after a week of May and June, we are back to February. Snow, lots of snow, fell in northern MN and WI last evening. Up to 10 or 11" up towards Duluth. All that is here in the Valley, is a trace. But we have a NW wind that is raging outside. My very least favorite thing...strong winds.
Giving you some more broken dishes today. This time from what I am collecting from Betsy. I wanted you to have some idea of how truly varied our fabric stashes are, and what kind of challenge this quilt will be. All of the first pic are from ones Betsy has made. They are 4.25"(about). Most are just fine, but that polka dot and red strip one looks small to me, so it may get used or it may not.
In this second picture(which should enlarge with a click) these blocks from Betsy are 5.75" Much larger than we are working with, but....it's fair game to use triangles or squares that are bigger or leftover from another project. It gets them used up and adds variety. I stuck 3 of the 4.25" ones in the bottom row so you can see the difference. Those 3 are of my making...*VBS* Cher, see you leftover zebras????*G* Yup, a little bit of you in there too...*VBS*
I'm tired today, both my eyes and my body. I usually am after a trip to a specialist, combination of distance and anxiety. My accountant called and my taxes are done, so I'll get that dealt with, and then perhaps sew some. The dilating is nearly all out of my pupils now, not quite...but close. I still need the sunglasses to stop some of the brightness. I should clean a little more today because I'm having lunch with a friend tomorrow. Have to get some groceries for Easter, etc. I found dried organic catnip in a ziplock at Target yesterday, and got a nice big pouch for Ebby....she was thrilled to pieces!!! I had gotten her one of the scratch boxes, which she completely ignores except for the catnip it contained. Once that was gone, nada...so much for scratch boxes. She likes her scratch pole the best. It's one of those wrapped in rope. Her new Petramalt from Hartz is Salmon favor and she is delighted with that! She's all curled up on the sheepskin in the hallway this morning, since the EB went cool once I was out of bed. She's not liking this return to winter temps at all. Can't say I blame her. Seems to be some sort of bad weather all across the USA lately. Well, world wide for that matter. I hope all of you are safe, warm, dry and finding happiness and peace in your valley. Hugs, Finn
Today did not go as planned
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