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.
HAPPY QUILTING TO ALL!
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