Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Jezebel's Quilt is up on the frame
I've had Jezebel's Quilt up on the longarm most of the holiday and have been working on it off and on when I have down time. I am still learning how to use the longarm and this is a style that is new to me. I used my round acrylic templates and it is a definite trick to hold them steady.
Previously, I've made a halfhearted attempt at feathers but they were gruesome. Accordingly, I didn't even consider trying them on Jezebel's Quilt. I am taking a class in Victorian feathers next March and hope that helps.
Jezebel's Quilt has six large setting blocks. I'd sort of planned to McTavish them and shade in some paw prints but decided that was beyond my skill.
I think I got better as I went along.
Yesterday, Evelyn was a real Daddy's Girl and wouldn't have anything to do with me. Today, she is back to being a Mama's Girl.
I spent HOURS rearranging my sewing room and refolding fabric.
Seriously, this is ridiculous.
Sunday, I ordered some longarm needles and So Fine thread from Columbia River Longarm Quilting. I thought long and hard about getting a Stitch-in-the-Ditch Ruler but was too cheap to shell out the $14.00. They sent an e-mail to let me know it had been shipped but I got a call this morning from the store. Seems they accidentally sent another lady's order, as well. That lady's order was similar to mine. She ordered So Fine thread (several cones were even the same color as I mine). She ordered needles that fit my machine and a Stitch-in-the-Ditch ruler. They wanted me to send her order back back but I told them to just bill me and I'd keep it. When they sent my invoice, they didn't charge me for the Stitch-in-the-Ditch ruler or the needles. I feel like I received a late Christmas present!
We will probably hear from the oncologist this week regarding Jezebel's final pathology report. If it comes back that she did, indeed, have melanoma, we will know that it was only a matter of a short period of time before we would have lost her, anyway. If it comes back that she didn't have melanoma, I am going to probably have to be committed because I may be a danger to myself from grief. Losing her to an anesthesia problem when she'd beat the cancer would be so hard to accept with any grace.
We hope to drive over to see the new babies sometime later this week. Here is a picture of one of the nine pups:
Before long, they won't even look like hamsters! If we go, I hope to be able to take some pictures. We don't know which one we'll get but we will surely be tempted to grab them all and run.