Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Putting it all together...

Guess what? I got an early Mother's day gift! Our son and his wife came for a visit...they have been married a year already. They brought the most beautiful roses! I just love them...I mean the kids, and the roses too.
Did you know? In Texas...we have weenie dog races! Isn't that just a hoot? I never knew...but weekend before last, we witnessed the fun up close and personal. My grand-dog ran in the race! Not a winner, but great fun for everyone there. Over 1000 dogs ran...wow! It was just hilarious to see so many little dachshunds running around...are you listening, Judy and Vicki?
Hey, now...isn't this race interference??
What a darling little picture! Going for it!!
Of course, there was a booth for the lovers among us.
So, after two hours today again on this puzzle, here is where I am. My piecing is much better now, I have to say, than 13 years ago (one would hope, right?) Anyway, the old blocks have some cut off points and some little waves...just friendly little waves, though. It is great fun to put together!!


Have a super day, all!!! I am working, gulp, 7 days in a row, 12 hour shifts. So, if you don't hear from me, it is because I am nutty!!


Julie

31 comments:

Leeanne said...

looking nice Julie...maybe you need match sticks to hold your eyes open for your big stint at work?

Jan said...

Happy early Mother's Day! Your grand dog is so cute! The race pics are funny. The quilt is looking good so far. Don't over-work yourself there. :)

Amelia said...

Weenie dog race...now that would be fun to watch..winner or not.

Have a great Mother's day! Will you be working?

The roses are so pretty - you have a son that loves his Mother!

Loris said...

We have weiner dog races here:-) Too funny! Amazing feathered star block..it all looks good from here.
Sorry to hear you are working like that...I hope you survive for another Mother's Day.
PS. Love, love, love that caramel string quilt in the upper right hand corner..Lyn's? It is beautiful!

Sharon said...

Your UFO will be beautiful. Yes, the layout is not for beginners, but after your beautiful yellow one, this should be no problem for you. Keep your chin up with all that work!

ria vogelzang said...

Love what you did with your find!! Those blocks look so grand!
I never heard of a weenie dog race..... But I do like your pictures! ;))
Enjoy your roses!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful roses, cute dogs, wonderful quilt blocks...thanks for sharing them all with us in pictures!

retdairyqueen said...

The dog races sounds like a lot of fun
My daughter has a dashund Every time I go to visit she implores me with her eyes to take her for a walk
Lovely roses

Pat said...

Yikes.....seven 12's in a row...NOT good!!! I love the roses and what a nice thing to surprise you like that. Your quilt is coming together nicely and I'm sure it's fun to see how much you have learned since you made those first blocks!

kjquilts said...

Those little dogs are so cute running for all their worth! I love the quilt in your header, scrap quilts are my favorite!

Vicky said...

Wow, look at all the weenies! I went to a race once as a spectator when Daisy was about a year old. (She was scared by all the barking!) We laughed so hard, as much at the handlers as at the dogs! Thanks for sharing those pictures! And your blocks are plumb gorgeous! What a find!

Sue-Anne said...

Those dogs look like they are having so much fun! I love yur grandbaby dog's goggles!!!!

Janet said...

I love the photos of the dogs, what a fun day out for them. The sampler quilt is wonderful, I love it.

Betweens said...

Julie you must be a nurse!! good luck on all those shifts and make sure you get some rest..I have been watching your progress on your blocks and you are doing fantastic!
I have a drawer full of "misfits" that are waiting for the same challenge you are going through...I can't wait to see your end result.. now I will have to wait..
Weenie races...all I can picture are hotdog buns running behind them..LOL

Joan said...

Weenies - how cute - happy early Mothers Day - such beutiful roses..Wonderful

Deanna said...

Don't wear yourself out too much. I look forward to seeing more of this quilt come together whenever you are rested up.

Lori said...

The flowers are beautiful. That was so thoughtful.:)
Your quilt is coming along very nicely. It looks like it was planned that way from the start.
Weiner dog races?! What a hoot!!

Darcie said...

Oooh...sorry you're nutty, but so glad that you're working! ;-D You know...the economy and all. Hope you accumulate LOTS of paid time off!!! ;-)

LOVE THE DOXIE RACE PICS! tehehe Still laughing out loud!

Happy Mother's Day, Jules!

Jan said...

Happy Nurse's Day/Month. A nurse is a very special person (like you!) I hope the hospital does something special for you! Love the pictures of the dog races!

Denise in PA said...

Weenie dog races - too funny! I would LOVE to see that. They are so adorable (But then, I like to watch the Puppy Bowl too - LOL!) That quilt is going to be awesome! Good luck with your heavy work schedule - hope you get some time off after that - whew!

Libby said...

Happy Mother's day! The dog races sound like fun . . . I can't imagine trying to get 1,000 dogs all back to their families again *S*

bluebird-lyn said...

Happy Mother's Day Julie, hope you aren't working too hard...amazing how we progress with our work over time....steep learning curves sometimes...grin...Hugs LYn

country mouse said...

Dog races...how fun. I can only imagine how cute it is to see those little guys racing around :cD
You quilt is looking great! I know when I am heading into a long weekend I know it will be busy, so I just hope it runs smooth. So that being said, Hope your long stint at work is nice and smooth and you have a wonderful relaxing time when its all done.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am thinking about you working so many shifts in a row...hope you get a week of quilting time after that so you can recover!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm sitting here busting up laughing at the race photos! Those are awesome! Years ago I owned a female dachsund....boy was she a piece of work! Love her but she ruled the roost and I knew know better...she finally went to live at her "boyfriends" home. :-) Stubborn little turkey!!

Wendy said...

Oh my that must have been a blasted watching the doggies race. They are so cute.

MARCIE said...

Oh Julie, I really did LOL at the kissing booth! Hilarious! And those little dogs are flying!
Your blocks look great! Nice work laying them out, and after all these years they still work beautifully!

Texan said...

I am way behind on reading blogs,

First the weenie dog races what a hoot, didn't know they had those...

Your Snowflake runner is so pretty, really like that one snowflake you got a close up of... wouldn't that be pretty all over a quilt, just here...on red patchwork maybe?

I love the lavender quilt your neighbor gave you... that is so pretty! What a wonderful gift :O)...

Jackie said...

Love the roses! How funny, weenie dog races! That I would love to see, they are so cute.

Alycia said...

I like how all the pieces are fitting together. The dogs are priceless!! What fun I bet they had.

Becky said...

Love the photos of the Dachshund races! We took our Rusty to the annual Hallo-weenie a couple of years ago. He absolutely loved being around the other Dachshunds. He is generally not real friendly to other dogs.Thanks for reminding me of our good time.