Sunday, August 1, 2021

New Baby and some Finishes

We decided that life is just better with a little furry friend. I’m so used to having a dog that life is strange (and empty) without one. 
I wanted a toy poodle and Bruce wanted a black and white one.  This little girl will be coming home to us this next Saturday. 

I’ve been working on my cross stitch. 
I saw Lori Holt uses her small design boards for her threads. 
Is that I great idea or what? 

Since I don’t have a small one I use my big one. Perfect! 
Doing this cross stitch has been very enjoyable! It is a Durene Jones design. Garden SAL
I finished up the little wall hanging for my daughter. The one where I used the lace from her wedding dress. 
And I finished up the dish towel. I added a little ruffle. To my relief my sewing machine is fine. No damage from the move. Whew!
I’ve been trying to be more active. I go with my husband when he plays golf. It’s hot but I just try to ignore it and walk around anyways. 

We do have fun together. 

 Tomorrow starts Fat Quarter Shops Halloween Mystery Quilt.  I have some fabric. I need a background fabric.  Who else is doing this one?

See you soon and happy stitching,



  1. That puppy is just the cutest little thing! I know what you mean about life being empty without our furry friends. I really miss our cat, but have said no more pets for awhile. But I’m sure someday we’ll add a cat or dog to the household again. I get to love up my daughters’ dogs pretty often. That helps.

  2. Your new little puppy is adorable. She has lovely colouring. Love your daughter's wall hanging. The embroidery is lovely and what precious memories to include lace from your daughter's wedding dress.

  3. Oh the new fur baby is gorgeous! Has she a name yet ?
    Lovely wall hanging for your DD and such a good idea to use some of the lace from her wedding dress.
    Have fun with your embroidery..
    Good on you going with hubby …

  4. What an adorableface that little lady has! So gorgeous. Nice work on your cross stitch. xx

  5. That puppy sure is adorable! You will have your hand full with her. Love all your projects. I got back in to cross stitch in January, and would much prefer to do that now than quilt. Oops! Glad to see you're enjoying your new life.