Do any of you work, and then dream of work all night long, only to get up tired because you had a full day of work, you worked all. night in your sleep, and then you have to work all day following the night of dreaming. Weird how your brain activity does this.
Do you dream in color? I do on some things. If there is a storm or a tornado in my dream it is always in black and white. But sometimes I do dream in color. There was a period of about 4 years I dreamed nothing. The reason? Vitamin B12 deficiency, yup that’s right, if you don’t dream for a long time, you may want to go see your doctor.
I personally have never dreamed of quilting in my sleep. That would be neat. Sleeping under a real quilt that I have made, only to work on my quilting in my dreams. Has this happened to any of you?
The sewing side of life has been good to me this week. That extra day off really got the stitches sewn. Lots of 365 challenge blocks happened. Some easy, some, not sew much.
I did one of the hardest blocks I have ever done. Took me hours. Sewed a few pieces wrong a couple of times, but by golly, got the nightmare block done. If you missed my last post, I show a tutorial of mitered seams with video goodness. Click here for the video, or here for the blog tutorial.
Here is my hardest block. I think this took several hours. Glad the difficulty is over. Glad to have the experience under my belt. Look forward to telling generations all about it when they gaze upon it in the quilt in years to come.
I still have not made it to the quilt shop. You have to make an appointment. Not sure if I want to do that, because I pass by after work, and lately the time I get off has been iffy. This week consisted of working over a couple of evenings, and then leaving early for a dentist appt. The dentist office will never be the same. That was a new adventure compared to the mundane dentist appt. before covid.
Here are some more 365 blocks. I decided to add a pop of color here and there. Will try to at least add each color of the rainbow to get a little more interest and contrast.
And I finally started quilting on the SewQuester quilt. Done a bunch of pebbles on the perimeter. A little bit of ribbon candy in the sashing. Some feathers in the stars. And some melons in the 4 patches. I am liking the affect of this pattern and how it aligns. I probably need to do another one of these quilt tops.
And about 2 1/2 weeks ago, or maybe it was three, we had a fat cat who was not fat all of a sudden. I had suspected she was pregnant. But she is a bit wild. Not completely feral. She comes up to eat everyday and if you are lucky you can pet her. She is a beautiful black and white cat, a tuxedo cat. She has the softest fur. Well, I thought she had the babies and was not taking to them because she was always lounging on the front lawn (probably waiting for me to feed her.). Well another black cat we had started to get humongous. I knew she was going to pop at anytime and thought when the tuxedo cat had hers, she would follow within a few days. Several weeks later, we can hear faint mewing under the bathroom floor. I can only assume the location of where the black cat had them under the house, it unnerved the tuxedo momma kitty, and so she moved them to the font lawn. She had 5 beautiful babies. They are small enough they cannot run away, so it may be we can tame them as long as she doesn’t move them again. This was captured right at dusk. The flash went off on the camera and the picture quality is horrible. But here is another baby kitty picture.
As large as the black cat got, I bet she had more than 5. We have cats growing all over the place. These babies are healthy, have the eyes open, and the bellies are chubby, so she is meeting their needs nicely. That is always a worry. I once had a very stupid cat that had babies and then would not take care of them, and then the kittens got cold, and then they died. I tried to interfere, but I probably just made them cold (I did not heat up the food, their death taught. me something).
I listen to a radio program, called Bird Note. It has a very short snippet of factoids about birds, bird calls, or bird tidbits that I find very interesting. This week I got to hang a bird feeder, and will be birdwatching with the children, teaching them the calls of certain birds, and what they are. I find it fascinating and peaceful. I am hoping with the help of the IPad, this will stimulate some interest with my children finding things out on their own. Children are curious and sometimes rely on Mom and Dad too much for information.
Work is starting to pick up, so that only means my hobby and my blog will suffer. We will see what the week holds. Until then, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!