Yesterday I had one more batch of applesauce to can. Erik offered me more apples, and I said thanks, but no thanks. I'm kinda done with apples for the season.
With that task accomplished, I fused the last of the fabrics and finished up the colors on Sadie's body.
Then I peeled it up from the pressing sheet and fused it to its backing.
Choosing the color for the backing isn't difficult. I usually choose something that matches the eyes, as I did on Maggie's and Smitty's pawtraits. Gracie's was the first one, and I liked that turquoise blue for her. Scooter was looking out the window of a car when she posed for her pawtrait. I chose a background the color of the car for hers.
I've about run out of subjects for my pawtraits, but I'd still like to do the other two original cats from the Three Cats Ranch: George and Krissy.
Or I might have to set up a photoshoot and make a pawtrait of my grandkittens
Or one of these fellows:
Or maybe I won't get ahead of myself, and I'll get back to top-stitching Sadie's pawtrait before moving on to the next one.
Yeah, maybe I'll do that today. Sadie is so excited, she can hardly sit still for her picture!
Really? Me? I'm going to be in the Pets on Quilt show????
Since I'm in between blocks on the Bee-utiful Quilt-A-Long, I had some time to trace out the next block for Hocuspocusville yesterday afternoon.
Also, I ventured outside where Mike was shoveling some dirt. I've been watching the zucchini plants carefully, but if you've ever grown zucchini, you know how sneaky they can be. Even if you harvest every day you'll wait ten minutes too long and grow one the size of a baseball bat. This one is a sort of mini-bat, but you could hit a baseball a long distance...once, anyway.
Today, I'll probably shred this one and package it up in sandwich bags in portions for zucchini bread. I could make some zucchini fritters too.
This morning I started stitching on the Hocuspocusville block.
Also, I'm doing laundry, and I'll get back to stitching on Sadie. The Pets on Quilts show waits for no cats.