Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This and That

One of the things I accomplished this month was binding this great sampler quilt. The quilt, the 2013 Country Threads BOM, was a joint effort. Debi made all of the main blocks (she misunderstood the directions and made two sets of blocks....lucky me got the extras). I made all of the 1/2 square triangles, set it together and added borders, then she quilted it and I bound it.  It will be my new snuggle quilt, a reminder of a sweet friendship.

Today Blake and I took a much needed break, starting with lunch with a fave, Mexican food.  Then rambling around the Georgia countryside, ending up in Hollanville with a big bag of Georgia peaches and a yummy peach ice cream cone at this farm stand. Yum!

At our last Sew Crazy meeting, we finished up 31 more dog beds. 

Since Tenderheart Rescue had all of the beds they needed for awhile, Newnan Coweta Humane Society was thrilled to be chosen as our next recipient.  In that very day they had just sprung seven dogs from the shelter who were on the euthanasia list, and they needed beds as they awaited transport to their fosters. Here is the photo they sent...
This is Leroy Brown, and guys like this are why we have made close to 175 dog beds this year. How can we not??  Thanks to everyone who donated the makings...and keep them coming.

This is a sample of what I have been working on in our yard. 
A total redo of our front garden beds. Since we moved here, the trees have grown so much that what were sunny areas are now shade and the sun loving plants were no longer addition, the whole area had become overgrown.  The rock borders, made with rock rescued from my daughter's yard revamp, are now around about half the bed. Still lots of work ahead, but already so much nicer.

The sentiment of every dog lover....

Take Care,


  1. Beautiful quilt, and lucky you to have such a great friend to help. wow, lots of happy pups now have a comforting place to lay thanks to you and the other worker bees.

  2. What a nice cuddle quilt - a great cooperative project. Our peaches are just coming into season, and there's nothing better than a fresh juicy peach. Unless it's peach ice cream. Or peach cobbler. How do you make your dog beds??