Welcome to another edition of DrEAMi! Drop Everything And Make it!
There is truly something freeing about following a whim, chasing that shiny bauble, following a squirrel! I don't know about your yard, but around ours, the squirrels are super-busy hiding black walnuts and acorns everywhere. It's really quite amazing to watch them.Home Sewn by Us for this description of my life. Some days are more squirrelly than others, and Friday was certainly one of them. I'm surprised I even remembered I had a squirrel photo, and remembered where I'd saved it!
One thing I did forget was in my gratitude post on Thursday, to post this photo from a friend in Scotland, Michelle. She's followed my blog for years, done a couple of my QALs, and we've chatted back and forth several times. She said these 'feather' clouds she saw the other day reminded her of me!
I finished chasing a squirrel this month. I originally got mesmerized by the pumpkin quilt this time last year and had a DrEAMi! and made the pumpkin blocks where I really should not have been doing that. But that's how these squirrels operate. Then I behaved and set all the blocks aside, picking them up in the spring I believe it was, sewing the columns together... and then set them aside again. I set it as my OMG to finish the flimsy. Well that happened within days of declaring the OMG, so I wondered aloud if I would maybe get the entire quilt done. Last weekend when I should have been concentrating on a certain magazine quilt project and an upcoming Island Batik blog hop project, I threw up my hands and said okay, I'll piece a backing and just load it onto Avril and quilt it here and there throughout the upcoming week...well three not-too-long sessions later and it was done and ready for binding.here.
Last month Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life had quite the heyday (hey-month?!) of September chasing squirrels. She showed us no less than five in her post. I love this little piece, especially the photo shoot!
So now it's your turn to confess what diversions you may have chased after during the month of October. Link up below!
Oh, and Happy Halloween! Here is a little quilt I made in 2003, a free appliqué block from my LQS.
|The other one is from 2000, a block exchange I was in through my guild at the time.|