Well girls it has been awhile!!! I haven't blogged since last August, I have checked in a few times but these babies (dogs) of mine keep me busy, (cuddling, snuggling, kisses, etc) We even had a new fence put in so I could keep two of the puppies which are now 6 months old. I just had Sophie spayed and chipped a little over a wk ago and one by one we will get them neutered and spayed. The good thing is they don't mind if I sew, they have beds all over the house so when I come to the sewing room they come too!! If they can get hold of a piece of my fabric, they think they have hit gold, and off they go!!!! Tug of war is one of their favorite games.
I did make 5 quilts this fall, 4 of which I posted on my page. My goal is to make many more this year, using easier patterns. I have several people I haven't given quilts to yet and they have been waiting a long time. Now is the time to get those done. I gave one of the ones I made for me the other day to my SIL. She has dementia, (not sure how to spell the other word) and stays cold all the time. It has a good flannel backing and should keep her warm. She will be leaving home before long to stay at an assisted living facility. It breaks our hearts. I know so many of you have gone through this or are still walking down this road with a love one. I am so glad she gets so excited when she sees me because I will be able to help my brother as we all draw together to walk this walk with her.
One of the reasons I am writing is I have a vest that I bought during mine and dh's dancing days, when we taught country western dancing. It is a gorgeous vest and was hand made. The girl wanted $350.00 for it but sold it to me for $75.00 it is a one of a kind. I would like to make a crazy quilt or wall hanging out of it. I would appreciate any ideas you may have. I got it at a little shop in "Bell Buckle" Tennessee which is close to Shelbyville, which is known for their Walking horse's. It is just too beautiful to not do something with it.