Sunday, February 1, 2015

Update on Completions

I considered leaving this post blank, except for the title, to show exactly what I checked off my goal list. Obviously, I didn't finish one single project I committed to this month. I did, however, finish the distraction that took me away from the Pat Sloan distraction that took me away from my goals!

Here's one side (not sure which is supposed to be the front and which is considered the back):


And here's the other side. I'm linking this scrappy quilt up with the Oh Scrap! linky party at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.




I did have other things distracting me this month.  A few days into January (maybe that first weekend) my daughter's little dog wasn't eating. So she took her to the vet and got some really bad news - stomach cancer - there was nothing they could do to save the 11-year-old pup. That was heart breaking...plus she had to tell her 2 little girls (ages 4 and 1-1/2) that Lily got sick and went to doggie heaven.

So a week or so later, they decided to look at a few rescue dogs. Mackenzie, the 4 year old, kept saying "not this one" to the first three that Steph thought would be good choices. Then Mackenzie saw "Nala" ( a medium size German Shepherd mix) and said "that's my dog".

Here they are getting to know each other:



A week later, Steph came home and Nala was gone! She had dug out under the fence. So we spent a few days driving all over the neighborhood, putting up signs. My daughter couldn't bear to tell the girls what happened so she told them Nala had gone on a little adventure. 

Just as we were giving up hope, more than a week later, a man called her at 2 in the morning and said the dog was in his front yard! So I stayed at her house, while she and my husband headed off, in the middle of the night, 25 miles(!!!!) away to where she had ended up! 

And now she's back home - safe, sound and tired!


What a relief that was!

8 comments:

  1. Happy that Nala is home from her adventure!

    I love your quilt. I have been wanting to try that pattern - yours is such a happy quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia - making the circles for that quilt was a breeze...sewing them together was a bit of a challenge, though!

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  2. What a fun bright quilt!! I also wanted to thank you for commenting on my blop post on scrappy disappearing 4 patch but you are a no reply blogger, so I thought I'd say thank you here!

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    1. I am?!??!! Oh my! I always see blogs comments that tell people that and think to myself, "why don't they fix that?" - and I'm one! Eek! I will fix that now. Thanks so much for telling me. :)

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  3. What a fun, happy quilt! Nice work! I am seriously jealous of the deep blue sky and sunshine! Glad the dog is home--I guess it was an adventure!

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    1. Thanks Mari! That beautiful blue Vegas sky - I love it too! Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Vicki that is so sad about your daughter's little dog. How wonderful that they rescued another dog though. Nala sounds like an adorable handful.
    I love the way you got distracted by other quilts that took you away from your original goals - the same things happens to me. What a beautiful quilt you made though! You did a terrific job with it!

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    1. Thanks Lara - I am the queen of distractions! Happy to hear that I'm in good company. :)

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