Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Battle Cry! (and Shopping Expedition!)

A wee bit of progress has been made on "Lucky Stars." Here is my pile waiting to be pressed. Note my new word - pressed - instead of ironed. I was pressing but using the wrong word. My brain connected with the correct terminology when I read "Pick Four" by Sue Abrey (Quilt Sue of Quilt Times). What a relief! I can continue to hate dislike ironing and admit I have come to enjoy pressing - I love to watch the pieced fabric come to life!

Last night I was playing on the computer. Cha Cha had retired to the bedroom. She always goes to bed before me. Whatever she does all day while I am at work must exhaust her. Suddenly I hear a full fledged cat battle cry - you know the I will defend my territory with my life growl/hiss. Cha Cha has done nothing more than psst! at me when I told her to quit doing something in the year and a half she has lived here. I was almost immobilized with fear, crazy thought running through my head - snake or some other slithering awful Florida creature in my house threatening my baby. Armed with a broom (all I could find) I go to save Cha Cha. 

How I wish my weapon had been a camera. Cha Cha was "blown up" appearing 40 lbs instead of 10 - Ready to fight! The indoor/outdoor cat from two houses down was casually reclining on the outside window sill - paying absolutely no attention to my inflated cat. Of course, my laughter insulted Cha Cha. She slept under the bed last night!

I spent hours shopping online. I won a $25. gift certificate to Shabby Fabrics sponsored by Sherri of A Quilting Life. I saw the fun surprise on Sherri's blog yesterday morning. The story gets AMAZING here - Sherri planned to e-mail the winners. At work I occasionally check my e-mail; however, do not read blogs. I got an e-mail from Jennifer owner of The Shabby. She sent gift certificate information for $50. Wanting $50.; thinking I won $25., I "forced" myself to e-mail Jennifer, who replied I won $50. Okay! Yeah! What is a girl to do!!!!! Happily shop was my choice! This morning I get an e-mail from Sherri. Guess what? I'm standing on my head with excitement!!!!! I did win a $25. gift certificate to The Shabby! Someone - ME - will be purchasing the backing fabric to go with the quilt top fabric I ordered last night. I will show you when it all arrives. What a fun two days!

I did a bit more piecing. It feels so great to be back in the sewing mode and feeling like a human again. Have a wonderful day.


My scripture reference for today (or should I say Cha Cha's - God has a sense of humor!) "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." Exodus 14:14


Needled Mom said...

Oh yeah!!! Congratulations.

QuiltSue said...

Haha, your logic is just like mine - hate ironing, but will quite happily press fabrics, blocks, etc. So glad I was able to help there.

How wonderful to win gift certifactaes like that. Can't wait to see what you bought.

I love the story about Ms Cha Cha too.

rooee said...

hahaha your Cha Cha does get up to some funny antics and I just love your take on them! Congrats on your little win and don't you just love shopping online for fabric? And then waiting for the mail. It is like Christmas!

Joanna said...

Congrats on your wins. The stars look beautiful.

QuiltSue said...

I did comment yesterday to congratulate you on your wins, and also to say how happy I am that I have helped you to be able to continue to hate ironing whilst enjoying pressing!

Yesterday's comment has disappeared into thin air it seems.

cityquilter said...

that looks like moda's grace line you are it? i treated myself to a small stash of it earlier this year, beautiful!