Saturday Night, 3-25-23

While I’m watching more basketball I’ll start the quilt show!

Thank you to those of you who DID put your name on your quilt photo!


Finn and Ivy are visiting today – I call Keeper and Finn “peabrains” – they are constantly on the go and rassling and playing, sometimes too much.

Ivy is mature and very well behaved. She and Hazel enjoy each others company.

This is Finn who is young, adorable and trouble waiting to happen. He and Keeper have a great time together but a day like this is exhausting for me as I don’t dare let them out of my sight. And Hazel wants no part of it.

Saw my first robin today. And the only thing I’ve caught in my live trap is the goose who’s laying the eggs!! Haha!

25 thoughts on “Saturday Night, 3-25-23

  1. MN Jo

    How do you add the names? At one time you were going to tell us. If you did, I didn’t see it. Sorry

  2. Linda from Georgia

    Nice quilts. I bought the GE Design pattern at quiltcon.
    My son’s father-in-law went to FAU. He is in seventh heaven!

  3. Grandma Rabbit (Pat) in AZ

    I understand the dog exhaustion. We have a 9 YO little dog and a year old springer who tries to rough house with little. I have to watch him like a hawk. I’ll bet I say “leave him alone ” 40 times a day!
    Today’s quilts are all beautiful but I’m really drawn to the flowers. I love applique and this one is gorgeous

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Grandma Rabbit – I’ll bet we say that to Hazel 40 times a day, too, to leave Telly alone who is old and sleeping soundly!

  4. Diane, Squeak, Buddy in Central Ohio

    That is funny about the goose, but it is better than a skunk! The quilt show is terrific. I have seen the grand piano one before, but never thought I could make it. The others are truly lovely and good ideas for using a panel and small blocks. Thanks to everyone. Finn looks like our neighbor dog, Scout. She is a Burmese Mountain dog, I think. Is there such a dog? She is beautiful and literally bounces when she sees me with treats—hilarious.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – Finn is a Bernadoodle – Burmese Mountain Dog and poodle. He bounces a bit too much – hyper is a better description. (I need to check that spelling.)

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – ok, here it is! Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodle – found online

  5. Sandy

    Hi Mary, I think l will have to stick to a piece of paper with my name on it! Not at all computer literate, you can tell me what to do, but it doesn’t sink in!Great to see the dogs having fun and all the quilts.Enjoy your basket ball games Mary, the boy next door is a great goal shooter, he practices at the basketball net on the lamp post outside our house every day, good to see a teen play outside, not on the computer! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – a piece of paper with your name on it is fine with me – in fact it’s probably easier in the long run. Haha!!

      1. Kathy in western NY

        Sandy, I keep a colored index card with my name on it tucked under my rotary cutting mat that I use when sending a picture to Mary.

  6. Susan K in Texas

    I guess the goose is safe from predators in the trap. Haha!
    Lots of good quilts once again.
    And doggie pictures!
    My husband was followed for a time on his walk today by a kitten. He didn’t bring it home and when we went back we couldn’t find it. I hope it’s ok. It was by The Container Store headquarters/warehouse, a trailer park, and a cemetery. So lots of traffic and not many homes.

      1. Susan K in Texas

        We both walked in the area the kitten had been yesterday. We didn’t see it at all. My husband said he had put it in the yard by the trailer homes. A lot of people walk in that area so I’m hoping the little one was picked up by someone.

  7. Kathy in western NY

    Very cute quilts. Some child will love cuddling with the transportation vehicles quilt. I do love seeing what everyone is working on.
    Sleep well tonight Mary after watching the dogs today and all their shenanigans. It will be a restless night for me with the high wind warning here. Already a 53mph gust and going to be worse after midnight.

  8. MaureenHP

    I love the quilt shows. There is always such a wide variety of creativity!
    I hope the goose survived the varmint trap. ☹

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Maureen – oh, she was just fine. She was just trying to add another egg to her “nest” since I put the previous eggs into the trap. Poor girl.

  9. Sue in Oregon

    Finn is very cute. I like his colors.

    The quilt shows seem to just get better and better. I made one once similar to the piano quilt but much smaller. It was a ton of work and I never did another one. So, I appreciate this one with (no name.) And, OH the tulip quilt!! Just lovely. My tulips are finally beginning to show above the ground. Still just too cold to grow very fast.

  10. NancyTD

    All the quilts are great! The tulip quilt has the perfect border— a reminder that spring is coming. I get so many ideas from the quilts everyone shares. Thank you !

  11. Sally J.

    I can’t believe you just saw your first robin!! I saw my first robin here in Michigan on Valentine’s Day!!
    Yesterday we watched them feasting on worms in the backyard.
    Loved all the quilts today!! I’m working on some small Easter banners.
    Blessings to all.
    Sally J. Waterford, Mi.

    1. Kathy in western NY

      I am interested in what you are making for banners. I change my decor seasonally so make lots of smaller things to use fabrics and see something colorful. I just bought at the thrift store a large canvas panel from Sweetwater designers where you cut them to make smaller banners. It was in the package originally $22 and I got it for $8 but I am thinking I need to add borders of blacks and whites to these banners to use them. And will have to change my needle in my machine too! Hope you send a picture to Mary of the Easter ones which I am sure welcome spring to your home.

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