I've been trying to keep busy the past few days. Lots of changes has made life a bit stressful of late...
One good thing was a visit by my friend Tonya! She totally spoiled Brownie...this cat will be impossible for the next few days...totally expects me to sit around and pat her all day!
Tonya spent a good part of the visit scrounging up old projects and lots of orphan blocks from every corner of the house! (trust me there were a lot of blocks!) She is trying very hard to convince me to be more "liberated" and adventurous in my mixing of fabrics. I am much more adventurous than say, 4-5 years ago but still not able to totally cut loose. Tonya tried mixing my repro crumb blocks with some Moda reds and greens with some brights and Kaffe...I felt like one of the martian in the movie Mars Attacks when their brains explode!!!
There were some less stressful projects like these Carolina Crossroad blocks that ended up in a mislabeled box when we moved back from England. (Yes I still have some boxes I haven't unpacked....)
And these Cowgirl Sampler blocks from when I taught some new quilters...
We also went through some fabric scrap boxes...why I thought needed to save these "strings" I'm not sure!
Now a question for you cat experts out there. Since my dog Mac passed away last week my male cat, Dobby, has been a mess. He is chasing the two older cats around the house, he will not allow me to pet him, an he is just being really aggressive and "confused." He and Mac were really close. When Dobby came into the house 2-1/2 years ago the other two cats wanted nothing to do with him. Mac on the other hand, cleaned him, played with him and kept the peace when the cat fights began. Is there any way to hasten this adjustment of "power" in the house? Today for the first time Dobby destroyed a pillow...he is getting out of control!