Tag Archives: Animals

My Pup Turns 4 Years Old

Where does the time go? My “little” girl (she’s 82 lbs)  turned four years old on December 1st. So what does any self-respecting doggie parent do? Well, go down to the local pet store (Wags! is a fabulous one here in Eugene!) and buy a birthday cake, of course. Duh.

So here she is….you can kind of feel what she must be thinking in these photos…..! But I’ve captioned them for you just in case you can’t imagine.

I am looking forward to another crazy fun year with her as part of our pack! She certainly keeps us on our toes.

Zebra-Inspired Quilting on Baby Quilt

This very sweet baby quilt made by Kim K. is a treasure. The twirling windmill pattern pops off the white background, and the mixed fabric border is a great way to mix it up. The flannel backing fabric was a wild black and blue zebra pattern, so that inspired Kim to ask for a zebra pattern overall quilting.

So I parked my Land Rover (oops, don’t own one), put away my rifle (just kidding, don’t own that either) and stored my supplies neatly in my tent (not really). As soon as the sun came up the next day, after fortifying myself with a hearty breakfast, I got into my khakis and hoofed it over to my longarm machine where my inner-zebra came out in thread! Ha!

Happy quilting!

Puppy Dog Quilt

This wall hanging is a beautiful tribute to a well-loved family pet! Kim K’s inspiration is her puppy dog, and what a great piece of art she turned it into…one she will cherish forever I’m sure. I put about 95,000 stitches on it, you know, just to make sure it held together. Ha!

Happy quilting!