Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dirt Biking Quilt....Done!



Yep. Finished. One down, a lot to go. Garry is happy with it. He chose the fabric (from my stash) and he even chose the pattern. It's the Scrappy Mountain Majesties from Quiltville.com. He didn't really want scrappy though. He calls all the scrappy quilts "too random". He just doesn't get it, but that's ok. He doesn't get a lot of things I do....giggle!
Since I finished one, I started another, of course.


I found this pattern here and I love the look of it. It's going to take me a while to do this one. I'm doing a controlled scrappy with a set of fat quarters (or two). It takes longer to make these blocks than I would have thought.

Other than that, the hand quilting continues. This is working out well to do in the evenings when the family is watching tv. I still get to hang with them some, instead of holing up in my sewing room. Maybe they prefer it the other way? Nahhhh, they like me, they really do...giggle!

I'm trying a new groomer today. My dogs are being shaved. I have used the same groomer for many years. It's been very convenient since she is in my vets office. My vet recently changed his policies. It's always been that if one of my four dogs needed a shot or anything routing, they would just take care of it while the dogs where there and charge me for the shot. Now, new policy, each time they visit the groomer, he checks them over and charges me $33.00 office call per dog. This added $132.00 to my last groomer trip. I told them this wouldn't work for me and the vet said he'd just charge me $16.00 per dog from now on. That's still an additional $64.00 each time they get groomed. No way. I'm not doing that. So, I have found a new groomer and had a long talk with her last week. I'm really hoping she works out. Yes, I'm quite picky about my dogs although you wouldn't know it to look at them right now. They are a mess. I've procrastinated over finding a new groomer or sucking up the extra charges at the old one. So now....they are a mess. Matted, dirty. Ughhhhh....but this afternoon, I expect them to be beautiful and bald...hehehhee Maybe they'll get their pics taken today and I'll show ya!


Just got back from picking the pups up and they got shaved close! I had let them get really matted and yucky. Now...they look ... uhm....scalped?! But they are running around like they were pups again....Happy dogs!



LOOK MA, SLOBBER!

11 comments:

Regina said...

Oohh -love the colors in that new quilt. Hmmm -looks like a fun pattern - and perhaps a way to use more of my browns up??? Troublemaker!

Amelia said...

Love the quilts...I want to make the majestic mountain one..it is on my list of patterns to try.

I bet the dogs think they are extra special now since they got new "hair do's".

Take care - stay out of trouble....

Amelia

Bethany said...

Love the blue fabric for the quilt. I'm partial to blue quilts..lol. You did a wonderful job

Kristie said...

Your doggies are so cute!!!!! I just love how your quilting projects are turning out!!! Wonderful job!
Kristie

Gina said...

Lovely quilt, and your new one is going great.
Your dogs look so cute with their haircuts.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lori said...

Love the quilts. The feet were cute... also. The dogs look happy.I like the new pattern.

Shanna said...

I am new visiting your site and I already think it is great!! I look forward to seeing more of your quilts! I love the medallion pattern that you are working on. The colors are great. It looks pretty easy too...I may have to try it out!

Candace said...

finished quilt, great new blog, happy dogs, what could be better.

Michelle said...

Your quilt looks great, and so do your puppies!

Randi said...

Love the fabrics you are using in the scrappy medallion...it's gonna be awesome!

ozjane said...

Oh that beautiful face.......almost distracts me from the quilts.

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