Cue the Hallelujah Chorus

Something momentous is about to happen in my sewing room. I'm just about to finish all the block sets for the Yard Art quilt...a quilt I started in November of 2012. It appears I might actually finish it eventually. Once the blocks are complete, I'll have no more excuses because I even have all the fabrics I need to get it sewn together and out of my quilting life. To go somewhere undetermined. Or possibly nowhere too. It matters not.

Yesterday I fused the final two blocks for the flamingos.

And then I fused the palm trees. I blame the palm trees for the foot-dragging I have done on this project. See all those little nooks and crannies? They're tedious both to cut and to top-stitch.

But, hey, I've cut and stitched the last of these. Pop! (That was me opening a bottle of champagne.)

Also, I was able to top-stitch the beaks and the eyes on the final flamingos.

When I ran out of time yesterday, I was just getting started stitching the pink flamingo bodies. 

Today I'll finish them and their skinny legs, and the blocks will be complete. And let me just add a big YAHOO!!! So forget the Hallelujah Chorus. I think this calls for something more uplifting, so, hm, let's see. . .not to get all patriotic and everything, but I'm thinking a little music from the March King is in order. If you can't see the video, click right here.

But that's not the only momentous thing going on here at the Three Cats Ranch. These two cats actually bumped noses as their first greeting of the morning, and ate their treats side by side with no hissing.

Now that's something to celebrate.


  1. Wow, sounds like maybe progress travels in a group -- does the rule of 3's apply here? Will you have more momentous news before the day is over? Stay tuned . . .

  2. It just means you get to start yet another quilt you know.

  3. Yes, a finish allows a new start. Or pull the next oldest UFO and it may get a tune of it's own.

  4. Whoop Whoop for you and furoop furoop for the cats. I'll drink to that.

  5. Wow, definitely a time to celebrate at the ranch.

  6. Congrats on all the progress! Both with the flamingos and the kitties.

  7. Oh my! I do remember when you started these blocks. Isn't it such a great feeling to have a long-time project done? I don't know about you, but the older they get, the more they mock me. And you don't usually let them sit around this long. Doing the happy dance with you :*)

  8. Oh, joy! Or is that Ode to joy? Actually, the song that came to mind when I saw those to having a peaceful meal was Cat Stevens's "Morning Has Broken".