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Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
After spending the weekend in the kitchen, it seems fair to give myself a day off. That won't stop me from doing laundry, but otherwise, I'm spending the day in my cool basement sewing room catching up on blocks.Before heading into the sewing room, I finished off Block #11 for the Bee-utiful Quilt-A-Long. This one is called "Bee Industrious".The tractor was supposed to be stitched in John Deere Green. To that, we here at the Three Cats Ranch have just one thing to say: Pish Posh! Our tractor is New Holland Blue, and so that is what it will bee.My little lap cat was keeping me company while I was doing that stitching. She grows more comfortable every day, and she's starting to think that morning lap time is an excellent way to start the day. I couldn't agree more.For those of you interested in the state of Sadie's stool (awesome alliteration), it's firm as it should be, and so she's on the mend. Her antibiotic was finished up on Saturday. She's been eating a "sensitive stomach" diet for the past week, but we started re-introducing foods one at a time this past weekend. Everything is continuing to be normal. She'll go back one week from today for a second worming, but we're hopeful her health issues will be a thing of the past from that point forward.This morning she posed for the best pawtrait yet, I think. I like that she's looking directly into the camera, and this one shows her pretty eyes and the coloration in her fur. The flash is glistening on her whiskers, but her whiskers are actually all black. Nevertheless, it makes it easier to stitch in the whiskers when the show up nicely as they do in this image.Once I had my embroidery finished, I got to work on Lesson #7 for the free motion quilting sampler. I'd almost forgotten about this week's lesson. This next image is my practice piece. Our fearless leader calls this motif "Tucking in the Baby". The most challenging part for me was keeping those right to left portions curved, rather than allowing them to flatten out.It wasn't too hard, and after doing one practice piece, I committed it to my sampler. I love the dimension of this motif.Here's how my sampler looks so far. After that, I tried to make this month's Spiky Leaf block for the Block Lotto. blocklotto.com Oh my...this was an epic fail. It's all curved piecing. Usually, that doesn't give me problems. In fact, just last month we made a block with curved piecing, and it worked out just fine. I was hopeful that it would lie flat once I had it trimmed, but no dice. Although I started out with an extra three inches in both directions, I couldn't trim it to size. It ended up with the corner cut off in the upper left here. Oh well. The Block Lotto is a great way to try out new techniques and experiment with different blocks. Most often they work out. This one didn't, and I won't be submitting it for this month's lotto. Moving on.Now I'm ready to do the July block for This month's block colors are pink and lime green. I'm still planning to do some more sewing today, and when I get back to the sewing room, I'll be working on this block.It seemed like a good choice since that heart on the door will be great in a nice hot pink.That's where it stands today. I'm still plugging away at the mountain of laundry, but most of it is done.Pin It


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Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
When I was reading over the results of my 2015 reader survey I noticed that some people said they liked DIY posts. Little did I know at the time I would be moving into a house a few months later and therefore be in the situation to actually do some DIY projects. The previous tenant […]
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
The exterminator came and fogged the apartment today. Unfortunately, he found a live bedbug on the bed. That was the only one he found. He has to come back in 2 weeks to check on things. He didn’t think there...
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
After spending the weekend in the kitchen, it seems fair to give myself a day off. That won't stop me from doing laundry, but otherwise, I'm spending the day in my cool basement sewing room catching up on blocks.Before heading into the sewing room, I finished off Block #11 for the Bee-utiful Quilt-A-Long. This one is called "Bee Industrious".The tractor was supposed to be stitched in John Deere Green. To that, we here at the Three Cats Ranch have just one thing to say: Pish Posh! Our tractor is New Holland Blue, and so that is what it will bee.My little lap cat was keeping me company while I was doing that stitching. She grows more comfortable every day, and she's starting to think that morning lap time is an excellent way to start the day. I couldn't agree more.For those of you interested in the state of Sadie's stool (awesome alliteration), it's firm as it should be, and so she's on the mend. Her antibiotic was finished up on Saturday. She's been eating a "sensitive stomach" diet for the past week, but we started re-introducing foods one at a time this past weekend. Everything is continuing to be normal. She'll go back one week from today for a second worming, but we're hopeful her health issues will be a thing of the past from that point forward.This morning she posed for the best pawtrait yet, I think. I like that she's looking directly into the camera, and this one shows her pretty eyes and the coloration in her fur. The flash is glistening on her whiskers, but her whiskers are actually all black. Nevertheless, it makes it easier to stitch in the whiskers when the show up nicely as they do in this image.Once I had my embroidery finished, I got to work on Lesson #7 for the free motion quilting sampler. I'd almost forgotten about this week's lesson. This next image is my practice piece. Our fearless leader calls this motif "Tucking in the Baby". The most challenging part for me was keeping those right to left portions curved, rather than allowing them to flatten out.It wasn't too hard, and after doing one practice piece, I committed it to my sampler. I love the dimension of this motif.Here's how my sampler looks so far. After that, I tried to make this month's Spiky Leaf block for the Block Lotto. blocklotto.com Oh my...this was an epic fail. It's all curved piecing. Usually, that doesn't give me problems. In fact, just last month we made a block with curved piecing, and it worked out just fine. I was hopeful that it would lie flat once I had it trimmed, but no dice. Although I started out with an extra three inches in both directions, I couldn't trim it to size. It ended up with the corner cut off in the upper left here. Oh well. The Block Lotto is a great way to try out new techniques and experiment with different blocks. Most often they work out. This one didn't, and I won't be submitting it for this month's lotto. Moving on.Now I'm ready to do the July block for This month's block colors are pink and lime green. I'm still planning to do some more sewing today, and when I get back to the sewing room, I'll be working on this block.It seemed like a good choice since that heart on the door will be great in a nice hot pink.That's where it stands today. I'm still plugging away at the mountain of laundry, but most of it is done.Pin It
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
It’s the middle of summer in Seoul. I’m melting from the heat and the humidity, and I’m honestly ready for this miserable weather to end. I’m really not sure if there is one good thing I can say about summer at the moment . . . except for the song “Summertime“. This song mentions that... Read more »
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2016
First off, I would like to thank everyone who stopped by, sending me emails or leaving comments, regarding my previous blog entry. I have to admit that it was difficult for me to write and post something like that in public1 because I never really felt comfortable writing and ranting about a specific person altogether, […]The post A thank you and some other non-related stuff appeared first on ADRICULOUS.
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2016
The Harry Potter fandom has really jumped back into action lately, hasn’t it? It’s not like it was ever really dead, but with the new play, book, AND movie coming out the whole Harry Potter universe has gotten a bit of a revival. The Internet is brimming with all things Harry Potter, and as a long time Potterhead I’m loving every second of it! Who else is getting really excited about all the buzz going on? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child You know, I like that they decided to make a play rather than “just” a book or movie. The Potterverse now nicely covers pretty much all forms of entertainment. Also, a theatre play sounds classy, doesn’t it? From what I’ve seen on the website, my general opinion is that everything looks great. The cast seem spot on, Paul Thornley especially look exactly how I would imagine a grown-up Ron to look like! Damn, I wish I could go to London to see the play… I will get the book version as soon as possible, though! Are any of you going to see the play live?Read moreThe post Can we talk about Harry Potter? was originally published on Imaginary Karin.
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2016
Few and far. [usually one would say few, far and in-between, though.] That pretty much sums up my activity with this blog. Luckily though, the people who actually take the time to read it have me on other social avenues so i’m not missed or presumed dead. the thing is, i brought my Chromebook to… Continue reading #688
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2016
The week started out to a tremendous start; an all day migraine. Bleurgh. I alternated between the bed and the couch, just about managing to binge watch TV (see what I’m watching here!). I finally managed to get to the doctors and talked through some things, including altering my migraine medication. Unfortunately that comes with […]
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2016
Yeah, been kinda bad bout doing anything online this week. Been lazy and or tired. So, I shall go through what else I did here.We shall start with the trip ti Lily Dale!Plugs: Georgie, Michelle, Cristina Cocioaba, and Kya 
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2016
Yeah, been kinda bad bout doing anything online this week. Been lazy and or tired. So, I shall go through what else I did here.We shall start with the trip ti Lily Dale!Plugs: Georgie, Michelle, Cristina Cocioaba, and Kya 
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