Monday, September 21, 2009

We're back from our vacation

We just got back from a week at the chalet in Val-David, Quebec - a lovely place in the Laurentians. It was very quiet and relaxing - exactly what we needed! Sarah and Chris joined us for a couple of days which was a very nice visit .... and of course, we brought Sophie who just loved hiking in the woods and meeting new friends there.

I planned on lots of time for sewing - so brought along my other machine. I set it up in a nice spot in front of the window and worked on a bunch these blocks...

Sophie enjoyed having so much time outdoors but she did get very dirty behaving like a real little dog. After a visit to the groomer this morning she is looking just lovely again - very pretty with those little bows on her ears - and she smells really good too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More new fabric in my sewing room

A lovely fat quarter bundle of Astor Manor arrived! I ordered it as soon as I saw it up on The Fat Quarter Shop site. Beautiful fabric! I also picked up a copy of Fat-Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith - what great little quilts ... now to decide which one to make first.

I'm also making progress on my orange peel quilt
(I jump between projects alot).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A doggie with a cold

Our Sophie has a cold. We took her to the vet this morning because she's been sneezing and reverse sneezing (like when she drinks her water too fast) since Friday morning. The vet said its a virus she likely picked up at Doggie Day Camp. She goes there once or twice a week and its great socialization for her - lots of other dogs and people. All her shots are up-to-date so there is nothing to worry about - the virus just has to run its course over the next few days ....... poor little girl.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I love this friend Nancy took it while on a trip to Tunis - now I feel inspired to make something in blues and whites with maybe a touch of green.