My name is Samson J Collins and I did a Very Bad Thing.
Do you remember the beautifultwisted tea time quilt that my friend Gully’s mom Dee made for my mom a couple of years ago?
Well, I was snoozing in the sun the other day when I heard an awful sound! It came from my mom! It sounded like Arrrgghhh!! and then I heard her say, “Oh, Sam, what have you done?” I jumped right up and ran to investigate.
Um…well… obviously I must have had something to do with that little incident. I wish I could remember! Maybe I was left unsupervised during a thunder storm? That quilt helped me get through a rough time!”
I am very sorry.
I know! I’ll make amends by helping my mom out in the sewing room!
Yesterday I held down the quilt sandwich so Mom could baste it.
Just when I thought I was done, my Mom laid out a second, larger top to baste that very same day! I had to recruit Misty to help. This was too much quilt for one little dog to hold down all by myself!
And then I supervised that darned Spooky for the rest of the day.
I even swallowed my pride and held this little table runner up so Mom could take a picture.
Even though it was beneath my dignity. Making amends can be so…embarrassing!
…because so much cuteness simply can’t go unmentioned!
Entered into the Pets on Quilts contest under the “other” category – because there is a category for dogs and one for cats. But not one for dogs & cats together, lol!
This is Samson and Spooky snuggling together on the quilt in our master bedroom. This is an old whole cloth, machine quilted quilt that can be safely washed every time a cat barfs on it – which is often, and of which Samson chewed a corner off when he was a puppy. As long as I have pets who mainly sleep on my bed I will never be able to put an heirloom quilt on it! I don’t mind. Cat barf is a fact of life…and so are puppy needle-teeth. 🙂
The sun has come out after a showery
and I have taken my handwork
The air smells of wet wood,
Quiet and still, I hear a gull calling in the distance.
The campers in the campground next door
have not yet emerged
from their tents
and their travel
and I savour the moments
before their children
re-discover the chill of the water
begin the business
of chasing squirrels from the trees.
Across the lake, a lone fisherman
and I can hear the faint tick-tick-ticking
I sit in the hot sun
until I begin to feel the trickle
behind my knee
and behind my neck,
under my hair.
the quilt becomes
to hold on my lap.
I put stitching daisies
until the cool of the evening
me to return
I’m taking this week off work to do the final packing and cleaning of the house so that the boxes can go straight into the U-Haul next Saturday. Today I took apart the bed and did some cleaning.
My other job this week is to get us moved out to the cabin at Fox Lake, where we’ll commute for the next 4 months.
However, you I can only pack so much without taking (multiple) breaks, and so I took a break to finish this disappearing 9-patch quilt top.
Only it isn’t finished after all…it’s too small! So I will have to take some more breaks during the week to add an extra rows to the bottom and sides to bring it up to a good usable lap-size. The fabric is from 2 Kate Spain Cuzco charm packs that I paid full price for ($12.50 each) at my LQS. jeez, I hate paying that much for a charm pack! But since I’ve never EVER seen Kate Spain in there, I just had to buy it. I also bought 6 bright solids to use with them.
and then I did a little garden walk to see how everything is growing.
First roses of the summer!
Perennials are coming along.
Rhubarb is ready to pick.
This is Michael’s dog Zeus. They are staying with us until Michael finds a place. Just so you know, it is 28º in the shade today. So why is this black dog lying in the hot sun? Beats me!
I better go and get back at ‘er! I want to get a good start on packing the bathroom before going to band practice tonight.
This is my entry for the Quilt Photography category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival! Head on over and cast a vote for your favourite!
This is Kelly’s College Quilt and the post about it is here. This quilt took me 16 years to finish and it is entirely hand quilted. However, I’m not entering it into the hand quilted category, I’m entering it into the quilt photography category because I had so much fun taking pictures of it and and I think they turned out really well!