The first seven blocks are done and the eighth is close to being finished. The circular effect that these blocks give is something I absolutely love. I can’t wait till they’re all done and I can lay them out and decide on placement.
I got all the remaining fabrics printed. In just slightly over 2 hours I had all the fabrics ironed to freezer paper, printed and cut out. Then I started sorting them into glassine envelopes in sets for each block. This box has all the pieces for each of 17 or 18 blocks, ready to stitch.
This box has the remaining pieces, all sorted in envelopes by fabric, ready to be pulled and put into block envelopes to join those in the first box. I love having lots ready to stitch like this.
I wanted to get all the Storm at Sea shapes printed on the fabrics and ready to stitch before I somehow or another “borrowed” one of those fabrics for use in something else. Two of the fabrics I’ve picked for this are batiks with a slight dusting of a gold metallic that I think are going to look rather like light reflecting on the water. The best part of this is I know I won’t get bored making the blocks as each one will be slightly different. There will be 41 blocks to go once I get the current one finished.
We’ve yet to do any decorating for Christmas. But our door decoration is up. A few years ago we decided to find something that was a bit different than a formal wreath. I think we managed to definitely find that something different.
The weekend was relatively mild, but we’ve had a real drop in temperatures that started overnight. While there was a lot of snow around us, the city once again didn’t seem to get any. I have a feeling the roads and sidewalks are slippery, though, as it rained on and off throughout Sunday and then the temperature dropped suddenly.
Smudge definitely seems on the mend. Trying to figure out what he’ll eat on his own is becoming an adventure. What he likes today, he won’t like tomorrow. We’re fortunate in that he is still being quite cooperative with the syringe feeding. I can’t wait until tomorrow when we take him in to the vet. We can’t see any signs of jaundice now and I think he may have put on another pound. He was very lively on the weekend and even had one of his play fights with Lester. He also found a few spots to sprawl out and snooze.
Lester was also in snooze mode a lot of the weekend.