Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thank you for the kind thoughts!

 Thanks everyone for the kind thoughts, cards and emails after Teddy's unexpected passing.  
Seamus has been very unsure of himself without Teddy around.  Both Seamus and I are learning who he is a a single dog.  We spend a lot of time walking in our beautiful parks and visiting his friend Greta (she is also Teddy's sister).

So thank you again for your kind thoughts.  If you are on the East Coast, we hope you are enjoying this great weather!
Hugs, Mickie and Seamus

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teddy our bear...

Teddy had a stroke this morning.  When we got him to the vet, we learned he was very anemic and although we aren't sure if that was from the bleed in his head or some other place, we ended his suffering.  He had pain his whole life, being born with a bad hip and was always anxious but when he loved you, he REALLY loved you.  I'm still reeling from all this and just am going to take some time to be with Seamus, and garden, and sew.  Hugs, Mickie

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Trying new things...

I thought I would take a break from the Civil War research/sewing and try something new.  I assembled a bunch of blocks using the Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorial for the double slice layer cake quilt.  It looked easy enough to be relaxing and since my daughter-in-law wants to learn to quilt, it might be a good beginning project.  I wanted to try it before I encouraged her to tackle it.
 I didn't use a layer cake, I wanted to use up some fabric I already had.  The photos don't really do the colors justice.  It is very VERY grey here, we've had a lot of rain and flooding (which of course is the perfect time to sew).   

These are the blocks.  I haven't pieced it together yet.  I'm trying to decide if I want to make a bed quilt or two throws out of the blocks.  Jessica had expressed some interest in this (for herself) so I'll ask her first what she wants and then go from there.
This is one of those quilts that becomes dependent on the quilting.  I would like to have something paisley-ish to cover it.  
I did like this and thought it was a lot of fun to make plus super easy.  Two thumbs up for a great tutorial!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!