Monday, April 23, 2012

Long Time, No Blog

Hello! Do I still have any readers out there? I hope so. It's been awhile, well most of April I guess.  April has been weird.  Just a weird bunch of stuff.   None of which has been particularly good blog post topics so I haven't blogged.  But now I'm back and April is nearly done and well, at the moment, the only thing that is weird is the weather.  It is super windy today and chilly--downright cold after we had summer in March and then spring and then summer again and now we have Chicago weather in Atlanta.  Climate change is unsettling.

Edgar Poe is enjoying the windy weather today (from inside of course). Watching, as I call it, "Poe TV" by sitting on the end of the bed looking out the bedroom window at the bird feeders, bird bath, trees, and shrubs in the side yard.  He likes to watch the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks and often chatters and meows at them.  Today, the leaves in the trees are all swishing around and the birds are trying to fly against the wind.  Amusing for Poe and for me watching him.



I've been working away on the Schnibbles for this month's Another Year of Schnibbles.  All the blocks are done and now I just have to sew them into rows.  Today is a state holiday (the completely archaic Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia) so I have some extra free time today to work on projects. 
At the Silver Thimbles Quilt Club on Saturday.  Pat had some new projects for us for the upcoming months.  One is a great quilt kit that will be available in June.  The other is a two-color mystery quilt.  After much digging and fiddling and hunting in my sewing disaster room, I picked these fabrics as my inspiration fabrics.  

Love. This. Combination. Love it.  A dark denim blue Moda print by Minick & Simpson from their Clermont Farm line and a medium, cool, gray with small geometric print by Paula Barnes (Bonnie Blue Quilts) for Marcus Brothers.  I am mixing in a few other dark denim/indigos and the gray is my constant throughout.  I love this color combination so much I hope it becomes a trend (you saw it here first....and send all the proceeds here first LOL).   I hacked right into these fabrics and got the first steps of the mystery done already.  How am I ever going to wait another month for step 2??!!??   




And for all the Remy fans out there, Remy is great.  Remy is a silly, happy, energetic cat who is curious about everything.  Remy is also getting so big.  Well actually he is growing loooooong--long legs, long body, long tail.

 Here's a photo of Gomez (left) and Remy (right) on a bookcase.  Gomez is not happy that Remy has learned how to jump up there in his (Gomez's) best "leave me alone" spot.



5 comments:

Shakerwood said...

I'm still here reading but not much writing .... and yes, the weather and the month have been weird.

Karin said...

Love your combo for the mystery. I will take picture of mone and blog later. Love the pix of the boys. 4AM this morning, I would gladly have sent mine away to cat camp.

Karin said...

Love your combo for the mystery. I will take picture of mone and blog later. Love the pix of the boys. 4AM this morning, I would gladly have sent mine away to cat camp.

*karendianne. said...

Great picture of Edgar Poe. He's really enjoying the shiney sun. That pic of Gomez and Remy is cool because at first it looks photoshopped. I'm cracking up about Remy and what a silly busy cat he is.

I totally dig you're finely pieced blocks on this archaic holiday - only in Ga., which does make it charming if you ask me. And friend, let's hear it for a day off!

Michelle said...

Awww...I love that picture of Edgar. he looks so content.