27 May 2010
Have I introduced you to Buzz?
He turned four years old this week.
I didn't throw him a party
Or buy him any presents.
Good thing he's a dog and doesn't know any better.
I'm sure if he was a person he'd be demanding some cake.
As it is, he's happy just to get his daily walks and snuggles.
But, in recognition of Buzz's big day, I've got something for the pet owners amongst you: a badge for your front door!
This badge tells firefighters that you have pets that should be saved if there's a fire. You should be able to click on the above photo and then print it out. Let me know if that's not the case and I'll fix it. I'm not reserving any copyrights on this so repost, give away, do whatever you want with the image.
The one on my door has the following information on it: "one dog (60 pounds) on first floor" "please call 734-555-1234"
It gives me great peace of mind to know that it is taped to the glass of my front door.
I spent the evening of Buzz's birthday at my first-ever Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It was a lot of fun. It confirmed for me the importance of being inclusive--allowing everyone access to the label of "modern quilter." It sounded like a lot of people had been given hairy eyeballs in other quilt guilds even though their quilts look (to me) quite traditional. My internal monologue was all "that's such bullsh*t! why would someone be snobby about a quilt?" and then "gosh, I wonder if I'm kind of like that sometimes. oh dear." I still think it is important to start identifying the different quilting styles within the modern quilting world, but that sorting has to be explicitly about the QUILTS and not the QUILTERS.
Yesterday, after seeing this post on Noodleheads (a blog). I whipped up a dishmat of my own. I don't have a dishwasher, and since I love to cook, I'm forever washing more dishes than fit in my rack, so this is perfect. I put some blocks that I made when trying to puzzle out a technique on the front, a piece of toweling on the back, did some really light quilting, then bound it up.
I do think it's the perfect use for extra blocks and little experiments!