Feeling human again...hooray! Visited the cats in quarantine yesterday...so, so sad! A picture is worth a thousand words...Here's Patch, looking completely miserable.
And Spike and Cassie aren't much better...So, on to happier topics! Did I ever show you guys my first quilt? This was a log cabin quilt, obviously. I made all the blocks, not really tweaking to the fact that, no, really, each block is SUPPOSED to be EXACTLY the same size. After the fact I realized that these small variations were going to make for a wonky quilt, so the blocks sat for a couple of years. One day, I just said, "Blow it...I'm going to put them together." I did, and that was my first realization that sometimes a bit of variation can be quilted out...what a happy discovery!
It was also my first time to try free-motion quilting, and it didn't go too, too badly. Now this quilt is on our bed in Australia. It was made for a king-size and our bed here is a queen, but don't tell the Quilt Police!
This morning I started opening boxes and bins, and was so happy to find the first large chunk of my As Time Goes By quilt (I think I mentioned before that I love the BBC series, As Time Goes By, and there's an old-fashioned Pinwheel Quilt in it that I always love, so I decided to make one). This may be my first quilt to be finished in Australia...we'll see. And more and more antique quilts came out of boxes, and the stash bins presented themselves, yes, yes yes...
The only bad news is that my trip to Sydney to buy a Bernina is now postponed till early December, but since I'll be making the LONG trek to see the cats twice a week, that's probably not a bad thing.
So, if Blogger will cooperate, let's try to add a couple of shots of our place in Exeter this morning. The garden is looking gorgeous, and it's sunny and warm. Just need my sweetie to arrive on 16 Nov. and all will be well! Well, no, actually, no dice on more pics, so...another day.