Quilting, Applique, Piecing, Kids, and a little dog slobber thrown in…

Well the first week of September had some fun moments with the kids…but not so much quilting  :)  The quilt block that I had in the hoop last week is still not finished though I did work on it somewhat.

One day I enjoyed not only Kate & Brent but I brought the new dog ( a rescue ) along as well. My son and DIL adopted him last week…I posted it about it the other day.

kate brent and amos collage

Then Javis is here before and after school ( dropped off at 6:00 )   We arranged for quite a few pictures that first day of first grade for Mommy…here was her favorite.

Javis breakfast

During the period that these grand-kids were here the sewing machine was out. I wanted to finish another round of four Crosses & Losses blocks, sew them together, sew that larger piece to last week’s block, and then join that to the larger section. Let me tell you, I got so much help. “Oma, I will help you with the pins!”.   Oh  boy, I am slow as it is. This became turtle-speed now, but how they love to help!

Then there was the adoring rescue dog who came up next to me as I was sewing, put his head in my lap, looked up at me with endearing forever love in his eyes, and proceeded to slobber.

Fortunately it was just on my lap and not on the fabric :)

latest round of crosses and losses

Slow Stitching…a start to another house block :

start to next house block

Sharing at : Kathy’s Quilts / Sew Many Ways / Lavender Cottage Gardening / Frugal By Choice / Cozy Little House/ Freemotion by the River / Savvy Southern Style / Freshly Pieced

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26 Responses to Quilting, Applique, Piecing, Kids, and a little dog slobber thrown in…

  1. Karen says:

    wonderful to spend time with the grandchildren and sewing!

  2. Brenda Kula says:

    I love your house block. I had started house blocks when I stopped quilting due to arthritis. Just couldn’t do it anymore.

  3. Grandma Kc says:

    Such great pictures — I can see why Jarvis’ Mom likes that one so much! Your quilt is going to be beautiful – slobber and all!

  4. Carla says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! What a beautiful dog, I think he was trying to tell you he is glad to have a new Oma too! Looking forward to seeing how your house block will finish!

  5. Kathi says:

    Loving your house block… glad the slobber missed that beautiful quilt top… beautiful dog for sure and a cute pic of your gs :) Thanks for sharing! Kathi

  6. What a beautiful quilt and I am so glad they adopted this dog! What a wonderful thing to do. I couldn’t reply to your comment on my blog as you are a no-reply.

  7. Lisa says:

    Putting your blocks together sounds like quite an adventure! I love your photos and I love how the Amish Style quilt is coming together.

  8. I always love house blocks. I can’t wait to watch yours develop!

  9. Judy says:

    I love that pix of Jarvis!! Isn’t it too bad that Mommies have to work and miss these neat moments?

  10. BillieBee says:

    Great photos…..and a really cute pup has his own family.

  11. CathieJ says:

    You may be slow stitching with grandkids, but you may also be inspiring them to follow in your footsteps! I love your stitching and I enjoyed your pictures.

  12. Dog slobber + quilting… it’s an issue! Bet some amazing memories were created for your grandkids though!

  13. Doreen Krajzel says:

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors!
    Grand kids are the best, cute little fellow going into first grade. Love the dog too, slobber and all. Blessings, Doreen

  14. Sounds like a fun week especially since you directed the slobber. :-)

  15. Joyce says:

    Beautiful children – and their new pet is so lucky to be part of your family! He has such a grateful attitude!
    You’ve made great progress on your “Amish” quilt. I like your choice of bright colors to contrast with the dark.

  16. Lavender Cottage says:

    I love the expression on the dog’s face in the collage! The slobber would not be so great.
    The little guy looks like he’s eating a hearty breakfast from grandma, a nice photo for his mom.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  17. Gail says:

    Your helpers give a whole new meaning to Slow Stitching! Cute kids and cute dog–even with the slobber.

  18. Lorrie says:

    Sewing and grandchildren aren’t things I think of as compatible. But you’ve made it work well. Great job on the quilt top.

  19. Bernie says:

    What a wonderful Oma you are. Lucky kids and lucky you!! Sweet pictures.

  20. Poppy says:

    Your September is off to a sweet start with the grands and their new school year, the slobbering, (but ADORABLE!), furry visitor, and trying to sneak in some time for your quilting, Debra. Your grands are TOO cute, my friend!


  21. Snap says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous and love the house block. Extra help is always a lot of fun .. especially from the grands! Love the rescue dog … what a charming fella … helpful, too! ;) Happy Mosaic Monday!

  22. Vickie says:

    Well, you never have a dull moment around your house! Those cute kiddos sure make life interesting, don’t they? And your quilts are just beautiful!

  23. Beth says:

    Your little guy is adorable! So is the dog. Have a good week, Debra!

  24. Debby Ray says:

    Aww….what a sweet looking doggie…so wonderful that he is a rescue! Sweet times with the kiddos!!

  25. Judy says:

    Looks like your help did a really good job :) Really like your Crosses & Losses blocks! Beautifully done :)

  26. Precious jewels in your mosaic!

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