Sunday, July 20, 2008

I keep talking about all the things I am working on yet nothing ever seems to get done. The twin feti are still nestled together on top of my printer waiting for a permanent home on an art piece and the quilt project is looking like it is going to go on all summer. I have discovered there is a good reason why I don't sew, I don't really care for it. It's not so much a dislike of the sewing itself it is the sewing machine I am having issues with. Besides the fact that I don't know what I am doing I can't see what I am doing most of the time either. The little toy machine has a very teeny tiny needle and bobbin area which results in great frustration for me. None the less I am sticking with it and hope to have the quilt completed (and usable) sometime soon. But the real reason I am not getting anything done is this lovely creature! Every time I begin to work I lay the pieces of the quilt out on my bed so I can see how things are progressing and try to formulate a game plan for my next move. And the minute I turn my back to rummage for more fabric my cat, Gris Gris, has to get in the middle of it all. This morning I thought she was going to take a quick peek then get down, she didn't seem all that interested, but the next thing I knew there she was, all stretched out for a nap. (How does one get mad at that?!?!)

Anyway, as proof that I really am working on this thing here are a few close up shots (as I said earlier I am quilting it in sections). And since I don't sew well I am going for an alternative quilting look :)
This is turning out to be way more difficult than I expected it to be, well not exactly more difficult, more time consuming, definitely more time consuming. But it's getting there.
If I could just keep GrisGris off it...........


ekoenig said...

That is beautiful!!! (the quilt and Gris Gris).
Keep up on the awesome work.
Miss you

An Altered Life said...

You are too kind, as always. But I do agree that Gris is beautiful :)