Monday, April 5, 2010

Transformations!


Here is our new little dog...please, please scroll down and see her picture when she first came to our door. After much coaxing and lovings...here she is all dolled up. Rosie (named by dear husband) appears to be a pure poodle! She is such a little doll. Housebroken. Good watch dog. Darling and affectionate. Hmmm, wonder why she was dumped?? She has made herself right at home, as you can see.

A package for Joan! Please see her blog at www.shelbystitcher.blogspot.com. We are both making spools, but hers are 5 inch and mine are 3.5 inch. So we swapped! How cool is that...and here are hers, ready to go.
These are many of the same fabrics...except Joan, I did not send you a lime green one, somehow I don't think that would fit into your thimbleberry palette!! LOL! I cut out...one million more. Well, maybe not quite, but enough to keep me sewing a long, long time.
When I get my very sophisticated, fancy container full...then I will say "Enough" and make the quilt.


Weight Watcher update....


I have lost right around 11 pounds now. I am in a smaller size! And that is good. Maybe I can actually (gulp) wear shorts this summer???



Have a super week!

Julie

38 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

Love your little Rosie!! And what lovely spools do you show us!
You are in a smaller size!! Good for you! That always give me a great struggle...... ;/
Whishing you luck!!

Amelia said...

Rosie is so cute...does make you wonder why she was out in the big world all alone...bet she gets lots of petting from you and your husband.

Congratulations on losing the weight...my will power is a thing of the past I do believe.

May this week be a fun one...enjoy the spring weather.

Janet said...

Rosie has been transformed, what a sweetie. Love the idea of swapping the klosjes. Good doing on the weight loss!

Michelle Lovatt said...

How could you not love that puppy. Have fun with her.

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations on losing the weight and good luck with the rest. Rosie is so cute and will great company, you can to talk her about all your problems. My quilting buddy auditions all quilting decisions with her dogs. Take care.

Barb said...

Cute little rosie...

Congrats on your weight loss, keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

Poodles are so amazing. Doesn't look like the same dog at all. She's so lucky to have found you. What a cutie.

bettyp said...

So glad Rosie chose you for her parent!! She is so pretty!!
Good for you losing weight !! You could take a look on my blog ,I have gotten smaller too :>))

Trish said...

Rosie looks so cute! A diamond under all that hair. I know She will bring you nothing but joy. Enjoy!!

Sharon said...

Maybe her family lost their home, the news says many animals are getting dumped or just left behind in foreclosure homes. How sad. BUT good on you for taking her in, she'll pay you back in spades!

Pat said...

Rosie is a real cutie and I can tell she is VERY happy living in your home!!!

Lori said...

Rosie is a lucky pup! Cute too! I luv the bows! Congrats on a new size...That must feel great. I can't wait to see your spool Quilt.

Jan said...

Your little Rosie is precious! Glad she found you! Congrats on weight loss!

Michele said...

Oh, Julie, if we could compare little dogs that got dumped.............Oh Lord, we've had a bunch!!! She's adorable, okay, but even cuter with her "puppy cut". God Bless you for fighting the good fight! Michele

Sue-Anne said...

Welcome to blogland Rosie! She is adorable and I am so pleased you decided to keep her. Love the spools and congratulations on dropping a dress size.

call me crazy said...

Oh my goodness, she looks like a totally different doggie! She is so cute with her ribbons. :-) I love your spools too! Great size! :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Little Rosie is so sweet! I'm so glad to hear that you still have her :)
Great scrappy spool blocks...look forward to seeing this project develop!

Lori said...

What a sweet addition to your home.
Congrats on losing 11 pounds and being in a smaller size!!! Woo-Hoo! You go girl!!!

Nicole said...

Rosie is adorable! How lucky you were that she came into your lives. And congratulations on your weight loss! Time for me to get started on that too I think!

Denise in PA said...

Rosie looks beautiful - and right at home! Good job on pounds lost!

Jan said...

I'm so happy to see that you are keeping that cute puppy! I have a black toy poodle (my first small dog) and he's the best dog of my life. I've heard that poodles adapt very quickly to a new home - they just want to be with you and snuggle.

retdairyqueen said...

Hi Julie
I just dropped by to say a big thankyou for the part you played in the beautiful quilts that Bluebird Lyn made for me
It meant so much
Yhankyou
Hugs Illene

SheilaC said...

OH! Rosie is adorable!! And she is so lucky to have found you and vice versa!!

SheilaC

apaolal said...

ciao
your blog and your patch is very beautiful...
sorry for my english,...
ciao
ciao
annapaola
tuscany
italy

AnnieO said...

She's prettied up and perched on patchwork, so obviously she fits right in. Welcome, Rosie, to blogland!

Those spools are so tempting but so far I have been able to resist. Love yours! So fun to swap.

Congrats on working on your weight. It is always satisfying to go down a size.

Stephanie said...

Julie, love the spool swap, what a great idea. Your little Rosie looks completely different, and smaller. Wow. She is adorable. So cute. I have a pesky squirrel for you if you're up for another adoption! LOL Steph

Teresa said...

Isn't she a cutie.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Love your quilts, love your blog, love your unbelievable adorable, Rosie, love that your DH coaxed her into your lives, but most of all love how amazing you are!!!

Libby said...

Yeah for Rosie finding a new home - one where she will surely be loved *s*

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Loving those spool blocks - very cute!

Dee said...

Rosie, the pic of Rosie brought back memories of our little black toy poodle, Missette. What a sweetie, she was. Love her and spoil her. and congrats on the wt loss. why is it so easy to put on and hard to take off?!

Pink Hugs,
Dee

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh these are so cute! I love your spools. I know just what a good feeling you're experiencing in that new size although, dear friend, after seeing you in person I really can't imagine much more loss is needed. I mean... just sayin' you're kinda small already.

And super SPECTACULAR congratulations on new addition. So cute she is. Yeah!!!

Leeanne said...

i love the quilt on your header.I have decided I love scrap quilts.I have just finished a Crumbs quilt,inspired by Bonnie at quiltville.thankyou for an interesting blog.

Kathie said...

great spools and oh my gosh she is adorable!!!!
congrats on the weight loss
Good for you!
Kathie

Randi said...

Oh, how cute! I'm so glad she found you. Bless you for giving her a home!

Jenni said...

What great news - every house needs at least one dog. Rosie is gorgeous. Lovely spools and congrats on the weight loss - I feel your pain...

Stephanie D. said...

Rosie looks like a totally different dog--so pretty and healthy!

And congrats on your own transformation!

Darcie said...

Hurray for you and your WW success!!! So happy for you...and proud, even though I've not had anything to do with your efforts. lol

How is your loving hubby doing?

And Rosie! Goodness...what a sweet story. I'm so glad that she picked you!

Love and hugs!