Oh how fun Lorna's Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop has been this month!
I got mine finished just in time for my "hop" day today. I used my favorite dog pantograph.to quilt it and...wellllll....okay, the binding isn't on and I just realized I didn't even snap a picture of the backing. I geuss that gives me a great opportunity for more show-n-telling during the final linky party starting November 3rd! Right?! (Btw...I plan to use a solid black binding.) But seriously, wasn't this pattern so fun and easy!! Thank you so very much Lorna!
And if any of you are are like me, as soon as ya finally finish a quilt, ya run to the nearest person (in my case, my hubby) and dramatically present your finish...you know, like they've never seen it over the last month of it's production! LOL!! (God bless them for their patience with us!)Yet, with complete disregard of that fact, you dramatically present your finish anyways! So lucky am I that he says: "I think this one is really my favorite Val." (I just love my guy!!) And I have to agree! Having been a house full of Jack Russells over the past twenty years, I have to say, this quilt will hold a special place in all of our hearts and be well used.
|I used the 15" block pattern and this quilt finished to be 56"x60".|
The middle row of pups going down were created in honor of the Jack Russells that have been in our life over the last twenty years: Lily, Jackson, Cami and Frazier. Yes, and below is Jackson posing with HIS block. (Such a ham I know! LOL!!!) He's just always close by...Cami was curled up in a ball on the couch sleeping, unaware of anything else going on. I'm going to tell you though, what differentiates Jackson from all the other dogs in our life is the that he is THE only dog we have raised from a pup. All the other dogs in our life have been rescue dogs.
Which brings me to ask you...what is it that you love about your favorite pup(s)? For me, I absolutely love Jackson's sincere loyalty to me. He is my constant companion. My hubby snapped this picture of us as I was creating this post and texted it to me saying..."Seriously!"
Yeep! Seriously! (LOL!!) As much as I loved working with rescue dogs and giving them a good home, Jackson was my empty nest pup. He was the first puppy we ever had. We were new to the empty nester phase of life, my hubby was working swing and graveyard shifts. It was often just Jackson and me during a very lonely, transitional time for me....so thus our bond started and my quilting hobby began. Yes, THE REST IS HISTORY here on my blog.
|December 2009. Jackson was twelve weeks old here.|
So here's what is up for grabs when you comment and share what it is you love most about your favorite pup: (This little zipper bag measures 5"x7" and has a vinyl interior.)
This give-away is closed.
And hey if you are new to my blog from the hop...let me know so I can return the visit and follow...as I can never resist meeting a new dog lover. Happy Dog Gone Cute Blog Hopping everyone and thank you so very much for stopping by my little spot in the blog world. Here's who else is on the hop today and don't forget the linky party starting November 3rd.
Click here to see this week's Tuesday Archives linky party: featuring Wholecloth Quilts/Quilting