Sunday, September 14, 2014

No Internet Connection Sucks!

Just wanted to do a quick post to let you know we will not have
internet connection until the tech comes to pay us a visit
on Wednesday.  I got the brainstorm to see if I could do an update
from my phone of recent pictures of derby. Instead I found
photos from 2013 from my old phone!  

Signing out until then.  Katie

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Friday!

 The westies are jumping for joy ... it's Friday and it's the weekend.
We'll be going for a big car ride on Sunday ... all the way into
Baltimore to see my parents, sister and to celebrate my Dad's birthday.
 I'm not even mentioning the word 'car ride' until we're
ready to walk out the door.  Nor am I mentioning the word
'bath' which is on the schedule for Saturday.
 Julep stayed in her look out position while I went out on
the deck to take pictures of the clouds.  

 Our view ... soon the pool will be closed for the season.
This makes yet another year we haven't taken a swim.
 See Julep?
 I decided to lay down on the deck and shoot up.  
Derby thought I was crazy when I put my feet up in
the air to take this picture.  I guess I was feeling a little crazy.
 Fall is fast approaching here in Bozman and on Leadenham Creek.
 Giant hay balls ... is what I call them.

They moved the cows to the back field.  On occasion when
I'm driving down our road a cow gets out of their fenced in 
area ... of course I have to make time to go to the farmers house
and bang on the door to tell them they have a run-a-way 
cow.  The last one just laid down in the ditch outside
the fence - they're not the smartest animals on the planet!
... Have a nice weekend ...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scottie Quilt & Pillow

 I just got finished gluing the lime colored Swarovski crystals
on this pillow.   It's now ready to be added to a combined
Scottie/Westie rescue Facebook auction.  I hope this set does well for them.

 Snowball blocks are fun to make.


I just had to share this picture of Gracie.  She is a Maltese that came
into rescue through Hands, Hearts & Paws.  She is currently on
two meds and is being feed with an eye dropper.  I understand
she is doing better than when first brought in and I pray 
she continues to do so.  I'll be making more sleeping bags out
of flannel (instead of fleece this time) as they tend to get cold.
 I've been told these bags are live savers when dogs are in need of
 transported to the vets ... boy do I have a stack of sewing projects!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What We Did Today

 We started off Sunday morning with the westies begging
me to take their picture ... so I stopped changing the
bed linens, got the camera & started snapping away.
 Derby is giving Julep kisses on her neck ... how cute!
 I have to wonder what he's whispering in her ear.
 Derby posing by himself.

 He is the cutest little westie I've ever seen.  I do believe when
God made Derby he broke the mold.
 Julep ... look at those brown eyes.  I think she
looks more like her Mommy Ming.
 After the westie photo shoot I went back to work
on this new quilt pattern.  I'm not fond of working with
2-1/2" blocks but forced myself to make this quilt
from my over-flowing stash of said block size.

 Here is the simple pattern that I'm following.  This is a
nice book that I borrowed from the local library.
 Pushing me to give them dinner at 4:30p.m.
There is no peace in my sewing area until I
give them what they want - when they want it.
Lesson learned!
 Playing with 2-1/2" squares to make this westie dog block.
Next time I'll make a larger size by adding two additional blocks.

 I still need to add a border or two and this one will be
ready for donation.
What Wilson did today [and for the past 7 days] ... working on 
editing the 7th issue of The Delmarva Review!
He & fellow volunteers went through over a 1,000 submissions
from writers in the United States and beyond.  Publication
date is set for October 1, 2014.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

It's Christmas Stocking Making Time!

 Taking a break from my personal quilting project to make
Xmas stockings for the Bayside Quilters Guild.
 Every year Bayside Quilters donates stockings to various 
organizations.  Isn't that awesome? I wanted to make more stockings
than my 'take home package' included so I dug deep into my
holiday stash of fabrics and made 32 additional medium size stockings.
Bayside provides the pattern, instructions, and this fabric {above}
in a nice little package for members to take home and make
at their leisure.  I just had to jazz all of them up by adding
a complimentary band of ribbon along the stocking cuff. 
I ask my quilter friend Chris if she had a list of who
received holiday stockings last year ... here it is:
Marine Moms Bethesda
Talbot County Humane Society
St. Vincent dePaul Society
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Early Head Start Program

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New ... Clean ... Groomed Westies + A Few Quilts

 Fresh from the groomer Derby looks pretty good.
I still need to tweak a few spots but for the most part I'm happy
with the way Ms. Paulette trims them.

 L: Julep ............................ R: Derby
Hard to believe they have the same mother [but different dad].
 Shall we dance?  Derby is a trouble maker.

 Derby ran up the steps and is now waiting for Julep.
Hanging in the background is the binding for the quilt below.
 I had this one done for some time but just decided on the back fabric.
 While I was taking the picture of the quilt [above]
I looked down the hallway and this was my view.
 This quilt is for Kaitlyn and I'll send it out to California
when I get the candy corn fabric to make pillowcases.
This is the last of my Halloween fabric.

 This one is for Cole.  He'll get a candy corn pillowcase also.

 Using some of my 2-1/2" squares to make Scottie dogs blocks
I'm still formulating the layout in my head.
I ran out of batting so these are quilts 'to be'. 
I've been keeping an eye on the JoAnn's flyer waiting for the sale.
Batting not on sale = expensive.
Have a great one, Katie