Monday, January 23, 2012

Here Kitty, Kitty....

As usual, I didn't get as much done today as I hoped.  But, I did make some progress.  I made a few more blocks for my Batik tile quilt.  At this point it would take a miracle to get it done and quilted by the end of the month.  Especially since I am determined to ship my mom's peacock quilt by the 1st to make it there for a special occasion.  So I split my time today between piecing Batik and measuring/figuring/marking the border pattern for the quilting of the peacocks.  Funny, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!  I also need to submit my project for the free motion challenge, so I sandwiched something together.  I just need to quilt it!  Gee, tomorrow is really looking busy!

I also want to share one of the funny things that came out of this year's trip to Road to California. I decided to name my sewing machine.  For two of my classes, I sat next to a charming lady from Iowa, who had recently upgraded her long arm machine with the computerized gizmo that quilts for you.  She explained that once she did that, she felt she needed to name her machine so she could say things like, "Hannah is quilting for me today".  Well, that story inspired me to name my machine also, and I decided to name her, "Kitty".  Why? Well, I had been carting my machine around in a pet carrier for the show.  Hey, it works!  My machine fits nicely in it's padded interior, and it only cost about $30 versus????  Plus, I can take Tookie to the vet when we need  to = dual purpose!  Anyhow, as I would leave the room or building dragging my pet carrier behind me, I would say, "Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty".  Those who knew my machine was in the bag following me out, would laugh.  Everyone else, just thought I was nuts.  And maybe I am....

3 comments:

  1. That is a great story! I was just wondering the other day-- and thought about posting it-- how many people name their machines. I love my machine but just don't feel compelled to name it. Maybe the affectionate love will grow over time? Kitty is the perfect name for your dual purpose carrier!

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  2. Jen, you just crack me up and every time I think about you calling out "here kitty kitty" I start to giggle! Good times.

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