...I was going to write about needing to get something out of my system. Lately, I've had quilting on my mind. More specifically, I've been thinking a lot about cathedral window quilt construction. I have a fair bit of fabric stash and some quilts that have never made it out of the starting gate, and one that's partially quilted and just waiting to be finished. Someday.
I do not, however, have space to be hauling any of it out very readily, and I certainly don't have the 40 bajillion yards of muslin that a cathedral window quilt would require. Still, I've been obsessing about it something fierce, so I decided I should at least do something to satisfy the craving and a few days ago whipped this out.
Not perfect, but it certainly did at least give me something to play around with. I'm waiting on a book about machine construction techniques for the cathedral window genre, so I don't imagine it will be the last this will appear here. Still, it's going to have to wait a while, because among other things, I have to finish up the Diamond Fantasy shawl, especially since I got this from Scout to go with it.
Shedir is also still on the needles, progress having been slowed by recent events and by a heavy caseload at work. I left the clinic a bit after noon today, my 15 hour shift having lasted 19 hours. It took a mocha frappuccino and Prarie Home Companion to get me home, and it wasn't long after that before I collapsed into bed for about a 5 hour nap. I've got one more night on this holiday weekend, but Monday night shouldn't be quite as bad, most of the vacationer crowd having gone home and most of the locals being more inclined to wait one more night until their regular vet is back in the office.
And because most of my coworkers and I will be slogging away on what promises to be a lovely Labor Day, instead of enjoying the holiday, we have planned a potluck. I signed up to bring cole slaw, which is a dish that I am genetically programmed to make, and one that I have prepared in many different variations. This particular one is red cabbage and carrots, with a bit of tarragon, and this photo is especially for Rabbitch (I'd send some, but it might not make for such good eatin' by the time it got there).
...to everyone who offered their condolences, and to those of you who thought it but didn't say it directly. I have 18 wonderful years of memories, and the tears have been far outweighed by the joy those memories have brought me.