Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Boys

Dordogne Quilter Clare arrived safely yesterday for her visit. I've already tortured her with a few of my quilts and of course we talked quilts quilts quilts. She went her off to bed last night with Gwen Marston. I love how that sounds. Clare's finally getting a chance to read Liberated Quiltmaking, woohoo.

Yesterday was horribly rainy, although I admit not as bad as over in the U.K. Not sure if the weather is going to cooperate with us today, but oh boy there is sun peeking out at the moment. Maybe we should try for touristing today instead of tomorrow...

The cats were of course skittish at having company, but unbelievably it was the biggest fraidy cat of all, Howler, who adapted the quickest and best. Another pic of the boys. I didn't think yesterday to tell you about them.

These guys are brothers, we got them in Cairo. The orange guy is Habibi, which means "buddy, friend, dear" in arabic. He really is a big sweetie pie. He grooms everyone in the house including the humans. And Howler is the black cat. He got his name because he is loud. When panicked he starts blubbering and wailing and just won't stop for ages. He also yells for affection.

All the local shops are out of milk - I hate it when that happens. I did prepare for this eventuality (since it happens far more often than it should) and bought some Green Tea with Mint since I have to have milk in my English Breakfast Tea. The green tea is actually very yummy. Well, with mint, not sure how I'd like it plain.

A few links before I go. Did you see Bonnie's post about the Crumb Class? Looks like they had so much fun. And look at that fabulous top Bonnie came up with - I'm jealous it's so fabulous.

By the way, did you know Bonnie is teaching the free-pieced letters (or at least a few of them) as part of her Crumb Class? She is. So if you've wanted to learn the letters as well as all sorts of marvelous other blocks, get Bonnie to come teach for you.

Brenda at Scraps and Strings has got several fun projects in progress right now, but I have to say I think my favorite is her wordy project. She recently sent me some letters as well, but rather than posting a picture, why don't you scroll through her archive and see the one she posted.

Lynda at Master of Patience just made a top using her orphans that is wonderful. She threw some free-pieced houses in amongst the one patches and pinwheels and it really sings.

Anyway, not sure when I'll post again. Ya'll take care.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like you're going to have a great week...always best when shared with friends.
The pictures of the boys is adorable. I love the idea of a "talking" cat...which reminds me have you seen the videos on youtube of Simon's cat? He has two videos

They are hilarious!!

KathieB said...

A quilty houseguest--sounds fabulous. Have a great time!

Hedgehog said...

Hope you and Clare have fun!

Mary said...

I'm pulling out my Liberated Quilting book today to read through again before starting my class project. With an upcoming move, my goal is to pack everything I need for the class in one box so as I'm taking my time to unpack and put my quilting ROOMS back together, I can be working on my tree blocks.

quiltingnana said...

I stumbled upon your blog...great stuff. I just started blogging this January. Here is the link to mine!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Have fun y'all! Hope you get enough sunshine for Claire to get the most out of her visit :- )

atet said...

Oooh -- hope you and Clare are having a great time doing up Paris. Enjoy!

de vliegende koe said...

So that’s where Clare can be found! Please say hello to her and have a fab time together, quilting, quilting, quilting!!

Cascade Lily said...

LOL Clare just posted...you exhausted her! So glad you had a great time together :)

Christine said...

Great pictures of Howler and Habibi. What a funny pair. Molly (the retriever) is the 'groomer' in our house. Oliver keeps himself very clean but Molly likes to made double sure! We used to have another cat called George - lives with my sister now - and he and Oliver often washed each other. Hope you are having a happy Easter.

blog said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.