Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and RUBY

I have two things to tell you about today….first.  Have you seen Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks?


I got an advance copy, looked at the cover and thought “Wow, I love that star block”.  Then I looked again.  It’s our block.  We send our blocks out so far in advance that we RARELY remember what block got sent.  This time it was this awesome star block.

This is how on top of things I’ve been lately…ummm….I forgot to sign up to be part of their blog hop in association with the magazine.  How dumb was that on my part?!  It’s kind of embarrassing to have the featured block on the COVER and to not even be part of the blog hop.  Oh well.  What can I say?  Life was more important.

I’m not mad…honestly just embarrassed with myself.  It means less work on my part and right now, I’m all for less work.  This all reminds me again that I really don’t want to be a part of the “quilting industry”.  I want a quilting hobby.  I hate deadlines, expectations and commitments.  I just want sewing time with me and my machine…and maybe a couple friends or family doing that with me but that’s it.  I’m so glad we figured out that we don’t want all of the other “stuff”.  BUT-I’m also thankful for the opportunities that did and do come our way that require no travel that keep us on the fringe.  It’s just where we want to be…involved only in a bit of it all so we can keep our priority of family first.

If you’re inclined to check out the blog hop, you can find it here at Quiltmaker’s blog.

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is Ruby.  Kelli took her to the vet for me yesterday.


Here’s what the doc said.

Ruby lost two pounds since she was last at the vet two weeks ago.


She has now went from being hypo thyroid to hyper thyroid….and the jump was a little too drastic.  So even though Ruby is more her happy self, she’s still not stabilized and still not out of the woods.  She goes back in again on December 1st.  She’ll be tested again and hopefully with the lesser dose of meds, she’ll be okay.  If not, we will likely have to investigate the Cushings Disease.

That’s what I know about her for now…I sure wish we could say all is well and the solution is clear.  I can say this….she is more like her old self now.  She is happy.  She plays.  She runs.  She brings her toy to play.  Even if she isn’t well, she’s at least happy and that’s so much easier to see than a sick moping around dog.  Little steps and hopefully we’ll have this girl back on her feet.


14 thoughts on “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and RUBY”

  1. I saw the 100 block book on another blog and studied the star block as I love it! Imagine my surprise to find it is your design! Wonderful job! And your life has been a bit busier than usual this past year or two so don’t beat yourself up about not being part of the blog hop.

  2. well, now I definitely have to go get this one. Was going to pass on it as I haven’t made any thing from them but that star looks interesting

  3. I’m so tickled for you and Kellie to have your block on the Front cover of 100 Blocks, not only is it a beautiful block but you both deserve it, by making blocks that we can all follow along and make ourselves wether we are a beginner or advanced. I still don’t own a single copy of 100 Blocks due to family deaths and other major upsets in our family. But somehow I will have a copy of one of the books in my possession.
    I’m happy to read that Ruby is getting better and being more of her happy little self. Prayers that a permanent solution will be found. All our children have grown up and out on their own so our 3 Boxer dogs are now our “babies” we have vet bill copies going back 13yrs and that’s just the Boxer Breed vet visits lol. Wishing you all more happy posting for both you and Ruby.
    God Bless you and yours.
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

  4. Congratulations for getting your block on the cover!!! It’s a great block and would use up a lot of scraps! Glad Ruby is back to her old self! Hopefully the meds can be adjusted and that will be the end of that!!

  5. So glad to hear that Ruby is getting back to her old self. Hope the new regiment will help even more. Congrats on your beautiful star being on the cover.

  6. Congratulations on getting the cover! I love that you liked the block before you realized it was yours! I sure hope you can find the right dose of medicine for Ruby and that will take care of the issue. As you said, at least she’s happy now! Thanks for the update!

  7. Congrats on the cover shot! That looks like a lot of pieces for a 12 inch block. Did you make a whole quilt with this block, or just the block? Happy to see Ruby smiling and looking happy :>)

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