Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cock-a-doodle-eeeewwww!

It's 5 minutes after 4 in the afternoon and the neighbor's rooster is crowing. And crowing. And crowing. That darned chicken is about to push me over the edge. I haven't figured out how to report the illegal poultry without causing a neighbor-to-neighbor stink. The old lady next door plays her TV so loud that she probably doesn't hear them. The other neighbor behind me is gone at work all the time. I guess I'm the only one being driven crazy.
On other fronts - I indulged today and bought a specialty rotary cutter ruler, which is something I usually don't do. A 40% off coupon from Joann's enticed me to try a Shape Cut ruler. After trimming a lot of pieced strips into 1 1/2" segments for four-patch blocks, I thought that one of these rulers where you position it once and cut through the slits to produce multiple patches looked like a good idea. We'll see. Maybe Bonnie Hunter's new mystery will give me a chance to use it.

6 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I liked the hint about putting the tape OVER the slots you don't want to use. I sometimes make mistakes with mine when I'm in a hurry and don't pay attention.

Cheri said...

Time for a big pot of chicken and noodles?

Mama Koch said...

I like Cheri's idea....soup!

Do you own a B-B- gun? Time for some practice.

catsinger said...

...people kept chickens near enough to my school that I'd hear that rooster at all hours of the day...
but only when I taught English...
my music groups drowned him out...
you could always get an I-pod with ear buds...;)

Tanya said...

Ah ha! I have that "ruler" too but have never really used it. I'll have to head on over to Bonnie's to see what fun she is cooking up!

Elaine Adair said...

"Everyone" is talking about the ruler - oh yes, with the coupon, it's almost a 'must-have' (I keep telling myself.) sure would speed up some of the process of strips.