I really like the light-coloured cutting mats and, as my older green one was starting to get rather worn and we were near the art store, I got this new 12 x 18 mat on the weekend. I’ve learned to shop for cutting mats at the art shop for a few reasons. They’re a lot less expensive (this one cost $7), they’re actually somewhat thicker and they don’t have the unpleasant chemical odour that the green ones I’ve bought in the quilt shops always seem to have. The last time we were at a quilt shop, we both noticed a really overwhelming smell at one section of the store and once we looked around realized that it was coming from the cutting mats that were right behind that section of the shop.
The baby quilt top is almost at the halfway point now. I’m amazed at just how quickly it’s coming together and am now hoping to have it finished before the month ends. I have an idea for another baby quilt but want to make it in something other than ’30s prints. I’m playing with the idea of doing something with shirting and reproduction prints but am a bit concerned it may be too somber for a baby quilt.
On Saturday we drove up a roadway that is lined by trees on both sides and it really looks like some of the trees are starting to show signs of fall colours. Not a lot, but some. It seems there are signs we may have an early fall. I talked to a friend who had been up to cottage country and she said that there are definite signs of an early fall up there.
We were cat sitting Winnie on the weekend. We got this photo of her.
At one point on the weekend, Smudge was curled up in a cat bed with a group of kitty toys.
While Lester was relaxing on the couch.