Good morning, all! I actually have a morning to myself. The kids are with their dad, and although I miss them terribly when they aren't with me, its nice to have some time to just relax and BREATHE! Good morning from Kilala too. Yup, that's my kitty looking at ya there. One of the things that my ex kept after the split was the cat. Xerxes was an awesome kitty, and I miss him terribly. So much so that I went out on my birthday a few months ago and got this cutie. She was only about 6 weeks when she came home with me, and although she's about 6 1/2 months old she is still totally kitten! Zipping around the house and getting into all kinds of stuff...and boy do I love her. She gets along well with our dog too. Here is a picture of the two of them. Can you believe it?
Sheba, our dog, is a lab/mastiff mix and is such a good girl. She is a great protector and loyal friend. When I'm done here I'm making sure to make time for them too. Despite the cold I'm thinking a walk with Sheba and some lap time for Kilala. Since I had time to myself, I'm enjoying a yummy breakfast out while I'm dropping in today.
Now, I was thinking to myself, "What fun is a quilt blog if there aren't any quilt pictures?" Well, they can still be pretty darn fun, but a quilt definitely adds a little more, so I wanted to share a picture of a little quilt that will be getting the binding attached when I go to attach the binding to the triple Irish chain. Yes, you heard right, the triple Irish chain is quilted and ready to have the binding attached. I am sooo excited! I am trying to find the best place to take a picture of the whole quilt so you can see all the quilting (almost 2 whole spools worth of it) and as soon as I do, I will get it posted. I have already decided that I'm gifting this one to my boyfriend's mom. I think she'll like it. As I was finishing up I started thinking about the next one I am going to baste (the string quilt), and I think I'm going to call it the behemoth. It's huge (102" x 108"), heavy (foundation pieced on muslin with a flannel backing) and I have to admit a bit intimidating :S But then I started thinking, so was my life after my LCE, and one lesson I've learned is to you have to try to move ahead without fear. For me this can be particularly challenging, but the truth is very often things are not as impossible as they may first appear to be. And you can make it through even the toughest situations and be stronger for it in the end. So with a deep breath and a positive attitude I am going to attempt to get the behemoth basted tomorrow :)
Well, I am going to take some time to cruise around blog land before I go ahead and get on with my day. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and can find a little "me" time of your own to relax and enjoy! Warmest country wishes,