Oh my, it's been 3 weeks since posting. A bit of catching up to do.
Completed is the every other month Simply Charming little quilt for June sponsored by Kindred Quilts and Quilting Daze. This one measures 24" by 19 1/2" and is called "Stars Over the Mountain"
I am SO enjoying participating in Fat Quarter Shop's "Deck-ade the Halls".The Gingerbread men were just fun to make. The kit is available here but if you choose to use your own fabrics, they give a free pattern every two weeks for a new block with very easy instructions on "The Jolly Jabber: Tomorrow is block #2.
Yes, I make plenty of mistakes - and in this case - "100" of them. I have my June's Schnibbles pattern, Dulcinea, cut and ready to sew as sponsored by A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion. Well, I should say "cut again" because I had to cut the white and aquas "AGAIN" since the first batch I sewed the wrong sides together. It was SO much easier to just recut and save those 100 mistakes to use later , somehow.
And below is why I have been lax in posting on the blog for awhile. Bailey, our rescue Weimaraner had major surgery May 24. The lab work came back and sadly it was cancer. Her incision is a thrid around her body. That's a drainage tube you see sticking out at the bottom of her incision.
Here she is resting in the corner under my sewing counter. She's been a real trooper as I wrap and rewrap her in a make-shift bandage that I made from diapers I keep to use to make newborn burb cloths. In these two pics, the incision is left open - which has to be done occasionally as well. Her prognosis, as determined by the vet and the labwork done on the tumors, is good. The labwork says it appears that they cut enough surrounding tissue to clear the cancer. But I realize nothing is 100%.
The vet says the stitches will probably stay in a month. They actually took two lumps out, one a tad bigger than a golf ball. Bailey is "roughly" 4. Not totally sure since she's a rescue.
Lastly, hubby put our fifth wheel in the driveway for a few days so we both could do a clean-up on it. Ready to go...when Bailey gets better. We do have reservations in Durango, CO here , but not until after the Fourth. We really enjoy it there.