Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another loss...

 Here is my design wall.  I have several things going on right now.  I am still cutting and piecing on my Butterscotch Pie blocks, that is the star in the center of the wall.  I am mostly cutting for it right now.  
 If you remember a few weeks ago I quilted my scrap string quilt and I said that I wished I had made it larger, well.....I dug out my strings and I guess they will be my leader/ender project for a while. You can see I have some of those blocks up at the top of my design wall.  Right now there is a lot of yellow showing up but I will spread that out in the quilt.  I'm planning on a queen size so I have lots of blocks to make.  
I finally bit the bullet and started sewing down my dresdens.  I was very excited but also very nervous.  This is my first dresden quilt and I was afraid that I could not get them sewn down straight or without them being "puffy"  So far I am pleased with them.  They are taking me forever because I am so slow and I'm trying to hide my stitches.  
 Now on to some sad news...This has been a long week, the pump decided to die this past weekend and as if that wasn't stressful enough....Smokey, my precious poodle passed away.  Just broke my heart.  He was my constant companion and made very step that I did.  He had gotten to the point that he could not go up and down the stairs so I would have to carry him up and down so that he wouldn't cry when I was in my sewing room.  
I got up Sunday morning and Church was canceled due to the slick roads and snow.  First thing that I noticed, Smokey couldn't walk.  He was trying to pull himself around with his front legs and his backend was completely not working.  Within something like 10 minutes he was gone.  Not at all something that I was expecting to happen.  Broke my heart and things are just not the same without him.  I keep catching myself looking for him.  I will miss him so much.  Hunter is having a hard time with losing him too.  If you remember we lost Donkey, the cat just over a month ago.  :( 
Kristie

18 comments:

julieQ said...

I am so very sorry, Kristie...you know your Smokey and my Rosie could be siblings, they look so much alike. I wish I could hug you!!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry. I'm sorry I didn't respond in the email you sent the other day. Sending hugs to you all.

Joanne said...

I am so sorry to hear about your precious dog. Hugs!!

dortha said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Pets leave such a big hole in our lives when they go.

melanie moore said...

I love your Dresdens I have all my fabric picked out for mine but haven't had time to start it. So sorry to hear you lost Smokey. Hugs Melanie x

Jan said...

So very sorry that you lost your companion. I have a toy poodle myself, so I understand how attached you are. Hopefully, quilting will help you, and your blocks look great.

Laura said...

When I say my prayers, I always thank God for "loyal dogs."
I know losing Smokey is a real heart breaker. I'm so sorry this happened!

Missy Shay said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is to loss a precious pet!

Janet O. said...

That is so tough, Kristie. Sorry you have had to deal with these two losses in a row.
Your design wall is full of beautiful projects--I love them all!

debbie said...

Kristie, sending you big Texan hugs but all the way from Australia. Losing a pet is so sad, and it is even sadder you have lost two so close. I hope sweet Leo will help to mend your broken heart. xx debbie

Gayle said...

I'm lovin' all your scrappy projects. Are you using clear monofiliment to stitch down your dresdens?

Michelle said...

So sorry for your loss. :( We lost our 13 y/o shih tzu in October, and I know exactly how you are feeling. I'll still wake up in the morning and think I have to let him out, or I'll expect him to greet me at the door, or worry about stepping in his "surprises" outside...and then I remember. :( You gave him a good life and I know he brought you lots of joy!

mlcquilts said...

I'm so very sorry about your loss. I know exactly what you mean about expecting to see them - the same here. I'm just thankful that my pets taught me to love them regardless and to pass the love along. We have another dog now and he is great. It is hard to see your son suffer so. When we lost our last one our youngest grandson said to be sure and call his brother as he knew the dog longer. Hugs to you and your family
Mary

Me and My Stitches said...

So, so sorry to hear about Smokey - it is awful to lose a furry family member,and I'm sure you will miss him for a long time. Hugs and prayers to you.

Honey Bear said...

Kristie, I am so sorry to hear about Smokey. We know how hard it is to lose a much loved pet. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Honey Bear said...

Kristie, I am so sorry to hear about Smokey. We know how hard it is to lose a much loved pet. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Regina said...

I got behind on reading blogs and just saw this sad news. I am so so sorry!!! Hugs to you and the family - such a loss.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I like how those dresden plates are looking. I am so very sorry about Smokey! I hope that it is getting easier now that some time has passed.