Comfort quilting has been going on!
I am very happy to have Marianne’s shop Trådsnella close by, and she has taken in the lovely pattern Sturbridge Stars + ruler and Apliquick tool.
I bought hand piecing templates for this quilt in Amsterdam – at Den Haan & Wagenmakers some years back, but they were out of the pattern.
Since then the lovely Lemoyne Star ruler has appeared, and the Apliquick tool is also great when machine piecing, as well as being great when doing hand applique.
I love multi use tools :-)
I started making some 6” stars and I think I will make the full quilt, eventually.
DH’s aunt celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday, and we were all invited to a lovely long high class lunch.
I know she has mentioned that she wanted some new placemats and I had a good time making some for her.
I love to make coordinated “scrappy” placemats – that way I never run out of the good fabrics, and I can easily make more as long as I do it the same colour and style.
It has been a strange week, with an un-inspected Quilt Corner.
I see the furball in the corner of my eyes all the time, and one early morning I also felt her brushing up against my legs – strange moment………
I realize I have spent a lot of time serving on her, front paws and back paws – opening the veranda door, letting her in and out and in and out, serving her food and snacks (frequently), having conversations with her, giving belly rubs and long nice strokes on the back and bushy tail.
As much as I loved having her, we will not get another quilt inspector, for several reasons.
Allergies in the family is one of the reasons (me included)
You had a lot of cattitude, but we know you knew we loved you dearly,
and we were so happy we could take you in when your life were at a cross road when you were a young cat lady.
You were with me through sunshine and rain, laughter and tears,
sickness and health, through the 8 years we could spend with you.
It was lovely to give you a good life as long as it lasted – I treasure every day of it!
We are grateful for the vets trying their very best to find what was wrong with you through some very turbulent and troublesome days a week back.
I am happy they could give you some pain relief in the process –
enough pain killers to knock a horse over, according to the vet who were with you and us on the last day.
Acute cancer took away my favourite furry friend and quilt inspector.
You always loved the garden and the great outdoors, and when we get the ashes back from the vet in a few days, you last resting place will be in the garden.
We are so happy you were with us here as long as you could,
and you paw print will forever be on our hearts.
You and me, Tullerusk, you and me!