We're at the end of August already. Where did those eight months go?
Our stash report this week looks really good since I get to add everything together for the last three weeks. Now that Momcat doesn't have to get ready for work on Sundays I'm hoping we can be more consistent in our reporting.
The purchase of 3.5 yards was made for Cattywampus. We used other fabrics from our stash to complete the top.
From the stash I used 3 yards for the Chips 'n Dip Table Runner, 8 yards for the Go Fish twin top I'm working on, and 4.75 yards for Cattywampus. That makes almost 16 yards since the last report on August 8th!
Used this Week: 15.75 yards Used year to Date: 134.75 yards
Added this Week: 3.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 51.25 yards
Net Used for 2010: 83.5 yards
Our fearless leader, Judy Laquidara, has used almost 300 yards so far. Holy cow!! Take a look for yourself and cheer us on.
Momcat and I just finished this table runner top. If she doesn't pick up a subbing assignment tomorrow then we'll get it quilted, too.
It's another great pattern from the Dealer's Choice book by Atkinson Designs. That's the same book that we used for the Go Fish quilt.
There's a lot on the plate (but not in my food dish. Hhrrumph!). Momcat heads to court for the last time this Monday. The final hearing on the divorce is scheduled for 9 a.m. From what I understand, she'll walk out of that proceeding officially, legally single for the first time in 31 years. That evening she also starts her new job at the customer service call center.
Sadly, she decided to leave her job at the quilt shop. Momcat is going to miss her friends at the shop and especially going to the shows. However, if I've learned anything from my Momcat at all, it's that she believes in moving forward to the next chapter.
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company was a recent guest at The River City Quilt Guild, to which Momcat belongs. Karen's lecture on the process of getting fabric from the imagination of the designer to your local quilt shop was fascinating.
She also brought along a wonderful trunk show. Sit back and enjoy, and if you ever get a chance to have Karen come to your guild, please do so. She's an interesting, multi-tasking lady.
Momcat is teaching a class tomorrow at the quilt shop. The pattern is Kids Night In by Christine Porter and features her dinosaur fabric line. Sarah from the shop made a really cute quilt from it.
Momcat hadn't made one though, and didn't feel comfortable teaching something that she herself hadn't made. And THAT's why you saw Trouble and me working hard to help her with cat blocks last week.
Our quilt features Where's the Cat? fabrics by Exclusively Quilters, plus some pieces added in from Metro Mirage. Momcat played with the layout on her bed and then used blue painter's tape to mark her blocks.
Earlier today we finished sewing the sashing strips and corner stones. Trouble completes the inspection.
Momcat is using a red tone on tone for the skinny inside border. And you're going to love the wide outside border fabric......
We're keeping this quilt. Momcat promised. It will become our new living room sofa quilt. It's about time she made one to keep us happy!
Momcat's going to call this one Cattywampus.
Momcat accepted a seasonal part-time position with a major retailer's call center. The job begins on August 30 and goes through mid-January. The hours are 6 p.m. until midnight. She'll still sub during the day and work weekends at the quilt shop. She might not have time to give me scritches, do much sewing or blogging for awhile, but at least I'll get my kibble.
There's a chance that the employer will choose to keep her on after the seasonal period is complete. In that case, she'd go full-time and be eligible for benefits. Thank you to all of you for wishing her luck on the hunt.
Very little crafting going on here as Momcat focuses on job-hunting. The spousal support she's due to receive covers only 1/3 of our monthly expenses. If she starts skimping on my kibble I'm going to be VERY hard to live with.
Although she works two jobs, as a substitute teacher and weekends at the quilt shop, those occupations don't pay as much as we need to live on, plus they don't have any benefits. I keep trying to convince her to put Maggie up on ebay, but she just scoffs at me.
Anyway, boring stash report. Nothing in, nothing out.
Used this Week: 0 yards Used year to Date: 119 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 47.75 yards
Net Used for 2010: 71.25 yards
Judy's putting us all to shame as usual. Take a look for yourself by clicking here.
It's a new month! August is usually pretty busy around here. That's when Momcat realizes that it's back to the classroom soon and all those projects around the house that we were going to get done over a long summer are still on the "to do" list.
This summer was a bit unusual since we had to wait for the magistrate's decision regarding the property trial between Momcat and CatDaddy. Just about a week ago we found out that we get to keep the house. That means Momcat and Philip will do some cleaning up and get the family photographs out of boxes. I for one am glad that I don't have to get used to a new location. You know how we cats enjoy our ownership of a space.
Now for the stash report. I helped Momcat cut up some more novelty fabrics to make a twin-size version of "Go Fish," the I Spy quilt in the previous post. There's a group at church called Kate's Cupboard, a non-profit charity to help young mothers in need. A fund-raiser is coming up in October and we think a quilt is just the thing to donate to the auction!
Used this Week: 1.5 yards yards
Used year to Date: 119 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 47.75 yards
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