Wednesday, April 04, 2007

No April showers today....

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

9 comments:

Katie said...

As usual your wind has arrived here in MI today. Sure hope the snow for tomorrow stays north of me. Love your broken dishes. They look as much fun as my Hawaiian nine patches. Do you have any Easter eggs to show? How does Ebby use the scratching post with no front nails? I never had a cat without nails so I'm really dumb about it.

Angie said...

Oh we have had lots of wind today too, and a really vicious storm last night, but all is bright and sunny today, albeit getting chillier and chillier--again LOL. I must tell you, dear Finn, that with ever post you put up I feel such a sense of peace and rightness. Strange, maybe. But I envision you and Mz. Ebby all cozy in your spot, or playing with Betsy in the scrap bag, or having company in for Easter...whatever the scenario, I just have the most wonderful sense of 'peace'. Happy Easter, dear friend.

Linda_J said...

These blocks you and Betsy are doing are such fun, Finn--nice and bright and scrappy!

And what is up with this weather?? One minute we are roasting and the next it is going to be down to freezing tonight. Snowing bunches in MN and the wind acting like it is March again for you.

Pippi adores her scratchy box--often it was a place of security for her to sit on as much as anything but to each kitty, their own, LOL.

Have a grand time with your family this holiday weekend!

Nancy said...

I'm loving your bright funky broken dishes. Makes me want to pair up some nickles and make some myself. :-) And maybe one evening I'll have a play day and do just that!

Lois R. said...

The broken dishes look great. Oooh! Stay warm. We're having winter again too, but just a dusting of snow. I can tolerate it after the gorgeous weather we had recently.

Diana said...

I love the variety in these blocks--makes me want to see what you are going to do with them!

I'm glad to see that you had good news from the specialist. Stay warm and out of that wind!

YankeeQuilter said...

I recognize some of that fabric! Hope the bad weather passes quickly and you can get into spring soon. My two little "darlings" love their catnip bags - I use them to keep them occupied while I sew.

Sweet P said...

Those blocks are great - very summer looking.

A cat and catnip - life is good for Ebby these days.

Tazzie said...

I just love hourglass blocks, and you're getting such a wonderful variety happening here. I hope you get some relief with your eyes soon.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)