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.
My sis came to quilting w/me last Saturday. The sisters from church get together every 3rd Saturday to quilt, sew and crochet. We work on charity and personal projects. She’d been before, years ago, but didn’t like the experience. She’s a lefty who tries to do everything w/her right hand and cutting w/the rotary cutter was very awkward for her and she just didn’t want to do it again. So I brought her a charm pack to work with.
She had a several rows finished by the afternoon but wasn’t thrilled w/the idea of waiting a month to work on it again.
I assured her she could come to my house anytime to sew w/me. Well, she came over the very next day and said she wanted to take everything home to work on by herself!! I sent her home w/a machine, the manual and most importantly, a seam ripper.
Four days later her very first quilt top was completed!!
She ran into some bobbin issues, but when I wasn’t available when she called, she referred to the manual and YouTube and figured it out! I’m so proud of her! Today she offered to take apart anything I had that needed seam ripping as she’s become very intimate w/the seam ripper. =)
Tonight, I brought her 10″ squares (Layer Cakes) to work on,and already she’s put a another small quilt top together. Yay Sis!!
Next month I’ll show her how to baste a quilt and get her started on stitching in the ditch.
|Me and my sis
A Thread for Life
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thes 5:16-18