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Category Archives: Butterscotch

Butterscotch Keeping Me Company

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My sewing chair is next to my desk chair.  I turned around earlier this afternoon and Butterscotch was keeping me company while I worked.

Orca Bay Wednesday

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Sometimes a girl just needs to sneak in a few minutes at the sewing machine.  I still can’t get to the design wall, so I found a length of flannel and pinned it to my shelves and the blocks to the flannel.  But have no fear, I am working through this mess.

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Here’s Butterscotch inspecting the bin I had just emptied.  Gracie it seems is camera-shy.

 

Life Happens

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I feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. I haven’t, it’s just that “Life Happens”. I tend to keep everything (especially my quilting) going through crises real or imagined and then collapse when it’s all over. The past couple of months have been a whirlwind and it has caught up with me.  Two new cats, two trips, in between DH in the hospital for 3 days (thank goodness(?!) it was during my vacation) with a cat bite and mi$cellaneou$ car/home/yard maintenance that had to be done NOW.

So, I’m slowly getting my act together. The living room got a once over after watching a video of the cats jumping at a feather toy. I’m sitting down and working on the DWR – I’ve got about 5-1/2 rings left to bind, then I’ll add a label, photograph the quilt, wash it and photograph it again. (I’m terrified of the reds bleeding, but I really need to clean it before we sleep under it on a regular basis). Gracie was helping out a couple of nights ago. Last night Butterscotch was keeping an eye on me.

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Earlier this week I’ve finished a few more of the batik blocks – I had pinned the strips to the center before the last trip so this required no brain.  There are 14 more blocks to finish.

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We aren’t going to talk about the Stars or the Alphabet BOM until after Thanksgiving.

In the meantime, I really need to do a bit of housekeeping.  It’s so far behind it’s beginning to bother me.

 

 

 

Butterscotch & Gracie

butterscotchgracieA few weeks ago Ted & I adopted two cats. Butterscotch & Gracie.  The picture above is one taken by their previous owners/staff. We were told they were BFFs. Until recently, their favorite place has been under the bed.

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Gracie has also been found under the kitchen sink (now cat-proofed!) and in the fireplace.

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Butterscotch has started venturing out. Here she is hanging out on the back of the chair.

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She is also learning about being a quilt inspector…

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and fabric selection.

 

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Gracie did hang out with Ted, briefly, last night.

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I hope one of these days I see both cats at the same time.