You will not eat the last bite of that grilled cheese sandwich!
That makes this a "grilled cheese face".
My Mom wanted soup for lunch and you can't have tomato soup without a grilled cheese sandwich. There's some kind of law about that. And if there is grilled cheese around - okay, any kind of cheese around - Rosie wants in.
Rosie has been enjoying the cooler weather - she actually bounces out the door in the morning and her nose is even colder than usual. Which isn't always a good thing.
I think I've told you that Rosie gets a treat at bedtime. Because she's "getting older", she has trouble getting up on the bed by herself so when I call her, she comes to where I am standing and waits for me to help her up. Front paw are lifted up and then I hoist her up... where she prances around in a manner that belies her age. The other night, I think she suspected I might have another biscuit after I turned off the lights. I was just about to fall asleep when I got a very cold, wet nose and loud sniffing right in my ear - Rosie was trying to find my hand.
Yes, I had another biscuit. Clever girl.
Me? Not so much.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Not me. I'm waiting for a few purchases to arrive so I can wrap them and get them on their way... but I'm actually in pretty good shape this year. The lights are up but the tree won't be up until Sunday - after my class on Saturday. There's too much to do before then so it will wait. But there are poinsettias on the tables and Christmas pillows out... and I've been burning my favorite Christmas candles. I can't believe I remembered to order those early. The candle that used to be my favorite - Banana Republic's Winter Candle - is no longer made, but a year or two ago I found a new Winter Candle by Linnea's Lights that is just as lovely. The Forest Fir is also terrific. (Find retailers here. I buy my favorites here.)
I have been busy sewing - though I feel like I've been mostly cutting strips...
Both of the boxes/trays are drawer organizers from The Container Store. I originally got them for drawers and... well, they were re-purposed as quilting organizers. The little half-triangle squares measure 1 1/4" - they finish at 3/4". I know. It's nuts.
Have you ever noticed how quilter's seem to collect boxes, bins and anything even indirectly "organizational"?
More parts. It seemed easier to get a whole pile of parts done and then make my blocks. Yes, I know. I'm a bit late for Halloween... except that I'm way ahead of schedule if this is for Halloween 2013. (Actually, at the rate I'm going, I'm probably still running late. Maybe I should aim for Halloween 2014.) The fabrics are Reproductions in black and orange/rust, and they're mostly Jo Morton.
There are still a few more days for the quilts on eBay - thank you for the support there. There have been a whole lot of page views and there are a lot of watchers - a heads-up to the snipers out there.
Which means I need to ask - are you a "nibbler" or a "sniper"? If you're a nibbler, do the snipers make you nuts by swooping in at the last second? Just curious.
I'm off - I have to pack more patterns. The pattern for Marguerite is finally done and it will be in the shop by tomorrow.
If you're interested, there will be a few kits for Marguerite. The kit includes a Fat Eighth bundle of Chateau Rouge by French General, a Fat Eighth bundle of additional French General fabrics - mostly backgrounds, the Pale Mustard print I used for the alternating squares and the gray binding I'm using.
I think that's it...
I can't. But then I never could.
Yeah, yeah... sucker. C'est moi.