Monday, April 15, 2013

Breaking the Rules

Women of Courage month 2 came in the mail the other day, but I was thinking. I had a lot of fabric left over from month 1 and month 3 is the same as month 1 only a few colors are flipped, all the same fabrics though, and the same pattern, same thing goes for month 2 and 4. So instead making month 2 I already cut out all the pieces for 2, 3 and 4. The only problem was that I was literally a half inch short of one red fabric so I won't be able to finish month 4 yet, but i'll still be a month ahead, because I'm cheating!



The way I see it, If they didn't want me to cheat, they shouldn't have let me have so much extra fabric! No harm done though, and I never complain about extra fabric. In fact I'm hoping that this is an indicator that I will have a lot left at the end to add to my reproduction scrap bag.

I also visited the Milltown quilt show this week and picked up this beautiful Florentine IV fabric. You can see a better picture here. It's the kind of fabric that you couldn't bare to cut up and I have no idea what to do with it, but I'm glad to keep it on my shelf and try to think of something. I also bought a yard each of 4 of the complementary fabrics in the line so I have them if I ever do figure something out.



Warmer weather also marks the opening of windows in my house which is typically the only time you get to see all three of my cats co-existing in tight areas for photo ops. The tuxedo is Friday cat, the one on the table is Zombie who you have already met, and Bacon is the one looking away.


I caught them all together a second time the very next morning! I actually found that bench that Friday and Zombie are sitting on at an antique market in Havre De Grace Maryland but it didn't look anything like that! I could kick myself for not taking a before picture  It was a 70's kind of chipped kelly green and someone had taken the entire cushion and all the supports out of it. I think I paid $15 for it? My mother-in-law so is quit handy helped me sand it down, paint it, cut a piece of wood for the support in the bottom, make a cushion, and cover it!

Pretty good for a piece of junk thrown into the third floor of an antique mall! We call it Bacon's thrown. I had always planned to get some sort of bench to put in front of the windows in our bedroom so that cats could more comfortably lay to look outside and this is a perfect fit! I do keep a quilt over it because that's what the cats prefer. The sheep rug was also bought specifically for Bacon to lay on but she never has! Zombie has...once. Cats are so spoiled.

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