Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another kitty....

It seems no matter where I go, I run into kitties.  Today I had to run over to Lori's Pins & get a different thread.  What I had was not the right color.  It stood out like a sore thumb.

Of course I ran through the strip pits on the way there...after all it is not really out of the way.  I did see an eagle but it was too far away to photograph.  The Northern Harriers were out on the way there, and as I came back home I again swung through the area.  Short-eared owls were out, even though it was still fairly early in the evening.  I put up a couple of their photos over at Time Stand Still.

Anyway, as I was going, I was just past the last big ponds when I spotted this fellow.  He was not interested in meeting me at all.  Barely paused long enough for me to snap this photo.  He looks healthy, too, but who knows what he would feel like if he could be examined up close and personal.
It was bright and sunny today....I did not do much at all.  I did try to start on Roger's quilt.  It is going to take a while.  I had to rip out the first little bit of sewing I did.  I had a variegated color that goes from white to darker tan.  The white stood out like a sore thumb so ripped it out.  I would have ripped it out anyway cause it just was not good quilting.

I just felt so totally awkward...didn't know if I was ever going to feel capable of quilting it.  So, I checked what thread I had and didn't have any I liked.  I ran to Lori's and came home with two different threads and one of them is going to work fine.  I also gave myself a lecture....told myself to slow down and try to do it right.

I sat and cut a pattern for part of the quilting, then traced onto this real thing Golden Threads paper...did four of them for the center. Then I took my time...pinned the tracings to the quilt and quilted. I did get that center bit quilted, but that is only a drop in the bucket.  I now have to decide how to proceed.  But having the center done is a weight lifted.
I have errands to run tomorrow, but hope I can get in some quilting time now that I have started.