It's funny how terriers are hard wired for rodent detection. Lucy likes to stand and watch out this window. A bird can be hopping around on the ground, close enough that she could swat it. No reaction. But let one chipmunk or gopher appear in the grass outside and Lucy gets the shakes and paces and barks and squeals. NO evasive maneuvers on our part are enough to distract her.
The rest of the world may be crashing in upon us but we feel we're safe from any chipmunk invasion.
And me--hard wired for quilting? That may be, but I've been avoiding it. This is my first quilting this year. Can't believe it's been that long. Life is short--must get more quilted.
This is a weird little table runner--Christmas table runner actually--that will be part of a benefit for my friend/co-worker who has been undergoing cancer treatment since last fall. Labor of love.
And if positive quilting thoughts have any power, the word cancer is hereby banished from her life forever.
This runner is based on a couple gorgeous Hoffman holiday prints. But let me tell you, you don't realize how fleeting seasonal quilt fabrics are until you try to find go-togethers for Christmas fabrics from several years back. The palette of these fabrics is mauve-y and seafoam green. Good luck finding holiday fabrics in those colors this year!
I had to fall back on old reliable batiks--the best bet for matching odd shades of any kind. With luck, this piece will be bound and completed this week, just in time for the benefit next weekend.