And then I'll be ready to start sewing them together. I have a little bit of housework to do today, but I'm hopeful I'll get them finished today. Then I'll just need to make the two birds, and this section of the Quiltmaker's Garden will be finished.
This is taking me far longer than I thought it would, and so the remainder of the to-do's on my January/February list of goals are still waiting. I'm appalled at how poorly written the instructions are. Just for grins I searched for images of the Quiltmaker's Garden quilt to see if others had made it and perhaps posted images online. I searched Google and FlickR and found not a single one, with the exception of the ones I'd posted myself and one blogger's EQ mock-up with some changes to the original design. That 2013 blog post appeared to be the last thing ever posted by that particular blogger. It gives one pause, doesn't it? Could the Quiltmaker's Garden actually be a terminal project? Well, let's hope not, because I'm still determined to finish it.
I made the mistake yesterday of peeking at Section 4 of the instructions. It contains...you guessed it...more paper piecing. Gah! Oh well. This too shall pass, and when it does, I'll have a really wonderful (and apparently unique) quilt.
That's all I've been doing. Miss Maggie discovered the treasure trove of cat toys under the kitty tree this morning. She gets a wild hair in the mornings and starts flying around the house at breakneck speed. Mike and I suspect it occurs after a particularly gratifying trip to the litter box. In any case...
Oh my gosh...these are great!!!!!!
On these race-around-the-house sessions, she gets a kind of wild glint in her eye. I've been trying to capture it, but she's still frustratingly skittish where photography is concerned.
She also climbed up to the second rung of this three-tiered kitty tree this morning, and was heading for the top when I picked up the camera. And that, of course, was the end of that.
Just as I was writing this blog post, she wandered into my upstairs office where Eliza is located and stationed herself in Eliza's window, which happens to be one of the highest windows in the house. I managed to pick up the camera and get this shot, and then I said, "Hi, Missy".
Well, that was absolutely terrifying, and so she took off again. Sigh. And so it goes.