>> Monday, May 6, 2013
My two new cats are keeping us busy catproofing.
Actually, they have been doing the proofing and we have been cleaning up the results!
My sewing space needed to be rearranged as the young cats love jumping on top of the bookcases and sliding along my cutting table.
Click here to see what my space looked like in its last incarnation.
Now the bookcases are along the wall and the tops are blocked off with boxes.
I do have to keep the counters covered to prevent being jumped on (I have a box that I put up on my cutting table when it's not in use)
I am keeping my ironing board folded away and only bringing it out when needed instead of having it up all of the time - one less surface to jump.
I'm also keeping my iron cord tucked inside instead of left hanging.
Proofing my space reminds me of when my son was young and I had turned my cutting table around to keep little hands out of the drawers. Now I keep my pins covered, mini scissors on a lanyard in a drawer, and always do an extra check of the space for anything that looks like a cat toy!
But the boys are worth it!
>> Thursday, April 25, 2013
What Dream is it Time to Tend?
The pink hello kitty has been waiting for me to find a good use for her - and now I will be using her in a new pillow too.
The purple leaf came from the alumni magazine of the university I attended - where I applied for teacher's college and didn't receive an offer of admission.
But that's okay because I got in somewhere else! AND this week I have been supply teaching on the First Nations Reserve near my home. Last month's dreamboard of Eagle medicine has been on my mind a lot the past few days.
I have been blessed to live my dream into reality.
Did I mention yet my 2 new cats?!!
They are young males from a shelter. Still a little bit jittery, but anxious to show us love too.
Enjoying my PINK dreamboard,
>> Sunday, April 21, 2013
I think I learned a lesson today - or remembered one!
I had a really productive hour quilting a panel of my Halloween 1904 quilt. (designed by Blackbird Designs). My second panel to be quilted, this one in black thread.
What did I remember?
The JOY of being in the moment.
Not looking ahead to how many more panels there are (14!)
Not making lists, or thinking about other projects.
Just simply turning up some soul music (right now it's The Be Good Tanyas- especially this song) and quilting something for me.
Giddy with my accomplishment I threw myself into this quick gift.
MORE Joy, this time in pink ;)
>> Friday, April 19, 2013
I spent a day moving some projects forward. This pieced backing is for a gift that I hope to have finished next month. Waiting for thread to arrive to begin the quilting.
I moved my cutting supplies up to the dining room, partly to enjoy the sunny day, but also because I was waiting for some fish to arrive in the mail. It turned out that the fish were delivered to our postal box instead! But my time was productive none the less.
It was definitely time to tame the scrap bin.
I need a few more dozen mini spool blocks for my Quilty Barn wallhanging.
This is a good start!
My baggie of selvages was also overflowing.
I found a quilt idea in this book by Karen Snyder.
Selvages cut to the required length. Wish I had time to start this project as I can already see the wallhanging complete! Maybe I can sneak it in somewhere. . .
Next month I can update you on my Visual Project List Board. Several projects are complete but also gifts!
Torrential rain outside as I sign off. Hope all are staying safe and dry this spring!