June 8, 2008

So, I'm visiting my father this week, and guess what? I haven't finished his old quilt yet! So for the next few days, along with everything else I have to do, I will be focusing on getting it finished and ever so gently, washing it.
Remember the quilt?

I went to FabricLand yesterday in the sweltering heat, on my bike, primarily to pick up some of their pre-fab drapery panels. They had some that weren't completely awful for $7.99 each. Can't beat that. We needed them to separate the living room, that now has an air conditioner making it liveable, from the kitchen that doesn't. Here's a look:
They had such an amazing sale happening, with just about everything at 50% off. They had linen and cotton and silks and quilting cottons (although they never have alot). It isn't so hard to decide what to buy, but it's horribly difficult to decide what to leave behind. I just bought three fabrics to makes dresses/skirts from. Unfortunately, I've never really made clothes so when I got home, I also bought Sewing for Dummies from Amazon. I thought I'd leave off buying anything for quilting as while I'm up at my dad's I can visit the quilt stores in Trenton and Belleville. I'm looking forward to that.

Last week my bad cat, Lenny, started his spraying-in-the-house season, hitting my partner's briefcase and our old metal filing cabinet. Again. I have toyed with the idea of putting him on medication to stop this behaviour, but I always balk at actually going through with it. What right do I have to put him on mind-altering medication? But after last week, I just felt too fed up with having to clean up after him. Plus, he came home on Tuesday with a dislocated toe that was too painful for him to walk on, so that cinched it. Off he went to the vet. They knocked him out to re-locate his toe and boy was he high when I brought him back home. Look at this:

He sat like that for awhile - too much effort to make it up both steps. And this week we started him on mood-altering meds. They seem to have make him rather spacey and he isn't cuddly anymore, so I'm not sure if I'll keep him on this medication. Yes, there are others, so I may end up trying on of those.

Better get going and get on to everything. Hope your Sunday is going well, and remember,

keep your foot on the dogs.

1 comment:

Niki said...

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