...and here it is, out in the snow. Measures about 22" square.
In its entirety.....
Close-up, you can just make out that I quilted in the black background with radiating lines, 24 of them, I think. And a free-handed 7 petal flower in the center. I'm debating sewing a great glass button to the center.... it's blues and purples and just lovely.
Last night, Nosey Parker took a snooze on her daddy's book, under a nice warm light bulb. That stone coaster isn't long for her world, though. Twitch, kick, CRASH.
We've been battling some kind of dog flu around here- over the weekend we had to take Shanzie in to a different vet as ours was out of town. She is doing well after having a terrible 24 hours. Now Artie seems to be getting at least one of the symptoms- diarrhea, oh, the joy. He's had me up twice so far tonight to go out in a hurry and while I'm glad he's not puking and feeling bad, this is bad enough. It's 2 AM and I'm wide awake now. At least we didn't get the 8" of snow that was predicted, so if we have to take him to the vet, at least we can get there. These animals are killing us, financially. We have 3 big dogs and 4 cats, most of whom were unintended and either showed up at our house or needed rescuing. Never ever did we think "let's have a ton of animals!" Nope, we were so happy way back when we were a 1 dog, 1 cat family. Not that we don't love each and every critter, we do, but they are such a drain on our limited resources! Right now we have one older dog that has to wear a "bikini" at all times with a Poise pad inside it to catch any accidents. She's old and can't help it, is on two different medications for it that make the situation better but not perfect. Consequently, though, my husband and I can't both be gone from the house at the same time for more than about 3 hours, because she needs to go out that often. And sleep is interrupted, to say the least. We haven't been to a movie together in AGES. The nearest theater is about 45 minutes away. I miss that! But we'll muddle through it, Paisley is a good girl and worth any inconvenience. But if you see me at Wal-Mart with Poise pads in my cart- just know that they're for the dog- MY bladder is just fine, thanks! lol