches).  The summer semester was busy, but relatively uneventful.   The fall semester has started, and this year’s theme seems to be “Every instrument breaks down at the worst possible time.”   *grumble grumble*

With approximately 5,683  unfinished projects in my studio, of course the logical thing to do was start a new project.   But I encountered a quilt kit during the Rocky Mountain Quilt Shop Hop (start of August) and just fell in love with the Victorian themed Halloween prints.   I’m a sucker for bats, and my favorite poem is “The Raven” so when I found a kit that had both of those things incorporated, I had to acquire it.

Of course, being the obstinate person that I am, I couldn’t just follow the directions and assemble the quilt the way it was… oh no.  I had to redesign it  and make it more complicated.

I really love it!

The background is parchment colored and has Edgar Allen Poe poems printed on it.   The big blocks have “halloween-ish” quotes with lots of skulls, ravens and scrollwork.

I’m thinking that it is mostly done.  I want it to be a little bit longer, so I’m envisioning another strip of the parchment colored “dictionary print” (the one with the vultures) on the top and bottom.   I’ve got a fantastic orange halloween print for the backing and the binding will be the solid black that I used for the strips between the blocks.

I’m going to enjoy napping under this and hope to have it done very soon.




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