You know the expression “There’s no such thing as a free lunch?” Well, there’s no such thing as a free cat, either. The cat I adopted on Free Cat Friday last week was apparently sick when I got her. We’ve been to the vet twice, tried three different meds, and had a discussion about hospitalization. I think she’s pretty well cured now, and did not need to be hospitalized. Now, I may be a dummy, and didn’t realize that she was sick right away, but they surely had to know at the shelter. Sad. But she’s in a loving home now, and will be well cared for.
I still need to work on getting some really cute pictures, but at least now she’s eating and drinking and sleeping in the open, not in hiding. Her name is Sydney, and she’s about a year old. Very tall and long! She and Zippy aren’t quite friends yet, but we’re seeing progress.
I’ve also been to my own doctor twice this week as I’m dealing with a minor medical issue. My sewing is not affected, but I keep finding other small annoyances.
This is my container of basting pins, and it is full, because every quilt top that I had basted is now quilted! Which means that I need to start basting again. Which means that I have to clear the top of my sewing table. Since small projects often pile up on the table, I thought I should finish a few of them instead of just moving them around. I don’t know where they all come from!
A couple of years ago, I was going to make a watermelon wall hanging, and lost interest for some reason. I had about 3 1/2 of the watermelons made, so I turned them into placemats. One project off the table!
I also needed a new journal cover for my travels. My old notebook was full, so I bought a new one in New York earlier this summer, and it didn’t fit my old cover. But that’s okay, I like making and using them. I always journal when we travel so if/when I get around to scrapbooking our trips, I’ll have some details to work with. I found that giant paperclip in my scrapbook supplies, and thought it might make a nice bookmark. Since I didn’t make much with my red scraps in July for RSC15, I’m continuing with red in August.
I went to a Quilt Show in Frederick MD this past week with several friends. I ran into so many people that I knew, that I spent more time chatting and didn’t get many pictures. I didn’t purchase a lot, except at Cathi’s booth – Shakerwood Woolens. It’s impossible not to want everything she has on display. When I showed her a pattern picture in a magazine and asked for a suggestion for one of the wools, she said she had exactly the right thing at home, and would ship it to me as soon as she returned. Customer service at its finest.
And I almost forgot – I’ve finished one more quilt!
I could NOT get a decent picture of this. Too bright outside, and too dark indoors. It’s similar to a rail fence, with four different light fabrics. I purchased this fabric on my first shop hop nearly six years ago. The top was pieced at a retreat a couple of years ago. It’s quilted with free motion flowers, and I still really like it! I plan to take some quilts to a park in the near future for some pictures, and maybe I’ll try more with this. I can’t tolerate sunshine right now, but all will be well soon.
Happy Stitching . . . . Sunny