A very quick blog post today! I have gotten zero creative things done this past week because we added a new addition to our family!
Meet Dusty, a purebred miniature Schnauzer, who was taken in by a rescue shelter because of a cloudy eye ( a condition we were told would not allow the breeder to get a good price for him).
I have wanted to adopt a second dog for a while now and I always said I didn’t want a puppy, or a small dog, or a purebred….so here we have a 10 week old, purebred, miniature….go figure ;). But he is going to be well loved, and spoiled, and have so much fun with his big “sister”, who is also a bundle of energy!
And who could resist that sweet little face? Obviously not me!
Anyway…because I haven’t been creative at all this past week ( having a puppy is a little like having a baby~ they sleep a lot but you need to keep an eye on them at all times!), I thought I’d share a few projects I worked on before we got him!
I made my very first Trip Around The World quilt! I had been wanting to make one for a while and, with the help of Judy-from-my-quilt- guild’s pattern, I finally did! It was so much fun and very addictive and I already have my next sets of Fat Quarters pulled so I can make another one!
The colors look a little muddied in my photos, but they are pretty and cheery, and I especially like my fussy-cut butterfly in the center block!
Another item to strike off my bucket list was this paper-pieced sewing machine. I have to tell you that I had tried paper-piecing many years ago and was not a big fan. I saw this pattern and thought it was super cute so gave it another try. Still not a big fan, but now I know for sure that I will not be making a paper pieced quilt any time soon 😉 .
Lastly, I mentioned my collage quilt patterns last week and have been busy fusing pretty prints to Steam A Seam and fussy-cutting out those shapes….this has been the most fun activity, let me tell you!
Although I did discover that I need to buy quite a few more FQ’s with motifs, rather than dots and checks, which are obviously my favorites judging by my stash! Oh darn, now I’ll have to go fabric shopping!!!
And finally, I promised you all a give-away last week and am here to announce the winner. Thank you to all of you for your comments on what projects you would like to work on this year. I tried to respond to everyone’s comment but if I missed you I apologize…the excuse is lying in my lap right now!
This is the bundle that I am giving away this time: And the winner is……..
*********** ! Congratulations! Please email me with your full name and mailing address and I will get your gift out to you ASAP. ( email can be found in contact me menu at the top of the page)
Until next time~happy creating!