Short and sweet

Hello there,

A short and sweet post this week! Our sweet little pup is doing so well and I was actually able to sneak into my quilt room a few minutes at a time this past week 🙂 . He is such a little joy and I enjoy cuddling with him and have actually pulled him out of his bed to sleep in my lap instead…such bad habits….hahahaha!

 

I purchased some more fabrics for my collage quilts and have been enjoying cutting out more motifs. My little tin is obviously NOT going to work to hold all these shapes!

I think I’m going to buy a bin with separate compartments so I can sort the motifs into themes and sizes….if YOU do collage quilts, how do you handle all your cutouts?

I did play around a little bit with a “sort-of” collage that I designed. I thought it would be fun to start with a watering can and then add flowers and butterflies. This was the result: I haven’t decided yet how I’m going to fasten all those shapes to the background….I might free-motion quilt around all the motifs, or maybe grid-quilt all over….I’ll have to think this over for a bit and see what inspires me!

And finally,  I am doing an Irish Chain sew along with Amber from Gigi’s thimble. Luckily she is taking it really slow and that has been good for me.  I am doing a scrappy blue and white version and have my fingers crossed that it will look good!

Alright, I promised you short and sweet and it is. Have a great week and as always~happy creating!

Monique

14 thoughts on “Short and sweet

      1. Hang in there….you will get through it. I was in the same boat a little over a year ago. After our Bernese Mountain Dog passed away, I had determined that if we were to get another dog it would be a small dog that was as shed free as possible. We ended up with an English Cream Golden Retriever, lol. I too had forgotten how much energy and work goes into raising a puppy! We made it through and she is now 18 months old and about 75 lbs. She is beautiful and loving and very well behaved at this point, and has graduated to being allowed to remain uncrated when we leave the house. We are still crating her at night mostly because she loves her crate. But keep the faith…there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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  1. Hi Monique! Ohhhhh, that sweet little puppy. Heck yes, have him sleep on you now. So what if he’s a lap dog . . . that face!! I’ve never made a collage quilt, but am looking forward to seeing yours take shape. That tin is definitely TOO small. HAHA! A nice problem to have. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Love your watering can. It’ll turn out really cute. Speaking of cute, I love your little sweater on your puppy! I’m not being very creative right now as I’m with the grandkids for 5 days and enjoying every minute. Basketball game, cheer camp, valentines party, And snuggle time. “Creating” memories!

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    1. Thanks Candy. I always thought those little sweaters were a bit goofy, but this guy does not have much fur and it’s been miserably cold here so he needs it. Enjoy your time with the grandkids…so much fun and a great time for making special memories!

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  3. I love your watering can and flowers, and adore the puppy, I too have a new pup in the house. She was supposed to be a chihuahua mix…afraid not, she weighs about 30 lbs, but she was a rescue so no way of knowing her real parentage, hehe, and we dont care we love her anyway. Good luck, we will all get thru it!!!

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