Here is the progress thus far on the Dell and June quilt, since I am linking up with WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts:
|Stabilized by ditch-stitching with grey Aurifil around each 16-patch; now working on cross-hatching|
So. I've been contemplating changing the name of my blog to a more quilty-sounding name, and I actually have come up with a pretty good one, one that would give a nod to my menopausal melon issues (read, lack of mind, borderline sheer lunacy at times, sigh) yet acknowledge that I do have some pretty deep philosophical ponderings I like to share from time to time, while clearly labelling this blog as mainly about quilting. It's pretty good, I think. And I will probably rename it. Not today...
|Remainder of morning coffee set beside machine. Move quilt out of the way so I can read my book for a few minutes while I finish my coffee. A few minutes later, move the quilt, eww, it's wet on the corner...|
So you see, next year, maybe, I will rename my blog, because lunacy is still my companion, and not always caused by my lack of fully-functioning brain cells! Read on.
Well, I was trying. To read, that is, the other day. (Gosh I love it when I just happen to segue like that.) Currently, I am reading Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon. It's the latest tome in the Outlander Series, a series I have loved for a lo-o-o-ng time. Parts of this book are annoying me, a little too cliché perhaps at times? Overall, still worth every word of the 814 pages, of which I have read 520. I should be farther along, but quilting gets in the way, or is it reading gets in the way of quilting? Regardless, between these two activities, yoga, and dog activities, (get ready for another cliché) I don't know how I had time to work! And raise two kids! The other day, I took a break from Scraps of Calm to sit down on the floor in my sewing room, cross-legged, of course, and read for a little while. (see the combination? in the sewing room, reading, lotus...) Rocco was in his favourite place lying down, chin resting on the window sill (yep, they're that low) gazing outside. He got up, shook, and came over to lie down close to me...rather close...think he was aiming to get his butt completely ON my book, cat-style! That's my leg you see at the bottom right. No modesty in Rocco's world, and no fur to hide anything from belly on down to back end anyhow!!
Bella also finds interesting ways, not nearly so shameless as Rocco's, to get my attention:
|This lasted all of a few minutes, but she was instantly settled and purring until I rudely moved the quilt!|