Some EPP, Applique, Quilting & That Crazy Dog

I had several Facebook memories from previous years on this date show up on Thursday of my son’s crazy dog, Koopa.

Here, I had a nubby plastic furniture protector on the loveseat. That’s the signal for my older dogs to stay off of it.  In the photo below, you can see that Lily took the hint and is on the floor in the corner. Koopa however, just worked around the situation!

Like many of you while we had a few warm days ( actually 2 days that went to 80+degrees ) we’ve had no normal spring weather here. Mostly rain, sleet or snow.   My crapapple tree usually has blooms that start out a deep pink, then they turn to white.

Right now, it is JUST budding…no color yet.  This next Facebook memory of Koopa jumping at the tree at the same time as now, only a year or two ago, shows the tree is about done….all white and soon to drop its blossoms. So we are behind for sure.   ( Pit bulls LOVE to jump as you can see :)

I went back on the blog to see some milder spring days in 2016 around this time…’s a favorite photo when the blossoms were opening when they were supposed to :)

Dove closeup by crab apple tree

I added a few more leaves and berries to the third border of my Flower Basket Medallion.  VERY cold and blustery out / I gave up and brought it in for a picture…the wind just kept gusting!

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color suggestion of the month is yellow / gold. I enjoyed digging in to all of the lovely reproduction fabric that Susan had sent to me ( see previous post ) and I made an EPP gold Starflower and appliqued it to a background square.

Another applique block in the works from the Dear Daughter project at Sentimental Stitches….and more hand quilting progress on my Rose of Sharon quilt.

To see what others create this month in yellow / gold, visit Angela and other RSC participants on Saturdays.  

To view other hand work projects, visit Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching.

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19 Responses to Some EPP, Applique, Quilting & That Crazy Dog

  1. Karen Beigh says:

    I like that the leaves on your medallion piece are all different types of fabric design and colors that aren’t real leaf colors.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello, I had to laugh at your first photo. Koopa made himself comfy. The blossoms are pretty, love the dove photo. Your quilts are beautiful. We are having below normal temps for some time now, it does not feel like spring. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  3. Margie Miller says:

    Koopa is something else, isn’t he? :)

  4. Joyce says:

    Well, Koopa does not like a slippery, non-cozy surface upon which to lie! :)
    I’ve looked back at my Easter photos from years past where earlier ones had sun and warmth – not this year, though. Still a bit of snow on the ground today, but sun is out and it looks promising!

  5. Kyle says:

    Karen noticed what I liked on your medallion, all the different colors you used for the leaves. It’s a very sweet and charming look.

  6. Interesting how Spring is so different from year to year. Our blooming trees are slow this year, too. Pretty fabric in your Starflower block!

  7. Deb says:

    The bird is ready to pop! Such a great look back to see some spring for you after the extended winter weather. Your EPP star looks great on the background and love the quilting on that quilt. Have a great weekend Deb

  8. Angela says:

    Hope that your buds are ready to blossom soon. It seems that spring is right around the corner

  9. Kim says:

    That dog is a smarty. I think he has you wrapped around his little paw…and knows it! What a cutie.

  10. Melanie says:

    Koopa is hilarious!

    We are way behind with spring here (northern IL), too. My lilac bush is budding and lilies, daffodils and sedum are poking out of the ground, but that’s about it. I think this coming week with temps in the 50’s, maybe 60, will push things along.

  11. gayle says:

    Yesterday it snowed here, today it’s up to 60. Our poor daffs and tulips are hopelessly confused…
    I love seeing your applique projects – such beautiful colors and stitching!

  12. Gail says:

    I have one daffodil ready to bloom…maybe today when it warms up a bit. You seem to get lots of hand sewing done each week. Love the quilting and Koopa certainly keeps you entertained.

  13. Lovely to see your hand quilting… it always makes me think I must get myself a baptist fan quilting project!

  14. Jan says:

    Koopa is a doll! And so is Lily. She looks so sweet! Love your applique projects! Gorgeous!
    Visiting from Kathys Slow Stitch Sunday! Hope you are doing well! I have been away from blogging much but trying to get back into it! Happy Sunday! xo Jan @ Sew and Sow Farm!

  15. CathieJ says:

    I love your quilt projects and your pup pictures made me smile.

  16. Oh my gosh that crazy Koopa does make me laugh – he’s a gem!
    Wren x

  17. Spring has certainly been detained. There’s not even a daffodil in bloom here yet. Gorgeous handwork. :-)

  18. cocoya says:

    Karen noticed what I liked on your medallion, all the different colors you used for the leaves. It’s a very sweet and charming look.


  19. Susan says:

    I love seeing things getting used. =) You have such lovely projects going on. Is Koopa calmer this year? Our blooming is all over the place, too. At least the Azaleas and Dogwood made it out!

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