Sunday, August 10, 2008

Quilt Blocks and Puppies!

Here are the 5 blocks that I did yesterday! These now bring me up to 35 blocks on the Love Letter! A far cry from the 110 that I need! I am really enjoying working on these quilts. I love how each block is different and of course I just love the Civil War fabrics. I think I will order my border fabric for this one soon. I have two fabrics picked out for this one but I am only going to do one border so I just need to decide between them.





Here I wanted to see how they were looking so I turned a quilt backing up so I would have a solid cream background, the sashing strips will be cream so this is alot how it will look. I didn't put them in any certain order I just put them down. I really like how it is looking.

This morning while I was fixing breakfast, Richard went out to feed the horses, he yelled for me to come outside and here is what he found.....8 puppies!!! I'm not sure if I got them all in the photo but there are 8! Don't have a clue where they came from, we live out in the middle of nowhere so from time to time people drop off puppies! I hate when they do that!!!!!! It really makes me mad! The are cute but we do not need anymore!! We have 2 outside dogs and did have a few more but they have disappeared. We have Ida Belle and Fred, which is a Bassett.



As you can see here, Hunter has gone crazy over them!!! He wants to keep them all. I think I will put an ad in the newspaper to see if we can give them away.

While I was back through the house cleaning and doing laundry, Richard let Hunter bring one inside. :( As you can see they are new best friends...this one is the runt and they have already named him Bruno!!!


Anyway, enough of all of that! I think I will finish cleaning the house and work on a few more blocks this evening...
Kristie

18 comments:

The Quilting Pirate said...

I love the color choices of pink and brown for your blocks. I just think that is such a pretty and warm feeling combination!

Oh dear on the puppies, they are too cute, but what a burden on you.

Michelle said...

Love the blocks, and as for the puppies, God must think your home would be a place of love and good care until you can find them a new home. Hunter must have thought it was Christmas!

Have a good day!
Michelle

Amelia said...

Oh I know you feel you can't let the puppies just starve to death. Good luck in finding homes for them.

The blocks look outstanding all laid out like that.

QuiltedSimple said...

Your blocks look great all together - love it with the cream sashing.

And it also looks to me like Bruno needs to stay - that's too cute!
Kris

Kelly said...

Kristie, I love the colors in that quilt, it is going to be so beautiful. I haven't received the package yet, but hopefully soon! It seems like it's been a week already, but maybe I'll get it Monday. I am excited!

I love cemeteries also. They are so serene and I just look at the stones and wonder what the people were like and what stories that they could have told us.

Little puppies are so hard to resist, I hope you find a home for them. It's so sad people just don't take them to the Humane Society to start with.

Kelly

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Oh your puppies are cute........Love the lokk at your quilt to. What a piece of work!!!!!!
XOXOXOXO

Guðrún said...

The blocks look great! How sad that people leave their puppies like that.

Julia said...

The pink and brown blocks look perfect on the cream fabric, this is going to be beautiful quilt.
Such dear little puppies, how could anyone just leave them like that.
I hope they go to good homes.
Julia

Carla said...

You've made those fabrics come alive in your blocks! They're lovely!

jillytacy said...

You might not need another dog but I think Bruno has already been adopted!! What a cute photo of Hunter and Bruno! It's so sweet to see a boy and his dog asleep together. I hope the puppies find good homes.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

I love the blocks and it looks like Hunter has a new little friend.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

You did steal Donkey away from Hunter, so the least you can do is let him keep Bruno....giggle!
Ok...just kidding....
Regina

Lurline's Place said...

Kristie - you are amazing - just love your blocks - I didn't get any done at the weekend - maybe tomorrow!
Will be wondering about those poor, wee puppies until we hear from you again.
Hugs - Lurline.

Hazel said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt ,the blocks are amazing .
Those poor puppies you would think if people are going to own pets they would take on the responsibility of them .Thank God for people like you .

Moneik said...

Your quilt is looking lovely and I really enjoy seeing what different blocks you have made.
Those puppies are too cute for words. There must be a plan from up above as to why they left them with you.

Jen said...

Do you have a freecycle site or a craig's list for your area? You could maybe list them on there. Man, what do you need to do post a please do not leave your puppies here sign?

amandajean said...

your quilt is fabulous! the cream sashing will really make your beautiful blocks pop.

Ruth's Place said...

Your blocks look great! I hope you manage to home all those puppies! Some people should be banned from having pets if they can't be responsible imagine dumping those poor wee things. Do you have a local shelter which will take them?