Saturday, February 18, 2012

A quick project for Lucy

Lucy's arrival, though long talked about, was a bit unplanned. We were expecting her somewhere around mid-spring, but a simple email message changed all that. With this hastiness came no time to make the quilt we had planned for her, so this project was a temporary fix - taking just about an hour to make.

Her love of laces and anything with a tag on/in it inspired this wee flannel blanket. Although it's been a hit, she continues to prefer the real deal - bring on the shoes!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How sweet it is

Just dropping in to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Auction Quilts

Over the past couple of months I've been heavily involved with a project benefiting the annual auction at Grace's school. Every class within each grade level made a project to be auctioned, with first grade being quilts.

Between another mother and I, we managed to go to each of the seven first grade classrooms and have the children draw an image on a prefabricated quilt square. There were twenty squares per quilt, based on a theme that the teacher had selected (Grace's class was the jungle).

Once the children completed the squares, I got busy with the assembly. Needless to say, sewing seven quilts was a rather time intensive process. However, it was such a relief to trim the threads on the final quilt, knowing they were done! Now we await the auction this evening to see how many eager bidders we'll have.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Two weeks later............

I believe that we've been sucked into the puppy abyss. Between play sessions, outside potty breaks, frequent walks and the like, it's simply amazing how much time a little two pound being can occupy - all in a good way, mind you.

It's been so much fun having Lucy around, there are certainly no dull moments. Her puppy antics often cause us to laugh out loud, or in Sophie's case.... growl. We're making an effort to savor this puppy stage, knowing that this period of rapid growth (and craziness) is oh so short.

Here are a few pictures of our growing girl......

I leave you with a quote - "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies" ~ Gene Hill