So far, this has not been a great week for me. The whole world appears to have gone mad, we made an offer on a house and couldn't come to terms with the sellers, and as I sat down to write this post my daughter called in tears to tell us that she has to put one of her cats to sleep. She's heartbroken! And I'm heartbroken for her!
Best to turn off the TV and just sit down and pet some fabric or something. Still working on the tiny squares quilt, and look what I've got here:
A red block! I didn't really know that there would be enough squares for this one, because I seldom use red, but there definitely were. This is the 16th block for this quilt, so it's time to put the sashing on all the rest and see how the layout goes. Also, I'm happy to say that the freezer paper has held up through all 16 blocks. Win!
In other quilt-related news, Val over at Val's Quilting Studio had a piggy bank challenge where you saved your change for the year and then counted it up and had a nice nest egg to spend on something quilty. I didn't sign up or anything, but I did save my change for the year. I ended up with $104.25! How great is that? I spent some of it on this:
Quilty software! This is the software version of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia, and it is awesome. I've been playing with it and finding all sorts of things. I know there will be several quilts coming from this purchase. I still like paging through the book, but this is great. Plus I had money left over and now I get to buy some more fabric!
So I guess there are some things to feel good about after all. But the world has still gone crazy. Anybody want to join me in a quilt fort? I'll be the one obsessing over the real estate listings.
Hope you all are having a better week! I promise to be happier next time! I'm ending with a picture of Athena. Thank you kitty--you were great. We will all miss you.
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