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Friday, March 6, 2009

Frustated And Then Here Comes FRED.....

My new rulers that I don't know how to use!

I was working on block 2 from the Saturday sampler from my favorite quilt store Lavender Lime. Last month I purchased a new ruler set called the Tri-Recs Tools by Darlene Zimmerman & Joy Hoffman. I needed it to do this Feb. block. I am trying to get these blocks done before the next Sat. sampler. Needless to say, I waited until the night before to try it. I got so frustrated. It just doesn't look right. It looks like my center block is just to small. Anyway, so I decided to quit for the night.

Doesn't the center block look too small or are the other pieces too big? Who Knows? I sure don't.
I have measured and measured.
I will take it tomorrow and have them look at it at the quilt store.
They are wonderful to help.

I was really frustrated and then I heard my "sweet daughter," Maranda calling me and telling me to hurry. Being the blogger that I am I had camera in hand and this is what I saw......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................





Meet FRED


FRED SAYING...
DUH, WHAT ARE YOU ALL LOOKING AT????


My "Sweet honey" has been telling me that every night there are possums on my picnic table on my deck. (yuk) Anyway, Maranda & Lane were cleaning the kitchen and took some table scraps outside and found him. He just stood there. He wasn't scared at all. Isn't he ugly? Lane got so close to him to take these pictures. Maranda named him Fred. Needless to say, my frustration turned into laughing at this very ugly, dumb animal that was looking at us as if we were bothering him. He never moved. It was amazing. He just sat there looking at us. My "sweet honey" says that Fred has several friends!!!! OOOOOhhhhh! At least Fred made me forget about my frustration. Well, just thought I would introduce you to FRED!

14 comments:

Karen said...

I don't know - I think he's kind of cute - in his own little way.

Julie said...

I have never seen a possum--thanks for sharing.

As for the block, probably once you sew it with a 1/4" seam allowance--all will work out. Good luck. It sure looks like a neat block. Julie

Darla said...

Not sure if the fabric square is off or not, it's pretty. Oppossums, YUCK is right.

Alice Grace said...

Oh how funny! Here I was concerned about your block, then Fred appears! You made me smile!

Mildred said...

Fred looks like he is thinking "What's for dinner???"
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment so I could find your blog. What a full life you have and your blog is wonderful.

andsewon said...

Pretty block and maybe as you sew it all up it will be fine.
We have loads of 'Freds' out here and they can be mean with a mouth full of teeth, becareful of a female with lil ones on her back.
We stopped putting out scraps for them ,coons and skunks.
Thanks for the blog visit and comment!!Come again!

W. Latane Barton said...

That Fred is one ugly dude... but he made you laugh and that's a 'good thing'.

Carol said...

ohhhhhhh possums are a bit scary looking. your quilt is beautiful. once it's sewn, i bet you'll love it!

Needled Mom said...

We have those visitors as well and I agree that they are not God's best looking creatures.

Kindra said...

Oooh I saw an opossum on the road the other night. Sneaky things!

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Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Yes Fred is a cutie isn't he!! I live in the country and I see little Freds all the time ;) My favorite wild creature is the little Richards.. that is what my friend calls squirrels :)
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QuiltedSimple said...

Hope you got your block straightened out! And Fred is a cutie!
Kris

Krista said...

That happened to me on Hannah's quilt! I was so frustrated because I didn't figure it out until I was putting all the squares together. About 1/2 of them were smaller than the rest, so just to make my job easier I cut the other 1/2 down to size. Overall it made the quilt smaller than my original intention. Possums are just plain ugly!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh. A possum! We only have racoons in Utah I think.