Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Where did the year go?

Seriously, two months short of the new year?!  I can not believe this year is almost gone and that Christmas is literally around the corner.

My sweet furbaby was showing signs of incontinence – just some small leakage – but enough for me to take her to the vet.  The diagnosis?  Bladder stones.  Into surgery she went and she fortunately is doing really well.  Mom was a mess that first night.  Poor babies.  They trust you to take care of them, then you take them to a place that smells funny, leave them and those people hurt them.  They don’t understand why it took you so long to come rescue them.  They don’t understand why they have that funny feeling in their head and are very unstable when they stand up.  Okay, so that’s part of what I’ve been doing.

Because Christmas is right around the corner and because I didn’t want to venture too far from my furbaby, I set up my cutting table in the living room and spent a day cutting out PJ’s and a couple toys to be sewn up. Now that she’s doing better, I’m doing some Christmas sewing.  I have a couple weeks to finish up my Christmas quilt:

IMG_0023I could probably get away with just one more block but I really want this to be 4 X 5 so that’s 12 more blocks I’d need to make…. I may have to rethink this but the blocks do make up quickly so maybe (hopefully) if I just sit down and work on it, I’ll get it done…

Here I sit, writing this blog and thinking I really need to spend more time with my blog but also thinking that if I get off my duff and get busy in the sewing room, I might actually get another project done! So on that note, I hope all are enjoying the fall weather and looking forward to the holidays…

Katie

4 comments:

Ellen said...

That is a really cute pattern. Can you tell me more about it?

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Poor furbaby - hope she is feeling better soon - ;)) Your Christmas quilt is looking GREAT - I like that pattern - very striking!! And I'm doing the same thing - I need to get my LHQSQ off the wall - and here I sit, reading blogs instead of just getting to it - ;))

Holly Elam said...

Thanks for coming to the fabric postcard blog and leaving me a comment. I haven't had much time to post on there or make fabric postcards lately. Sorry to hear about your fur baby. Our sweet Lady (yellow lab) is 8 years old and has cancer. We found it last summer. It is hard to see spots pop up and know that there isn't much we can do for her. We had 5 spots cut out but they just keep popping up in other areas. The cancer medicine that they have for dogs is very expensive and makes them super sick. But any who. I love the Christmas quilt. It is so pretty. I am working on a baby quilt. I will post pictures on fabricmom.com next week. Hugs to you and happy sewing.

Holly Elam said...

Thanks for stopping by the fabric postcard blog. I haven't had much time for making fabric postcards lately. I am sorry to hear about your fur baby. Your Christmas quilt is beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. I am working on a baby quilt.