Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sew Now What?

Is anyone else out there surrounded by freaky people or is it just me? Is there a full moon or something?

Our younger cat Stitch (yes, I'm lumping him in with "people") usually sits/lays on the desk next to me while I'm on the computer, but he was acting really spooked tonight. When I petted him, he jumped a mile in the air, and he kept looking down off the edge of the desk as if there was something down there. Ghosts, maybe? Certainly nothing I could see! Finally he just jumped off and went and sat in the hallway to wait for me. But, of course, that wasn't the oddest thing of the day.

I called Hubby at home, late in the morning, when I knew he'd be up. After our initial exchange of greetings, he said, "Where ARE you?!" Somewhat perplexed, I replied, "I'm at work. Where should I be?" "Isn't it a HOLIDAY?," he asked. Seriously, I'm thinking it's been WAAAAAAAY too long since Hubby's had a job or done anything else that required a regular schedule.

I finished the Hallowe'en 1904 quilt the other day and put it on our bed, but I haven't taken a photo to share with you yet. First, I need to do something about the pillowcases and those panels on the wall above my bed. I'll show you how it turned out as soon as I tweek the surroundings to match.

In the meantime, our project for the Le Petite club this month is freestyle--we can pick our favorite Schnibbles pattern and I picked one called Lincoln. That pattern alternates star blocks with rail fence blocks. I'm using the leftover fabrics from the Halloween quilt so it will make a nice companion tabletopper for either the desk or the dresser in our bedroom.

I finished the rail fence blocks tonight; tomorrow I'll start on the stars.

Finally, the winner of the witch block is Carol of Carol's Crafty Creations. I'm sure Carol will find something cute to make from the block and I'll look forward to seeing what she does. Carol, please send me your snail mail address and I'll put the witch on her broom and point her in the right direction. Congrats!


Anonymous said...

I love the colors in that quilt! and your new blog background...so fun!

Carol said...

Wow, I'm so surprised to be the winner. Thank you so much! I'll send you my address. That is so weird about your husband; and cat too. Bizzaro Monday. I finished my September Schnibbles a few days ago, I'm using the pattern Two Bits.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congrat's to Carol! Love your quilt and the rail fence and star blocks will make a perfect addition! Happy stitchin'!

Lisa said...

Hi Kim, You got it - the full moon was on September 12. Hopefully things are getting back to normal around there! Lisa