Its been a while since I did any sewing! And this week has been a little difficult as we took our dog for a 2nd opinion from a new vet, we do have a diagnosis, its not good, he has lymphoma, something that should had been picked up at our previous vets was not, he had little lumps where the lymph nodes are on his neck, the old vet said they were fatty tissues! and for 2 months we treated him for Addison's disease! however we took him to the vets Monday and gave the new vet all the information we had, x-rays blood tests, scans, etc. and mentioned the lumps on his neck, as far as she was concerned they were not just fatty tissue, they took samples and we received the results the very next day. I can sit here and do What if they had found it sooner etc., why didn’t the old vet get them tested, but its not going to help, so right now we are just trying to make him as comfortable as possible until its time to do the right thing. Anyway I am not going to dwell on all this, there is nothing I can do, I'm just going to enjoy the time he has left.
Anyway, last week or maybe the week before I managed to make a Bee Block for the Stars in Their Eyes Bee, This time it was Becky's turn and she chose different variations of the Carpenters Wheel.
I chose to go with the ever so popular Swoon Block, after all I have had plenty of practice making swoon blocks, (as you will know if you follow my blog).
This time I made the block 16 inches instead of the regular size called for in the pattern for Swoon. I also used the no waste method for making flying geese and although it took me a while longer as I was new to this method of making flying geese, if your interested I used this No Waste Flying Geese Tutorial
I am quite far behind now You never know I might catch up!
I also received my charms from a swap that I was in on Flickr, so I am using these and scraps to make my blocks.
For some of the blocks I am using similar colours and sometimes even the same fabrics. But I ‘m also trying to make it mine!
I have had some absolutely great responses from the sponsors I contacted about making donations to the Cut Ups Quilt Retreat next month. You can read all about our retreat here.
Here are just a few of the awesome sponsors that have donated prizes. I cannot Thank them enough it is going to make this retreat so much fun! I wish you could all come and join in the fun. To check out there fabulous stores and blogs just click on the link.