I pulled out my UFO of Smith Mountain Morning. I am a little between deadline projects and want to make the most of my time. I got my box that the pieces were in, sorted and started sewing.
I have more pieces than I should have..then I remembered I was going to make this bigger. I started calculating how many more of each block I needed then I remembered that Kelli made her’s bigger too. Then the phone rang…it was Kelli and she had all the numbers of blocks I needed so the original calls for the quilt to be in a 7×8 setting. I want a 9×9 setting. That will make the quilt go from 71″ x 80″ to 89″ x 89″. Well I like that idea so I need to make 30 blocks with blue stars, 20 with brown stars and 49 chimney and cornerstone type blocks. I didn’t do any figuring on the border triangles.
That should keep me busy for a bit.
I am working on a deadline project too…the deadline is just a ways out and I am not so pushed on it. Saturday I finished up all of the white blocks for that and Sunday I started on the dark blocks. That’s great progress.
The news is in Kelli decided on a double wedding ring quilt for her wedding quilt so quick before the double wedding ring quilt for her gets into full swing I want to sew like crazy on Smith Mountain Morning. I’d like to at least have the block finished before I have to pack it away. I have the rest of the blocks in a variety of different stages.
I have other piles of things that need pinning but I’ve been waiting for something good to be on television one night so I can pin and watch.
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Each day leading to Thanksgiving I write about something I am thankful for….
Today I am thankful for pets. I have been so blessed to have amazing pets in my life-for me dogs. Just the other day I was scrolling through some old pictures and saw this one of me and Gracie. Seeing it was what made me decided that I was going to give pet foster care a try. Gracie would have ended up in foster care had we not stepped in and adopted her.
She was WAY too good of a dog for that. We were her sixth home in five years…and she was a good dog. Last week I was notified that an 8 year old beagle named Dixie who was now living as an outside dog, needed foster care. She is an owner surrender. Today, I am going to pick her up at the vet and she is going to be with us until she finds her forever home. It will be lots of work but I think we can do it…and yes, I think I can give her away when the time comes. Stop back tomorrow afternoon. I’ll show you some pictures and introduce you.
Anyway, I am thankful for pets. They have taught me much about empathy and compassion. They have taught me unconditional love and how to be a friend…if you don’t have a pet, you probably don’t understand that and if you do have a pet, you likely feel the same. As I type Ruby is sitting in the office chair next to me snoozing. I just love it…I love having a someone with me..a faithful companion-an understanding friend. Now that Gracie and Ruby have convinced my husband that having a house dog is okay, I’ll never be without one. Pets have truly brought so much joy into my life from being a child to being an adult. Today I am thankful for all my pets…past and present.