Sometime after Christmas I fell sick with a deathly cold. I quickly recovered, but in the mean time got the idea to make one million felt dogs. I found this great pattern here
on allsorts. Pretty much that is a great website as well, and I intend to make the crazy nine patch quilt someday soon. Anyway, mine aren’t as cute as theirs, but I made 4 for the kids who just got adopted, and another 16 for the kids at the toddler orphanage ages 2-5. They were a big hit when we took them today.
This is one. They all pretty much look like this, but I felt like an idiot even taking a picture, so I couldn’t bring myself to individually photograph each one.
This is the line up of the ones taken to the kids at the orphanage.
I did this because it made me laugh. I mean come on, pictures of felt dogs?
I have found I have a lot of random free time and decided to find some way to fill it. The dogs came first, and quilting has come next. I started on this awesome cathedral window quilt found here
on hyena in petticoats. I am only about 4 windows into it, so maybe in a week or so I will post a picture of my progress. But it is insanely awesome. Probably I should point out that I’m doing the whole thing by hand, which was a point of great shock for some people. But it’s really quite easy. Additionally, I got a sewing machine I bought myself for Christmas that Aaron’s parents are bringing down (they cost more than double here). Aaron thinks that people might find that really amusing that I like sewing. “If you knew yourself, and found out you bought a sewing machine, wouldn’t you think that was kind of strange?” No.