Monday, June 19, 2006

Life has been busy!

Wow, I"ve been busy lately! Things to do, more things to do, and even more things to do!!!


I did however take Saturday off and played with my quilting friend. She showed me how to make pet screen tote bags and I showed her how to make pet screen zipper bags! Isn't it too funny how we each knew a different thing. So it was a lot of fun! They are fun and easy, but not always intuitive how you do each step - so it was funny us each trying to remember how to do the next step correctly!

I made the ice cream tote bag. The Green is a pocket and then it has the smaller pocket on the green part! The bottom is screen also so it would make a perfect beach bag. Now if only I had an ocean to go to! My friend made a bunch of the zippered bags - don't you just love them!
And then Emily and I went to visit the dog she wants to get from the dog rescue. Chloe is an Australian Shepard/Border Collie mix (they think). She has got the most goregous hair and the sweetest personality! We wanted to bring her right home with us! But convincing "dad" is a bit more of a challenge. Emily and I are "in talks" with dad as we speak! :)
Tonight I"m going sewing again with some friends. Trying to figure out what I'm going to take with to work on! I"ve been too busy at work today to think!

10 comments from wonderful readers:

Katie said...

Kipper, the Border Collie mix dog I rescued, and I hope you become as happy together as we have been for the past 8 years. They are such friendly, intelligent animals. He will soon have Dad wrapped around his paw. Just make sure you learn about dogs, if you don't already know, and teach him obedience. Arf, Arf.

Leah S said...

Ohh Chloe certainly looks like a sweetie. Border collies are one of the dogs I've considered having. Prolly just cuz they're more available than Bernese Mountain Dogs! :D

anne bebbington said...

Good luck with persuading DH - Chloe looks a real softy - really like the bags

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Dawn - I just spent quite a bit of time reading your blog. Wonderful work! I'll visit again soon!

Tonya R said...

They look sweet together - hope it works out.

the screenies all look marvelous. glad you were able to take a break from all that work to get some playing in. maybe you could go lay out on a deck chair in the backyard and get someone to bring you drinks with umbrellas in them. Would that count as beach?

Judy said...

All the projects look wonderful! I love bags no matter how they are made.

Hope the dog thing works out for you.

Laurie Ann said...

That dog is so cool looking! Hope you can convince Dad to let you take it home!

Lily said...

Australian Shepherd? Never heard of this breed LOL. We have lots of Border Collies in Australia though and they are just LOVELY dogs. Congratulations!! 1st of July is not far away now!

Love the screen bags and purses. Very creative :)

Darcie said...

Great bags, Dawn! That pet screen wears and wears!

Chloe is adorable! She's got terrific markings. 'Course...I don't know diddley about markings...but she's truly got character. She and Emily will be the best of friends.

Maureen said...

I hope Emily and Chloe will be able to spend many fun days and evenings together! Have enjoyed your Blog!