Friday, December 07, 2012

I've Been Staying Busy

Keeping my hands busy, playing with fabric and listening to my machine whir is good for my spirit...each day this week has gotten better and we're getting used to our "new normal"...Howie's doing well...as we've gotten better, he's gotten better.

I finished my ornament quilt this week and I'm lovin' it...
it's a combination of Twelve Days of Christmas and Joy both by Kate Spain and the pattern is a Thimbleblossoms pattern by Camille.  It was so fun to do...enjoyed every minute of sewing this one.  Yes that's Mr. Brown Quilts holding up the top...he loves doing his Wilson pose.

34 comments:

Beth said...

That's really pretty Carol. I'm so happy you guys are all getting better day by day over there. Milo says to tell Howie woof.

Loris said...

Love your ornament quilt! Very festive :-) Glad to hear you are keeping busy. Time does help a little. Hugs to you all with some extra head scratches for sweet handsome Howie.

Carol said...

Your ornament quilt is so cute. It's good to keep busy.

Dianne Mitzel said...

Everyone says this quilt is so much fun to make, must get the pattern and make it next year. So sorry about your sweet dog..we will not have our Katie next year, she is getting worse with her nasal cancer. Hope you and yours have a good Christmas, I love your blog and visit regularly..

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Carol, I love the quilt, I have been seeing this one a lot and it is so darned adorable. Ya know it's so true that sewing is complete and total therapy. When I'm stressed or down, and have free time I head straight for my sewing room. I find so much healing peace in there, it is a perfect place to heal. Well, big hugs coming to you and would you add a few extra scratches and hugs to all the others lined up for Howie??? LOL ...

Angie said...

It is so cute, Carol! I'm so glad to hear that all of you are doing better, including Howie. Tis the Season for nervous breakdowns, you know. :)

Kathie said...

Great quilt. Just makes me smile. Fun blocks and great fabrics. Congrats on a finish.

Sue said...

It's a sweet Christmas quilt. Love it!

I've sure been thinking of you :)

Janet said...

Such a cute and cheerful quilt. I'm glad to hear you are all doing better. Love Mr. Brown's Wilson pose!

Martha said...

That is a darling quilt. Love it!!

Darlene said...

OMG, it's very, very cute!!!!! I'm lovin' it, too. ;-)

Snuggles for Howie! I'm glad you're all doing much better.

Pat from Florida said...

Mr. Brown Quilts looks great, and so does the quilt! Has his name changed from Mr. Quilt Holder?

Laura G said...

Love your fabric choices for the Ornament quilt. It takes time to get past the immediate feelings of loss, but I know you will never forget your canine friend . Quilting is the best therapy.

Cheryl said...

Good to hear you are doing better...yes, day by day.I have you and the Mr. in my thoughts. Love your quilt and the fabrics you used.....super cute.

Janet O. said...

I am glad to hear things are getting better for you!
That is such a cheery Christmas quilt. Who wouldn't feel better working on that? : )

Sherri said...

Oh I love the red slashing and green border! Beautiful!

QuiltSue said...

I'm glad to hear you are all adjusting to the new way of things. It's never easy is it?

Cindy said...

God certainly has blessed us with time to help healing. I'm so glad to hear that Howie is doing well. He certainly has two wonderful parents to help him through.

I see you peaking Mr. Brown Quilts...LOL

I am really liking your ornament quilt, Carol. It's so "holiday"! Beautiful to brighten anyone's spirits.

Nedra said...

So many people are making this fun quilt right now, and it's so nice to see yours, too. Camille's pattern is just happy and bright.

Cathy said...

I'm never too fond of Christmas quilts but boy do I love yours. I think I'm going to have to make one. Hugs

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a fun quilt and boy did you get the done quickly. So glad you all are doing better. Thank you for sharing.

Melanie said...

Darling quilt. It's one of those patterns I love. The colors can change the personality of this baby.
Great job.

Kindred Quilts said...

Well, if your ornament quilt doesn't put one in a festive mood, I don't know what would! It's just darling!
Glad to hear each day gets brighter than the day before.

Annelies said...

Christmas quilts are my favorite...and yours is just so stinkin' cute!!!! Love it. Hugs, XXX

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute quilt Carol. Extra hugs to you and Howie!

Sinta Renee said...

K-aute!

suz said...

so sorry to hear about Zach. Keeping you and Howie in my thoughts.

Altax said...

Awesome!!! I love it.

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Karen said...

I love the ornament quilt, and am glad that it is helping take you thru a tough time. Take it slow and each day will get a little better....

Stitched With Prayer said...

Carol, Just wanted to say hi and let you know you are in my thoughts. Hope everyone is wonderful. Have you decorated yet??? I've been dragging my feet, LOL. I'll only be putting out my little 30" Fiberoptic tree and my Nativity. Not feeling particularly festive this year. Not down, just not festive. Big Hugs to all and scratches Howie...

John'aLee said...

What a great little Christmas quilt!

Kathie said...

the quilt is wonderful I had to come back and look at it again...
that would be a fun one to make, I love the ornaments guess I should order that pattern .
Merry Christmas to you , I agree just enjoy the season and NO STRESS ALLOWED!
I too am looking forward to 2013...
Kathie

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cheerful finish, carol!

Vivian said...

I absolutely love your ornament quilt.