We welcomed a new family member this week.
That little cowlick was the charm point that stole both our hearts.
No name yet, but we tend to call him “Fluffy” when we talk to him. I was thinking maybe Snowball, but Fluffy sounds more natural.
He is six weeks old, born on the Fourth of July, and is quite tame. Trixie did not like having his head scratched, which DD always regretted, but Fluffy loves it. I think starting early with hand training will help him be even more tame than Trix was.
It has been super hot here in Kyoto and energy levels are low. We are still very busy finalizing house plans in terms of wall and window placement. Hopefully that will be finished this weekend and then we can get on to the fun part of wallpapers and flooring and such.
When a burst of energy strikes, or I am avoiding deciding how many centimeters to move that window, I sit at my sewing machine for a short time. I recently bought this quilt pattern from an Etsy shop sale hoping to make a dent in my scraps. I used up quite a few, but it didn’t seem to make much of a dent.
I find I tend to group colors together. At first I had them laid out all scrappy like the pattern shows but they just look so much prettier grouped by color.
Now that the top is finished, I am working on the backing, trying to use up the rest of the dark gray fabric. In looking through my stash for black, white and gray fabrics, I came across this stripe that I used to make curtains for the kitchen in my college apartment. The curtains are long gone, but the extra fabric was in my stash.
This actually isn’t the oldest fabric I have. That honor goes to a brown paper lunch bag filled with hand cut rectangles and a graham cracker box template. I made a simple block quilt in high school and have enough fabric left over for one more quilt. That bag includes fabric from all sorts of things from when I was a child: dresses, skirts, shirts, curtains, even my dad’s old ties! It makes me wonder: What is the oldest piece of fabric or yarn in your stash?
PS: Don’t forget about the big sale going on in my Etsy shop. Use code AUGUST20 for 20% off through August 31st. I added some hand crocheted heart doilies this week.