Serenity Supreme

I’ve been accused of posting too many photos of my cat on Instagram. It’s tough not to – she’s that cute! So for this week’s challenge I’ve focused on Kush the cat photos that exemplify serenity. This should calm my cat posting urge for a few days at least.

This is my response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.”

What happened to October?

I swear it was only a few minutes ago that I posted – could it really have been Oct. 3? My my my. What a busy blogger I’ve been, just not blogging. Sorry but you all know how that works!

I am stealing a few minutes in the airport to get this post done. I’m off to Art Quilt Tahoe for what promises to be a fantastic course with Jane Dunnewold. The class is called “Improvisational Design for Digital Printing”. If that doesn’t sound fabulous, I don’t know what does! In case you don’t believe me, I’ll post about the workshop and conference at the end of the week – promise.

Here are a few shots to show you what I’ve been up to, in case you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook. If you already do, I apologize for the repetition.Kush in a basket shields for DFG printed tea towel printed items Kush watching me in the studioDrat – wanted to put some explanations in for the photos, but I’m out of time. Apparently my flight won’t wait for me! So welcome back and thanks for sticking with me.

weekly photo challenge : selfie

Kush wanted to take part in this challenge, but she needed a little help. I was happy to oblige. We were stitching near a window in the afternoon and the light was terrific.Kush the catNot being one to hog the limelight, Kush wanted me to do a selfie as well. It was late at night when I took this shot. Personally, I think she got the better end of the deal. If only I could teach her to take my photo! Work with me, Kush!selfieDon’t forget to check out some of the other fun submissions here.

Quilts to go!

In the continuing saga of my quiltmaking, I am pleased to tell you that I recently sent 6 quilt tops to Red Red Bobbin for quilting. I had them almost completed before Christmas, but were time consuming details that had to be attended to. I had to select fabrics for the backing, cut, stitch and trim that backing and then package things for shipping. I agonized over the packaging. You can only imagine how much procrastinating I did to stretch the process over 6 weeks! But the quilt tops have arrived in Ontario and I have temporarily relinquished responsibility for their progress. I will have more work to do once they are quilted, but for now I can concentrate on other projects. Here are the quilt tops wrapped in their respective backings before shipping.quilt stack

I’m afraid another addiction has surfaced – one that I’d successfully controlled for the last couple of years. I caved after getting this adorable little puzzle – which still kept with my quilting theme. I was really glad to finish, because I couldn’t seem to focus on anything else until then. Only once did I have to contend with a playful cat who leapt up on the table and sent puzzle pieces flying. Only once.quilting puzzle box completed quilt puzzleAs you can see in the next photo, the puzzle box was quite small – not big enough to show the entire puzzle, and certainly not quite big enough for Kush.Kush in the puzzle box