Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lettuce entertain you!

Artemis is our only boy dog, he's big and red and kind of goofy and very suspicious of strange foods. You should just see him with a marshmallow- he takes it, finally.... puts it down, crosses his eyes at it, picks it back up, puts it down, noms on it a bit, puts it down, this goes on until it is a mushmallow and very yucky. lol But he loves a nice bit of lettuce, especially the hard, crunchy stalk. Usually. This evening, he just wanted to hold it. lol While laying down. On the sofa. Where I sit. I know why he's holding it, though, because if Paisley knew it was there, she'd take it from him and he'd have to let her because she's shown him her teeth before! Rawwwwrrrrr!


We had a lovely snowfall the other night, about 9" all told, when it was done. First one out in it? The invisible white kitten we all know as Nosey Parker, but in truth her name is Snow Leopard! The big boy cats all hate it when we get snow like this, in fact- one of them walked out the door and pooped in the snow, right there! We were aghast, but didn't really blame him, except for the fact that there are litter boxes all over the place when the weather gets bad. Silly Sammie.


I finished the last of the 25 string blocks. Now I'm supposed to cut 1/4 circles out of some of them. Somebody better come over here and do it for me, I don't think I can! I love these blocks. I used up a lot of my favorite fabrics making these and don't know if I could ever make anything so pretty again, that's how much I'm taken with these.


And I've started a new little project- can you tell what it will be? I'll give you a hint, I needed to use to my color wheel to lay out the lines and the colors. And none of those fabric scraps are more than 2" long or wide, not that I measured or anything. :)


Wouldn't you just love to see me make something dull and grown up for a change? I hope you don't hold your breath. lol

15 comments:

yawkar618 said...

oh my gosh... i LOVE the blocks! i couldn't dare cut them up either! i'm very very jealous right now!

Always Sewing said...

The string quilt is beautiful! Gosh the colors take my breath away. I truly love it. ^_^

Melinda said...

I can't imagine cutting them up. I love each and every one of the exactly like they are!

Jen_TX said...

I love the string blocks...so colorful and beautiful. Reminds me of a kaleidoscope. I don't see how you're going to be able to cut it either!

Love the Snow Leopard picture. That little girl has quite the camoflauge for this time of year. She'd never be able to hide down here in Texas. LOL Enjoy your snow....glad you have it and we don't. :-)

DeeRoo said...

Yep Susan...I think everyone has spoken....sew some MORE and don't cut those...you can do it rah, rah, rah!:)

Lynz said...

I have to agree with the not cutting. They are just YOU!!! And beautiful - don't go all grown up on us, I couldn't bear it if you went all.....brown.

Your pets are all NUTS!!! What a bunch of crackpots, I totally love it!

Catherine said...

Absolutely stunning! Don't cut it up! You're definitely not a beige person.
Nosey Parker sure has personality!

carol said...

Don't you dare put a scissors to that quilt top. It's WAY too gorgeous to mess up!

Lurline said...

I love just what you are doing! Don't change, please!
Hugs - Lurline♥

sallgood said...

I love seeing your babies- I've never seen a dog hold lettuce like that! And such a cute kittie in the snow...
Your strings are wonderful-I don't think I could cut up such beauties either!

Lara said...

Looking very pretty Susan! Love the colours!!

Dena said...

Don't you dare cut those blocks. I will personally bash you in the brain if you do. Violent huh? Seriously. make a quilt out of that and then make something else to cut into. Love the fur babies. my dog love carrots. Well one of them anyway the other is troubled and doesn't like anything but my husband. That is how I know he's troubled=D HA

WendyLou said...

So don't cut 'em :) I'm not sure if I would either. Waiting impatiently to see what you're up to with that color wheel ...

And I'm very jealous of your snow. We just got a bunch of ice over here. But it was good for sledding, so the kids were happy!

Susan R said...

What a sweet pup...I'd love to rub her tummy. And I would love to have seen NP hop out to the rail in that snow. She is something else!! The other furry members are the smart ones, staying in and warm.

I love the top quilt!! You are all about bright and wonderful fabric and this really showcases your talent and spirit!! Great job...as usual. ~smile~
I can't wait for the new project, it looks like it's going to be wonderful. Thanks for giving us a peak at the creative process.

It's raining here again, and for southern California that's a good thing. We are going to have an amazing Spring this year.

Susan

dorothy said...

This is the FIRST string quilt that I can honestly say I like! I think it is the brights with the black. VERY NICE!