Yesterday I spent time at Red Stick cutting out my fabrics. Today, I will sew them together.
I really can't show you what I am going to work on, because it is for the Mystery Quilt at River City. But I can tell you that i cut a ton of 3 1/2 inch strips yesterday that I will sew together today!
In other news..........I saved McGee's life but once again. And I so wanted to beat him with blunt objects. But I stayed my feelings and saved his life in the end.
He was upset about having to wait for his morning walk since Frank had left so early. And he panicked. In the form of tearing my book apart. In the afternoon, I have no idea why he wanted to eat the mat under his water bowl, but he did. But those pieces were small and not likely to twist his internals. So I will just watch to make sure things come out properly. Those emergency vet visits are darn expensive!
Then after I made him throw up the book parts, gave him some yogurt to coat his stomach and a bone to put something in there, he ate my favorite tote. I won this from Stephanie (I think) a couple years ago when she had a contest to see how many string projects you could do. I won for making a couple of charity quilts and donating it to the nursing home.
I had to make him throw up polka dots too. You can see how much he ate, a considerable amount of each. And he likes to do it in strips, notice. I really don't need an Accu-Cut, I have McGee!
I won these fabulous blues at the Remember Me Guild meeting last night. It will go into the pile for my indigo quilt. I have big ideas for that. The pig? Oh, that is a pitcher from my grandmother. She used it to pour milk and lemonade for us, although not at the same time. My mother hated it, she refused to drink anything that came from a pig's mouth. But I totally adored it. It is a Smiley pig, and I had it appraised for $2500 about 10
years ago. So you can imagine my concern when I was trying to take the picture and this happened.
I used my wonderful light box to trace some additional nudes on to the nude fabric. I found that I need to work on finding a nice pencil or tracing apparatus. My mechanical pencil was too light and the thinness of the lead affected the weave of the fabric.
So I need a better thing. Something you won't see when it is cut out. I thought to use a permanent marker that is ultra-thin, but it bled out into the fabric.