Friday, February 8, 2013

new adventures

I knew I wanted to get another puppy as soon as I got Sulli. I had siblings - lots of them - and we never had just one doggy family member. They always had a doggy companion to be buds with.

And I have always, always wanted a Corgi. Aren't they the cutest, sweetest little dogs? Sulli is the sweetest little girl, but I think I got lucky as far as Chihuahuas go. And even she has her moments. A friendly, eager-to-please dog like a Corgi is perfect for a stubborn little Chihuahua.

Enter Niko!

I was so psyched to have the opportunity to take this little dude home. He's fussier than Sulli was - cries a lot more, but I think it's just going from one atmosphere to another. He used to live on a farm, and now he lives on an island.

But he is super cute and definitely awesome, and I think he's the shiz.

You'll be seeing him a bit more about this space!

Other than puppy times, there's been little sewing going on. (How can I sew when I've got this cuteness to look at?) 

I picked up these magazines at Barnes and Noble. Some really cute stuff in here!

Can't wait to start on this simple strip quilt and using up my long-hoarded Wonderland Jelly Roll. Once I saw this pattern in the new issue of Quilty, I couldn't help but want to try it!

Attempted to finish this guy in time for a visit with my nephew, but alas I could not. I'll ship it to them with some tasty treats later :)

Got these pretty fabrics for bindings! The tartan is for the Weasley Blanket, the Sea Flowers in Blossom is for the Tea-Dyed Floral, and the Leopard is for the Field Study/Cocoon quilt. The other three fabrics are stash-builders; Lizzy House always includes really effective ones in all of her lines, so I tend to lean towards those.

Which is why I've collected these Pearl Bracelets since 1001 Peeps! Knew they'd come in handy for the quilt I plan on making with my Lizzy House scraps, and when she released some new colors I had to get them!

Plans for the weekend? 

- Sleeping in (hopefully)

- Watching Arbitrage and Captives (I'm on a Tim Roth binge this weekend, so sue me)

- Piecing together that Wonderland Quilt.

- Finishing my first Dwarf on the Hobbit Cross stitch (Balin!)

Back to the grindstone for me! 

Later days,


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