Sunday, August 28, 2016

Life Goes On

It's been almost two weeks since my best friend Bruno left us. I still miss him and I'm pretty sure I always will. But I am so thankful for Buddy! Isn't that the sweetest smile?

Buddy has fit into our life almost as if he'd always been here. I do love him. He and the girl dogs get along just fine. The cats are still very irate that he has invaded their space!

I finished a little string quilt.

Here it is in all its crinkly cuddly-ness.

I decided the Scrappy Trips needed more blocks, so I am working on getting those sewn together. The strips all came from my 2 inch strips bins (otherwise known as ice cream buckets).
And, my friends Phyllis and Sandy and I decided that we should make a Christmas quilt in the Dancing Nine Patch pattern. I cut lots of 2 1/2 inch strips and divided them out to us all. I still have the background strips to cut, which will be white for this one. We saw a picture on facebook and wanted to make ourselves one! You know, once in a while you just have to make one for yourself.

It's hard to believe that August is almost over. Fall will be here before we know it, and I, for one, am ready for it!

I hope things are going well in your world, and that you have at least one thing that makes you very happy indeed.

Hugs and kisses,


Sylvia said...

Hi, I really love your string quilt! Great choice on the border, I thought at first glance it was pieced. I'm so sorry about your dog, but glad you have another one (or more!) to keep you on your toes.
Sylvia at Treadlestitches

Sheila said...

Sounds like Buddy is working out nicely. Wonderful. Love, love LOVE the string block quilt. The border fabric is perfect.

Karen S said...

So good to see Buddy settling in. Is he developing skills as a quilt inspector yet?
The string quilt looks love and cuddly!
Love your plans for the Christmas quilts.

Susie Swanson said...

Sounds like buddy is making himself at home and I'm so happy you got him. I love the string quilt. It's so beautiful. I'm patiently waiting on Fall as well. Hugs and much Love my friend. xo