Thursday, November 22, 2012

What's up....

I'm so bad.  I promised a giveaway earlier this month and never got around to drawing the winners.  So, without further ado, the winners, chosen by are:

Sunny of Quilting Dreams wanted the brown and tan blocks.

Gretchen of 120 Blocks wanted the yellow/purple.

I've sent an email to both of the winners.

Bailey and I have been busy.  We walk/jog everyday.  I'm sure we're quite the sight - the fat lady and her little white dog.  But Bailey loves it.  It's funny because all the books say to take your dog for a daily walk to wear him out so he doesn't get into trouble.  It's true he doesn't get into trouble but it revs him up for the first little while when we return.  He now sleeps all through the night and is mostly potty trained.  He went to the vet the other day for his second round of shots (he cried, poor baby) and has been to the groomers for a nail trim and foot trim.  Havanese dogs have quite a bit of hair between their pads and Bailey was slip sliding across the floor every time I tossed his toys.  I had intended to try trimming him myself but he wiggles so much, I was afraid I'd hurt him.  The groomer did it as a walk-in and was finished in no time flat.  Well worth it.  I've been recording him on my iPad the few times I've had to leave him.  He's quite good.  No whining and except for yesterday when he was barking a couple times at himself on the iPad, he's pretty quiet.  I guess I'll have to turn the camera the other way next time.  He's very cute and talented.  Here he is waving at you.  (Not really.  I just caught him in mid jump.)

I mentioned that he and I have been walk/jogging each day...that's to give us a little start on agility.  I plan to train him in agility and from watching his excitement when we jog, he's going to love it.  I got carried away and a little ahead of myself a few weeks before he came home and bought some practice agility equipment.  He's a long way from being able to use it but I set up all the pieces to see what it was like.

I set one pole on the floor to try to get him to walk over it but all he did was bark at it.  We have a long way to go but he's really too young to do much yet anyway.

I've been able to do some sewing while Bailey is asleep and have finished my grandson's quilt.  I'll be able to deliver it on Saturday when I go there for their Thanksgiving feast.

I hope he likes it as much as I do.

I was reading Maria's Quilt Scraps blog the other day about storm relief for pets.  A number of shelters in the NY/NJ area have taken in animals during the evacuation from the storm and are in need of small kennel quilts.  The quilts should be 12" x 18" to fit most kennels.  This is a great way for me to use up some of my blocks and practice my FMQ and binding skills.  Here are a few I've done so far:

This is the backing fabric I used, leftover from other quilt projects.  I have some cat fabric too.

Hope you have a good Thanksgiving.


sunny said...

Oh my gosh - thank you so much!!!! Can you throw Bailey in the box, too? He's absolutely adorable. Glad to hear he's doing so well. And thanks for the link for the kennel blankets. I'll be checking that out later today.

Kate said...

Baily is definitely a cutie.

Love your grandson's quilt. It turned out beautifully, very dramatic. Congrats on the finish!

Gretchen said...

Thank you so much! I'm so excited.
I hope your grandson likes that quilt as much as I do! It's amazing!