I finished this and it is ready for quilting.
I am so glad about how it finally came together. And yes, I did fix that one block. I couldn’t stand it and it was easy to do… 😉
My dog did a bad thing in the mudroom…
NOODLE, what have you done!? Doesn’t he look the next thing to a Chuckle-head?
So what was so irresistible in the waste basket? You might think it was the empty dog food bag, but no, it was his demolished blue ball! He’d chewed a hole in it and it was looking particularly nasty inside so I buried it in the bottom of the wastebasket. I thought the dog food bag would be a good coverup. Guess not.
28 thoughts on “Last week on the Farmlet”
I really like your quilt. The dog I am more ambivalent about.
Thank you, Tom! He is Bob’s dog and I have days of ambivalence where he is concerned too. But on the good days he makes me laugh so hard it makes up for his lack of class. 🙃
We must forgive Noodle, he knows not what he does. But the quilt has turned out beautifully and the block you fixed has made you happy, so all is well. It’s a fun design 🙂
Thank you, Kate. I have been pleased with the result and learned a skill, but not certain I will attack this one again soon. Moving on to something new and, sigh, probably just as challenging. Involves lots of curved seams. I wish I were brave enough to design quilts as you do. Maybe someday!
If you design your own, you can avoid the stuff you don’t enjoy, of course….
True, there is that. I just have to gain confidence. 🙂
That is always the hurdle. Once over it, you’ll be away and running.
I like your no nonsense title and I really like the quilt top.
I did laugh at your dog’s expression 🐕. One of my dogs would have done the same thing – he is obsessed with ball games and no amount of camouflage would have kept a treasured ball from him.
Lynn, is your dog part terrorer too, or does he just have the ball fixation gene? (spelled that way on purpose!)
Who knows what he is – the refuges always say these rescue dogs are part collie if they’re black with a bit of white, or german shepherd crosses if they’re black and tan but I really don’t know. He does love a ball game though and will sit with one in his mouth staring at you – sometimes for an hour or more – until you play with him. I rue the day I ever introduced him to a tennis ball.
” I rue the day I ever introduced him to a tennis ball.”
HA-HA-HA! Me too.
I was tired of getting Sammie’s ball-also blue- out from under furniture so I slipped it away to the top of a chest in the bedroom. Couple days later I heard him crying and whining terribly at the chest. He had to smell it, no other way he could know it was there. PS congrats on the quilt!!
Fran, how do they do that? Doesn’t matter where I hide one of his favorite toys, he always knows! Drawer, closet, spare room, TRASH! Speaking of trash, he once jumped up on the kitchen trash and hit the spring release to get at something I tossed in there, and WOW! Just like that he learned he could get whatever interested him inside. We now have a lid that slides open like roll top desk. So far his trash inclinations have been foiled!
And thank you! I am so glad it is done!
Look very Nice 🙏♥️
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Thank you, Thomas! I even learned a few tricks with this one. 🙂
I’m convinced there’s no human that can outsmart a really determined dog or cat that has a project in mind — and yours clearly was going to get his ball back. I had to laugh — the story reminded me of my mom and dad constantly fussing at one another about things Mom thought should be tossed, even though Dad regarded them as treasure.
The quilt looks great! I really do like that design — it’s one to be proud of.
Linda, true enough, Tucker was, and Noodle is scary smart. On things that should go… I have been purging many items… Bob’s not so much. But, he now has his own room (my old studio) to store it all in, and when he is ready he can decide where it all ends up. Mostly old computer stuff, outdated, lots of it. But, “it’s still good stuff.” 😉
Thank you, Linda. Next project features wild Kaffe Fassett and lots of curved seams. Another quilt another challenge!
The finished article is quite lovely. As for Noodle, fraid to say we laughed 😀
Thank you, Annie! It’s OK to laugh, I laugh at him daily… when he’s not figured out another way to be naughty. I think he is a pretty good little pup, but he does remind me of the children’s poem:
There Was a Little Girl
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.
You know this one? 😉
Gotta love him!
Know it well and we sing it often to our naughtiest cat!
It’s that nose, you know. Noodle could SMELL the hidden ball. Now there is an embarrassing score on the board: NOODLE 1 – LINDA 0.😁 😂
True enough, Lori! I will take that score and live with it. Why? Just imagine having such a sensitive sniffer, all day, everyday, everywhere you go. Everywhere.
Noodle’s a sweetie… that nose is a gift and those eyes cannot be denied! Ha ha!
❤️that quilt! Hurray on that part finished! A dog that just needs its ball,with a where is it game,what dog could resist..😂😂
Thank you, Deb, and yes, Hurray!
Who could resist? Buddy. He can resist. “Hey, Buddy, want to play fetch?” I throw it, he fetches it, game over, ball is his he takes it back inside to his cot. But just as well, because the Noodle would never let him play for long anyway. 😄
Lovely quilt. Hilarious pup!
Thank you, Joanne, and yes he can be. 😀