Now every quilter is familiar with the expression of “having a squirrel attack” or some variation of it. Our host, Darlene at Creative Latitude has not only welcomed her squirrel, Sally in to her creative space, but shares Sally’s thoughts and ideas with all of us. Sally, by the way has been known to sign Darlene up for so very many fun courses and classes. I always enjoy seeing what mischief Sally and Darlene get up to.
My name is Samantha and I’m Carol’s resident squirrel. She doesn’t get many photos of me because I move too fast dropping off nuts and fun ideas to tempt her! Carol decided to make a mini quilt featuring me a couple of years ago so I can sit on her design board and remind her of all of my fun ideas.
When Sally and Darlene mentioned having an Inner Squirrel Party, I just knew we had to join in and since I can be very very persistent, I convinced Carol to RSVP to Sally and Darlene and join in on the party mood.
Now anyone who knows me, I keep trying to change Carol’s philosophy on life since Covid began which has been:
- Keep her DH and herself safe by staying home.
- Shop from her stash as much as possible.
- Only allow herself to start new projects for blog hops, the odd QAL or to do pattern tests.; her focus has been on finishing UFOs.
This has meant that I have been spending an inordinate amount of time trying to provide all of the temptations and eye candy that I can to tempt her to just drop everything and start something new. What can you do when you are invited to a squirrel Party? Jump in with both hands and feet of course😉
Now Carol is in the middle of a crazy busy couple of months with a lot going on at her Guild, birthdays, helping friends with surgery and several commitments for pattern tests, blog hop projects and required family quilts, but there are these blocks and bits in a package from Denise that I had to keep pulling out and tucking on her sewing machine, on her cutting table and on top of her project pile just to get her to pay attention and do something with them.
I finally won out when we were discussing the fun ideas I had for:
We tried several layouts and calculated how many more blocks we needed to make to get the right sized quilt for one of our preferred charities Victoria’s Quilts Canada which provides quilts to people living with cancer. I insisted these blocks had to be made up for quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada because they are so bright and cheerful. Luckily Carol agreed because these pretty fabrics make us both smile every time we look at them.
Since I had my way with this one I then encouraged Carol to pull out some sweet flannel fabrics she had been
hoarding er I mean saving for a raggy quilt, but we only got as far as cutting it into squares so that will have to wait for another post, and so will the layout for the other fun blocks that were in Denise’s parcel. Isn’t it fun how others leftovers can spark some great ideas and bring out the squirrels in all of us? I think I managed to sidetrack Carol very nicely and deserve to dig into my stash of nuts to celebrate! 😉🐿
Here is the full list of attendees to the Squirrel Party:
- Gertie of “On Going Projects”, TerryKnott.blogspot.com (Terry, aka blogger/quilter)
- Winnie of “Peaceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life” (Wendy, aka blogger/quilter
- Stormy of “Texas Quilt Gal” (Linda, aka blogger quilter)
- Sally of “Creative Latitude Time” (Darlene, aka blogger/quilter)
I’m heading over there to read, enjoy and drop off a nice comment to introduce myself!
Carol and I would like to thank you for stopping by and hope you are having plenty of fun joining in on the party! 😉🐿😄🐿