Sunday, October 30, 2011
Things have been very busy lately which is why there has been a delay in posting. Last weekend I was at Pieceable Retreat which is held annually in White Oak by the Quilters of South Carolina. What a lovely weekend we had - and a special hello to the ladies who took my class: Fun Techniques Using the X-Blocks Ruler!
I came back from retreat and did some more follow up on my search for a new dog. I hope no one thinks we disrespect our dog or loved her any less because of this, but my way to heal is to give a good home to another dog in need of a family. We truly loved our dog and miss her still. I will admit that this is the first time I have selected a rescue dog. We always purchased a purebred puppy prior to this. However, I discovered Petfinder.com and was on my way. You can type in the type of animal you want, age, breed, sex, and special members of your household - in my case, cat - and also can ask for one that is already house trained. Chances are the pet you find will already have her shots, been dewormed, and had a little bit of training as well. (I had lots of motivation to do this because I adopted a cat about a year and a half ago after finding him on Petfinder.com and he is the best behaved and most beautiful cat I have ever owned!)
Fast forward and you will see that we now have Sydney! She is about 6-8 months old and comes from Diamond in the Ruff in Seneca, SC. The CEO of the rescue group not only rescues but also rehabilitates dogs. Sydney came to them from a shelter. I adopted her with most of her health needs taken care of - she had her Rabies shot, is spayed, had been microchipped, etc. and she is sweet, willing, and anxious to please. I can tell that this will be another success story. If you are looking for a pet, please consider adopting a pet in need of a home. Sydney and my family wish you a Happy Halloween!
More on the quilting front: I said I would try to continue reviewing patterns and books regularly so you could read about them. This time my book is Nickel Quilts & Borders by Pat Speth. I heard about this book at the retreat that I went to in North Carolina several weeks ago. I was especially interested in buying it because I am in a round robin group and it will be a big help in trying to decide on my round to be attached.
Until next time, happy quilting!