Friday, June 25, 2021

Ready, Set, Puppy! / Beauties Pageant 134

Love Boldly by Betsy and Narda

I have been a busy, busy sewist and quilter lately—well, as busy as I can be without actually touching my sewing machine. I’ve been drafting a new pattern (fun!), collating and bagging freshly printed patterns for wholesale (fun! fun!), and plotting new windows treatments for my first floor (not fun, but necessary!). 

This may sound as if I have a bunch of free time on my hands when, actually, the exact opposite is true: My boys’ summer is in full swing and I spend a good part of my days getting them to where they need to be. That’s me, crafter-cum-chauffeur. All this quilty activity is instead me trying to get as much done as possible because we’re getting a puppy next week!

Love Boldly by Barbara

Love Boldly by Simone

We’ve been trying to get a little floof for over a year, and there are some puppers in Rhode Island who will be ready for their new homes over the Fourth of July weekend. My husband, kids, and I are over-the-moon excited. And Rose, our current furry family member? Well, Rose is about to have her world turned upside down by a little sister named Gracie. (For posts on Rose, see Quilting with a Golden Retriever; Rose, the Reluctant Quilt Model; and Rose, Textile Enemy No. 1.)

As you can tell from the accompanying pics, we don’t have any yet of sweet Gracie. (I promise to remedy that.) This post is instead peppered with pics from the recent Love Boldly quilt-along that I hosted on Instagram. I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see what others create with my patterns. These are beauties for sure. : )

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  1. Wow, can't wait to see your new puppers!!!💝

  2. Getting a new fur baby is exciting! The heart quilts are so pretty.

  3. Hi Michelle! Ready, set, puppy?!! LOVE the title and especially the implication. And my buddy, Rose. She will be a gracious and welcoming big sister. I can feel it. Of course, that's after she sets a few ground rules, like SHE is the BIG sister. Hence, she sets all the rules and is Ms. Bossy Pants. It will be so much easier to get little Gracie trained. OMG! I can hardly wait to see the pictures. {{Hugs}} a bunch. Have fun and enjoy the process. Those few stressful moments will be over in a snap. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. Thanks for the linky party!! I'm thrilled to finally have a finish to be able to share. Give Rose an extra treat for me, please.

  4. I remember those days of summer activities and spending more time in my van than I did in my house! Yay for a new puppy! I can't wait to see her!

  5. Getting to see a pattern you have designed made by others is such a great thrill, isn't it? I look forward to see what new pattern you have in store for us. :) And I hope that Gracie integrates smoothly into your family; it's going to be fun to see her when you have photos to share.

  6. Oh, puppy time! How exciting!!! Life as you know it will change - for the good! Lots of energy goes into pattern making - have fun with the process! Can't wait to see it.

  7. I've not popped in for ages & will remedy that somehow. Love your heart pattern & might be another to-do on my list. Oooh, a new puppy!! Have fun & I'll try to pop in more often. Take care, stay safe & hugs.


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