Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a runner and confession

Okay so I was keeping this project a secret until the recipient received it.  And now she has so I can share :)  I signed up to do a swap on Swap-bot that was to craft a surprise for your partner.  The word partner is a little annoying on swap-bot though because who you send to is not who you receive from.  I think I would have enjoyed getting something from who I sent to....but, eh.  I don't make the rules.  The rules of this swap were to pick a craft that you are good at and make something of at least a $7 value in supplies and send it to your person.  The gal I had said she liked vintage things, and floral, and on her profile mentioned that she like the color combination of purple and lime.  For some reason that part stuck in my head.  I started looking through my stash knowing that I wanted to make a runner for her.  I started pulling all vintage fabrics, but it just wasn't coming together.  I wasn't liking the look.  So, then I started pulling purple and lime stuff and made up an easy pattern et voila!
table runner front
Back view:
table runner back
In other news.......and I was hesitating to mention this.  I might have adopted a cat.  So, there this one neighbor who has a ton of cats.  Or, rather there are a bunch of cats in the neighborhood and he may or may not be feeding them.  This one is super friendly.  And was hanging out in my yard.  And, somehow may have gotten in the house and I might have fed it.  And it was starving!  So, I like the company of cats so I started letting her come in.......and feeding her more.  Ugh.  What have I done?!  I've been calling her George, because at first I didn't know if she was a boy or girl and I thought it was a boy, and I said he looks like a George.  I was telling Mom that and she said - "What does a George look like?  The only George I knew was my dad."  Which makes sense because my Grandpa was a redhead with blue eyes, and this cat has orange on her face and blue eyes!  So, there you go.  That's what a George looks like to me :)  I think officially for propriety sake she will be Georgie but I still have been calling her George.  It might not completely work out to have a I'm trying to not get attached.  Fat chance.
Here I am standing on the chair to get a good shot of the quilt, and George got in there........she's kind of cute, huh?

In case anyone is wondering it has rained and snowed off and on alllllllllllllllllllllll day.  I am very thankful we don't have tornadoes or flooding.  My heart goes out to all those who have lost homes and loved ones.  So sad, and terrible to see the devastation.


mainer said...

Gosh, I hope I get you as a partner sometime on Swap Bot! What a nice piece! Congrats on getting a cat. :)

tweed fox said...

Gorgeous Tablerunner. :) i will find a great place to put it. I love the colors. :) I wish i could've made something for you. I never understood why they used the word "partner".. oh well. enjoy your day! and your new cat. :)

Dara aka ravenastoria via swap-bot