Meeting Angel, 6-2-2020

I know you all remember Angel, don’t you? Today I drove to Gloria’s house to meet the little sweetheart.

She really is the sweetest little dog and she has been through lots of trauma getting from Texas to Gloria. Remember that huge bladder stone?

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She has her special blankie on the couch.

I thought I’d gotten Gloria looking up – sorry, Gloria!

She follows Gloria from room to room, one doggie bed/blankie in every room and she looks up at Gloria with adoration – honestly! It all worked out perfectly, didn’t it? Gloria says this is how she likes to be held.

Remember the quilt pattern called Looks Like A Gameboard? Here it is in red, white, and blue hanging in Gloria’s foyer. This could be a fun quilt to make for the upcoming patriotic holidays!

Gloria has many antique quilts and here was my favorite today.

Here’s This Old Farmhouse before it’s been quilted – maybe tomorrow????

Pictures from readers:

Eric’s little girl, Camber, will be 4 on June 16 and she has requested a “Frozen” themed birthday so along with a purchased costume, I made her this little pillow and quilt.

Be still, everybody…….

31 thoughts on “Meeting Angel, 6-2-2020

  1. Jan VanDeWalle

    Cute poodle, Angel. Before I got married I had a little poodle named Gidget who looked very much like Angel. They are sweet dogs!
    Love the quilt show today. they are all so pretty and bright.
    Jan in Oregon

  2. Connie

    HI Mary!! Remember last year at this time…….the “helicopters” from the maple trees were sending bucket loads. We had to rake them up last year they were so bad. Not bad this year!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Connie – I just said the same thing to Rick! I have zero – zip – none! I even looked it up online and it said helicopters are produced in large quantities when tress are stressed. Must not have been any stress here last winter!!! Haha!!

      1. Paula Philpot

        I have them at the quilt shop….seems like more than usual. Paula in KY

      2. Jeanine from Iowa

        I, too, said something to my husband last night as we were sitting on the deck, wondering if we would have any helicopters this summer. Happy I will be if we don’t have any. I looked at our tree and did not see any hanging down. Thanks for the wonderful pictures again today.

  3. Nikki M in Tx

    Looks Like A Game Board quilt is calling my name….beautiful!
    This Old Farmhouse, just might have to be my next project..just love ❤️ it…fabrics perfect.
    Angel & Gloria are so lucky to have found each other, truly a heartwarming story. People who don’t have a fur baby don’t know what they are lacking in their lives.
    Had appointment today to get car inspected, was due in April but with Shelter in Place state extended until things opened up again & in my county tags can once again be purchased. Have appointment tomorrow to get tags so needed current inspection to get tags.
    While in Graham to get car inspected decided stop at Walmart to get milk & couple other items needed. Toilet paper & Clorox back in stock. Hard to believe $4.59 for a gallon of bleach !
    Drove by fabric shop that is almost a quilt shop to get some neutrals & sign on door closed until doctor says is okay for me to reopen. Francis the lovely lady that has owned the shop for 45 years plus is in her 80s so I understand. When make my run tomorrow to Jacksboro for car tag will run by the quilt shop there & Hope is open, it too is owned by one of us older individuals.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Nikki M – I love it when you say “one of us older individuals”! I’m in that group, too, but don’t mentally feel old – just the body feels old! Hope you have good luck at the quilt shop – I’ll be showing you what I bought – just no time right now to post it all. Hugs to Ms. Maci!

      1. Launa

        I noticed both of us are getting “frosted” hair FREE due to our ages! 😉 Can’t wait to see your new purchases. Nice to have the quilt show this morning; thank you! Looks like a sunny morning up here in Idaho.

  4. Jo in Wyoming

    Looks like you had a well deserved fun day today. The pictures are very colorful…we needed that.
    We had to take Loretta to the vet yesterday. She developed a large mass on her throat Sunday evening.
    The vet gave us some medicine and ointment. She is acting so strange and applying ointment is impossible. Calling the vet tomorrow. Why don’t they make this thin, oily ointment as a spray? It would be so much easier for her and me. It breaks my heart to see her like this. She’s a mess.
    The good news is this lump is not from a bite.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – you mean it developed almost instantly? In an evening? Wow! Is it painful to her? It would break my heart, too! Please tell me what you find out and how she’s doing.

  5. Pat Smith

    Gloria and Angel are a match made in heaven, and I hear these stories all the time. I can’t imagine our family without a dog. I grew up with no animals pleading every year to no avail. My parents came from a farming background, and animals lived in the barn. Our animal sleeps on the bed! I have the game board pattern with me and some Halloween themed fabric to make a Halloween themed little quilt. I really liked the patriotic themed on a lot, too. We are rolling down I-95 in the Winnebago heading toward Vermont where we live in the summer. A lot of fabric and sewing machines in the car being towed. I don’t know how much I’ll have to stay home and want plenty to do. I already know VT expects people with out of state licenses to quarantine for 2 weeks.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Pat Smith – hmmm, 2 weeks home when you’ll be forced to sew!! Sounds good to me! Hugs to Sonny!

  6. Diane in Maryland

    Such a nice email to read first thing this morning! Sounds like a really nice visit with Gloria and Angel. Doesn’t get much better than a good friend, quilts and an adorable pup! Loved all of the pictures! I love the fabrics you picked for the Old Farmhouse! Pretty quilt! Camber will be thrilled with the pillow and little quilt! These are such thoughtful gifts! We’ve had several days of beautiful 70+ degree days and today is to be in the 90’s with humidity. Whew… No problem for me – I’ll sew in a cool sewing room! Have a blessed day, everyone.

  7. Bonnie

    Love the game board quilt did you send a pattern to it,if so I missed it.could I please see it again, thank you beautiful,, Bonnie.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Bonnie – I’ve posted several versions of Gameboard – pattern is $5.00. Cant find pictures quickly so just look at Gloria’s. Include a SASE if ordering.

  8. Diane Bauer

    Great photos of you and Angel!!! It’s always lovely to witness a successful rescue/adoption!

    Very pretty quilts today! And I can’t believe how quickly you can get a pile of scraps transformed into a finished quilt!!! I need to get busy!!

  9. MartyCae

    Thanks for all the lovely pictures! A real day brightener! I grew up with dogs, cats and birds and yes, in the bed, all of them. I married a farmer and animals are to be in the barn. I really miss dogs. Such loving, trusting souls.

  10. Theresa

    Hi Mary
    Thanks for starting my day with pictures that make me smile and quilts to inspire as I start my work day.
    BLessings to you

  11. Kathy in western NY

    As you already, your pictures you so nicely share with us, grace my day!! I love hearing how Gloria and Angel are such a team united together. I have your game board pattern and have some Halloween colors sitting with it but gosh the patriotic one would be nice colors to live with all year on a wall so am rethinking that one. I have to tell you Mary, I sat all yesterday and sewed nine patches from a charm pack cause I uncovered the time you told us on a blog post how to do it quickly with one pack. It was so relaxing to just sit at my machine and do that without any real thoughts saying to myself that you provide us just the BEST and easiest way to use your patterns. You have some great talents among being the strong advocate for loving animals.

  12. Pat in Michigan

    Mary, thanks for a “feel good” story. You can see that Gloria and Angel are devoted to each other. I’m so happy for both of them.

  13. Beverly in Texas

    Love your patriotic dogs, “shift” dress ! Did you make it ? So cute w/ leggings ! Stay well!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Beverly in Tx – haha! Me, sew clothes? Never! Probably came from Target or Walmart.

  14. Felicia Hamlin

    Looking at Angel and the bond between her and Gloria, I know what it is like. Zena likes to sit right next to me or on the back of the chair. Sometimes she sits on our laps giving us adoring looks, our kids don’t do that. Ha, ha. I can’t hold Zena like that, it must be on account of her heart murmur.

    The quilts are so pretty and I love the vignette of the peonies and the beautiful blue and white porcelain. Be still, Mary.

  15. Janice Hebert

    I love Vickie in Seattle’s colorful quilt! I’d love to know the name of that pattern. Gloria and Angel – so happy for that little dog. I love her home! Love the way she’s mixed the antiques with a “modern” house. Really nice! And the vignette with the peonies! Beautiful, peonies are just about my favorite flowers, along with hydrangeas. Very warm here in New England again. Been a streak of really nice weather! Kind of hot for me but I’ll take it. We’ve been planting two new 4 x 8 raised beds and now we are starting the big gardens. We’ll put corn in this year, haven’t planted that in years. And bush beans and squashes, summer and winter in those regular beds. The tomatoes are in the raised beds. My basil plants aren’t happy though! I think I’ll transplant them somewhere a little less sunny than where they are. My little dog, Louis, is in dire need of grooming. My groomer has finally been able to open but hasn’t called to confirm an appointment yet. I’m afraid at this point he will have to be shaved down there are so many mats. But I like him with short hair, looks so young! I’ll have to send you a “before” and “after” Mary! Hopefully soon. When we are here, I can almost forget the craziness that is going on in our beautiful country. Be safe everyone – and I don’t mean just from the virus. Jan in MA

    1. Vicki Rozendaal

      Janice, glad you like the quilts. I’m not sure which pattern you wanted so will give you both. The larger quilt is “Scrappy Trips” from Bonnie Hunter’s free quilt patterns. I created the simple flower 🌸 quilt pattern. I cut a black pentagon for the middle, placed it on a 5” square of phone book paper and sewed scraps around it. (Trim and remove paper.). The stem and leaf blocks are also 5” squares. I pieced the stem then raw edge appliquéd the leaves. Enjoy!

  16. Bobby sutton

    Bobby in Md.
    What a special little pup and how lucky are both Angel and Gloria. Rescue pets are just the best.

  17. Carol

    I have hoed out dozens of little maple trees here in Indiana. Our tree must have had lots of stress. I’ll blame it on COVID 19.

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