Thursday, November 24, 2011

Good News! and a Mod Logs Finish

Happy Thanksgiving!  Are you up bright and early to get that bird in the oven?  I seriously miss Thankgiving - the family gathering, watching football, napping on the couch after the DELISH stuffing, the pumpkin bread, the pecan pie.  I really hate turkey so I just fill up on the starches.  Fabulous.  Enjoy it, guys!  We're having left over Chinese and re-heated frozen pizza.  It's a little American celebration in its own way :)

Thank you guys so much for your help finding little Clarkson.  Your kind words, happy vibes to the universe and your helpful hints made all of the difference.  The little stinker guy found his way home on Tuesday morning. I was up for my 6AM walk and call for him and there he was at the back door meowing to be let in. I've been smothered in licks and cuddles since and we couldn't be happier.  Thank you, guys! 

Want to see what he's doing when I'm usually writing blog posts?  He crawls under the laptop because he likes the heater.  What a little monkey.


Well, quilting world has seriously slowed with the move.  I had to pack up the stash and the sewing machine a few days ago, so it's only hand work that's moving ahead.  I finished my table runner for the Canadian Abroad swap and it will go in the post today.  I wish I took a photo before I packed it up to send.  My mind's not focusing lately.

I also finished hand stitching the binding on Mod Logs.  It's all done and dusted except for a few loose threads that need cutting and a final wash.  There's a larger washing machine at the new house, so I'm holding out 'til we move to get it all crinkly. 




What do do to celebrate?  How about a giveaway?  Would you like the original version of my pattern?  Just leave a comment below and I'll hold a drawing on Monday.  I (by accident) packed it (argh!) already, so it will go into the post in about 10 days time.  Sorry, guys!



Quilt Stats:
Quilt Stats:Name: Mod Logs
Made For: Myself. It's the first quilt of mine to be used in my house.
Fabric: Kona white and Moda Fresh Flowers Jelly Roll
Batting: Warm & Natural
Size: 84"x90" (goodness!)
Quilting: Straight line across the "join" between rows
Pattern: Mod Logs by Della Gardner

47 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

Glad that little guy found his way home...love that pattern. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

me me, pick me! *waves hand furiously...
#2 is my lucky number so here's hoping.

So glad cheeky rascal cat came home :)

And I'm in LOVE with that quilt. Guess what I'm making next now!

Pat said...

So happy your little guy came home. I had a cat leave me for 9 months, then show up on my doorstep like nothing had ever happened! Love your quilt and I'd love your pattern!

I will eat your share of turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so so so happy your cheeky little guy found his way home. May your evenings be full of snuggles and your bed be full of fluff :-)

Quilter in the Gap said...

Remember Donkey in the original Skrek? when he was jumping up and down and saying "pick me, pick me" well put my face on that ass ...hehehe

Carla G said...

What a beautiful quilt! And so glad your cat came back! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Toni said...

Congratulations on your reunion!! And your Mod Logs is so beautiful! Excellent work!

quilterbell said...

Congratulations!, it is all good news in Fluffy Sheep's Quilting world!, little baby is back, new home, bigger washing machine!
You might win the lotto tonght, and I might win this lovely giveaway!;)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I've been checking your blog regularly since you posted that he had gone missing, hoping that you would post that he had returned. I'm so happy for you that he's back and I love starting my day with such happy news.

Jen said...

Oops! That anonymous comment above is from me! Haven 't had my morning coffee yet...

Mommarock said...

Aww so happy you got your baby back! Love that pattern as well.

Irene said...

Great the little guy is back. I worried so much for you. Just love the pattern. Happy Thanksgiving

Liz said...

So glad that your litle cat has turned up, you may find that he doesn't venture out so much now - that's what happened to one of my son's cats who went missing for several days, she eventually turned up covered in cobwebs and wasn't so keen to go outside after that! I'd love a chance to win that super pattern. Liz

Linda Coleman said...

Cindy, so glad you got your furbaby back. Gemma was worried about him (she is an animal freak, if she doesn't end up working with animals somehow there is no justice in the world). Her uncle found a small mixed breed dog on Monday (out in the middle of nowhere when he was working), took him home, no collar, microchip etc. We've put posters up in the local vets etc to see if anyone claims him. She is hoping nobody does as they have said they will keep him if an owner does not turn up. Clarkson looks like he is so happy to be home and I bet you are a lot happier now. Love your quilt especially the colours you've used.
Best of luck with the move and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving day.

Annabella said...

I seem to have missed some posts. Gahhh! Firstly, so happy your kitty is home and keeping warm. Secondly, Happy Thanksgiving! Thirdly, you`ve moved! Happy New Home! Fourthly, I love that pattern and love that quilt so in the words of Kat, `Pick me! Pick me!`.

Sheila said...

Well that is the best news Cindy!! Now you have something to be really thankful for.

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, Clarkson's not daft, he knows where his food and warmth comes from ;o)

Loving the mod logs quilt, such bright, cheery colours :o)

Ella said...

I already won when I heard he came back! (Seriously, I cried...as a cat mama that is one of my worst nightmares.)
I shall be humming "The Cat Came Back" all day.

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh so pleased to hear that moggy showed up! What a rascal for putting you through all that worry! Your quilt is stunning Cindy! I hope the move goes smoothly. Thinking of you, Jxo

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you found him! I was thinking of it last night and realized I hadn't read an update and was getting nervous haha -- Chinese food is absolutely a thanksgiving tradition, just add movies to it and your set (that might be a christmas thing i'm thinking of but it'll still work!) enjoy your day!

Janine said...

I'm so, so glad he's home :) And your quilt is looking lovely!

Rachel said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

gill said...

So glad to hear that your little wanderer has returned!
Great quilt! I'd love to make one too!

Strawberry Patch said...

Yay he is home! We move house next friday/saturday so I so know where you are coming from with things you want being packed! Im dreading it with 2 animals, sorry I mean children, a cat, a dog and 5 chickens! Id love the make the quilt when we are all settled in.

Jan said...

So glad Clarkson is home.

susan said...

Very pleased that your cat has come to appreciate you and home! He looks quite content there. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the colours you used more than those on the pattern. But I would not be adverse to having the pattern for myself. ;-)

Fiona said...

I'm so glad to hear he's home and looking very cute!
Your quilt looks fabulous! Can't wait to see it all crinkly :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm so glad he's home! Love the quilt and good luck with the move!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh thank goodness for the return of the wanderer!! I feel a lock-in coming on in the new house for a long while!!

Love the Mod Logs - so bright and happy - well done xxx

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Glad to hear that your four legged friend arrived home safe and sound. I love the quilt..It looks so nice and inviting. Put me down for the giveaway!

CitricSugar said...

So happy he's back!

We celebrated thanksgiving last month so it was an ordinary day here but I always love a reminder to be thankful.... And an excuse to eat pie. ;)

Indianna said...

Pizza sounds good to me. Did you share it with your little friend? Love the quilt as the White makes the colours so bright and zingy.

Miranda said...

I'm so glad that your little kitty came home! I'm just waiting for the apple pie to be done so I can eat it! The quilt is beautiful :)

Manda said...

Aw I am so so glad your furry friend found his way home! :)
Great quilt!

linda said...

i am so pleased to read your post about the naughty puss he looks very cheeky in the pic ,glad he returned to you :))

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

So glad he's back! Love the quilt!

Lynn said...

So glad to hear your good news of the little furry one,good luck with the move,
they do say when you move house with cats, to keep them in for a few weeks, so they get used to the new home, before venturing out into the big new world...your quilt is fab, I have just the fabric *wink*

Katie said...

That is a relief! So happy your little one returned home!

Beautiful quilt as well. :)

Linn said...

Happy that your cat is back! Now he can cuddle under your beautiful quilt. It's a wonderful pattern. Love it!

Cindy said...

Cindy!!! I am SOOOO thrilled your little guy made his way back home!! You had to be on Cloud 9. That just made my day when I read that. And I LOVE the star quilting. What a great post to start my day with! xoxo

Allison said...

oh, I'm so glad your cat came home!

Alli said...

I'm so happy that Clarkson found his way home! He looks adoooorable under your laptop. :D

Pat V. said...

This is such a happy quilt!

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

Glad your little one came back. Hope the move goes smoothly too. I would like your pattern if you pick me.

memmens said...

I'm not a cat fan - but that's pretty cute! Well done on finishing the quilt - it looks superb.
thanks for the giveaway

Lynne said...

Glad your cat came home - I hope all goes smoothly with cat and The Move!

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