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New Project and a Puppy

I have been a bit distracted. I went to the dark side over the week-end — I am now on Facebook. I am having fun reconnecting with family and old friends and connecting in a new way with many of my fiber friends.

I managed to get in some studio time today, working on the 12 X 12 challenge. Of course, I can’t show you that. I have had in mind to start a long term project that would get me in the studio more often to do small works. I have so many scraps of fabric, many of them fused. I often ask myself why I am saving them. Earlier this year, I thought about making small art pieces with my scraps and batting pieces. My plan is to finish each piece with a zigzag edging, with the intention of combining them as a large work, eventually. Because of my post show blues, I just couldn’t muster the creative energy to get started. Tonight, I did it. Here is my first piece. Each one will be labeled on the muslin backing with the date it was made. Here is Scrap042809.



And so we shall see how this plays out.

Puppy? Say what? Yes, I need a more energetic dog to get me out on aerobic walks. Maggie doesn’t enjoy the long walks. I have been looking at the Humane Society website and other places. Mr C really wants a Labradoodle, but they are generally very expensive. Today, I decided to check out Craig’s list and found a 6 month old Labradoodle who needs to be rehomed. His family has an older dog with a tumor in his neck and he can no longer play with the puppy. Long story short, Snickers is coming to visit us tomorrow evening. If he stays with us, we will rename him Scooter, chosen by Mr C. Here is a photo that his current family sent me.


Hopefully the rain will diminish tomorrow so that I can plant my garden. I purchased herbs and starter veggies on Sunday and they have been sitting and waiting to be planted.

5 Responses to “New Project and a Puppy”

  1. Beverly says:

    So now that you’ve had a few days on the dark side, just how time consuming is Facebook? I’ve got some old friends who want to use it to stay in touch. I’m cautious, don’t want to increase my computer time, and already keep up my blog. I’d love to know your perspective–

  2. kathy says:

    ..the dark side, eh?….see you there!

  3. Jeannie says:

    I really like Scrap 042809 – gez, as I scrolled up to catch the number, it dawned on me what the number meant – duh! I guess I need a nap! I hope Scooter is able to come live with you! Adorable! Isn’t weather in the Northwest wacky this year? Have a great week. Cheers.

  4. Kristin L says:

    Exciting beginnings! I hope Snickerdoodle is a good fit!