Slow Saturday

We're moving slow here at the Three Cat's Ranch. We have a few things on our agenda for the weekend: pick up a wine shipment at one of the local wineries, pick up a treadmill from Erik and Mae (they're not using it, and so they're giving it to us...yay!), clean out the greenhouse, switch out the snow tires on Mike's truck for regular tires, and, of course, sew. And pet cats. And feed cats. And otherwise attend to any needs the cats might have.

The weather isn't really cooperating for a cleaning out the greenhouse. It's not a hard job, but it's kind of a dirty job. We're hoping we can get that done tomorrow. We'll probably wait until tomorrow to pick up the treadmill since Erik works on Saturday. As for the tires, that gets a big check mark for "Complete". As for the cats...all day, every day. As for sewing, I did accomplish some already this morning.

I fused the label to the back of Sew Helpful. That one is finished except to hang it on the Wall of Cats.

Also, I made and finished the stitching for the block Cory submitted for Lisa's retirement quilt. Here is the block pattern created from Cory's illustration.

Cory wanted the block on denim, but I ended up choosing a quilter's cotton with the look of worn blue denim. I had chosen a couple of fabrics, and the Resident Engineer helped me settle on this one. It's actually the wrong side of a darker blue.

The school and the "W" in the center are machine stitched using my machine's triple stitch. The remainder is hand-stitched. Cory was a student of Lisa's.

And that's pretty much all I've done this morning. I'm going to get ready to go and I think we'll head down to the winery for our wine shipment.

Tomorrow I'll probably get a start on my next door for the Doors of Ireland. When I said that was the last thing on my to-do list for the month, I was wrong. I forgot that I'd committed to getting a start on my guild challenge quilt this month. There's still time left to do both things, and so that's where my sewing is headed next. I'll say more about the guild challenge when I get going on it.

5 comments from clever and witty friends:

CathieJ said...

I love your adorable label. How did you do that?! Your stitching is very true to the sketch. So pretty.

Lyndsey said...

The cat label is cute and I love how you've made the school block. I also like the wine shipment. We have ours delivered and there is one due very soon. Maybe we'ill open one of the remaining bottles this evening mmm.

Carole in Nebraska said...

I was going to ask about the label also. On "Psycatdelic" label I was wondering how you got the words over the picture. As far as computers go, I know how to do what I know how to do and that's not much. A few computers ago, I used to do cards and such but that was a while ago. Do you use an art program to make the labels? Your choice of denim-like fabric is a score! Don't think you could get any closer other than to use the real thing.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I always enjoy my visit to your blog...wine, chores, pets, and sewing...love it all.

quiltzyx said...

Another fun label for Sew Helpful! And a great job on that retirement block - the fabric is perfect in place of actual denim. I always figure that I bought both sides of the fabric, so why not use 'em both?