Friday, June 8, 2012

Meet My Friend......

Mr. SEAM RIPPER !!!

 Remember this block????
I added some more tan and a marbled green to give it a frame,  and then started a tiny green 1/4 inch border and a row of flying geese 1 by 1/2...
I love it, I love it... but I realize I should have put the 1/4 inch border on all around, not tried to sew it to the geese and put them on both together... ok, a little ripping... this is so fun!!

Meanwhile, the Quilting Professor's house sure does feel empty after losing our kitty George last month..  I think it has been nearly 30 years since I did not have a pet... it's just so quiet...
I think of him at the strangest moments - when I open the patio door and don't have to worry about him running out.......... when I go in the laundry and there's no stinky litter in there...  or I go down the row in the grocery store and then realize I don't need to buy cat food. 

I know that in a few days the vet will send us the little plaster cast of his pawprint...  I still have the one from when his mother died two years ago - it's in the box, hidden at the back of the cracker shelf - I couldn't open it...  now there will be two unopened boxes........ 

Kate


8 comments:

Quiet Quilter said...

Ahhh, yes,,, I know the Ripper family well...

Pets leave a space in your heart and home when they are gone...I agree...memories eventually fill the space...

Pattilou said...

The last pet we lost, I said, "no more!" It is an adjustment and the memories do float in and out.

Those little geese would have me using a seam ripper too! Love what you are doing with that!

April said...

so sorry to hear about your kitty. It's hard to lose them. Your quilting block is beautiful and those tiny little flying geese are gorgeous!

Sue Daurio said...

The block is just beautiful! So sorry about your kitty. Pets do fill a wonderful space in our lives and it's so hard when they are gone. Treasure the good memories.

Kat said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. They are such a part of the family. I saw some photos a few days ago of pets I had as a child and got teared up just thinking about them. Sending you big hugs!!!

Your block is beautiful. I think I own the same seam ripper... probably the most used thing on my sewing table!

Sara said...

Beautiful color combination and the tiny flying geese are so sweet!

Sarah Craig said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty - I know it leaves a big hole in your life! Your block is beautiful, and oh, those tiny flying geese! How amazing!! Whoop whoop!!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, your block is stunningly beautiful!!!

Sad about your kitty, but good to have been his kitty-mom. 8-))

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