I'm thread basting Slither Eek Boo and it's taking freaking forever. No wonder I've turned to safety pins in recent years. I think this is the wrinkliest I've ever gotten the backing too, and that's saying something.
My baby Pokey is spending far too much time under the bed in the mornings (oh no, captured and taken to the vet's!) and I've discovered that is a great time to get things done without kitty interference. If this sweetness can be called interference.
I have several more miles of basting to do, but I've got all three layers roughly secured so I can fold the quilt up and put it away. Whew, that way I only have to do a few hours a day. The Tour de France has been surprisingly dull - even in the Pyrenees - but it's good for basting to.
I decided to make my stringy hope quilt bigger. Thanks to Sharon, it's now named Hope Strings Eternal. hee hee hee. I've gotten a few more letters made (and more scraps bagged) but the progress is slow.
A bunch of quilty links to share with you today.
Have you seen California Girl in Oz Diane's wordy star quilt? It's a fabulous present that I'm sure will be treasured and loved.
How about Master of Patience Lynda's wonderful crumb quilt? I love it - so glad it's a present for someone who appreciates quilts! There are some wonderful scraps in there - a grown-up I-Spy quilt.
New blogger Pokeytown Kim showed off her fun crumb and letters baby quilt - lots of fun for baby to look at. I haven't been able to comment on Kim's blog for several days, but maybe someone in a different browser can - I'm on Safari.
Not Just Nat is working on a really fun bright happy words quilt. It's wonderful AND I love her blog header too!
Can't find your way around in a house? Maybe you need helpful door sign a la Janet at Quilt Crazy.
I hope I'm caught up with links now and didn't forget any. sigh. I still haven't caught up on my blog reading from when I took the month of June "off."
Looking for good tv to watch this summer? I've already blathered about Burn Notice (love it - more Sam please) and The Closer (gack that last episode with the neighborhood shooting was preachy) so you know I recommend those.
But how about Eureka? It's now in its fourth season and is as fun as ever. You don't need a lot of backstory to get caught up (though the earlier episodes are great - try them too). Eureka is a town of geniuses working on secret government experiments that frequently go wrong. Try it, it's nice, light, and very entertaining.