Monday, May 19, 2014

Benjamin Biggs Block 3 and a New Family Member (4 Legged)

I have been slowly getting the BB blocks done, machine applique mostly.  Occasionally I have resorted to some hand applique for a tricky spot but overall it's an exercise in learning and improving ( hopefully) machine applique.

Block 3 is a lovely block, it did test my new machine applique skills with all those little cherries!

A little group shot, lol. You can see why I didn't have a career as a photographer...dreadful photo but you do get a bit of an idea of how I am progressing. The fat quarter bundle is Floral Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings.

Now to introduce our new little girl. Her name is Ava and she is now 12 weeks old, a German Shepherd pup.  I have been very busy keeping her out of mischief, house training and playing with her ( so she will be tired and have a sleep so I can get some sewing done!!) 

The first photo was the day we brought her home at 7 1/2 weeks and the next photo she was 10 weeks old and had just put herself to bed. 

Two years ago just before Christmas we had to say goodbye to our beautiful 12 year old German Shepherd, Sasha.  She had a tumour hemorrhage in her abdomen and there was nothing the vets could do but stop her suffering. She was such a wonderful dog there was no doubt I would one day get another German Shepherd.

Happy stitching,