February 25, 2020

Another Room Emptied & Mouse

new den
   Whose idea was it to reorganize? Anyone out there care to lay claim? It's exhausting going through all the stuff. All that's left is the shelving and where to put it so that the carpet can be ripped out and some kind of real or plastic wood can be laid. 

Do you remember the 70 banker boxes stacked up? Well, they were emptied and some are now filled with books and books and books. The magazines have been gone through and are now free at the studio. We'll probably take some magazines to the quilt shows we are vending at in May and June. 

   Kitty (by the file cabinet) has been supervising with one eye open. It's amazing how much stuff one can bury in a room and totally forget about it. Besides filling the recycle bin umpteen times, I'm sure I've walk a thousand miles in, around and out the room.

Am disappointed that not much sewing is getting done at the studio because I've been going through magazines - keep or chuck. Got back some quilts from the longarmer, so will be binding them this week. One of my favourite things. Not. 
Please remember to check out our fabric sale online. It goes until March 31.

   Meeoow, it's been tiring. In, out, in, out, back and forth, back and forth. How can a kitty get any rest!

Mom's been doing such a meowrific job I thought she would enjoy another present. She enjoyed it alright. She chased me around outside trying to get me to drop the mouse.  What fun! I never did get it in the house but, I still got treats. 

   The other day I discovered a new place to find mice.  
I hear you

I see you

February 15, 2020

The Maze, Bolt Shelves, Mouse

   Here we are. These boxes and more are ready to go on 
The Maze
these shelves. In the mean time, there is a total mess on and in front of my sewing table. Cannot even determine that it's a sewing table. If I only look on the left side of the room, the anxiety stays low. Shelf along the back wall and beside the chair has replaced the counter-cupboard on the right side. Counter-cupboard is gone. It was a collector for everything.
Wide angle of room
Whew! First shelves of colour wall. It feels sooooo good.

   Because we want to open with new shelving, there are 4 fabric bolt shelves that are available for purchase. This one is 82"h, 48"w, 24.5"d, 4 slanted shelves - great for easy viewing of toys or other notions in boxes on them, flat top shelf 69"h - also excellent for putting stuffed animals or books or cutting mats or iron or other notions on top. All hand made from 3/4" Baltic Birch. Call or email Quiltnasium. Also, check out the website for hot deals on fabric.

   According to Saturday morning, Spring is almost here. I'm folding fabric on the table and suddenly here a scratching, chasing. Thinking that Kitty was chasing her tail I ignored it. Then there is another scratching. What the heck? Crap a mouse/vole! Thank goodness there are empty boxes in arm's reach. Flip it over and cover the mouse. Slide the lid under the box, flip box over and out the door. So glad the box maze prevented the mouse from going under the furniture.

  Where have you all been? I've been hibernating. Too cold to go outside. But this week was exciting. Brought mom a present. First of the year. The maze of boxes is a terrific place to play cat and mouse. That is until mom heard us and panicked. Oh rats mouse! I think she covered it with the box. Where the heck did it go? I hear it running around. I can smell it.
Kitty and Mouse
Where's she taking the box? Why is she going outside? I'll just check around again. Here mousy mousy. Hmm! I'll just find another present. Good to know I haven't lost my touch. It's only just begun. HeHe.

February 3, 2020

See Shadow Or Not

   Who believes the groundhog prediction? Ol' Balzac Billie up the QE Highway says Spring is coming early. Yeah? In the mean time good old Father Winter says, if that's the case I'm going to make it snow today and every day.  I was only teasing when you got the shorts and t-shirt weather last week.
snowing again

The river walk was brisk today. Don't know how these silly ducks can handle the cold river. It's sad mama nor papa duck taught them to go south for the winter.
bow river geese

   In the mean time, we are finishing found fabric and quilts left, right and centre. A Border Creek Mystery quilt top finished - purchased kit.  I think I didn't finish it before because the white border and the white in the pieced border didn't show very well and now I'm definitely not going to make more borders to change the white. Hm, you can see the white borders in the picture pretty good.