when i put together this little quilt last july, i truly thought it would be a quick project to handquilt. here we are, over three months later, and i’m just finishing it. hardly quick. regardless, it is finished.
when my professors seemed to have gone on a weekend break and no new assignments were posted last friday, i took full advantage and dove into things that needed to get done, and then treated myself to some quilting time. the porch got scrubbed down and furniture put away for the winter, potatoes dug up and stored, and i even was able to squeeze in some basting time, which i thoroughly enjoyed (quite the change from the norm).
now that i finished up my little nine patch quilt, i can move onto lucy’s stars while listening to my daughter read. at the rate i’m going, it may be in the works for several years (let’s hope not!).
all good things must come to an end, however. monday morning brought with it a load of assignments. amongst it all, i was dealing with a very sick little corgi. she started throwing up on sunday morning, and by yesterday afternoon, it was obvious that she wasn’t getting better. an emergency trip to the vet showed that she was dehydrated, so they advised us to leave her overnight so they could get some fluids into her via an iv. they are to take some x-rays this morning to see if there is an obstruction. if not, they can only assume that it’s a virus of some sorts. in the mean time, we’re all missing the little girl very much. my youngest daughter was fighting tears back last night at bedtime. things definately are not the same without her herding everyone to bed. she is my constant companion, so it feels like a part of me is missing. i’m hoping that the x-rays come back okay and that we can bring her home later on today.