TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND
LEO F. BUSCAGLIA

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Midwest Pride

Here she is!  All ready for quilting to do it's magic.

I think I'll do it by hand...but I may decide to machine quilt it.   I might even put it on my new Grace Pinnacle quilt frame!  We'll see what comes...I know Tom would love to see me use that
 beautiful frame.  I've had that frame for nearly a year so I'm pretty sure he would like to see that happen real soon!  

Then a Tan Dye bath or a little spritz here and there to add more Prim to the Primitive look it's supposed to have.  Looks too "new" right now.  I'm happy with the way it looks so far...so is Schuster,  he's doing so much better since his surgery.  Nice to see him happily snuggled in with Simon while enjoying the afternoon sun.

As for Lucy.  See her there in the background? She's laying there at her "post".  She's on duty,  fearlessly guarding the house from HUGE and ferocious Red Squirrels, lol, this is serious work!  

Spring is on it's way.  We saw our first Robin of the season already!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Visit from Allie and Her Dog Ate WHAAAAT?!!



 Hey Mom...think you can mend this? 

We know nothing.

Luckily, I do have the fabrics to make the repairs.  This quilt is the first large quilt that I made once I learned how to quilt and I learned my hand quilting on this one as well.  That cotton batting must have made for some good chewing...