Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy summer!

Hope everyone is outside enjoying a nice day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


One down, five to go.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Turtle appendages

Turtle appendages require the use of fusible interfacing. It is a
tedious process that causes cats to fall asleep.

Turtle shells

The turtle shells are done and all they need are stylish appendages.

Cat army

When Sammy moved in almost a year ago, I was really worried how he and Angry Bob would get along. Two males in the house can never be a good thing. Who would have guessed that in a matter of weeks, this would be happening? The picture is blurry, but it is of Bob grooming Sam. Sam seeks Bob out for this treatment.

Turtle shells

The fabric for the turtle shells has been cut. They are going to be green, gray, and a little gray-blue. I have to cut out the outlines for the turtles now, including their feet, heads and tails. Those will all be gray, but if I don't have enough fabric, some might be tan.

The end of the blocks

I tore apart the mostly blue block and repaired a mistake. The corrected version is above. Below that is another block, which I made six of. I am now done with putting the blocks of nine together and can start on my turtles. The first step is to cut 54 2.5 inch squares of various shades of green and gray for the turtle backs. That could take most of the day.

the joys of ironing

Scout has decided that a great place for her to hang out is on the ironing board. It is great for her because the ironing board isn't that steady and there is usually a red, hot iron on it. I first noticed this when I looked up and found her curled up about a foot away from the iron that was on at the time. For the record, I have moved the iron in these pictures. Also, to add to the list of things that have randomly burst into flames around here, my iron started on fire last week. Hooray! Good thing I have all that wacky homeowners insurance. No damage was done - other than to my ironing board cover - and the flaming iron of death has been thrown out.

Monday, June 8, 2009

quilting action

Even though it is summer, I'm managing to get some work done on the quilt. I've made several of these blocks and have one more block combo to go before I can start on the turtles. The turtles are going to rock.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New rhody

I took this picture before the winds picked up and pelted me with pine cones and pine needles. The back yard is a mess, but there was no twister and I was not transported to Oz.  At any rate, this rhody is blooming for the first time this year.  I bought her and her two sisters about 4 years ago and they are finally showing their stuff this year.  Well  worth the wait.  

New camera

I got a new camera because my old one was annoying and no longer fun.  The new one takes amazing close up pictures and I've never seen Angry Bob look more handsome.