Since I didn't hear from Lorraine I have named the next person on the list as the winner of the book Strata Various. So, Nancy at Patchwork Penguin congratulations! Send me your snail mail and I will send your book out. (I am thinking of this as de-cluttering... the book has been sitting on a table in the great room for a couple of weeks now!)
Raggs had his first visit to our vet today. He was calm and cool. He got a little tense when the vet was actually in the room but overall, he was great. Only one shot and lots of medicine -- heartworm, ring worm, ear cleaner... etc. We'll get him at 100% soon.
He still weighs less than 27 pounds. And, we're not all that sure that he really is an English Springer Spaniel -- he might be one of the cocker breeds -- American or English. But, we do know he is a super dog. Very cuddly and is learning his commands well.
Yesterday I pulled out a pineapple quilt that I made the main blocks years ago. (Hum, probably around 15 years ago.) I pull this piece out every couple of years and get a little more done on it. Last time I prepared angels to applique on the outside border. Yesterday I laid out the pineapple part, the white borders and the green angels I had cut. Looking at it I realized the angels are way out of proportion for the size of the logs (1/2" finished!) While at my regular Wednesday group I reviewed the book Pieced Borders The Complete Resource by Judy Martin and Marsha McCloskey. I came up with an alternate border from the book. Today I made up two different sized borders. Tomorrow I will post the two sample pieces I did with the center to see what you all think. (too dark tonight to take a decent picture.) I did the pineapple piecing using Christmas fabrics that were already many years old when I pieced it. Then it took me a couple of years to find a green fabric that would match what I already had going. I really have no excuse. The top should at least be finished this year. And, heavens knows, I'll be happy to finish the top. (And, eventually quilted.)