ForestJane asked if it was time for pics of the kitties. She must have telepathy - they were photogenic yesterday. Right after Pokey gained her freedom from the closet she ran into the computer room and curled up in the sun by the window. Habibi joined her awhile later.
You have to keep in mind that Habibi is three times the size of little Pokey, who really is full grown - she and her sibling Lily are over 2 yrs old now. Pokey and Bibi play together and I laugh everytime I see Pokey chasing him down the hallway.
Lily loves her boxes. This one is on the couch. She prefers to be sideways - rather than inside - usually with one leg stretched out like this.
No pictures of Howler. I tried to get one of him this morning, but he ran away. Typical. He doesn't photograph well anyway - he comes out as a big black blob. I read in a magazine that ginger-colored cats are much friendlier and calmer than black ones. Certainly true in our household and Bibi and Howler are brothers.
Finn, don't worry about me giving away fabric with memories. Lots of them have never been used. Isn't that embarassing to admit. And some I won't ever use again. I can't stand fabrics that have a rough feel to them or that look like the color is just brushed on - not soaked in and rich.
I'm donating scraps to a worthy cause. I'll tell you more about it one day when I have pics.
Lily, I often have two quilts going at once (okay, far more than that - but I mean actively working on). I get bored easily so it's nice to switch between sewing and quilting. Right now I have a glut of tops, but I know that I will be without my sewing machine for at least 2 month this year. Quilt tops are easy to transport, so I'm going to take those with me, rather than have them packed up and freighted along with all my other belongings.
Additionally, I am trying to be rather serious about working on the book, specifically samples for the book. Plus I'm hoping to inspire some of you to work on the letters so that there are even more samples.
Maranatha165, try the letters out using your traditional fabrics. They'll look great, really. Go take a look at some of Bonnie's, like her Shoo Fly.
I tell you, if I was back in GA right now I'd be raiding Bonnie and Siobhan's scrap bins (okay, if Sio's weren't all packed up) so that I could make a more traditional looking quilt using the improv methods. It'll work guys, really. The word quilts don't have to look this whacky. That's just me - I can't seem to help myself.
I've done some sewing already this morning. I make that sound like an achievement, but since it's almost 2 in the afternooon, it's not so impressive. I have half the borders on Hot Crazy and several lower-case letters done for the tutorial. It's time to get back to work, but I wanted to say hey to you all first.