I’m still here – I’m alive – I’m hanging in there with the puppies but I’d almost rather have my fingernails pulled out than return these puppies that I’m now in love with. I believe my first real foster experience will be my last. I thought I could do this but these guys just LOVE me! I don’t want to do this again.
Right now they’re laying at my feet and one of them just farted! Yowser! Haha! They are really so smart and they’ve learned so much – they’re ok with cats and chickens and that’s saying a lot for a puppy. They’ve learned their “word” which is “outside” – they are oh so close to being house trained, they’re good eaters and come when they’re called every single time! I think I should send a little note along to their new adoptive families, don’t you?
So I’ve been working on my Number 10 – I made the blocks more than 5 years ago – at least. String blocks using old phone book paper which I easily cut 6″ x 6″.
I loved making the blocks – obviously because the quilt turned out twin size!
I’m hoping to get it on the longarm machine tomorrow.
We will be showing you 3 more patterns – probably not until Tuesday when I have reclaimed my life after the puppies are returned. These are all Country Threads patterns, two of which have been remade. Several of you asked about the tiny corner of my alphabet quilt in one of the photos of the puppies. I will show it to you with the other two patterns that Connie has remade. I just don’t have time right now.
I am still death cleaning and I’ve saved a few letters over the years – good and bad letters. One was from a customer who drove 2 hours to our shop only to discover a cat lived there – and she was allergic to cats! How awful for her! We never kept it a secret that Emma and Aggie lived in the quilt shop in 1991 so I can only assume that she simply did not follow us closely enough. What a terrible experience for her and she didn’t even sign her letter.
I also wonder if Margaret Ferguson still follows Country Threads Chicken Scratch – I have a letter here from 2001 and I have lost track of her – so sorry – I’m going to send her a card!
Connie brought me a gift today – a special zippered bag for my next Dirty Dozen project which is some hand appliqué.
Isn’t the fabric fantastic? She said it was a towel – she pieced the little flag. Now I’ll simply have to do that appliqué so I can use the bag. She used the YouTube video by Riley Blake. I know some of you will want to make some zippered bags!
I’m starting to get my iron fences in place – I’m going to dig some hydrangeas first before I finish – Barb wants to get some started in her yard.
Remember this “Be Still” card? I ordered them online from David Arms site.
And remember the Itty Bitty pattern called May Flower? It would be very sweet in a small quilt similar to this one.
It’s bedtime for me – I’ll leave you with this photo I saw online – I love it! But I simply cannot imagine how he made this castle.
Be still, friends – be still.