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I want thank all of you for your sweet and loving comments about our loss of sweet Gypsy.
|Gypsy on my lap her last morning with us .....|
I had to go pick her up and bring her upstairs with me
because she couldn't walk on her own anymore,
but I will always be glad that I did ....
I have to confess that I haven't been able to respond to each and every one of your comments - I get all choked up and upset all over again each time I sit down to the computer to answer those wonderful emails. I hope you will understand and forgive me for not responding to you individually. Please know that your compassion and caring lifted my spirits and gave me many reasons to smile through my tears the last few days :) And I prayed for quite a few of you who shared your own pain at losing a beloved pet. Praying for others is another thing that lifts me up out of the pit :) Does it you too?
Today was a better day. My Guy and I puttered around the house and tried to get back to what passes for normal around here. I finally began to feel the urge to do some sewing again, and there were a few projects demanding attention. Playing with fabric is usually a sure thing to take my mind off what ails me, and it didn't fail me today. I pulled fabrics to my heart's content!
Aren't these luscious???
I'm really beginning to love working with solids - they have such impact!
Or how about these???
Tone-on-Tone prints in bright, hot colors!
Hmmmm - how do I choose???
I've decided I absolutely HAVE to make the Arcadia Avenue quilt by Shayla and Kristy Wolf of Sassafras Lane! I'm sure you've seen this quilt, right? It's been all over the Internet for months now :) I went over to Sassafras Lane and bought the book the first day it became available - I knew the minute I saw it I would have to make it :*) I do love to paper-piece and haven't had a good PP project in the works for quite a while - it's time!!!
The above picture shows it in beautiful Dear Stella dot fabrics and a light background .... (Psst....Canton Village Quilt Works has a limited number of kits available in this colorway if you're interested!)
My biggest problem right now is in deciding which color way! I love the Rainbow version I've pulled together - YUM!!! But I also love those sun-loving yellows, oranges and pinks in my Sunset version! I may have to toss a coin - but I'm leaning toward the Sunset :)
And just a reminder - Shayla Wolf is also the talented designer of the cute little Hootie owls I've been sharing with you! She's super talented, isn't she? I interviewed browns for the tree limbs today since I wasn't totally sold on the original choice of the chocolate brown (the one in the background between the Hooties).....
I think I've finally decided to go with these fabrics ....
I'm thinking most tree trunks and limbs are not really a dark chocolate brown, but rather have a lot more gray in them. I kinda liked the touch of green in the top left batik and plan to work it in as the tree top somehow. This project is on schedule to get lots of love next week :) Since I've also worked these owls one block each month, I'm linking up with Lyn at What a Hoot! for her BOMs Away Party. Did you see that she graduated? That is such an accomplishment and I am so proud of her!!!! I'm hoping this means we will begin seeing more of her lovely quilts in progress :)
But ..... before I did any of these things, I had to get my #3 Sew Sweet Simplicity block done and a post ready for you for Monday morning!
I hope you'll come check out all the fun blocks - and get inspired to make your own. This month, there is a Bonus Block included, and there's another GIVEAWAY too! Jacquelynne is just so generous to us, isn't she???
Now, I plan to get back to my therapy session - relax and pull some fabrics for my next Patchwork of the Crosses block! Here is the start of my current block...
I'll be Slow Sunday Stitching on this, and hopefully start another, while watching football with My Guy tomorrow. Why not pick up a slow stitching project and join the fun by linking up with Kathy's Quilts!
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!
See you Monday morning, bright and early :)
Hugs & Blessings!