Every now and then blog readers send me a email or leave a comment in the comment section that I need to answer. When I think other readers might be interested too, I answer them here on the blog. Today is one of those days…
After Ruby’s trip to the vet and my mention that she was placed on a new allergy medicine and that the medicine was expensive but was working really well, I had a number of readers ask about the name of the medicine. Seriously…who knew allergy medicine for dogs would be a hot topic but it certainly became one. Ruby is on…
Apoquel 16mg. She’s a beagle. I’m sure depending on your dog’s size, you’d get a different dosing.
So far, I have loved it. I think Ruby has too as she’s not itching. Our vet did the explaining to Kelli and said this acts completely different than most allergy meds.
We were suppose to give her morning and evening doses at first. Then I was suppose to back off with the evening dose. There was a possibility that I could wean her off it once if froze. Well Ruby is Ruby and is a nervous dog. So I still have her on the allergy meds….full dosing. It really works though and has been the best thing for her to this point.
Joyce asked, “Jo do you still have the recipe for tailgating. Some thing call garbage bag. Chex mix and other things”? I do have that recipe. It’s…called “garbage can mix”.
You can find the recipe HERE. To make it you need 13 boxes/bags of some combo of cheetos, cereal, candy, crackers and such. It make a HUGE batch. I’ve always made it if we hosted graduations and weddings. It’s easy, quick and best of all can be made in advance. It even freezes.
About this quilt Paula wrote, “I love the colors you chose and this is such a quick, easy quilt. Thanks for sharing. I do have one question, do you press seams open or to one side? Or does it depend on the project?”
I HATE pressing. I do it as little as possible and as easy as possible. There are so many that press everything and steam things to death. Not me. On this quilt I pressed the half square triangles to the dark. I pressed the four patches open..and no I don’t twist my intersecting seam. After that, I pressed nothing until the entire top was together. I didn’t even press individual blocks.
In general I press to the dark when I do press. The backs of my quilts are NOTHING I would ever show in public…and I don’t care much about it. If I am doing a picky project I would press a seam open but that would be rare.
When I do press the quilt top, I always use spray starch. My favorite is this…
Best Press is fine but too expensive. Typically I find it at WalMart but have bought from Amazon. HERE is a link if you need it.
In general, I’m not picky about ironing. I don’t mind if my quilt doesn’t look perfect on the back.
Linda must have been digging in the archives and found this quilt. I made it for Kramer’s niece Amber and we called it Amber’s Wedding Quilt. We went on to submit it to a magazine where it was published and I made another for the magazine.
Kelli made one as a wedding present for her sister-in-law for her wedding.
So all tolled we made this quilt THREE times.
Anyway…the pattern was published in McCall’s Quilting in the May/June 2018 edition. The magazine is still available and can be found HERE. The magazine named the quilt Homestead. It will always be known to us as Amber’s Wedding Quilt.
We made a similar one…
This one was Ariel’s Wedding Quilt.
Here is it laid out.
This one is a free pattern that you can find HERE.
I think that wraps up the questions this time around. If you had one that I missed feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email at email@example.com.