I'm not sure what the weight limit is on an ironing board but I'm pretty sure it's been exceeded here. LOL! This is Agatha (the tortie), Sam (the immensely fat yellow one) and Fluffy (the skunk cat- as David calls him.) Linda J. wanted to see a picture of Agatha as I'd told her she was colored similarly to her Pippi. I think Pippi is probably a bit lighter colored and longer furred. Some people think Torties are ugly cats but I think Agatha's fur is actually quite handsome. I'd LOVE to have a couple yards of fabric colored like her! Her belly has quite a bit of yellow on it you just rarely see it as she's not a cat to lay upside down like most of the others will. I call her my camaflouge kittie because when the leaves are falling if she lays real still in the yard you don't see her unless she moves.
For those of you who've asked about Susan, it appears she's had a bit of computer problems. Not that I'VE heard from her. Nooooooo. She did call my husband tonight to ask him a question about partitioning her new hard drive but did she ask to speak to her baby sister? Nope. But that's okay I love her anyway. :-) Hopefully she'll see this and maybe be shamed into posting and letting us all know that she's alive. *VBG* I guess I could call but neither of us really likes to use the telephone that much. We both talk on the phone so much at work that when we get home we just would rather do anything else than talk on the phone. That's why you'll occasionally see her post a comment on my blog when I've been missing for awhile and remark that she was about to resort to the "dreaded phone". Course it's funny when one of us does call the other you can't shut us up. :-)
Have you seen the new "Chocolat" line out by Moda? I've just fallen in LOVE with it. I almost bought a group of FQs and a couple yards of a couple of the prints last weekend. Then I stopped myself. While I'm not limiting myself to not buying fabric I really don't want to buy just because it's pretty without knowing what to do with it. So I promised myself as soon as I found a pattern that I wanted to use it in I'd purchase just the yardage I need for that project with maybe 1/4 yd extra for mis-cuts and to have a bit left for my scrap bins. Well I found a pattern in a magazine this spring that I've really, really, REALLY been wanting to do but it's needs 3/4 yd of 13 different co-ordinating fabrics and I think it was 1/2 yd of another. (Susan, it's that "woven" one we both liked so much.) While I have a large stash I didn't have enough of anything that all co-ordinated well enough for this pattern. And the few times I've been to a quilt shop since I've not had the pattern with me and couldn't remember how much I needed of how many fabrics. So it's remained simmering in the back of my mind just waiting for the right fabrics to come along. While trying to find just the right pattern for the Chocolat fabrics I remembered this one. So an order will go out tomorrow for the Chocolat fabrics to make this quilt. It's funny it's not a color-line I'm normally drawn to. Think milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla cream with a touch of cherry thrown in for a punch. Fabrics like Susan is normally drawn to. Definately not my normal brights. But I just love them and can't wait to make this quilt.
Another color scheme that's been sucking me in for awhile is pink/brown. Again not my normal brights but the more I see quilts done in those colors the more I want to do one. So a few weeks ago while going around the fabshophop I ran across a nice FQ bundle in brown, another in pink, and another in neutrals. So I ordered them along with 1/2 yard of a dark raspberry for a narrow inner border and a nice brown/pink print for the outer border. And a nice brown for the back. For a total of $150+! Because this was a whim when I was filling out the order form and came to the spot where they ask what you'd like done if a fabric is short I said to cancel the whole order if any of it was short as I needed it all in the quantities ordered to complete my project. Wouldn't you know they were short the main border fabric so I got an email that per my instructions they were cancelling my order. Saved from that whim purchase. Durn it! LOL! I actually had decided I was going to use them to make a pioneer braid with each braid being 1/2 dark and 1/2 light so I'm a bit disappointed but I'll keep that thought simmering and use the money to buy the Chocolat fabric isntead. Maybe I'll just start picking up a few pink/brown/crean FQs here and there and pretty soon I'll have enough to start making braids.
Boy I don't post in forever and then here's two long, rambly posts in as many days. Guess I'd better get some sleep. Good night........