Five on Friday

Hi everyone!!! Wow it's already past the middle of September... how does that happen? Today is our Five on Friday post with Amy over at Love Made My Home... thanks and Hi Amy!!! :D

This week's post won't have many original photos because my SD card and card reader both decided it was time to leave me and go to technology heaven.  So, I find myself rather lost being unable to take pictures!  Sometimes I find needing some photos for a post or some other project to be a bother but now that I am temporarily grounded photography wise... well, I'm babbling so lets get on with the show! :D

My five for this week is just a random compilation of things from the week.

Some of you may know that I am the proud people Mom to two lovely kitties, a Mom and her baby daughter.  I can tell you for sure I had forgotten how much energy is built into kitten-hood!  For those of you who are actual Moms, all I can say is WoW!!! I don't know how you kept up!

Mom cat, Maggie and baby cat Winnie who is just now 3 months old is into everything and chewing on anything she can get her teeth into.  She is so sweet and so funny to watch with all her kitten antics!  Maggie is a great Mom who seems to be saying about now that it's time to finally get some quality sleep since Winnie is finally weened, well almost anyway.

I've had to put away all of my weaving, knitting, spinning, yarn, wool etc to keep out of Winnie's reach.  She does have an extreme interest in dangly bits! LOL!  So, all is safely tucked away for a time when Winnie is bigger and a little more calm.

What has taken the place of all those wonderful hobbies of mine you might ask?  I pulled out all of my bins of quilting fabric along with several quilts in various stages of completion and put them in the places my yarn bins were living.  A while back I sold off my uber fancy Bernina on Ebay and purchased a very inexpensive Brother computerized sewing machine.  I spent a few hours yesterday getting acquainted with her and now I am almost ready to begin quilting again!

I am really chomping at the bit to make a so called "modern" quilt design with some of those fabulous colorways fabric designers are now making. For example:

Some luscious fabric packs from Missouri Quilt Company

The yellow mustards combined with the aquas would make this so soft and fresh.  I can imagine waking up to this one hanging in my bedroom on a wall

I am especially loving this indigo collection for a comfy porch quilt for those early fall days

And last but not least this just screams fall and cozy... well, to me anyway :D

Now just waiting for the arrival of some new rotary cutting blades ... mine have been well used and have just been sitting around in their dull state for dare I say, quite a number of years... I know, I know I hear you! :D  

I think by tomorrow I will get started picking through my own fabric stash before purchasing any more fabric to see what combinations I can come up with.  I really must reign in this shopping virus I seem to have come down with!!!


Oh, you are going to make some wonderful quilty projects I am sure!!! So many beautiful opportunities. The indigoes are especially lovely to me! Hope that you enjoy!! Thank you for joining Five on Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend!!! Sorry to be late visiting, we have been away and just got back today. xx
Quinn said…
I empathize completely with photographic limitations, as I am in the process of replacing my camera!
(By the way, can you connect your camera to your computer and download images through a USB port? I haven't done that in so long I forgot it was an option, but it may be worth a try.)
Nancy said…
After reading your profile, I can so relate to you...I love knitting, spinning, weaving and quilting as well as photography. I just kinda go from one to the other or a combination....The selection of fabric for your quilt is lovely. I do especially love the black or is it navy tones. I'll look forward to see what you come up with....
Mereknits said…
Those fabrics are just so stunning. I have a little boy who likes to "hold" my ball of yarn. Nap time is now the best time to knit or crochet due to the help I am getting.
Lou Anne Hazel said…
Those are two pretty kitties. Kittens sure do get in the way, don't they? I can sympathize.