Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bhu is on strike

He claims that as the "star" of the blog, he deserves more remuneration than just a few doses of Appetizer every day. He says he is not going to look at the camera until we come to a negotiated settlement. Fine. So, there will be no photo of Bhu in this post. I might sneak "vintage" film in; I might not. While the negotiations resume, here is a report on what I (Pattyskypants) have been up to.I was working on this quilt top the last time I posted and, as you can see it is done. Typically, the biggest delay in finishing quilts for me is finding the "right" backing fabric. I have too much fabric. In fact, today I was making a new tote bag out of decorator fabric samples and found a huge plastic bin FILLED with fabrics!! I don't even remember what's in there, but from what I could tell it is stuffed with large pieces of yardage, probably purchased for backings. Anyhoo, this one is pretty cute, 38 x 38 with a glorious sage green paisley for backing. Then I saw this cute little "Firecracker" quilt and decided to make it. I don't buy patterns; I make my own. I have a calculator, I'm good with math, so why not? I always enjoy using 30's repro fabrics. I drafted a pattern to make the units 6", but that turned out to be too big. I might make another one in 1800's repro fabrics, but redraft for 4" units instead. Not sure what border will evolve around this. And then there is the garden. Peppers and basil are going strong; tomatoes are going . . . well, WHAT tomatoes? At this point I have a handful of little yellow pear tomatoes, but that's it. I found a little intruder in the butterfly plant -- can you see him??
Okay, Bhu, so are you ready to resume the negotiations? "I will wait until mai loyer gets here." In the meantime, would you like some Fancy Feast? "Yes, negosheeayshun makes me hungree." xxoo


Anonymous said...

That guy is Camouflaged!

Angel and Kirby said...

Very pretty quilts. Mac wants to tell Bhu to hold out for lots more Appetizer

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

Two comments:

Bhu, I'll be happy to serve as your lawyer because I love seeing pictures of you.

Patty - I just love your quilts!

Mom Paula

Nancy said...

Tell Bhu that when he does not make an appearance, we have no reason to gush anew over his beauty! Poor abused kitty - HAH~! about as abused as my Beagle boys were. I see the "intruder" - praying mantis, right?