I’m being very deliberate in attempting to finish some projects. I’ve had these bow tie blocks finished for some time. I bought four charm packs of Seasons Gatherings in Fort St. John, BC over four years ago. I love this fabric, it began my love for reproduction/traditional/civil war type fabrics.
I had no motivation to finish this one since I didn’t have anyone in mind to give it to, and I didn’t have suitable fabric for the back. When we moved into the new house we needed living room furniture. A local furniture store was having a sale and we picked up a lovely chocolate brown leather couch, chair and loveseat. This quilt compliments perfectly, recipient me!
I pieced the back with more Seasonal Gatherings fabric. I used a variegated thread for the quilting – perfect on the solid black back. The only drawback is a solid colour shows all the dog hair, so don’t look too close.
Anyone who is among the living has hope—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
On June 9th I flew to Toronto for study leave and my Darling drove to Kenora, Ontario with the Boler to deliver it to my sister.
After four days at St. Michael’s College and Starting Well at Toronto School of Theology I flew back to Winnipeg. It was wonderful to spend Father’s Day in Kenora with my Dad and enjoy a dinner of one of my favourites, Sorrel Soup. Monday we returned to Winnipeg via Anola, Manitoba and picked up a canine addition to our family. We have been with out a dog for a little over a year now. My Darling has been missing the click, click of nails on the hardwood. He found this boy on Kijjii, he had been previously owned by an elderly lady who had returned him to the breeder when she went into a seniors’ home that didn’t allow dogs. Not surprisingly he is a little undisciplined, although he walks on a lead really well. His worse habit is the impulse to herd cars. He didn’t anwer to his name (the same as my Darling’s!) so we have renamed him Haggis. He is 2 1/2 years old (birthday is one before my Darling’s — Whaaaat?!) He thinks he is a lap dog and at sometime in his life called permanent and perpetual ‘Shotgun’. Wrestling a 80 pound dog into the back seat for 1800 kilometres was not fun. He is settling in quite well, a bit of separation anxiety when we leave the house, but it is decreasing all the time. He is a gentle boy, very friendly and is becoming quite attached to his new parents. Plus, he is beautiful!