Saturday, September 15, 2007

Neglectful

Yes, today was very eventful, and I promise to post about it ASAP.
However, in the meantime, I need to catch up on what's been happening around here and why I've been so neglectful of my poor little blog.




Can I distract you from the outrageous lack of blog posting hereabouts with some pretty pictures? How about a pink-and-blue sunset??

More sunset clouds.


Pretty, aren't they?



The good news is, the horrid high heat has finally broken, and the weather has become almost livable. The bad news is that my brain, and my energy centers, all melted during the heat wave and haven't come back to life yet.

But I've done a little quilting.

You can sort of see what the pattern will look like. This is a pre-cut kit of hand-dyed fabrics which I "acquired" in 2003, according to the eBay paperwork that was with it.






Yeah, I stockpile fabric just like I do yarn. But, I must admit, it's nice to have something like this to do when you want to work on SOMETHING, but don't have the energy or the mental wherewithal to come up with that something.






Not that triangles are easy, you understand, nor is this a particularly easy design. It's easy to pair up the first set of triangles, and the second, and sewing them together is also easy.
But then you have to match the two halves of the quarter-block, and that is where the "fun" comes in.



I have a system. I match up the center points, and then sew a few stitches across the center to baste them together. If they match perfectly, it's all good. If they don't match up, then it's only a matter of ripping out a few stitches and redoing it.


Much better than picking out a whole long line of stitching!




I've also been visiting a few new cats and thought you might like to meet them.





First, meet Patty's little Sally Brown, aka Tortie. Isn't she a love with those big green eyes?


She's just noticed the camera--and the dangling camera strap.


Mmm! A new chew toy!




Attack cat mode: can I get into that camera?



We had a lot of fun playing with the camera strap. Kittens think the entire world is their playpen.





Next up, meet my pretty grandkitten Maxine. She belongs to D5 and husband, along with her sister Shyla and brother Potsy. They don't usually come out for company, but Max is gregarious and quite fond of being petted and "made" over.

Her favorite way to be held is on her back, just like a baby. She will purr and lap up the attention.

Max says:

You won't tell anyone how good I've got it here, will you??

PS--If you want to see some darling baby animal pics, head on over to Susan's to see her new baby goat kids!

4 comments:

mary said...

Great colors! Are you holding out the exciting pics for tomorrow?

Scott & Courtney said...

My poor baby kitty looks like she has a lazy eye! Even still, I'm sure she will be thrilled to hear that she's made it onto her first blog.

xoxoxo

Madge said...

You should submit Max's photo to Cute Overload for the "Cats and Racks" category. Hehe. And OMG, I just fell in love with Sally all over again. Such a sweetie.

Hey, MY brain dribbled out my ears during the heatwave, too. I'm hoping we grow new ones soon!

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, I can easily be distracted by pictures of a pretty sky and a couple of cute little kitties!

I like your strategy with the triangles. Much better than mine which is to sew them crookedly then tell everyone to just cock their heads and close one eye when they look at it. I don't quilt much...