Friday, September 14, 2012
Today I caught a Tomato Thief red-handed . . . or red jawed, at least. There was a squirrel, sitting as boldly as brass, in the middle of my back yard, holding in his mouth a tomato as big as his head. When I opened the door to take his picture, he high-tailed it up the fence and into the neighbor's tree. It's a little hard to begrudge him - I've had a bunch of tomatoes this summer -- in fact, I had them again for dinner -- and he sure looked like he was enjoying his!
I have started my applique quilt (a little quilt -- should I call it a quilt-let?) for my brother. I saw a beautiful rendition in a photo on a non-quilting website, just sitting on a lap, and loved it. If I weren't so cheap I would have bought the same colors as the original, but of course I decided to use what I had on hand and (other than novelty and baby prints) I don't have much. I'm going to go ahead, though, and see how it works out. One of the things I've learned from watching quilting blogs is that things that look so-so at the start are often fabulous by the end. Fingers crossed!