Thursday, December 26, 2019

I like Thursdays: December 26, 2019

Happy Boxing Day!
Did you have a nice holiday?  Our holidays are becoming more a Christmas week.  We started with a nice lunch on Christmas Eve with Nik (our son), Audrey and the girls.  Yesterday we visited Mom and later Nik and Audrey brought their new 10 week old pup to visit.  Ruca (the pup) was Scout's favorite present!

The two frolicked and played and played and played.  Scout was very kind to Ruca and let her gnaw on Scout's favorite bone.  After their visit Scout ate and then retired for the evening :D

I received some surprise gifts this year!  LeeAnna, our hostess with the most-ess who sponsors "I like Thursdays" sent me this neat mini quilt with photos of Scout!  I love it!  Thank you LeeAnna! She even shared a few extra photos of Scout-on-fabric for us!

Continuing the poodle themed surprise gifts was my husband who got me two neat poodle sweatshirts:

 My personal favorite, because it is so true!

I did get in some sewing this past week and am continuing my quest of getting rid of things I am finding in the sewing room.  A gazillion years ago, I was using up odd pieces of fabric to make pinwheels.  I think they may have been triangular pieces from a snowball quilt I made.  They are small and I hadn't realized I made about 150 of them.  Back when I made them, I was a very frugal quilter and of course, my eyesight was better.
I made four patches out of them which made a nice 7 inch block.  I tried a variety of layouts with them but each scenario seemed to busy.  I reverted to doing something I hadn't also done in years which is an alternate solid block (in indigo).  I think it turned out nice:
This piece kept reminding me of oldest and best friend Linda and when I texted her the photo, she swooned over it.  I did run out of the navy fabric and have to pick some up for a nice border but the piece will make a nice lap quilt and coordinate with her navy couches.  I even have enough blocks left to make a tablerunner for her sideboard.  Win win and less in the stash drawers!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  Be sure to visit our other participating bloggers by visiting LeeAnna!

Have a great day!


Libby in TN said...

Love your pinwheels! I frequently fall back on alternate block settings with orphans. It somehow brings all the disparate parts together.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Scout looks so sweet the puppy! I bet she was worn out, though! I love what you did with the pinwheel blocks, too. The indigo solid works perfectly to pull them all together! How nice to have a friend who fell in love with this project, too!

Julierose said...

Lovely post Michele;))) Those sweatshirts are fabulous!!
Nice job on the quilt...hugs, Julierose said...

Your pinwheels are lovely. The stalker sweatshirt is awesome. OMG Nuca is adorable and Scout was such a good sport.

PaintedThread said...

LOL - Scout looks wiped out! I'm starting to dig into my scraps, too. I really like your four-patches.

I will keep you in mind when I'm looking for another sister to adopt. ;-)

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! Your last sewing project just makes me smile. I can just picture Linda swooning, and know it is perfect for her. Love Scout looking over Ruca . . . and I can imagine why she needed to sleep after Ruca went home. I just love your new t-shirts. ~smile~ Roseanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your poodle gifts are my favourites especially that lovely photo one from LeeAnna. Those pinwheels are beauties and you nailed it with the indigo fabric. How great to find such hidden in your sewing room. I also love your header, Michele. Enjoy this Christmas weekend too.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love seeing Scout and Ruca playing so happily together! I love the pin wheels alternating with the solid black! It's beautiful! I love finding little surprises in my sewing room! Happy New Year!