Wednesday, July 15, 2015


I've been doing a lot of walking the last two weeks.  My mom gave me a Y shaped leash so I can take both dogs out at the same time.  Now I don't have to leave one behind with a pouty face while I'm gone.  It took them a while to get used to it however as they are both leash trained to heel on my left, and the Y shape has them walking out in front of me.  Luna (75 pounds) literally runs Charlie (25 pounds) off the path when they are hooked together like this (she's such a brute) and I've been tangled up in it more than once and fear for my ankles.  The first 10 to 15 minutes of our walk is a sniffing, peeing, whinning(that part is me), comedy routine, but they are slowly getting the hang of it.

I'm sewing the binding on my green quilt, honestly this thing feels like it's taking forever, and just completed the last block on my Hillside houses wall hanging.  So more quilt finishes to come.
Meanwhile I bought a real good used copy of Cooking from Quilt Country, and I'm learning a lot  about how the Amish and Mennonites live in Indiana.  There are recipes for things like Brown Sugar Pie, pork and beans, homemade lemonade in a crock and of course German Potato Salad.  I've been searching for a good pie crust, using real lard, and I think I found it in this book.  Add in photos of Amish quilts and I'm really enjoying myself.

The knitting is going to be a cushion cover.  I'm using Debbie Bliss Sublime dk and some bamboo needles, and this is just my speed.  I started another project (Be Simple Shawl, I love that picot bind off edging)) out of fingering weight on metal size 6's and the slippery factor was too high.  I need to attempt it in worsted weight first. Must take baby steps I think.
Hope you are all having a great week!
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  1. What a fabulous used book find! Good luck with the dog walking. They love it so.

    1. Thank you Susan! Yes they do love it - if you miss a day they let you know!

  2. Every time I come to your blog, I just relax a little.:) You have a wonderful way of taking peaceful pictures!

  3. The book sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished green quilt. Always an inspiration.

  4. So are you retraining the dogs? Or are they retraining you???? X

  5. You are a master quilter I think. I have had that shawl in my favorites on Ravelry I think I might have to give it a go.

  6. Sounds like the dogs are giving you a workout; I have enough trouble getting just one to walk nicely--how do you keep finding the time to make all these beautiful quilts? I love them all, and the cushion cover looks like it will live up to its yarn and be sublime.


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