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Monday, 30 June 2008
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Sunday, 29 June 2008
The feathers were great fun to do.
I left the quilt on the machine and didn't turn the quilt to do the long borders.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Well it is that time of year when all the mice head for utopia (read our house), and I put on my Pied Piper hat and kill the *(&^%$#@. Autumn and winter are the seasons when they appear in even the cleanest and newest of houses. I am pretty tolerant, however when they start copulating on the lounge floor I see red, and bring out and assess the armament. This year I have extended and replaced my weapons of choice, and I now have six traps at my disposal. I hate baits with a passion and this is what the hairiest Sweetie uses, so I have to do something before he comes out with his poison. The count today so far is three, and the bait I use is peanut butter. Sultanas work well, however they do dislodge off the traps and although I have been known to secure the sultanas with thread, those days are gone and the bottom line is to kill as many of the tackers as possible. I have thought of using a humane trap, and I did borrow one from a friend, and came to the conclusion that relocation doesn't work, they either are back at your place before you are, or they go to some else's house and breed with their mice and then come to your house, in bigger numbers.
Years ago I read a very interesting book on a bloke that documented his year when he lived with and observed wolves. He decided that he would eat what they did, and through dissecting their scat and noticing their skittish behaviour, concluded that the time had come and he had to eat mice. He did, and came to the conclusion that although mice were full of protein, they were in reality only a subsistence diet as he and the wolves lost weight. As I said a very interesting book. We aren't at that stage yet.
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
I have suggested them for my older friends whose arms never seem to be long enough for them to thread a needle, and now I would recommend them for everyone and they come in some lovely colours. If you see one ask for a demo and you will be amazed, however always buy Clover as they are the best. They are also great to take on aeroplanes as there is a cutter included in the device. So if the fabric is cut out all you have to do is cut the thread, no fumbling for scissors or snips and no stabbing when you do find the wretched things.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
The weight of the UFO sometimes weighs heavy. I used part of her lead pencil lines to creates the freehand feathers and then I line danced through the chain and then continued dancing through the final border and quilted a pseudo swag to add some curve to the lines of the chain.
It is for her only daughter and spans a few years. I think there was a 15 and a 20 muttered in the conversation.
The cream is poly cotton and the coloured squares are cotton. This was a time when quilts were cut out using scissors. How I love my rotary cutter.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
You'll have to see one to appreciate just exactly what the husband and wife get up to.
All the quilting is freehand and I was in two minds to quilt over the stitching.
I quilt over my stitcheries, however sometimes I baulk on a customer's quilt.