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,



  1. Beautiful appliqué work and I love the look of the old designs. Your pup is beautiful, has that intelligent look of a shepherd.


  2. Congratulations on your new "baby" - She is beautiful!! My sweet Sugar has been gone for just over two years - I'm not ready for another yet, but when I am, you can bet it will be another German Shepherd! Your Benjamin Biggs blocks look awesome!! Keep going :)

  3. Such beautiful blocks! I am printing out the pattern too, but no time now to make it, some day..... Love your pup (am a doglover myself, we have a rescue dog, a beagle mix) she looks sweet. Those ears and those paws!

  4. Your Benjamin Biggs blocks are looking so beautiful...I am terribly tempted to do this applique project (I need another project like I need a hole in my head...). How did you come by the patterns? I LOVE Ava...she looks adorable and her expressions and ears are just too cute!! We had a registered shepherd with puppy litters when I was growing up...I just love them.

  5. your puppy is so cute. I bet he has really grown since this post.