Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'mmm Back

Hi Everyone -
My friend, Fran, told me I needed to update my blog since I had a "snow" picture on my last post - YIKES!!   Time just gets away from me while I'm living a hectic life.  Between my hubby, work, band, the garden, quilting, Civil War interests, etc., etc., I just don't know where the time goes.  It's been so hot here that the "snow" picture is a welcome relief. 

Anyway, yesterday a few quilting friends went to Hershey, PA, to Quilt Odyssey - there were some gorgeous quilts on display.  I'm always amazed by the long-arm quilting with the little circles and details.  I have a long arm, so that's why I'm amazed - I wonder how those people do it!!  I need lots more practice, I think!!  My only purchase was a couple of wooden needle cases that can be used for my Civil War re-enactments.  I'm planning on doing a hand-pieced, hand-quilted Civil War quilt project that I can take along and work on while sitting on a porch somewhere :o) 

Today I'm going to make some zucchini relish - I've got three zucchini squash that are about a foot long.  You know how zucchini are - ignore them for a day and they triple in size.  They are good for relish or bread, though, so today's the day.

One other thing that's going on at my house - we have a momma cat and three kittens under our deck.  I'm so worried that the dogs will get them.  I saw two of the kittens a couple of days ago and yesterday saw momma and three kittens.  I'm going to call the local shelter tomorrow morning and see if someone can come out and trap them.  They are still nursing but are starting to get adventuresome.  I watched them playing this morning and one of them came through the fence into the yard until it saw me.  Hopefully, that scared him (or her) enough that it will stay away.  They are so precious, though - two gray and white and one buff and gray.  Momma is a gray tiger and white - she's really pretty but I think she's pretty young.  I was hoping that she'd move the kittens after seeing the dogs, but no such luck :o(  Worry, worry, worry!!

Hope you all are doing well.  Have a good day and keep smiling -


Sundae Quilter said...

Welcome back Miss Judie!!!!! I wish I could take one of the kitties :)

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh that's sad that mommy kitty does not have a home for herself and babies. Lee's first pet was a cat, the best cat ever she says.
Sounds like life is good!
Sweet William The Scot

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a good time In PA....glad you are back!