Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer projects....

Watson, our new puppy, is still keeping us really busy.

 He is so much healthier now which is wonderful however brings a whole new set of challenge...as in he is really, really active!  Yikes...he is everywhere ....

Which means little time for quilting.

 I have started hand-quilting my Charleston Baskets.  I am using the red #12 Aurifil with a large eye #8 sharp.  Love how it is coming along.  I am doing a big stitch and this thread just glides through the layers.  So much easier on the hand than using perle cotton!  (white thread in the photo is from basting...tried having my long arm quilter baste it on her machine...so far I like that too!) Even so my hand tires quickly so this will be an all summer project!

Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary...15 years!

My Dh brought home roses...he's a keeper!

8 comments:

Tonya Ricucci said...

the quilting looks great - glad you're get some time for it.

Janet O. said...

Watson looks ready for anything! : )
I love your wedding photo. What a lovely couple!
Had recently wondered about having my longarm quilter friend baste a quilt for me to hand quilt. Glad to hear it is working for you.

Me and My Stitches said...

I bet Watson is keeping you busy - he's got such a sweet little face, I know he will be a great companion! I love to have a longarmer baste quilts for hand quilting.

Judy in Michigan said...

What a beautiful bride!!! Best wishes to you and your dear husband. Watson looks like a small bundle of energy and FUN!

Impera Magna said...

Happy anniversary to you both with many good wishes for much happiness in the future!

Love Watson... he does look up for anything!

:)

AnnieO said...

Watson does look ready to dash away at an instant! Happy Anniversary. I've got a keeper too :)

Sherrill said...

Yep, that sounds like a Westie!! But they're so adorable. And a Happy Anniversary to you two!

Purple Pam said...

Having a new puppy certainly takes lots of time and energy for sure. Glad Watson is getting more healthy.