Saturday, January 10, 2009

Picture Update

If picture is worth a thousand words so you are lucky that I took pictures or it would turn into a really long post.

First, the quilt. Well all the blocks are cut and ready for piecing. I've got the backing basted onto the batting. It's going to be a little narrow since I didn't want to piece together backing so instead I'm cutting down the batting.

Here's my work station. I'm debating putting the blocks at an angle rather than straight across like normal. I think I'm going to keep it normal and try something a little more creative next time I do this. After all, this is meant to be a learning experience.

We are putting away Christmas today and here is a gift we got from DH's uncles. We'll have to get some figurines for it, but it is a really thoughtful gift. It was made from a cedar tree cut down at DH's grandma's house. One of DH's uncles milled the wood and the other one cut the pieces and put it together. I like the knots and holes in it... it has character.

So, DH's family knows I like cats and that's what I get for Christmas. Here we have a pink, cat shaped bottle of riesling, some cat brooches, and a freaky looking stuffed cat. I'm not sure what the fate of these gifts will be yet.

And last but not least, here's Muffy doing her favorite activity... licking water from the floor of the shower. She's got bad kidneys and if it will keep her drinking, we'll turn on the water 20 times a day if we have too. There's a bowl of water right next to the shower, but that isn't good enough for her.


Celia said...

Precious. Our oldest cat likes shower water too, I wonder why?

I love the creche, very sweet. I really like the quilt colors too.

Anonymous said...

I made my first quilt last year - I loved doing it in the beginning but got distracted in the end. I got all the pieces stitched together and put the top, batting and backing together.

Hummm....I still need to sew up the edges to finish it off. Maybe I'll add that to my New Years resolution list.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, thanks for showing us the quilt. I love the colors too. Perhaps that will get me motivated to start cutting pieces for mine!