Today I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at what I've been working on for the Intuitive Angle Piecing project I'm working on with Lynn, Alamosa Quilter. (If you have not checked out Lynn's blog, you should. She is always up to something interesting. She inspires me. Thank you, Lynn!) I just have a few finishing touches to put on it, and it will be ready to show you. I hope to get to that this weekend.
I am using this photo as my inspiration. I took this photo a few weeks ago, when Sweet Pea, Papa Pea, and I all went ice skating on the lake behind our house. The ice where Papa Pea had cleared the snow with the four-wheeler was really rough and hard to skate on. Some of the snow had frozen to the ice. We had just had a really nice snowfall, and the rest of the lake was covered with pristine snow. There were a few deer tracks on it here and there, but mostly it was untouched. We decided to try skating on that ice. The ice under the snow was like glass. It was glorious. We skated over the entire lake. It was like skiing in powder. Just awesome. I turned around and saw our ice skating tracks in the pristine snow and snapped this photo. The light wasn't that great at the moment, but you can get the idea. The snow was all sparkly, too...like someone had spilled glitter all over it. It was such a special afternoon. I thought this would be a good way to commemorate that day, and I loved the lines in this photo.
Hmmm...what's it going to look like? I'm looking forward to showing you!
Remember last week, when I didn't post on Friday? Part of the reason was I was so busy. Another reason was that I was feeling pretty bummed out on Friday. We thought we had lost our cat, Rosa.
You might remember we adopted two kittens this summer, and Rosa was the first one we got. She's all grown up now and is just the most wonderful cat. She's so tame, and she never puts her claws out at people. Sweet Pea picks her up and cuddles her all the time. And she is a GREAT hunter! Even grabbed a mole in the back yard last fall. Yippee! That mole was digging up our yard! (She's a much better cat than PJ, who is really under foot all the time, nips at you when you pick her up, and doesn't hunt that much. But PJ is a nice cat altogether.)
Anyway, I had come home from bowling at about 1 am on Friday morning. (Yeah, I know, what am I doing out so late on a school night? I paid for it the next day!) I saw both cats then. I gave them a little midnight snack and went to bed. When Papa Pea got up in the morning, Rosa was nowhere to be found. She is always here in the morning. She didn't come and didn't come. We got worried that she went out prowling that night and something got her. Papa Pea kept asking me, "Are you sure you saw her last night?" He left around 10 am, and she still hadn't shown up. I got home around 3:30, and still no Rosa. I was so sad. I told Sweet Pea that it was possible we had lost Rosa. We were so sad, after having just lost sweet old Piper. It was just about more than I could take. I could not get motivated at all to do a blog post.
For some reason, as we walked around outside, I said to Sweet Pea, "Do you think there's any chance she got stuck in the shed?" I opened the shed door to see, and her comes Rosa, running out! We were soooo happy! But Sweet Pea and I were wondering if we had a magic cat or something. How did she get in there?
I told Papa Pea about it later. He thought about it and said, "Oh! I did go in there this morning to get the shovel so I could shovel the walk. I didn't see her, and I didn't see her follow me into the shed. I must have walked out and closed her in there!"
Well, that explains it. I didn't even know he had shoveled that morning.
The only bad news is that Rosa sort of tore some things up and peed in there. At least she didn't ruin anything. I keep trying to convince Papa Pea we should put a litter box in the garage and in the shed so that if the cats do get caught in there, they at least have somewhere to "go."
We were very relieved and happy to have our Rosa back. I'm glad there's a happy ending to that story.
Have a wonderful day! I'm working out again this morning. :-)
Until next time,