Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday

I'm finally making a bit of progress with the UFO bundle I unearthed a couple of weeks ago. (That pesky blizzard sort of interrupted me!) I'm up to 25 blocks, and they're assembled into a center. Now I'm considering whether to just make more of the same blocks, or do something different for a border. I don't often make quilts with this much white background space, so I'm still thinking about where to go from here.

My original inspiration for this project dates back to Lizzy's Quilt Blog in 2007. It will be a nice springtime quilt -- maybe this will be the year I get it done ...

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I was afraid this might happen. Elvis, who is not the brightest dog in the world, figured out last night that he could hop up on top of the snow drifts and stroll OVER the fence and out of the yard. (Jess is too ladylike and also too arthritis-y to even consider such shocking misbehavior.)

Of course the snow has been this high for nearly two weeks already, but he just now caught on to the wonderful new opportunity outside. Luckily he went for a visit to the neighbor's yard which is also fenced, which slowed him down enough so we got him before he disappeared. He's only allowed out under escort now. Maybe the snow will melt soon? Maybe we have to shovel the entire yard?

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12 comments:

Diane said...

one year the snow piled up enough for our first dog to jump out easily...ah freedom for her...big pain for us--of course the kids thought it was hilarious.

Bonnie said...

Oh poor Elvis. Is he singing The Jailhouse Rock?

Beth said...

I love your quilt, I'm wild about all stars in quilts! I love those colors too. Poor Elvis, he just had to push his luck and go over to the other side, now he's under supervision. Glad you found him!

loulee said...

Hmm, I'm seeing stars too. LOL
Keep an eye on that pup

Laura said...

The quilt is looking great so far. Glad you caught Elvis before he got too far. Our dogs would have been long gone I'm afraid.

Alice said...

Oh my goodness that is funny! Funnier that he took so long to figure this out! I have had enough snow too, Elivis. The quilt looks wonderful.

kjquilts said...

That's too funny! I guess he had a DUH! moment. Love your star quilt. You're on a roll...keep on going!

sewprimitive karen said...

Never heard of anybody having to shovel snow near a fence to keep the dogs in LOL. That is some snowfall.

The Calico Cat said...

I was wondering about that combination of dogs, snow & fences...

Brit said...

stars are my favorite, love this look..

Texan said...

Love the this new quilt the colors are just so prefect together...

I can see it now, Elvis looking back over his tail to see are they still watching? Can I make a break for it...

Barbara C said...

Your quilt is lovely, and you have lots of good choices about finishing it. Good luck keeping the dog in the yard. Sometimes they're too smart for their own good.