Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The last bag for now

This is the final bag I've made for the Minnesota Road Show. It's from another Terri Atkinson book. I'm having a moment. I can't remember if it's from Happy Hour or Let's Do Lunch. I know it's one of those! Probably Happy Hour, but don't quote me. Anyway, I'm happy with how it turned out. The diamond is actually a pocket (set askew).
Here's a closeup of the quilting. I used fabrics from the Rhythm and Blues line from Red Rooster.
In other news, I'm worried about our dog, Snickers. She's been acting pretty sick lately. She didn't eat anything except a little bread all of yesterday and most of today. I did entice her to eat some wet dog food tonight after I got home from work (she normally gets only dry). She's also lost five pounds since we took her in for shots about a month to six weeks ago (though I think at least a pound of that was from shedding her winter coat). She had a really hard time getting up and peed and pooped in the house a couple times, which is really unheard of for her. Here's a photo of her enjoying the freak snow we got this past winter.
Snickers is a 14 year old Belgian Malinois. We got her from the Humane Society when she was seven years old. She's a very sweet dog. Since we've moved to Virginia from Wisconsin, she's suffered from terrible allergies and has lost most of her hearing due to ear infections.

Anyway, she's a little perkier this afternoon (when we took her to the vet) and evening so she may hold on for a while. But I felt I wanted to post about her now, while I can. I really thought she might die last night. But nope; she's wagging at me right now.


  1. I love this bag Cheryl. I think it may be my favorite of the ones you have done for the show.

    I am so glad Snickers is feeling better. Hope she will continue to do well.

  2. I love that bag too. It's my favorite.

    So happy Snickers is better today. She is the sweetest dog. Pet her for me.

  3. The bag is beautiful. I love the pocket and the gorgeous quilting.

    But I really wanted to drop a line regarding Snickers. 14 years old is a blessed life. And it's so special that you adopted her at 7 years old. She's most grateful, I'm sure. At this age it's really day to day, isn't it? I hope she is at peace and breathes all the moments that are hers for this life in happy comfort. I've an 11 year old lab that has been ill in spurts for the past year and a half. Sometimes I look at her in amazement for her will and energy regardless of all the aches and pains. They are special, dear members of our family. Me and Sadie's (my lab) thoughts are with you and your family these days.

  4. Love the bag! I hope Snickers feels better

  5. Okay...I may have said this before...but this one is my favorite. Seriously cute. I love the fabric choices....perfect!