Friday, January 16, 2009

Fat Cat City...

can't you just imagine a quilt named that???For the 4th,5th or 6th day the furnace is doing double duty to ward off the -20 degrees we are having. Still a -6 as I write this, but the sun is shining brightly. The siding on my little unit groans and creaks as the tempertures drop at night. It makes Ebony nervous, but when nothing terrible appears, she goes back to sleep, dreaming of warmer days and grasshoppers to catch.
I finished up the top with some of Julie's Orphan blocks( blue hourglasses across the top) yesterday. Today I am working on a scrappy flannel backing for it. It's time consuming work, using up the odd size pieces, but in the end its worth it. I feel very "green" as I cut and stitch. I think I will probably tie this one. The block layout is very irregular and would slow me down quite abit if machine quilted. I pretty much only do "in the ditch", and my Pfaff is still on the fritz. I had bought a roll of poly batt from JoAnn's back in November, so I'm all set in that department also. I think I will brave the cold today and go into town for milk, etc. I haven't been outside the house since putting out the garbage can on Monday evening. Brrrrrr...hope you are all warm and cozy with good music or film and stuff to stitch with.P.S. If you are wondering what quilt top I am talking about, pop over to the Orphan Train and check it out *VBS*.

15 comments:

Gina said...

Awwww, Finn this picture is priceless... Ebby looking at that envelope on the table and maybe dreaming of tkt to somewhere warmer, sunny, and well put, grasshoppers and mice...
I love it, she is sooo squashed down on the sofa.
You made my day. Thank you for sharing.

julieQ said...

Thank you so much for making use of those blocks! I love that kittie, she looks like she is ready for a little warmer napping weather.

scrappy quilter said...

I agree that picture is priceless. Hope the weather improves for you soon. It's warming up here so we just might be sending some warm weather your way.
~carol

Sweet P said...

Ebony looks like she is wishing the weather would warm up and the birds will come again. Stay warm and enjoy your quilting.

Greenmare said...

I wish we could get our big black cats together! I wonder if we could tell them apart!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I too stayed in as much as possible...felt a bit guilty today as stayed in my warm pj's. Who knew it would get so cold in Mississippi?

Dionne said...

What a lovely kitty. I think Fat Cat City is a wonderful name for a quilt! I am always chilly here, but when I hear about temps that low, I really must count myself lucky!!
Cheers,
Dionne

Kim said...

Ebby's not fat- she's fluffy :)
and cuddly just like Moose.
It's been bitter here too! But we might make a balmy 25* tomorrow! Regular heatwave :)

Magpie Sue said...

Hi Finn! It hasn't been nearly as cold here as it is where you are but I've been holed up in my little nest, not even venturing out into blogland. So sorry to read of your friend's passing. I still have that orphan top you sent me; haven't done a thing with it except to enjoy it ;- ) But you know how that goes. One of these days it will float to the top and get the attention it deserves. Always sending you warm thoughts and wishes...

paula, the quilter said...

Finn, I love the banner pic of Ebby looking out the window. Great!

Clare said...

Hello you. Sorry I haven't been over to see you recently, but been mega busy in this part of the world. Getting excited about the beginning of a new beginning for the good old US of A and hoping that you are keeping warm.

I love love love your header photo. As I type this Miss Magic is snuggled up under a denim quilt - between quilt and duvet.

Keep warm.

Very big hugs.

Kim said...

I showed the pic to my DD and she thinks ebby is sad because the mail isn't for her :(

meggie said...

I think Ebby is very happy contemplating summer days ahead.
Love your happy orphans!

Nancy in Norway said...

Very nice picture of your cat.

I have an award for you on my blog.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Hope you are keeping warm... I am handquilting in the evenings when the temp drops...maybe I will get this stinking big quilt done quicker than I thought. *s*