The snow has since turned to a light rain and washed away the snow ... but the sky is still gray. The cats have joined me in the studio and settled into their morning cat naps on their perch. Seeing them in silhouette in front of the glass doors makes it obvious that Johnny Be Good is the big brother and Grace Hopper, the little sister. They are so alike in many ways ... but size is not one of them.
You can also see the result of some recent mysterious middle-of-the-night catastrophe. I have no idea how the more desirable, tall perch broke off off from the pole base–I can only imagine that involved both cats claiming ownership before it came tumbling down. I just came down stairs earlier this week and found it that way.
They settled in and were cat-napping away while I spotted the first bunny of spring hopping within a couple feet of the door.
The tea towel challenge quilt has been my quilting focus for most of the week, but I did make a scrappy teal oak leaf to add to my collection earlier this week.
These leaf blocks are 10 by 15 inches–one of the sizes I didn't originally include in the block pattern ... so I updated it to add the measurements for cutting the squares and rectangles needed for this size as wall as a large 16 by 24 inch leaf that could be make from charm squares.
Oak Leaf Block Pattern in 6 Sizes
I love how these blocks, made in such unlikely colors for an oak leaf, are turning out.
This weekend, I plan to decide upon and sew borders on the tea towel quilt and play some more with teal scraps. It's just too wet and gray to be out-and-about and just right to stay inside and put something in the crock pot to cook while I quilt.