Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Puppies, too...

Yes - I have been a bit consumed by the turtles lately - but in between I managed to play with the Scotties, and finish this tote for our neighbor. She has two wonderful "puppies" and is a surrogate "grandma" to the Munchkin, so this was a nice thank-you for the toys and other treasures she has found for him. There was a matching wallet, too, but I did not manage to get a photo of that.

Thanks to the Matriarchal Sis for brokering the fabric swap with a friend in SC. It was PERFECT! (and one she had not seen before - I guess she has a collection of Scottie fabric for a quilt to be named later, and this was not in it! How lucky!)

A Turtle is Born...

I finally got the picture of Turtle Crossing, or the Box Turtle Quilt, off my cell phone so I could post it. The Trouble with Turtles (the pink one) is still giving me a little trouble, but should be subdued and tamed enough to pack in the car for our upcoming journey.

Remember though, Matriarchal Sis, that turtles return to their hatching place from time to time, so you better start saving your pennies for a trip north! The quilt will guide you here...

Friday, September 14, 2007

turtles CAN'T run - but they CAN hide

I am having such a time with these turtle quilts. First I lost the extra bag of shell blocks and had to punt to be able to finish the Box Turtle quilt (the blue one). Then last night I was all geared up to piece the top of the pink one (my goal is to have it pieced and sandwiched with the binding sewn on but not turned, and then tie it and stitch the binding during an upcoming LOONG car journey) - and I COULD NOT FIND IT!!! All the pieces were in a big gallon ziplock bag - but since things had been rearranged in the house due to mid-summer company and late-summer construction projects (LOVE my new French Doors to the back yard, by the way!!) I was not sure where this little turtle had wandered off to.

The munchkin was reading bedtime stories with Daddy as I went upstairs to the attic, downstairs to the living room, into our bedroom, back to the attic, back downstairs, back to the bedroom - I lost count of how many places I looked. Finally, after about an hour of this I was able to visualize what else I had been working on and remember where I put all those things.

Needless to say, no actual sewing was done last night - just the block layout and pinning. Tonight is Crop Circle -so sewing may have to wait for the weekend. 8 days left until we depart - the turtles may end up staying home!

That's what they get for hiding!