Monday, December 23, 2013

Can you stand some puppy love?

 I will be so sad when this little guy goes home.  He is just so much fun.  My two little dogs have taught him a thing or two about being a dog, like it isn't polite to smell your butt every two seconds and you must ask permission to sit on the back of the couch and you can't play every second of the day, sometimes you have to take a nap.  But, he is learning and they are getting along pretty well.  He loves to sit on someone's lap and gets upset if he can't be in the same room as a person, any person.  Yes, I would say he is spoiled.
 And he loves to give kisses.  My son was able to get him to look at the camera, that's why I have this weird look on my face, he was licking me and I was trying not to get dog slobber in my mouth.
 I'm loving the idea of an Italian Cypress in a pot.  It took all of 3 minutes to decorate, two stands of lights, 7 ornaments and I was done.  No, not your typical tree.  You would think with all the extra time, I could have cleaned up a bit, but instead I quilted.
This one is from the pieces I mis-cut from the last quilt.  I couldn't measure correctly and cut a bunch of 4 1/2 inch squares that didn't work with the last quilt which needed 5 inch squares.  So, I had these pieces ready when I found out my principal's husband had to have a pacemaker put in on Friday.  Although I don't like her and don't respect her as a boss, I do like her as a person.  I would never wish bad things on any person and can't imagine the stress she felt when they found out he had to have emergency surgery last week.  So, I figured since I had these pieces ready to go and the quilt only takes about 3 hours to piece the top, I'd get this done quickly and will be delivering it tomorrow.


jirons42 said...

I love the way the black and white squares swirl around

Carol said...

Such a sweet face on that puppy! Love the quilt's colors and design...and your tree is a very cool idea. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Farm Quilter said...

Let's hear it for miscuts!!! This is one beautiful quilt!! Love your pup - lap babies, I have discovered, are really quite nice!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

You just proved that mistakes are good in quilting! Love the gray/red combination and your cypres tree as well--great idea. I have a few of them in my garden and they are so lovely when they grow tall. Wishing you a happy new year with lots of creative adventures!
best from Tunisia,

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

What a lovely quilt! I'm sure it will be very much appreciated.