Friday, August 28, 2009
This quilt is going to go faster than my last one. At least I hope so. I have finished cutting all my fabric - the bright colors for the striped squares have been cut in a variety of lengths and will be grouped randomly for the squares. The background is going to be a rich purple and all the cutting is done for that as well as the green/gray towers. Today, time permitting, I am going to start piecing the colored squares together.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is my next quilting adventure. It is called Pad Thai, which I actually think is a little unfortunate because it will make me very hungry every time I work on it. For now, let's call it the Thai quilt.
It is done! I finished the binding last week and it is ready for display or use by the cat army on the couch. I learned a lot about quilting during this process and am ready to start on my next one. By the way, the Evolution Quilt was designed by a Washingtonian and represents the Galapagos Islands. My next quilt is designed by the same woman and will represent Thailand.
This begins the Invisible Marmot series - photos taken of marmots from great distances that don't actually feature the marmot because of the great distance. There is a marmot on the rock formation in the center of this picture, I swear. For more pictures of last weeks hike to Juniper Ridge, click here.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
possibly interfere with a hobby that involves making warm and soft
things, I said. Scout demonstrates my naïveté by taking a bath on the
very object I'm trying to sew.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
It is so hard to take pictures of Mt. Rainier that do it justice. You just can't capture how big it is and how amazing it is to turn a corner and see it in all its glory. Here are several more pictures of last Friday's trip to Sunrise.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
one year anniversary. I remember bring worried about transitioning him into the cat army, but he took to things here as if he has always been here. It's like he walked in the door and said, "Well, I'm finally home. I will now proceed to shower everyone here with my kitty love."
Welcome to the cat army, Sammy!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Scout moved in three years ago this week. Every house needs a little girl cat - or at least someone special to sleep on their pillows. My allergies will never be the same. Thanks for moving in, sweetie. I also want to thank Maureen for rescuing her from her parking lot and putting out the APB on finding Scout a new home. Thank you!