Saturday, 8 February 2014

FNWF, BOL, It's a BOY!

Hi everyone,

Hope you were able to have a fun night of stitching.  I did some hexie paper piecing, traced a few baby Dresdens, and made a Blanket of Love quilt.  I always seem to work on one thing for a short time, then on to something else.  My hands get tired with the paper piecing, then my back hurts if I sit at the sewing machine too long...sigh... Thank you dear Cheryll for being such a lovely hostess.

 
 
This is my sweet little dolly model. She measures just between 8 and 9 inches long.
 
 
 



 
Cheryll recently posted that smaller Blankets of Love are also needed.  So, this one was much quicker to make than the ones I have made in the past.  The lining is a soft lavender with tiny white dots, and the outer part is like a kiwi fruit shade of green with little purple lady bugs and daisies.  I am happy to say that this one is completely finished and will be going in my suitcase for the Melbourne trip.
 
 
 
 
Beach House by Moda is one of my all time favourite fabric collections. While cleaning my sewing room recently, I found these long forgotten templates for all sizes of hexies and Dresdens.
Our stitching group is starting a row by row quilt project that will last all year. The first row is made by us and the theme is Flowers.  Those hexie flowers are only 2 1/2 inches tall when finished.  I haven't totally finished any Dresdens yet, but they will be similar in size.
 
 
I am expecting a boy as my next foster pup and he will be arriving Tuesday arvo.  We will call him "Boy 12".  I don't know too much yet, other than he is 10 years old, (which will make him my oldest dog so far), he is a Black Lab, his blind person has recently passed away, and he has multiple health problems.  I presume, but don't know for sure, that he will be staying with me until he is adopted by someone seeking an older dog.  I am looking forward to meeting him and having some doggy companionship once again.  I've had another update on Girl 11. She lost nearly 4kg while staying with me (which was the plan), and she is not limping any more. Happy! xx debbie

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  1. You'll be thrilled to get another dog...lovely hearts...looking forward to seeing your row! Have you tried cresting a page on your blog yet??

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    1. Hi Susan, I can't wait to meet him! I've already booked him for daycare for our long stitching day LOL. The tabs are there, just have to do some cleaning up now. xx debbie

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  2. The dresdens and flowers are a lucky 'refind' - look forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. I can't believe how tiny the hexie flowers are, so darn cute though! Will post update in a few days. xx debbie

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  3. Lots of lovely sewing projects.

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I see you have been very busy too. xx debbie

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  4. You've done very well for FnwF you are so sweet fostering dogs I'm sure that they love you very much for it. It would be hard because not only would there be health issues but emotional issues too.

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    1. Due to my own health, I only get the older or unwell dogs instead of young puppies, unless I get a young one that goes to work all day and just lives with me nights and weekends. I've learned to just go slow and let them make friends with me when they are ready. I enjoy each and every one and they are all different. xx debbie

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  5. Such a cute tiny blanket...thank you! And that's great news about getting another furry friend.. he's off to a great home! :)

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    1. The pleasure is all mine Cheryll. I will sort as many as I can before the trip. Promise I am not pressuring myself though!!
      I can't wait to meet the new boy, only two more sleeps now. xx debbie

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  6. Can't wait to meet boy 12 :) BOL will be treasured ♥

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    1. So sweet of you to say that!! I can't wait to meet him either. Only two more sleeps till he arrives. BOL make me happy too. xx debbie

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  7. You are a good doggy Mum. Love the little blanket. Hugs......

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    1. Awww, thank you. I've already arranged for day care for him while we are away enjoying our special stitching day. Tomorrow night I will prepare the beds and bedding and defrost some food for him. It's like having a new baby LOL. xx debbie

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  8. Good on you for doing the blankets of love and its not such a bad thing to have a few projects on the go

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    1. I am finding the older I get, the shorter my attention span...I hope that is common with everyone else LOL. I do eventually finish some things even with multiples on the go all the time. xx debbie

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  9. The blanket of love is very lovely Debbie, well done.
    it's not a bad thing to move from one project to another... keeps things interesting and works around some of those little body niggles x
    enjoy your new fur-baby x

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    1. Thank you Anthea. I enjoyed making it and am hoping to make a bit more to take with me to Melbourne next month.
      Only two more sleeps until the new guy arrives! I am happy. xx debbie

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  10. Love the little blankets and using the doll as a guide for size. Hope your new dog finds a home soon.

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    1. Thank you Heather. I enjoyed making it but I wish my camera showed the colours a bit better. I love dolls and have so many here...because I can :) xx debbie

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  11. Your sewing is lovely, and that little baby blanket is precious... You really sound like you love your doggies! :) xo

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    1. Thank you so much. BOL is a very worthy charity to make for. I do also love all the foster dogs so much and each one is so different, yet special in their own way. They are a very worthy charity too and I am happy to help both as much as I am able to. Only two more sleeps (an Aussie phrase there) until he arrives. xx debbie

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    1. Thank you Sue. I'm trying to get a few BOL made to take on the trip and pass along next month. Still working on the name badge and the mug rug too though LOL...both started, but not yet finished. xx debbie

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  13. such a lovely tiny blanket :) visiting from FNwF :)

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    1. Thank you Cathy. I wish my cheap little camera showed the colours better though! It was a pleasure to make and it's a worthy charity too. xx Debbie

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  14. Well done with all you do for these wonderful very important dogs.

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    1. Boy 12 came on Tuesday...bit of a worry, this one. xx debbie

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  15. Pretty little hexies and Dresden, lovely little quilt.

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    1. Thanks Danette, I love to sew, it's good for the soul. xx debbie

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  16. Lovely blanket and I like your model. The hexies are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Kim for your kind words. xx debbie

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  17. Lovely projects you are working on.

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  18. Lovely to read that you are getting a new dog to care for. Love those Dresden plates!

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    1. Thank you Maria. They are so tiny, but you will see soon...xx debbie

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  19. Lovely work you are doing....the little blanket of love it beautiful! Love your leaf photo and best of luck with your next dog!
    xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. xx debbie

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  20. Can't wait to hear about #12 once you have a chance to post and pictures as well please. The four leggeds are so lucky to have someone like you in their lives. Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine for your kind words. xx debbie

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