In between other projects I'm slowly working away on my Piece of Pie quilt. Friday night after dinner I finally finished all 80 blocks!
Yesterday afternoon I began putting it up on the design wall. This is the most difficult part of quiltmaking for me! I can figure out and stitch almost any sort of complicated block, but when it comes time to put it all together in a pleasing manner my heart begins to palpitate and I start sweating - lol!
I told myself I would just quickly throw this one together and hope for the best. Well, I did put it up rather quickly and began a few tweaks here and there and decided I could do it all day and night and still feel it wasn't quite right! So, with approval from Mr. Squash's discerning eye, we decided it was good to go! The quilting will change it all anyway, so why waste any more time! Next will be sewing the rows together and adding two different borders.
Mr. Squash and I along with our next door neighbors have been feeding an abandoned cat for a while now. I affectionately call her Sugar after a cat I had as a child. It took her some time to make friends, but she's gradually warming to a pet and a scratch now and again. We feed her outside under the eaves where it always stays dry. The other morning Mr. Squash called me to the window where we found her facing the corner here on the ground rolled into a tiny ball against the cold. Well, it tugged at our hearts and we decided to try and find something that would be a weather-proof bed for her.
We couldn't find anything at the farm store, so Saturday we drove to Wags and Whiskers where we buy Sophie's food. We spied this domed litter box with a smooth bottom and thought it would actually make a decent, weather-proof bed. Sophie generously donated her warm and soft bubble bed which fit perfectly inside. In less than a day, Sugar curled up inside and made it her home! She was so soundly asleep inside when I snapped the photos that she didn't even wake up. It feels great to both of us that we brought a little joy and comfort into her life.