Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finished the color wheel ticker tape quilt....

...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.

And now for the not-so-pretty portion of our program-

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

14 comments:

sallgood said...

Just LOVE your color wheel!

And bless you for caring for your furry family, through it all!! Hope everyone's feeling better soon.

Lynz said...

Aw, Sooz, you're good parents to those furry kids!

Lovin' your ticker rainbow!! Clever clogs. Get some sleep!!

Jackie said...

Wow, I love your ticker tape color wheel! So sorry to hear about your animal troubles, but on the bright side I am glad to hear your bladder is fine.

carol said...

Well, at least you're not peeing on the couch YET! Hurray for that! I've got an "oldie" too so I know what you're going through! Mine can hardly make it up the back steps to come back into the house. Sad!

LOve your new quiltie! Gorgeous!

Melinda said...

We have two little tiny doggies that are both getting quite old. We can't both go away at the same time for very long either. The Yorkie can't usually make it through the night either. Bless you.

I love your little color quilt. Great job!

Leslie said...

awww, poor dog. i love your ticker tape color wheel. it looks amazing

Needled Mom said...

Your color wheel is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

I hope you and the animals are doing better soon.

Susan R said...

That color wheel is fabulous!! You should frame it or something. It's so pretty. Isn't that the cutest picture of NP? What is hubby reading? I'm a Michael Connelly fan and I'm just starting to read his latest "9 Dragon". I got hooked on him when I retired 6 months ago and I think I've read about 10 of his books now...thank goodness for the library. (I did have to buy his latest - I just couldn't wait for the library.)

I'm sorry the doggies are getting sick with the flu. Hopefully they'll be okay before long. Your older dog is so lucky that he is loved and cared for so well. As we age it's not always pretty, but someone like you makes it better. It's all about love.

Susan

WendyLou said...

LoVe the color wheel!! SUCH a great idea.

Hope your poochies are perky soon!! :(

Lynne S of Oz said...

Love love love the colour wheel! I'll have to do some more quilting so I can get some more colourful scraps! LOL
Very glad to hear that your bladder is ok, sorry about the old girl's though. (The old girl ain't you ;-)

Kristen said...

How can we not do anything and everything for our pets, right? I once had major surgery done for an African Pygmy Hedgehog.

I love this bright ticker tape quilt!

Amy said...

I love this. Both ticker tapes and color wheels are on my to do list. This would be a great way to cross two things off at the same time!

Yuki said...

Love your blog.

A while back, I saw Harrison Ford on Jay Leno. He was talking about getting old and having a girlfriend with a baby. Anyway, he had to stop at a convenience store to buy diapers. He asked the clerk where the diapers were. The clerk directed him to the adult diaper section. LOL Everybody had a good laugh over that.

ttfn :) Yuki

Karin @ madebyk said...

Wow, I never realized that pets can get the flu too. Hope it's all over soon!!!

But I'm really commenting because i love love LOVE your color wheel quilt!!! Fantastic!!! I now want it as a pillow in my living room. But have way too many projects in various stages of doneness to even think about adding another. So i shall just drool over yours... : )