As a blogger, you snap photos, you get excited, you blog. Your project moves, or your project stalls. Regardless, as a human, I forget some details along the way. I have done very little this past week.
A long time ago, I trimmed up several boxes and containers full of 2 inch squares. Here are my posted pictures from previous in the year.
In going through my blog files some of these squares were trimmed all the way back in Sept of 2020. I try to tame my scraps in spurts. And I try to tackle this at least once a month.
The above pictures were generated in Jan of 2021. These projects went together very fast since all the squares were already precut. I think back then I sewed a few red blocks, and a few blue blocks. These colorways of neutral, brown, red, and blue were the majority in this scrappy stash. And not all those colors made the quilts above. So another UFO is found (shaking head in disbelief). Tsk Tsk….
My design wall is temporarily out of commission because I have a couch standing up longways in front of it. Someone gave us a leather couch. I felt like the Jefferson’s and was moving on up! We kept the old couch, and used the new/used leather couch for about a week. The way the couch is constructed, all the cushions are affixed and not removable. All the cushions are depleted. And there is no way to tear into the couch and add fluff. When you sit on the couch, you can feel the 2 X 4s between the cushions and on the arms. This transpired about two weeks after I got my design wall and we are waiting to put it to the curb on the day agreed upon by waste mgmt. It will happen soon. In the meantime, I can share these blocks finally. So instead of having two couches in the living room and not being able to walk through the living room without great contortion, we stood it up on end, and there it resides. Right smack dab in front of my wall.
I wanted to lay out the blocks on the wall, but that was impossible. So on the floor I crawl (I am getting to old for this!)
I have many more squares to be sewn before I can call this patriot postage stamp quit even close to a usable size. The good news is, I have plenty! This will get me to the finish line soon!
And if you recall several weeks back, I decided to custom quilt a top for mom. I never snapped photos of the quilty finish. Here are those photos. I am very pleased with the results. There is just the right amount of quilting, not too much, not too little. Much like goldilocks, its just right!
So, I have been gaining skills at using Imovie and decided to take some of the file movies I took long ago and compose a video of that. This was fun! Enjoy the Quilting Blues Backwards, LOL!
We had one of the kittens born back in April get into a snarl with something on Monday afternoon. We came upon the kitten apparently right after it happened. Said cat had to go to the vet. Its hind quarters were torn so bad by a fight with something, there is a two inch hole exposing the cats muscles and innards. The vet said cats are resilient and it will probably pull through. The cats temperament is fine. It is now an indoor cat. With antibiotics, sterile wash, and packing of vaseline and no cone or bandage, she is a trooper. My daughter had originally named our cat Caramel (Karah-mel). But I think it will get renamed Meatball, as it has a ball of meat showing on its right rear hip/leg. The good news, she is pooping and peeing, eating and drinking like nothing is wrong. I don’t like taking any animal to the vet, because then you assign a dollar amount to the pet and it changes the emotional state of this adult. I hope, if it pulls through, that it does not go and step in front of a car. Although this will be a life lesson for a couple little girls, it becomes a life lesson to the pocket book too as an adult. If it ain’t one thing, its another! I spared you the photo. I do not want to gross out or scare away my readers, even if it is close to Halloween.
There are still photos that I know I took that I cannot find. I suppose those will make a future forgotten file post.
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