Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hello Kitty

I have been working on several small projects over the last few weeks and I'm headed towards the finish line on Easy Street--yippee!  I hope to work on the binding today which is a perfect project for a day when we are supposed to get quite a bit of snow.  Where is spring?

Recently I made pincushions for a group of friends that are working on a cat raffle quilt for SNACK, a TNR group in Central Ohio.  I've had the pattern for several years so it was fun to finally get around to making a few.  The pattern is from Cotton Ginnys.

It was great fun to see all of the kitties hanging out together.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

February Love Block

Late last year the quilt guild I belong to had challenge quilt packets ready for those who wished to participate in the activity in preparation for our quilt show in July.  The packet I pulled out of the basket was for February along with a fat quarter of fabric that must be used somewhere in the block.  I thought I would do some liberated love letters and perhaps surround the block with hearts or flowers.  I have tried a few letters in the past and found that my brain doesn't quite work in the way in which it needs to in order to make wonky, fun letters.  I even have Tonya's Word Play Quilts book, which is amazing by the way, and I still struggle making fun, wonky blocks.  Oh well, my Love letters are done and I am working on the hearts to go around them.  Fingers crossed it all works out and I'll be done soon.

The challenge piece of fabric was used in the L and the little border and it is not really something I would normally purchase even though I love novelty fabrics.

When I went outside to snap a photo of my block I looked out into the field and saw I had an audience.

Aren't they cute.  Actually they were letting me know it was past their breakfast time, but no need to worry as breakfast was delivered a few minutes later.



Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Street Cat Named Bob

I can't believe I haven't posted a thing for a couple of weeks!  Life has just been too busy and that means no sewing.  Thankfully things are slowing down just a bit so I should be able to get back to a little sewing and have something to share in a few days.  

Even if I don't have time to sew I still have a little time each evening to do a little reading and I thought I would share a wonderful book I just finished called A Street Cat Named Bob.  I first learned about this book from Your Cat magazine where I read an article about a London street performer and his cat, Bob.  When I visited London in September I picked up a copy of the book and I finally got around to reading it.  I've been reading too many detective/crime novels here lately and I needed something a bit different and this book was purrfect.

I hope you enjoy the video and consider picking up your very own copy as it is a delightful story.