Want to see something completely disgusting? Yes, I am sure you do. This weekend, I decided to get my scraps out and organize them by color. I previously had the ambitious (and unrealistic) notion that I should sort them by size and shape. I spent hours going through them one weekend but that was all I ever did. Since then, I've just sort of held on to anything much larger than a quarter. Here are some "before" pictures:
The "after" situation is much better but I didn't bother to take any pictures. I also threw away two trash bags full of scraps that were just too small to be of use to anyone. I suspect MOST of my scraps are useless but I am not ready to let them go, yet.
I had big plans to work on the patriotic quilt last weekend but ended up primarily seething over John Edwards. Husband asked me several times why I was so restless and acting weird. Clearly, the news did not strike him as a big deal. He said, "I EXPECT that sort of behavior from a politician."
"Are YOU going to do that?" I snapped.
"I'M NOT A POLITICIAN!!"
"HOW DO I KNOW YOU WON'T KICK ME TO THE CURB FOR SOME FLOOZY??"
"Because I swore in front of God and everyone that I wouldn't."
What? Oh yeah. Okay, then. Good enough for me.
To his credit, he thought the "other woman" looked like bar trash.
I also went on a fabric buying binge, which I haven't done in a couple of months. It was completely unhealthy. It didn't make me feel one bit better about Scumbag Edwards and his better-half-who-I-am-also-disgusted-at, either. [WHAT WERE THEY THINKING TO RUN FOR OFFICE???? - CLEARLY THAT FRUITCAKE WAS GOING TO SPILL THE BEANS AT SOME POINT NO MATTER WHAT YOU PAID HER - CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THAT WOULD HAVE DONE TO THE PARTY IF HE'D BEEN A VICE PRESIDENT, A KEYNOTE SPEAKER OR, GOD FORBID, A PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE??? (and that is just my angst regarding the political point of view - forget all the interpersonal fallout)].
And here I thought he was gay, all this time.
At any rate, this week is the judicial conference which means I don't have any cases scheduled until Thursday. I spent the morning making phone calls, answering e-mails and working on alternative blocks for the Patriotic quilt. Here is one that is unsquared:
Here are some of the blocks laid out with that alternative block:
Hmm. I sure an using a lot of fabric on the alternative block. And it isn't really a fun block to make. I've decided I don't want to do that. Now, I want to do a storm at sea sashing. I need to go make a pattern.
Oh, and BTW - the girls are doing well. We were a bit concerned that one side of Jezebel's muzzle was pinkish until it dawned on us that she probably had a bit of sun burn. Her nostril had two places that appeared to be a bit raw and angry, and one side of the snout has a spot that is dried out (that is where the radiation is being aimed). She was sneezing and snorting for a couple of days following the last treatment but it has gotten a lot better. Her nostril looks a lot better, too.