Friday, September 22, 2017

Another orange sheep

Another orange sheep. And this may go well with the warning "Please Don't Eat the Daisies."

Here are the two sheep together.

And oops...someone's asleep on the job.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Orange Sheep

Yes, I will admit it. After visiting Gayle at Mangofeet, I had an extreme case of orange sheep envy. I even heard my orange fabric bleeting at me. I cut fabric for two orange sheep, but was only able to finish one. First, I still have a lot of trouble with this pattern...but in silly ways, like I'll make the nose out of background fabric or use dark fabric where light fabric should be.

I may also be suffering from too much help.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Design Wall Installed

Here is my collection of speedy chickens. And yes, that is the new design wall. The flannel sheet I had wrapped around the PVC frame was not sticky enough, so I bought a few yards of wide white felt, and this is working much better. And while I was attaching the felt, Molly helped identify areas where annoying kittens could get trapped between the two layers.

I also finished the last six wedges for the Pickledish quilt.

Today the workmen only came for a few hours. Molly decided to hide in the sewing room which meant that I had to seal off the front of the house and have the workers come in through the sliding glass door. But Molly was very nervous and stressed.

But then Molly's puppy Buddy came to the rescue. In the middle of the hubbub, Buddy came looking for Molly. He was crouching so low he almost looked like a cat. Molly followed him back to hide under the bed. After it was safe to come out, Buddy demonstrated his expertise with the three-tier roller ball toy. Molly demonstrated her expertise at biting Buddy and stealing his fur ball toy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sewing Room Safety Review

Here's Molly settling in to her morning beauty nap. I was sorry to have to tell her that the workmen were returning and that she and Buddy would be hiding under the bed instead.

Happily, I didn't have to hide with Molly and Buddy and was able to get some sewing done. I now have a full setup with sewing machine, cutting table and ironing board. I'm still experimenting with arrangements. And here are the last six wedges needed for the pickle dish quilt.

After the workmen left for the day, Molly made up for lost time. She thought I had forgotten the most important part of the sewing room...the design wall.

Molly showed me that just leaving the design wall leaning against the wall is not safe for kittens or gaudy chandeliers.

Molly also doesn't approve of my using safety pins to attach blocks. Tomorrow's task list includes finishing the wedges AND attaching the design wall.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Staff ID

Today Molly insisted that staff obtain a photo id as added security. Both Buddy and Molly spent the day hiding because the house was overrun by workmen.

Molly was not amused.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Today was my day to make an orange sheep, maybe two. But I can't find the pattern! Okay, this is not a big deal because I do have the tutorials posted. And I do have seven patterns staring at me.

Next weekend is the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival.  The sheep hope I have the flock filled out by then.

I'm hoping Molly tells me where the pattern is soon. I look forward to finding out where she hid it.

Addendum:  So Molly had me retrieve her blue fur toy from under a table...and there sat a bag with various paperwork including the pattern specs for the sheep. Molly was quite pleased with herself.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Poodle and Batik winners

Today I made a poodle using the tutorial...and oops, some of the measurements are off.  This quilt is going to have turquoise, pink and black poodles on white and black background fabric.

Meanwhile, Molly has decided that there is still too much fabric. So today there are going to be TWO winners.

The winners of the batik fat quarters are:

QuiltE and

Tu-Na Quilts  (Buddy would like to eat a tuna quilt!)