|I'm trying to learn as quickly as I can...honest!|
I've managed to get quite a bit accomplished during his little siestas.
This month's block for the Comfort & Joy quilt along is now finished with plenty of time to spare which I'm thrilled about. After lagging behind for a couple of months, I am not only up-to-date but I'm ahead of schedule! But you'll have to wait until the end of the month to see it because those of us who are participating all reveal the current month's block on the same day.
One thing that I can share with you is I think one of the best kept secrets in blogland...or at least in the Northern Hemisphere!
My friend Julie from OZ (used to have a blog but doesn't any longer) knows my taste so well that when she found out about this free Christmas quilt called The Wish Quilt, she just had to share it with me.
Australian designer Brownyn Hayes of The Red Brolly has just recently released the first four blocks of a quilt that she designed a couple of years back. The patterns were published in several consecutive issues of one of the down under magazines back in 2008. I didn't ask Brownyn's permission to copy and paste the photo of the finished quit from her blog so rather than possibly violate copyright issues, you can view it here.
Bronwyn has released the first four stitchery patterns in PDF format which can be downloaded from her blog. You'll have to scroll back several posts to find them all but you can't miss them.
If you like piecing, redwork, stitching and applique, then this will be right up your alley...as it is mine!
Just this morning, I completed my first stitchery while Ollie sitting. Isn't it darling? I love her designs!
I didn't have enough of a variety of reds and tans in my stash in order to complete the quilt so I just had to buy a bunch of quarter yard cuts which I think will be perfect for the project. *wink*
I prepped all four stitcheries at the same time so now that the first one is done, I'm ready to move on to the next. Guess what I'll be doing once I'm finished here...if Ollie is still snoozing, i.e.?
Think I'll start on "Home Is Where The Heart Is" next.
And just this morning, look what I found in my mail box!
My friend Mieke from Holland (no blog) sent me this wonderful Ollie dog fabric!
I can see a pillow or perhaps a bag to hold all his toys...or both...as a future project(s). Thanks for thinking about us, Mieke.
So you see, having a puppy is not all hard work. We humans can have our play time too!