Thursday, October 8, 2015

Surprise- I did some sewing!

 So, I have started to call 2015, "The Year of Not Sewing", because I have so little to show for the year so far.  (You can't hang baby stuff like diapers in a quilt show, so they don't count.)

But I found a great pattern to use for my friend, Claudia's, birthday at Pieceful Designs.  Ever since Claudia's husband retired, they have spent a great deal of their time enjoying the Maryland coast in their Winnebago "Minnie". 
And I finished only 2 weeks after Claudia's birthday!  That's almost on time, right?



Here is a closer look so you might be able to see the quilting. 

 She collects seashells at the beach,so I did a search for seashell quilting and found this design.
(It's a pantograph from Ye Olde Forest Quilters)
Of course, I keep myself busy in other ways.  Just the other day I had the pleasure of spending the entire evening with these beauties. Jonathan is 4 months old now, which is hard to believe.



And there are still kittens in the nursery.  This guy is named Rainy.  He came from a stray mom- was born in a shed.  The people who found him started trying to socialize him before he came to the shelter.  I've been spending lots of time with him trying to teach him humans are good.  He is now available for adoption at the shelter. (they so rarely pose for me!)


When I took Rainy in, I came back with these two sweet babies.  They were found in a tire yard, so they have been named Cooper Tyre (the black and white male) and Micha Lynne (calico female). 

Isn't it terribly ironic that in South Carolina, where they have suffered "historic" flooding, they are having a shortage of drinking water.  I could probably find a hundred articles in no time about the importance of fresh clean water to our planet.  We all know this- or should!  But I don't think many people consider what would (will) happen if (when) water shortages become more sever due to climate change.  Living near the Great Lakes, we would probably be right in the middle of that.  I know I'm not prepared- what can I even DO to prepare?  Just one more thing the world needs to consider. sigh

I am grateful for:
Time with my grand babies
A BFF day
Lots of lucky kitties went home from the shelter last week.  (but there are always more if you're looking)
The times I can be calm and diplomatic- using my  best customer service skills.

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