Wednesday, March 5, 2008

WIP Wednesday

I almost let the day pass before I posted my WIP's....which are now "Another Finish" projects! Yippee! I don't think I realized just how close I was to finishing all these recent projects!

Here is a picture of the pillowcase I made today for Hannah, the older sister who lost their father this past weekend. I hope to find out what the older brother likes and will make him a pillowcase too. Just a small thing to do for them....wish I could do so much more.



I also completed the table runner I have been working on for a friend who moved to Michigan to serve with a ministry there. I got to see her this past weekend, but alas, the table runner was not finished and will now have to be mailed to her. Maybe I'll include some chocolates to refill the candy jar we sent her to Michigan with. She said everyone keeps "helping themselves" to her jar, but she does limit them to one a day. Maybe "they" should replenish it....but I'm not going to let Laura suffer!!! So, decision made, she will be receiving a table runner and some chocolate in the mail....maybe this week???? We'll see how the rest of the week goes.

One fun tidbit about the tablerunner....it took me a few hours to decide to do a Baptist fan (kinda) pattern for the quilting. I didn't want to mark the top, like I normally do. I'm into "easy" right now. So, I decided to free hand it as I went. No marking, just making random fans here and there. Some are "bigger" than the others, but I like the overall affect. Besides, I had a great time doing it and time flew! And now, it's done.







And now, an explanation of the squirrel pictures. Dear Younger Daughter likes to take my camera and make videos (frightening...you should hear the things we've deleted!!!!!) and she likes to take pictures. These two were shot through the back windows of our house.

Marcie will understand, but we had a squirrel in our attic. Loved to make noise when we went to bed. She must have been making a nest or something. I don't know. But it sounded like we had an elephant in the attic. The guys (son and friend) replaced some rotten facial boards and ran the squirrel out of the attic and caulked. Just the painting is left. But today, something very strange happened......

I kid you not, this squirrel was knocking on our windows! Tap, tap, tap....fast tapping. Climbing up the screens on the windows. Jumping from the shrub INTO the window. Running across the brick ledge on the outside of the window. For a brief moment, I wondered, "Where is Alfred Hitchcock?" and "Are those birds I hear??"

I said to Dear Hubby, "Do you think it's the mama trying to get into the house??" His very smart answer??? "It's been 4 days since we've closed up the attic access for her, surely by now, she would have realized she can't get in." "Maybe it was the daddy squirrel coming to find his wife and looking for his house. Maybe he forgot where it was while he was out looking for food", answers Dear Younger Daughter.

It's really bad, Dear Friends, when you start wondering how squirrels think and making conversations for them! But, I really feel badly for them.....if just a bit frightened! Ok...the pictures seem innocent, but don't let that little face fool you! He/She's MAD!


13 comments:

Cheryl said...

A very wonderful pillowcase and a very nice thing for you to do. Great job on that runner, and the quilting looks really nice. Oh the look on that squirrels face!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh those pesky squirrels!! Fancy them knocking on the window! You'll have to watch your back as you leave the house!! :o)
LOL

Catherine said...

I love the quilting you did on the table runner! It's fabulous. The squirrel is too funny -- really made me laugh!

Carol said...

I love the table runner! That squirrel's face is a hoot.

Libby said...

Don't be swayed . . . it's all part of the 'squirrel evil plan' - they have a handbook, you know *s*
Love that quilting on your runner.

Julia said...

I had something similar happen, I had a bird feeder hung right outside my sewing room window, one dumb bird kept flying into the window, so I moved the feeder out into the tree and for several days this silly bird kept flying to the window, hanging onto the screen and pecking at the window. Maybe, it is like what humans do at a zoo, they are just visiting the human zoo! LOL

Jeanne said...

I love the Baptist Fan quilting. You did a great job of free handing it. The pillowcase is very pretty and the squirrel's face is priceless.

Marilyn R said...

When we first put up a bird feeder we tried really hard to keep the squirrels out of it. Once we realized that the squirrels were great entertainment we put up a squirrel feeder. The squirrels aren't much fun when they dig up the spring plants though!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the table runner...so pretty.

Ginger Patches said...

Those squirrels are too cute. My kids like to take pictures with my camera too I am often surprised at what I end up with when I go to download them lol! Very cute table runner the baptist fans look great! I'm with you--I hate to mark!!

Rose said...

I LOVE that table runner...just everything about it.

As to the squirrel, I have Mama Squirrel that I feed almost daily. She eats from my hand but will not let me pet her. In the summer, she does come up and look through the storm door on the back porch...there are pictures of her in my blog somewhere...I think in June. Well, also some of her babies too I think.

And my computer is in my dining room and I will feel the need to look out through the windows and there she will be staring at me!

FabricMom said...

Thanks for sharing the squirrel story. We had that problem in our old house. Eventually it will get the hint. Hopefully it doesn't exact revenge on you. Beautiful table runner.

Karen said...

Oh, no! Another squirrel story. So funny! We have been battling a squirrel in the attic also.