Another month bites the dust. It was ushered out by a beautiful blue moon. We saw the moon rising last night as we were returning from dinner. We stopped for a few pictures, but we didn’t have our ‘real’ cameras, so didn’t get great shots.
And since I had received several mosquito bites earlier in the day, I was not willing to walk in the grass for a better angle!!
I’d share a picture of my new cat, but I can’t find her at the moment. Much time has been spent over the past two weeks with a sick cat, and then having to say good-bye. I’d had Chloe for over 14 of her 15 years, She was a sweet little thing, and it was hard to say good-bye.
I wasn’t planning to get a new cat immediately, but our vacation is coming up soon, and I didn’t want the remaining cat to be an ‘only cat’ while we were away. So we decided to start looking around. I found the most awesome cat at the Humane Society, and since they have “Free Cat Fridays”, we ended up with a new cat. She is a little love bug! She has alternated between hiding or sitting in one of our laps for hours. She’s friendly, outgoing, and doesn’t appear to be afraid of anything. I can’ believe that some other family gave her up. Pictures will follow when possible.
I went to the Hershey Quilt Show last week, where we were allowed to photograph some of the quilts, but not share them online. There were some awesome antique quilts, and the remainder were art/show quilts. Beautiful to look at, but they were obviously made just for competition. I prefer ‘real’ quilts. I had hoped to get some inspiration for quilting my own tops, and was disappointed in that area. There was a huge vendor fair, and while I kept my spending very low, I did buy some stencils and a ruler for my Sweet 16.
Patience and I have been doing more quilting, and here is a quilt that I started a couple of years ago. I had started echoing the hexies on my regular machine, and quickly determined that was NOT the solution.
It has become apparent that I need to work on my basic math skills, as once again, I did not have enough binding made. Fortunately, I still had some of the fabric in my scrap bin, and was able to rectify the problem.
In other hexie news, I’ve been working on my GFG again. I’ve seen a couple of finished ones cropping up around blog land recently, and I’ve been motivated to spend time on mine. One friend recommended ‘one thread a day gets it done’ so that has been my goal.
I think I have all the hexies made, now there’s just the tedious chore of sewing them together. I did recently run across a really interesting way to finish off the quilt when I get there, so I’ll try the technique on a small project before determining if I want to proceed.
Another quilt was quilted but not yet bound, because I had a new kitty in my lap. I’ll save it for next month.
Happy Stitching! Sunny