Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Cardinal and a Dog

I love, love, love cardinals...we have quite a few that have taken up residence in our trees...this beautiful male lives in the big oak tree in our back yard. He comes and sits on the fence around the pool several times a day.


I took this out of the living room window so he's not real big, but isn't he the most beautiful red...Howie decided that I was way too interested in what was outside, so he carried on until I let him out on the deck...That's as far as he got...walked half way around the pool and plopped down...enjoyed the sun and the flowers...he's my non-energetic dog...he's perfectly happy to just lie on the deck and watch the world go by...Zack on the other hand...can't even get a picture of him...he doesn't stop long enough when he's out there...he goes round and round, checks all the pots, checks the grill, checks all the chairs and cushions for little lizards...who would ever know that he's had 2 major knee surgeries.


Here's Hampton's fire engine quilt all quilted and the binding is done. Mary did such a great job quilting it...Hampton's going to love it and his feelings won't be hurt that Little Miss is getting a quilt. Look at the fire dog that she has quilted in here...


Could that be any more perfect????????? She also sent this wonderful pillow for Hampton with the fire dog on it...he's going to love to take his nap with this.Tonight I need to get the binding done on Little Miss' quilt...I'm thinking we'll be getting a call pretty soon...Katie has been feeling really crummy the last few days...she's pooped...Josh has taken a few days off to take care of Hampton, they've been having lots of fun boy time.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow...we'll be at Mom's for brunch...then I'm going to get that binding done.

22 comments:

Pat said...

Happy Easter! I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Amy said...

Happy Easter to you and yours....I love the little quilt and pillow....Cardinals are my fav birds,we dont see any around my house.........Amy

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love your little "RED" visitor! How nice to look out your window and find him!

Your little guy is going to love the quilt. What a cool touch- to have the dalmation quilted on it!

Enjoy your Easter

Kathie said...

Oh I love seeing the cardinals around, we usually have a few each year live close by
Hampton is going to be so excited by his quilt.
great quilting ideas in this quilt, love that he will have to look to find them!
Enjoy your day today
oh can't wait to hear she has arrived !

*karendianne. said...

Great quilt, perfect quilt and I love that pillow. The quilting is really something to see!

Thimbleanna said...

Won't be long now! The fire engine quilt turned out really cute. Happy Easter!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...keep us posted on Lil Miss' arrival! How exciting for all! Happy Easter....enjoy the day.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Hampton's quilt is so cute! And the quilting is really adorable! Can't wait to see little miss! Oh and we have some cardinals in our yard too, I really love them!

Gretchen said...

Hampton's quilt is so cute! The machine quilting is fab, especially the fire dog!!! Great photo of your dog Howie, looks like a perfect way to spend the afternoon to me:) I have cardinals that live around my house too. Enjoy the rest of Easter!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love cardinals too we have a family I never get shots of them though. Love the lab used to have one. I love the quilt. I have to read more and see if you are showing more of your great work.
I love quilts.
Blessings,
Sherry

Perry said...

Happy Easter Carol! The quilt is precious and I love that pillow. Isn't it nice to see birds in your yard? Kind of makes it seem more "like home" I think.

Carrie P. said...

I love cardinals too. We have a pair that hang out in our Hemlock tree.
Mary did a great job on your quilt. I remember seeing her practice section on her blog.

Kate said...

The fire engine quilt and pillow look great! Hope you had a fantastic easter :-)

Sue said...

I just love the shot of the cardinal. Aren't they just great? I love watching them.
Your dog is so adorable!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Sherri said...

The cardinal is so majestic and beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one in person...so I loved your photo!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Carol, just popping in to see what you've been up to lately. Love Hampton's firetruck quilt! And the new baby coming any day? How exciting! Our family sure did enjoy our time in Orlando for spring break.

Libby said...

How exciting . . . . the new little one will be here before you know it *s*

Patti said...

Hi Carol, I've finally caught up with what you've been up to. I've decided not to comment on anything except the latest post in each blog - otherwise I'd never ever catch up!

You've been accomplishing so much since I've been AWOL. Loved seeing all your projects! And you've been so very good - how you can resist buying more fabric I'll never know. I've finally decided there is no hope for me at all.

Great pictures of Hampton, and such a cute story. He will love having a baby sister, and I know you'll love having a granddaughter to sew for. Even if she turns out like Sophie and isn't really a girly girl you can still have fun making things for her. Chelsea said this past week Sophie has been wanting to wear dresses, and loves "twirling". I think this grandma needs to get busy making her some girly clothes!

Lea said...

Oh, my! Those quiltings are so cute! She did a wonderful work on your lovely quilt. :-)

Karen said...

My daughter collects cardinal stuff. It is the state bird of Ohio where she was born.
That fire truck quilt is cute, cute! The quilting is just perfect! And a matching pillow. Your quilter did a spectacular job.

Dandelion Quilts said...

How perfect is that quilting? He is going to love it. Totally fireman....totally to the rescue.

Kim said...

Cardinals and Chickadees are our favorites here. I enjoy the songs of both.

Cute quilt for Hampton. And pool time, sigh...