I did finish two quilts the other day, but I'll wait and post pics until after they're washed. I'm in that mopey state I get into after finishing a heartfelt project, be it quilt, movie, book... I get so immersed in that world I find it a bit hard to back out and get enthusiastic about something else. I just want to keep doing what I was doing, even if it is done.
I need to get a top finished so that I have something to quilt on since my current project is almost done. Discovered that my Orphan Train quilt isn't as far along as I thought (eh, too much work, put it back in the box) and my Hugs for Sweetie just isn't grabbing my attention (not to mention I have to try and find the fabric for it). Think I'm going to work on my collaboration project with Bonnie.
I had so much fun working on quilt tops with her in Florida that I asked Bonnie to do one long distance with me. I picked Amish colors since I knew she had leftovers from her Amish String Quilt and I have a selection of solids too. My rules were no whites, lime greens, traffic cone orange or bright yellow. She sent the muddier, grayish fabrics I wasn't likely to have. The orange here looks much brighter than it is in person.
Good picture of Lily with Bonnie's fabric, I just wish she didn't have a lamp shade coming out of her head. She's sitting on my "dining" room table which actually happens to be my sewing room table. I sew a lot and rarely eat like an adult so there's no reason to have a formal dining area - we eat in front of the tv. There isn't much separation between the sewing room and the living room so you can see right through to that big mantle and my bookcases.
I generally keep all my solids together in a pile, but over the last several years they got jumbled in with the rest of my fabrics. So that was a good excuse to start organizing my fabric. Aiyee. That took quite a while, but is finally finished. Here's Pokey a couple of days ago:
And today. I've found my purples and blues and pinks. I love that some of these fabrics are almost the same color but not quite. I intend to use multiple shades of black as well.
I just rewatched the British mini-series Ultraviolet -- not to be confused with the bad movie of the same name (okay I presume it's bad - I've never actually watched it) -- in which vampires are being fought by British law enforcement. Well, sort of law enforcement - they seem to be very much above the law. It's all handled very realistically - no Buffy kung-fu action. It's such a great concept, handled well, just makes me nuts they didn't make more of them. One of the stars is Idris Elba, the fabulous actor who portrayed Stringer Bell in the first few years of The Wire. He's always very intense and watchable.
Speaking of Buffy, the original movie was on tv today. Sounded very odd dubbed into French - I don't remember Buffy ever sounding that tarty.
What else is going on... little cats seem to have a truce, but aren't cuddly and sweet together still. Lily scratched the heck out of me this morning, using my bare back as a launching pad to get to the top of the dresser. Pokey has become a menace. It's so darling when she sticks her face into glasses to drink the water, but now we've caught her sticking her paw in and knocking the glass over when there isn't enough water for her to be able to drink it. Trying to convince her that she is indeed a cat and should drink out of the bowl just doesn't work. Time to buy kids' sippy cups...