Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WIP Wednesday and Animal Welfare

Today is Wednesday, and I am linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.   I have several things going on at once, which is probably no surprise to any of you stitchy or crafty ladies. We all do it, right? So I won’t apologize for that. However, I only have pictures of one of them at the moment, so I will have to start doing better on that front.

I will have a finish to show you on Friday (never had the time to link up last Friday), so I have been busy.

This will be a mini-quilt, approx 22x27” made from a Marmalade charm pack from Bonnie and Camille. I`m doing a little QAL (quilt-along) with Heather Mulder Peterson, using her pattern Pretty in Pink (mini).

I also have lots of blue scrappy log cabin blocks to show, but that will come on Saturday for So Scrappy Saturday.  And I have finished cutting out the background blocks for my grandson Easton’s quilt, and will begin working on the trees that will go into that. Pictures next week.

Meantime, last Sunday at our family sew-in (or Sewarama, as my DH calls it), which we hold every Sunday in my studio, my cousin Kim and her DGD Trinity, we were all busy cutting and sewing.  Trini is 10 now, and wanted to work on the Koala Mittens and Joey Pouches for  the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Australia.  While their recent posts have said they have enough Koala mittens, Trini wanted to work on the joey pouches and the mittens, so how could we say no?  The made 3 joey pouches and 4 pairs of mittens.  I will be mailing those off to Australia this week.

And speaking of Animal Welfare, I am going to have to start banning the Supervisors (better known as our cats Alfalfa and Darla) from the studio if they don`t shape up.  Alfie seems to feel that part of his responsibilities include removing pins from the design wall. It has gotten so that I can`t use pins except high up where he can`t reach them.  

Alfalfa (Alfie), age 1.5

Both he and his sister Darla (below) enjoy the colorful pin heads, and will remove them from pin cushions if we leave those lying about. I know, I know, it’s dangerous!  Which I have told them. You can see just how concerned they both are. 

Darla, age 1.5  

I know what Alfie is thinking. Revenge. He will call a 4:00 a.m. “staff meeting” as payback.

Cathy maroon


Mina said...

What cute supervisors

Magpie's Mumblings said...

he he - 4 am staff meetings - love it!

Sandra said...

I know how you feel about the dangers of them with the pins. My perpetual puppy Rusty will pick up anything that drops onto the floor and turn it in for a treat. I mean ANYTHING pins, needles, seam rippers, pens, pencils, material etc etc.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

What are they thinking!! LOL

Katy Cameron said...

Yup, the cattery looks really bothered about it ;o)