Friday, October 17, 2008

Where Did the Week Go?

The "visiting dogs" as Andy calls them came on Tuesday morning...this was the longest visit we've had with them and all went very well. The boys all had a great time...they love walking...but as you can imagine we are quite a sight. Our next door neighbor stopped on his way home yesterday afternoon...we had seen him in the morning when he was leaving for the office...his comment was "Is this what you do all day? You were walking when I left and you're walking when I'm coming home?" We assured him that we hadn't been out all day. Another neighbor stopped to ask if we had gotten 2 more dogs..."Oh no" Andy said quickly "These are the visiting dogs". As we were walking with all of them this morning down the main street of the neighborhood, several men came by us in their golf cart on their way to the golf course...can you imagine...I heard them laughing out loud at us. It's very quiet now...their dad came and picked them up at 7.

Jeanne quilted my table topper that we worked on when we had our sewing time at her house...she sent it to me on Wednesday and I got the binding on Thusday and on the table today. Thanks so much Karen for your inspiration!

I started working on a Christmas gift for the "visiting dogs" mom and dad today...it's a Buggy Barn pattern from their book Crazy Dog Days...I haven't done a Buggy Barn pattern for while and I'm having lots of fun. Andy leaves for Utah on Sunday and I'm hoping to get all 18 blocks done while he's gone. Here's how it starts...cut and shuffle
Then sew the pieces back together. It's like a puzzle.I'll post more pictures when I get the blocks done.
Enjoy the weekend!

22 comments:

Paula said...

The little table topper is too cute!! And so are the dog blocks.

Stephanie said...

Pretty little table topper. Hmm...I wonder why you're making a dog project? :o)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

It must be so much fun to have all those energetic pups take you for a walk, lol.

Love the mini table quilt. Very nice! Can't wait to see how the doggie blocks turn out :o)

Ginger Patches said...

Yippee a picture of the herd!!! Thank you for remembering your camera...what a great sight!! Are your boys sad that they are gone? I love that dog quilt and it looks like fun to make, I may have to give a buggy barn pattern a try! Love your table topper...but you already knew that :)

Screen Door said...

Darling puppy blocks.... Your quilt label on the back Should have paw prints from YOUR pups with the label"Inspired by:...." I love the flying geese piece on the table. I've been thinking about goals for the new year (I have to plan early) I need some new table pieces....Easier finishes too.

Kathie said...

I feel the same way, where did this week go?
LOVE that quilt on your table! Looks great there.
I am not sure I would be that brave to walk 4 dogs together! Looking forward to seeing more of your new quilt
Kathie

Rosaline said...

I clicked on the Buggy Barn link and was surprised to see they design traditional type quilts; however, your's is not one of them. Your dogs are what I normally consider to be the Buggy Barn style, like their ever popular Crazy Cats. I really like their non-traditional quilts and yours is going to be fun. I hope others will click on the pattern to see what you'll be showing us in the days ahead.

Marilyn R said...

What a beautiful table topper! I love the fabrics and colors you used. The dog block looks fun!

Gretchen said...

Your table topper is beautiful; what lovely fall colors! I have really been enjoying your dog photos--what a fun bunch--they just make you smile :)

Libby said...

The dog blocks will make the perfect gift! Bet the mom and dad just love it *s*

Sherri said...

I absolutely love the flying geese table topper! It's just beautiful!

MARCIE said...

That table topper in just my style! It is darling!

Nan said...

What a great photo of "Doggy Daddy" with the group! The table topper is very pretty - I love the design and the colors. I am in total love with the dog blocks! I can't wait to see them all sewn together.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love doing buggy barn patterns. Love the doggies. What a nice gift. They will love it. I crack up when I see you two with all those dogs. Big dogs too. LOLOLOL
Nice job on the table topper. Wayyyy cute.

Nicole said...

I love that table topper! I really should make more of those. I have a dozen Schnibbles patterns which are perfect for toppers.

Karen said...

The dog pattern is ever so cute!

We had a dog visit us the other day that looked a lot like one of yours. Sophie is a big handful of dog!

Cheryl said...

Great pictures of all the dogs!! How fun to have visiting dogs. Love that table topper.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I'm sure that was quite a site walking all of those dogs at one time. Love the neighbors comment, LOL. Your table topper turned out great and looks wonderful on your table. At a retreat this weekend one of the quilters finished up that exact doggy quilt. I took a picture and will post it this afternoon. Very cute quilt :)

hugs - karen

Rabbit Stitchings said...

How cute the crazy dog quilt will be :O)... it was fun to see it cut out and then sewn up! I have wondered how those Buggy Barn Crazy Patterns went together. I love the Crazy Heart one they have! After seeing that its just cut out and then sewn together.. mmm I think I could do that LOL...

So do I need to book a head when I want to bring Dakota over for his doggy stay? LOL ... he would have so much fun with your boys and all that walking! :O)...

Your Mini quilt is so pretty!

Kim said...

Ha! So you have the Buggy Barn bug too! I had so much fun making my chickens, I don't want to go back to "normal" quilts! LOL! And your "real" dogs? I think you need to hook them up to pull a sleigh or something--maybe a golf cart?! LOL!

Mad about Craft said...

Those dogs look as if they should be pulling Santa's sleigh.

The table topper is lovely.

Janet said...

Your table topper is marvelous!!!
The dogs are cute too. :0)