I didn't mean to take such a break from blogging, but life caught up with me as it often does. So to make up for it....this is the longest blog post ever (sorry!).
First about this cute quilt:
I begged (bugged) Windham Fabrics to send me their newest line Playground by Dylan M ,it comes to stores in January. It's a soft, almost neutral color scheme with darling prints like those hand drawn animals.
I used the Fat Quarter Friday pattern (this is the extra 2nd pattern in it) to make a fast quilt for a family member.
I machine bound it using this tutorial.
Jane is getting so tall...and I can't cut her hair because then she won't be my baby anymore (right?!!).
I wish you could feel how heavy this quilt is, the denseness of the quilting, batting, and a heavy backing make it the perfect weight for snuggling.
Other fall thing we've been up to:
Harvesting SO many pumpkins this year! Over 100 big/small/orange/white pumpkins.
We had another crazy-but-fun Halloween with 1000+ trick or treaters and two pink/purple/blue haired princesses.
My kids have been begging for a dog since ours passed away a few years ago...and NO WAY was I getting another dog.
I've held my ground for three years...and last Saturday I folded like a lawn chair.
Seriously though... how could I not?! My oldest is almost 13, and I knew I'd always regret not getting him a fuzzy best friend.
He's a Golden Retriever, and he's had about 5 different names, but for now I think it's Finn.
Basically I have another baby now.
Even though he's the kids dog...we alllllllllll know he's really Mom's dog.
So far I'm surviving puppy-hood, but if you have any tips for what to give him for the chewing and biting I'd love them. His vet recommended some little teething bones but he hates them...he much prefers our shoes/arms/clothes/hair/feet/furniture/pillows/remotes/couch/books/baskets/Jane. :)