Hello my friends! I have been such an absentee blogger these past few months. You're all so sweet to stick with my infrequent postings. I seem to go through phases of frequent inspiration and blogging, and then bouts of....well the opposite of that. The quilting inspiration is still there, but sometimes I can't make myself take pictures and get them onto the computer. So today I said, enough is enough! I need to get something on this here blog! So I pulled one of my favorite old quilts off of the couch and asked my girls to hold it up on the front porch for me.
Apparently, Rosie wanted to help hold the quilt up. But she's just too short. And she doesn't have opposable thumbs.
"A little higher on the right please!" She's so helpful.
"Yo de la hee hooooooo!!!!" She also has a fabulous yodeling voice.
"What's that?!" Does someone dare walk down the sidewalk on this fine summer day? She might have to give them a what's for if they recklessly decide to walk in front of our house.
False alarm, wait, is that a bug?
Do I smell an earthworm perhaps? I like to roll around on a nice earthworm.
I'll go check it out.
Oh that silly little girl of ours. She cracks us up. As do all of our animals. We have six now. SIX!! That's a lot for us. Dog, cat, two guinea pigs, rabbit, and a bird. Phew. But we love them all. Poor kitty had to go to the vet recently, turns out he has a urinary tract infection, and a yeast infection in his ears. Horrors, poor thing. I've been enjoying giving him his medications as you can imagine (to him, ear drops = pure hell, and to make it even more evil, the ear drops have to be refrigerated). Good times, I just love cat wrestling.
Now I'm worried about all of the neighborhood cats who hang around my house, the little angels who poop in my flowers. They're always outside, I think most of them are stray cats, so they have noone to take care of them. Noone to notice if they aren't feeling well. I worry about these things. I wish I could round up all of the stray cats, put them on a kitty bus, and get them checkups.
Anyhoo, sorry to bore you with all of that. About the quilt, it's one of my favorite patterns. Super easy, but looks interesting still. It's made of 5" charm squares, with little 2 1/2" squares sewn diagonally onto two opposite corners, then flipped back to make little triangles. I'm wanting to make another one of these for the summer, I have the perfect charm packs waiting, Rose Parade by Moda. The fabrics are so summery and cheerful. I'll do a quick tutorial when I start that quilt for any beginning quilters who'd like to see how it's put together. It's really easy!
I hope you're having wonderful weather, and that all of your furry and feathered sweeties are healthy. And thank you for all who told wonderful bird stories on my post about little Stewart, I loved reading them!! xo