And They Call it Puppy Love

Ivy Queen Mackenzie Lewis
Life w/Ivy is going well. It’s kind of like having a new born but easier. You can’t just leave a newborn in the crate or backyard unattended when necessary like you can do w/a pup.   I am crate training and feel it’s been successful. There have only been a few accidents in the crate (pee) which isn’t bad for an almost 10 wk old pup. Of course there have also been accidents in the house but she is learning. 













I’m grateful to be able to bring her to work w/me everyday. Everyone likes having her around. She is crated at work too but I let her have some free time on and off the leash.

Look at that belly!

Ivy and Inka still aren’t BFFs but they will be.  Inka really needs to relax. Ivy just wants to taste her tail.  =)

I just realized I slept a full 5 hrs last night (the longest interval w/o Ivy interruption since I got her 2 weeks ago).  I’d like more sleep BUT I like sewing/quilting more and I stay up super late on Friday/Saturday nights to get quality sew time in.

Ivy is growing faster that I thought she would but she is a delightful companion!

A Thread for Life
Never run away with the idea that it does not matter much what we believe or think; it does. What we think and believe, we are; not what we say we think and believe, but what we really do think and believe, we are; there is no divorce at all. To believe, in the sense our Lord used the word, is never an intellectual act but a moral act.” –Oswald Chambers, in The Moral Foundations of Life from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

More Finishes and a New Addition to the Family

I finished the college bound, scrappy strip twist quilt for my niece. I’m extremely pleased w/how it turned out!  She is going to love it!

I practiced FMQ –  meandering in the pink borders. It’s not the prettiest job, but the important things are:  I’m practicing, thus getting better AND I used a light colored thread so you can’t see how not-so-curvy it really is. 😉

I’ve been experimenting more w/taking pics of my quilts. This one was too long to hang where I usually do to get a full frontal. I realize pics don’t have to be full frontal but whenever I just “lay” the quilt over the end of the sofa or a wall, it looks stupid.  Anyone have any pointers?

I also finished this little charity quilt. At the last QA meeting, someone brought in a bunch of individual 10″ squares already quilted.  I grabbed a handful and this is what they became.

I came across this handy dandy post by +bellezza squillace on how to fold and store quilts. I’ve tried this several times. Mine still aren’t as neat looking as the originators pic seen here, but they will no longer have hard creases down and across the middle! =)

Remember the puppy I wrote about in this post? I named her Ivy. I brought her home last night. I got her from my dear friend +Pam Hammond. If anyone is interested in a Blue Heeler aka Australian Cattle Dog, she has 4 pups for sale; 2 females, 2 males.  I’m hoping Ivy and Inka (our cat), will be fast friends soon.

3 wks

Look how much Ivy has changed in 5 weeks. They are born white and quickly develop their colors/spots like Dalmatians (because they were cross bred with Dalmatians way back when). She has beautiful markings w/ a single mask and was the only pup in the litter w/brown ears.

7 1/2 wks

I’m still hanging w/Bikram Yoga. I just completed my 4th week. Only 8 more to go. I have to adjust my schedule to 2 classes a week starting Monday because I drop my grandson off at school. I may have to adjust it even more to accommodate Ivy. I’ll keep you posted.
Oh, I almost forgot, my blog’s 1st birthday is this month and I want to do a give away. Any tips/pointers you can give for a successful giveaway will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Quilting!

A Thread for Life
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Heb 3:13 NASB