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June 15, 2018

Cat Bullet

Huh…

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 11:05 am

Well, even I am bored with looking at the last post on my blog.

From March?  Seriously??   Ugh.

I’m having computer issues at work and haven’t been able to upload any pictures lately.   So, I’m just going to have to put a couple of posts up without pictures until I can figure out how to handle this…

What has been going on?

1.  I started and finished a new project – a richly colored table runner as a gift for my Aunt and Uncle. Yes, a picture would be nice, but as discussed…   Here is a link to the kit/pattern.  Everything went together exactly as in the picture, but I changed the binding because the one they sent didn’t really match (in my opinion).  Instead, I used the same wine/plum colored batik that I used on the backing.

https://www.keepsakequilting.com/morocco-runner-pattern

2.  I’m finished with all of the blocks for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  I have almost half of the quilt top sewn together (only one more row to do to finish the half), so I’m getting there.   This one has been REALLY hard and I will be so glad to have it finished. I’m definitely planning on getting it professionally quilted, and I’m probably going to buy the extra-wide backing fabric for it, just so I don’t have to worry about piecing together the back.

3.  Mr. Fish is in a resting phase… I am fairly certain that I have everything in the body completed, and I’ve got ideas for the background.  I need to start gluing.  Am hoping to work on that one after I finish the Bonnie Hunter mystery.  There is actually a deadline on that one as I am supposed to enter it in a quilt show in Colorado Springs in August (along with the people I took the class with).  Hmmm, maybe I should track down when the date of that show is…

4.  No progress has been made on either Day Dreams or Enchanting Stars, my two Jaqueline de Jonge paper piecing projects.  I’m really itching to get back to work on both of those.

My friend Glenda suggested that we have a UFO finishing summer, so those are the projects that I want to focus on.  That is a good idea, actually.   Finishing things is always good.

Oh, and I’ve been continuing the cleaning process on the studio.  I realize that, by typing that statement, I am implying that I have been working on the cleaning/organizing process all along.   Instead, I am forced to admit that it stalled, and stacks got massively out of control.   Out of control to the point that I lost important tools and had to replace them.   At which point, of course, the original was located.    It isn’t a tool that I will be unhappy to have a duplicate of, but I’m still annoyed with myself.

Speaking of annoyed with myself… I opened the DVD player last night so that I could watch a movie and found an old movie in the player.   An old movie that belongs to the library, so apparently I returned an empty case…  *gulp*   I’ll have to stop by this afternoon after work and throw myself on their mercy.    Which I hope is… merciful… because it was one of the “Lucky Day” DVDs, which means that you can only keep it for a very short period of time.  I suspect the fine will be hefty.

Good family news:    Mom and Dad got a new dog last weekend.  She is extremely sweet, about 1.5 years old and is a terrier mix of some kind.   She is really people-oriented and loves to be right next to you…

Oh well, that is about all that is going on right now.   It has been insanely hot and dry and the whole state is a tinderbox waiting to blow.   Summer semester has started and the usual crazed attempt to keep up with that is keeping me busy.  My Colorado Rockies show moments of brilliance balanced by absolute imperfection.  Par for the course.  Or, whatever the baseball equivalent would be.   Batting 0.500?  No, that would actually be a really good thing.

Hope things are going well with everyone and that you are keeping busy and well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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