Can you tell I'm getting a little slap happy? haha. After work yesterday I went up to the sewing room and straightened up a bit. There was a bit of chaos from my pre-retreat fabric hunt and gathering of supplies. Once that was all cleaned up, I sat down and pressed all the strips for the 6" block and applique quilt. I think I'm going to call it "Block and Tackle". It has blocks and I'm going to tackle a new method of applique.
Felt good to get the strips all pressed. The next part is to sew them into pairs, etc. It will go quickly. Would like to get some done tonight if I can.
Addy has been staying out of the sewing room the last few times I have gone up, which has been a big help. Let me rephrase that. It has been a big help WHILE I AM UP THERE. There is always a surprise waiting for me when I come back down to the main floor after sewing. It will either be a good surprise - she didn't tear any thing up! Yay! Or it will be a not so good surprise - she chewed up a wooden spoon/plastic food container/ the garbage/ a sock... Sigh. Last night while I was up there I heard her getting into something. I went down right away and caught her with a plastic container I had just taken out of the fridge and emptied into the garbage. The container was in the sink to be washed and it had held sauerkraut. Well, you can imagine that the dog not only drug the container into the front room, she dripped sauerkraut juice all through the kitchen, sitting room, and front room in the process. I cleaned it up, took the container away, and went back upstairs. When I went to sit down later that night, there was a faint odor of sauerkraut by my chair, but I chose to ignore it. I grew up with the smell every Sunday at dinner time, so it's not an unpleasant odor, just not one I usually associate with relaxing in the front room. haha.
You just have to love that dog. It's a good thing we do.