Project Preparation

When the Rouenneries line of fabrics came out, I fell in love with it and bought some charm packs and a bit of yardage.  Initially, I printed the shapes for Drunkard’s Path units on 2 of the charm packs.  At that point, I wasn’t sure how big I wanted to make this but now, as I look at the blocks, I’ve decided to print the remaining charms and continue making these blocks.

The deciding factor was that I’d rather have a quilt in a size that’s useful than a couple of wall hangings.  So the printing of the remaining charms is on my list for this week’s preparation day, whatever day that ends up being.   It also is the first of a few charm pack projects I want to work on over the next few months.  I have a number of charm packs and have set a goal for myself of coming up with some design ideas.

I rather like this routine I seem to be falling into of setting aside one or two days a week to plan and print shapes for a variety of projects.  On that note, after I decided to use additional fabrics for the Storm at Sea blocks and figured out the layout I’ll use, I had my new cheat sheet filled out in about 5 minutes.  Now all that’s required is cutting the fabric to the appropriate size and printing.  Another on the list for this week’s preparation day or days.

On Friday evening, we decided to go over to the local deli for dinner.  As we walked down to the sidewalk, we saw flashing lights, ambulances, fire trucks and then we saw a car that was literally hanging from the side of another car at a 45-degree angle.  For a fleeting second, I thought perhaps there was filming going on in the area, which isn’t unusual, as it was such a bizarre sight.  It was difficult to believe what we were seeing was real.  After we came back from the deli, the cars had been separated and a definite crease could be seen all up the side of the one car where the other had seemingly driven up it.  It appeared as though a driver exiting from an underground parking garage and making a right turn was struck by the second car’s right front wheel on its left rear wheel and the momentum caused the second car to ride up on top of the first.   I can’t imagine how frightening that must have been for the driver of the first vehicle.  The good part to the story is that no one was injured, but I can only imagine the damage that was done to both cars.   Mr. Q.O. took a photo with his phone, but we haven’t quite figured out how to get the picture from the phone to his computer.

Neither Smudge or Lester like being in cars.  Smudge would rather curl up and have a nap with some soft friends.

While Lester likes to watch out the window from the safety of his own home.

11 thoughts on “Project Preparation

  1. I take a picture on my phone, email to myself, then when downloading the picture in the email, I say “save” to my pictures!
    I love that new quilt you have underway….I do buy charm packs at times, but then never know what to do with them!
    life can change in a minute….glad no one was hurt. I don’t know how EMTs do their work- often the outcome is not so positive.
    the traffic here is awful, and drivers are impatient, ok, I am getting old! LOL, Sandy


  2. Oooo this one will be so pretty….you know me and my love of anything red LOL. WOW that really would be a scary accident to be in!!



  3. Your work is always inspiring. The fabric and pattern you’ve chosen work wonderfully well together! So good no one was hurt in the accident. My heart was racing just reading about it….


  4. Just as well no one was hurt in that accident, it must have been heart-stopping for the two drivers! Your red fabric is very pretty, and it seems popular too. I haven’t succumbed… far……our cats are with your cats on riding in cars, they don’t like it.


  5. I am still following your blog but haven’t been making too many comments lately have I?
    Love what you are doing here. I have resisted drunkard’s path so far but your start makes it very tempting LOL


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