My first project for the week was to get my two teal/aqua bookcase blocks done. They will be on a blue shelf, so the remaining three blocks on that shelf are reserved for regular blues ranging from dark (navy) to light (sky) blues.
You might notice some repeat titles from last month, but that’s how it goes with scraps and selvages, LOL! I need to do some clean-up stitching (or thread picking) around the owl. But I love that he selected the most appropriate book on which to land!
And the “Treasures of the East” title is a nod to the system of Arabic numbers we use. Clever, eh? You will note there are several titles by Tamara Kate - Nature Walk, Birds and the Bees and Helen’s Garden. I love, love, love her fabrics for Michael Miller.
Next up are the two Geese Migration blocks from the pattern by Cynthia Brunz. This time I put more effort into the shading from light to dark.
And this month there were 20 4” bow-tie blocks, although I’m not ruling out the possibility of more until I have finished everything except my crumb slab(s). Bow-Ties are very addicting!
Next are the 13 Plus blocks I finished. They measure 6.5” unfinished.
And I finally got the top for my brother-in-law’s quilt sewn into a flimsy. May have a 2” black border all the way around. The backing is the bright blue and sashing will be blue (if there is enough left over; I haven’t measured yet) or black. No rush on this right now because our Arizona trip is postponed for awhile.
My hubby had the MRI done on his right forearm, site of the previous cancer and surgeries. They will give him the results and a surgery date next week. Then we will have a better idea of what we are facing. If there is a week or two before surgery, we may scoot out for a week’s vacation to see the family in Arizona. Otherwise, we may be postponing it until after surgery/radiation/whatever.
This week I was also able to stitch these columns of my 2016 RSC 16-patches together into a 72x80” flimsy. I am in love with this bright quilt! I`m hoping that I might have the time/inclination to baste both of these flimsies this week and perhaps begin quilting one of them.
My only Supervisor of late has been Darla. She just prefers to hang out with me and sleep wherever she can find a comfortable place, as long as it’s nearby. Alfie prefers to sleep in Bruce’s recliner during the day. At night, however, they will sleep anywhere - they are Equal Opportunity Nappers.
A few nights ago, we were drifting off to sleep around midnight (yep, we were up late that night) and we heard the cats running and playing. Then it turned into hissing and yowling and lots of anger and screaming. I found them in the study and Alfie had Darla pinned under the desk (which is a first; she ALWAYS “cleans his clock”). It is the first time they have ever fought with each other (beyond just hissing or play fighting), and it really bothered me. I took them each one by one (when I could outsmart them and finally catch them) and clipped their nails. They didn’t get any verbal reprimands, because...... well, they are cats. All they would hear is “blahblahblah Alfie” and “blahblahblah Darla”. Anyway, they calmed down right away, and darned if this wasn’t the scene five minutes later:
In the morning, they were curled up together in our bed, and harmony was restored. But I had lots of fur to sweep up!! Kids.......