I got a Valentine card from my sponsored dog, Bobby Blue. It is a bit of nonsense but a way of keeping me up to date. I choose to sponsor a "special needs" dog and therefore I can not go and visit him, I can see him from a distance but he is too nervous for close contact.
I made a quick trip to the library and grabbed a few books, I was in a hurry so was lucky to find 2 more Baldicci books. He is a new author to me and I am enjoying him.
Two of them are "chewing gum for the brain" and I picked up the self sufficiency guide out of curiosity, I can not think that Seymore left anything unsaid.
I have sort of finished the 9 patch quilt top, it was finished till I decided to add 3 rows to make it bigger.
It will not take me long as I have several 9 patches ready made and a stack of part made blocks, I sew these as leaders and enders and they grow at an alarming rate.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. We may have wind and rain, but no damage or flooding.
2. Ben and Greg have had their walks, mostly dry, every day.
3. I am busy crocheting squares, each one is quicker and easier than the one before.
4. I have enough wool for the weekend.
5. The refrigeration equipment was moved into the village shop today. one step nearer to opening.
I have sewn 4 quilt tops from my stash, mostly from scraps, and there is still a small mountain to sew through. I have lots of large pieces to make backs from and just about enough batting. I quite fancy backing at least 1 with fleece fabric, I will have to buy that but I do have a couple of vouchers that can be used.
I plan on having a crafty weekend, the shopping is done, there are fakeaway meals in the freezer and I only need to go out to dog walk. The laundry is up to date and the ironing basket is empty. If I get sewn and hooked out I have my new books and I have several things on the sky box. Oh and the most important thing, I have plenty of tea.
I intend to do a good bit of blog reading this evening and make an inroad into the tea supplies.
Have a good weekend everyone, keep warm and dry if you can.
My thoughts will be with those who can not relax in their homes because of the weather.
Having a hibernation weekend here too.ReplyDelete
keep warm and dry.
I am sprawled over the sofa, well the half that Ben allows me, crochet over the coffee table, tea at my elbow, chocolate handy, Heaven.Delete
The quilt is beautiful, gorgeous and bright. What a brilliant idea to sponsor a dog, I didn't realise you could do that. Eden's nan sponsors a horse for her and renews it every year on her birthdayReplyDelete
Thank you, I did wonder if the red would be a bit garish but really like it now. I do like lots of colour around.Delete
Do you sponsor through the Dogs Trust or is there another charity for 'special needs ' dogs? Just asking because I'm thinking of sponsoring one myself. Lovely bright quilt, nice and cheering on one of these dreary, grey, rainy days.ReplyDelete
Judith x x x
Dogs Trust, Bobby Blue is at Snetterton, two of my Spaniels came from there, all the centers do a wonderful job.Delete
Crafty weekend weather isn't it?ReplyDelete
More mending and make do than craft though for me. if it is still wet on sunday then I will do some quilting.
We don't sponsor a dog, but support a rescue.. same thing really isn't it?
Of course it is the same thing, all the little helps add up and keep the centers going.Delete
I love the quilt top, the red is quite striking!ReplyDelete
Definitely stay inside and "do stuff" weather we are having, enjoy your crafting and tea x
It,s a hard job, but I do my best. he heDelete
Enjoy your hunkering down weekend Pam. I plan on doing some sewing myself tomorrow, along with a little Olympic watching! Your quilt is lovely. xxReplyDelete
I am enjoying it so far, it can only get better. I won't be watching the TV much, the commentators annoy me.Delete
What a great phrase you've coined: "chewing gum for the brain." I love your quilt top!ReplyDelete
I like to rest my brain with an easy read or task and those words just seem to sum it up. Thank you for your comment.ReplyDelete