Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Orts--Oct 19, 2010

This week's orts brought to you by briefly rainy skies following a week of gloomy overcast chased away by lightning and thunder last night. I didn't hear a thing!.
  • Quilting with friends is THE BEST!  It made my tedious straight line quilting whiz by last night on the Bowtie quilt.  All is complete in the center.  Now I have to think up something jazzy for the spacers and then make the binding.
  • I'll be tying off and burying loose threads tonight while receiving my personal concert--band practice is at our house.
  • Our dog is a big ball of neuroses.  Probably our fault.  Last week Erica and Nick were teasing him and the dog's brain was totally twirled.  He did the funniest thing ever by trying to go backwards and forwards at the same time as Erica sprinted into the kitchen and Nick was in the living room. We were laughing hysterically and wishing we had video of it. Poor dog! 
  • The foreclosed house across the street has had men working there on and off for weeks.  Their trucks have no contractor's names or other identifying info so we have no idea what's going on.  The other morning they were making an ungodly amount of crashing noises such that I had to go outside to see what in the world it was.  From the garage they were shoveling what looked like broken up pieces of wallboard, cement and wood into the back of a pickup truck.  Wish I could get inside and see...
  • Traffic rant of the week:  It is bad enough to see drivers balancing small dogs on their upper arms as they stick their heads out, but I saw a guy the other day with a Labrador on his lap, the dog hanging half out the window.  Tell me, sir, who is steering? How is it that driving with your medium to large dog standing on your lap blocking half your vision is okay with you?  Go home and leave your dog there!
  • I have 63 Followers.  Amazing! 
  • Dogs are so happy when you reach down and pet them.  Cats wonder why you are only using one hand.
  • This time last year I was working furiously on a quilt as well, and getting ready to fly to Australia to my friend Susie's wedding in Port Douglas.  Seems so long ago!
Robert Kaufman gorgeous batiks.  This quilt now lives on a boat on the Coral Sea.  If I ever wanted to do a trunk show in the future, many of my quilts would have to travel to get back to me!

8 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I'm like you Annie. If there's banging an d crashing going on in one of the neighbouring houses, I wanna know all the details. Maybe a lovely family is going to move in there...

Totally with you on the dogs on laps in cars while driving thing. Dont people realise a 60 pound lab is a sure way to get seriously injured if you have to brake hard. Idiots.

I keep hearing about this tying off and burying threads stuff. I dont do it. At some point maybe all my quilts will completely unravel. Ce la vie.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I agree with you about the hazards of driving with a dog/horse, I've seen it too and it's maddening. Love that blue quilt, it is so cool and calming. All tasks seem less tedious when divided and shared with good friends!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed.... Look at you 63 followers! Woo Hoo!!

Finn said...

Awesome orts Annie! It all sounds so very normal to me...maybe I'm not in a parallel universe after all!
63 followers is marvelous in this 'hit and run' age of who's got the hottest blog. I'm with you girl, hand quilting and all...you rule! Hugs, Finn

Cynthia L. said...

Great to have 63 followers!

We had a storm last night, I did hear it. This morning it was cold and overcast and then the sun decided to show it's pretty, warm self and it got to about 65! I walked the dog around the neighborhood twice, it felt so good to be in the sun. She didn't mind at all!

Lorraine said...

Always love your traffic rant....and can never understand why people drive with dogs anywhere near them - Rose has a harness for the back seat when she needs to come in the car - how could you concentrate if you have a dog jumping around in the front? wonder what is happening with the house across the road? Keep us posted! How quickly time flies.....it seems like yesterday you were planning for your visit to Aus for the wedding......

Vivian said...

So many people treat their dogs as if they were their children. Why don't they carry it a step further and keep them safe in a moving car? Makes sense to me.
How can it already be a year since you were getting ready for your trip? It does NOT seem like a year ago that I was admiring that lovely batik quilt.
Zoom -- zoom -- another year bites the dust.

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, hard to believe it's been a year!
And I love it just as much now as then.