Monday, January 24, 2011

a wild week

It's been a wild couple of days at my place. Last week my brother-in-law had some pretty intense surgery that was very unexpected. He originally was supposed to go in on Wednesday but the surgery was stopped midway through after the docs realized that it would be much more complected then they first thought and rescheduled him for Friday. So I picked up my sister's 16 week old yellow lab, Hunter. Such a sweetie! The pugs even like him despite his larger than life size. :-) My sister needs to be at the hospital as much as she can and not worrying about Hunter was a huge relief for her.
Sweet Hunter.
Hunter and Georgie deciding what to play with next.

Then just to really complicate things more, the OTHER lab puppy my sister and brother-in-law purchased a month ago was scheduled to arrive into town last Saturday and once again I was pressed into service. Meet 9 week old Trixe (I've been calling her Izzy, short for Isabelle).

She is the sweetest thing ever. I'm secretly hoping she will be just too much for my sister and brother-in-law, with his very long recovery before him, to deal with and she will get to stay with me forever. :-) Yeah, I know, it's just wishful thinking as my sister stopped by last night to meet her and also fell in love. As it is, it will just kill me to give them both up after three or four more weeks. I think one little black lab is perfect payment for all my trouble. :-)

Izzy would make a wonderful agility dog. At nine weeks old she is just a tad smaller than the pugs. By next week, she will be larger then all of them.

So not a quilt or stitching piece was worked on since mid-last week. I just don't have time with all the chasing after puppies I have to do. :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sewing Bird Pinkeep finis x 2!

Sewing Bird Pinkeep - design by Country Stitches
32 count Purely Primitive by Silkweavers
Assorted over-dyed cotton floss

I finished up my two little Sewing Bird Pinkeeps over the long weekend. These are going to live with my niece and niece-in-law. They were intended to be Christmas presents but I got behind and didn't finish the stitching until the day after Christmas. After that I was in no hurry. :-)

Here is my progress on A Wish For You. I've almost finished the house. I thought for sure I was going to get this chart finished over the weekend but I ended up working on a quilt top. But I didn't get that finished either. But I got in lots of nice naps with the pugs and that was as good. :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

finally a new start

I finally got started on the fourth BBD piece to the Anniversaries of the Heart collection - A Wish For You. I wish I could say it was because I was in the Alps skiing or on the beaches in Cancun but in truth I was in Gurnee, IL on my butt watching TV and eating bonbons. :-) This one won't go as fast as the last one did - that is one big honking house! Shades of Houses of Hawk Run Hollow all over again. I love the colors of this one and I love to stitch houses so it at least will be fun.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging in while I figure things out. I am reading all the blogs I can but not taking much time to say hi. There is some great stuff being stitch right now.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Bonus finis

Anniversaries of the Heart Bonus #1 - design by Blackbird Designs
32 count Purely Primitive by Silkweavers
Recommended overdyed floss

I finished up the first bonus pattern on the way into work this morning. It did go super quick but I'm looking forward to moving on. I really didn't care of the colors on this piece but I love the ones on the next one - A Wish For You. I'm hoping to start on the way home but I'm feeling pretty tired so who knows if I'll be able to stay awake. :-)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

so close!

As you can see, I only have a bit to go on block #3. I should have stitched more over the time off but I just didn't feel the stitching bug in me. I had a great agility trial with the pugs. Both got a qualifying score and the other runs we just one little thing away from a ribbon. They are both getting so good! I was a very happy pug handler. :-)

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year's!