Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Bit of This and That

Now that I have all my strings organized by colour, I'm on a quest to try and get rid of some of them. This is what is on my design wall right now:

It's been pretty tedious cutting, as my strings aren't cut in any specific sizes so I've been pretty much cutting one set at a time. No wonder my carpal tunnel is acting up. There are a couple of blocks in here that might not make it to the final top, but we'll see.

I had a nice visit with my grandkitties today (oh, Sandra was there too). She bought a great new storage cabinet at Ikea that I would like for my sewing room. It's also great for storing kitties.

One of my pet peeves about North America is there are so many restrictions about where you can take your dog. In Europe, dogs are welcome pretty much anywhere - on public transit, in stores and restaurants. I think Tommy has come up with the answer. She bought a stroller for Bella which allows her to take her into places she might otherwise be banned from.

When I mentioned this to Leo, he gave me a response very similar to what Tommy's husband gave her (I'm assuming there were swear words involved in G's answer too), but we are both modern women and don't often listen to our husbands. I'll check with Tommy in a week or so and see if it has opened any doors for Bella.


SandyQuilts said...

Oh I like the blocks. Here it's after 9PM and I still haven't sewn a single stitch.

Yike get those kitties out of that cabinet. Reminds me of the song "Doggies in the Window".

I saw that on Tommy's blog ... Michele talked about getting one for her 2 cats. I know Sweetie or Mister wouldn't sit in one.

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Betweens said...

Irene.. I don't see one block that should not be in there.. the quilt is gonna be just stunning!! Can't wait to see what else you have planned.
as for the dogs.. I know what you mean..but unresponsible owners ruin it for the responsible...It certainly helps having the carriage too with the weather..all ice is hard for walking the dogs too..
Love the "kitty control cabinet" LOL