I made a mess of my countertop again. Sewing brings that out of me. I cluttered partly out of necessity (must touch and caress and iron entire fabric stash! must strew needles and devices galore in order to better understand the specific design elements of 23 projects I will never finish!) and partly to make Ben screw his face into that frustrated yet tolerant yet at the end of his rope but also encouraging snarl he does so well.
He snarls at my sewing-paraphernalia a lot. Especially when I wait a week or so to sort and store the remnants and allow fermenting fabric fragments to coagulate into vibrant towers around the living-room. I can now estimate by the torque of his nose when it's really time to stop pestering him and put away the machine, which is usually by day seven, when his nostrils point decidedly to the left and an eyeball disappears into his right brow. But it makes him snarl so cute that I can't help myself. I'll have to treat y'all to a photo of it someday when I can capture the moment; he's a good snarler.
Er, anyway, in the meantime~ you just get thrilling shots of action-packed pinning.
(Control yourselves. I know, the excitement is intense, but you you can be arrested for doing that in public.)
I wanted to finish this completely different blue and Nazi-free quilt top for my mom by her birthday, but I forgot how short February can be (to match my stellar attention span, I suspect) and, in spite of my best efforts toward a wicked sewing day (packed with sweating and swearing, a little wool of bat and much pricking of the thumbs), I will concede...well not defeat...delay, perhaps. I concede delay. It sounds more encouraging that way.
It's well on its way to completion, this quilt top possessing no inherent Nazi qualities, but it's nowhere near the gifting stage yet (btw, to completely change the subject, I've read several bloggers recently expounding on their confusion as to the correct usage of "its" vs. "it's" ~ the prior sentence is correct in that regard [yet so wrong in many other aspects ~ and take note ~ instead of double parenthesis, use a bracket for your second set!] You utilize "it's" to mean "it is" and "its" to mean "belonging to it." Simple, really. You don't have to be a genius. Just resourceful. Even when you use terribly constructed sentences in order to make a point. Like I did.)