Friday, December 15, 2017

only 30 years or so

that's how long i've had this pattern and this quilt in the works...not that it's done yet, oh no, but i've gotten it this far....it was the applique that held me back and then i just decided to do it and if it wasn't perfect, then so what.

first saw this done at a show in new hampshire and bought the pattern.  i loved it then and love it still. next comes a narrow blue border, then wide muslin border with more appliques.  the fun is definitely in the process.  ***   and did manage one more tree block, a pear tree of course!


and remember my post about this?  my ikea bag and kitchen timer?  well, surprise surprise, they have


mystically re-appeared.  this has been going on since i moved in here.  somebody with a twisted sense of humor is playing cat and mouse, the invisible invader who comes into my apartment and takes inconsequential things and then returns them...things like stamps, like freezer container lids, like CDs, stuff out of my cupboard, polident tablets, a mitten, others i can't recall now and then the ikea bag and timer.  wonder if it's the same vile violator who followed me around massachusetts and stole 3 purses, tampered with my old cars, stole mortgage checks off my mailbox, a gold sand dollar necklace from a safety deposit box (plus the keys), utility and other bills from my mailbox, an amy grant CD out of my glove compartment...to name a few.  those items never found their way back--one was an especially nice leather purse from the thrift--but here at violator village they usually do.  maybe the perp thinks that redeems them....guess again.  it is never ok to violate my apartment and car whether or not things are taken and later returned.  i don't do it to anyone here and it shouldn't be done to me.  unfortunately that is life with infantile people of nearly zero integrity, not everyone here, but one is too many.  it just isn't right at all.

10 comments:

  1. Your quilt top is beautiful! It looks perfect to me! I'm glad your things showed up, too.

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  2. you need a camera hidden so when you are gone it will catch the thief

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    1. what i need are neighbors with some semblance of respect....

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  3. This sounds positively frightening! Can't they do something about it? Have the police been involved? I feel so badly for you. I don't even lock my door. I am bless with wonderful neighbors and I feel badly for you! Maybe you should leave them something nice, like ex-lax cookies! Hope you have a Merry Christmas despite pesky neighbors!

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    1. i intend to...i really like this area, but this complex is not suitable for me...

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  4. Good for you for moving that old UFO forward. I especially like the bunnies. Cute!

    I know what you are going through. We once had a paper boy who got mad at us because we expected change back when we paid him. He turned on our hoses and put them inside our back porch, cut the kid's bicycle tires, pulled up my roses, scribbled on the house siding, etc. It never ended until we moved some years later. I don't understand those kind of people. Going into your apt. and taking things is down right creepy. I'm worried for you. Take care...

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    1. it's the fact that they have trespassed and violated my personal space...makes one feel vulnerable...

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  5. What a lovely quilt! I think you did an outstanding job on the applique.

    Ditto above about calling the police and getting out of there. Who has access to your apartment? Someone in management? Very scary. Hope you find a safe place soon.

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    1. management, maintenance....nobody else that i know of...

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  6. Your Merry Christmas quilt is divine!

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