Tuesday, June 28, 2011

.....But my dog ate my homework: and the story begins!

When I say puppy....what do you think of?
When I say Missing quilt and puppy....What do you think of?
When I say "OH....Porsche!" and see my quilt on the grass...what comes to mind?

YEP!   A story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I was emailing with LaDonna about the woes of Porsche eating the below quilt and a story was born.....With Ladonna's permission I share some fun and the inspiration for a sneak peek of my current project pictured above....

"That darn dog!  I know how it is...my Fergus is notorious for picking up little bits of scraps of fabric and swallowing them!  (I know, bad dog, dangerous thing to do, but so far just itsy bits!)  Makes for some interesting poo out in the yard...talk about colorful!  Maggie likes to run off with a strip of fabric flowing out behind her; she reminds me of those ribbon dancers! "


Do you spy the missing corner in this quilt?  Yes, my sweet Porsche, is a puppy.  This quilt was meant for an ill woman who has a sad heart as her healing process is slower than expected....

This piece was once about a dream and a stack of moons and now..

"But teacher, My Dog ate it!"......



I love Porcella's COLOR and whimsical design....The inspiration for my current piece in an Em style....



And the puppy pattern is from a FAV QUILTER OF MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mary Lou Weidman is a woman I long to meet and hang out with, HER ENERGY AND COLOR is awesom!!!!!  Did you know she has a book out next month, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!  Do you have this book picture above?  IT IS FABULOUS AND I HAVE FINALLY FOUND MY STORY GROOVE!!!!


A mix of emotions as I was stitching my quilt yesterday.....Playing with an angel dog to use as a template for the RIBBON DANCER and then a moment....where I simply hug Sean and cry......

Harley was lying on the cool tile floor as I stitched and wet himself.....One of those moments when I wonder, is this a Godwink that I am working on an angel dog and my old stinky friend is no longer getting up to go the bathroom...Sean saw my face and came over and asked, "When do we know?"....Not ready for this to come.....and yet a matter of time....

CELEBRATING THE YOUTH AND THE AGED in my home....PUPPIES at heart...BOTH HAVE MY HEART!

Love, Em

11 comments:

LynCC said...

oh, no! Porsche-puppy! OK, my cats drive me nuts sometimes with having to lay on *Everything* I'm trying to work with while sewing, but nobody's eaten any projects yet. . . And Poor Harley. That is such a hard time when our fur-friends' lives are approaching their end in this existence. I've been sadly seeing more and more white hairs emerging on one of my furry friend's pelt and it makes me sad if I let myself think about his shortening stay at my side.

Magpie Sue said...

You know, I don't think any of my dogs has ever eaten a quilt - or fabric scraps. I did have one tear up some patches in a quilt with her long toe nails in the process of trying to "fluff up" the bed. ;- )

It's very hard when our beloved pets get old. I've just realized how old my Reilly is getting... but he should still have several good years in him (I hope!).

Cathy said...

Never had a quilt eaten by a dog. Hope it never happens.

Sorry to hear about Harley. Pets give us so much and I'm sure you have given him lots of love. Hopefully he will be around for a while.

Hugs.

Julie said...

My heart goes out to you with Harley, you'll know if and when his time has come. It brings a lump to my throat to remember my beautiful collie dog Sam - what joy they bring to our lives - and what sorrow as they grow old and the dawning that time is no longer on their side. Big hug to you and Harley.

LaDonna and Diana said...

Oh, Em...my heart goes out to you. We've been through it 3 times. The last was my Bonnie dog, big beautiful yellow lab; she's been gone 3 years now and I still cry when I see an old big dog. I miss her so much. I once read somewhere that a dog's life is shorter than ours so that more of them can be loved by us. I always say never again, but then along comes a puppy (or two)! Arms around you from Texas.

LaDonna

Judi said...

I know what you are going through with Harley - don't hold on for you - if their quality of life isn't there you know it's time. Prays to your and yours.

Tangos Treasures said...

Sending Prayers!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You'll know when it is time ... and you'll question yourself a million times, but you'll know. So hard (only a little over a year since we gave Miss Angel our love and let her go).

Mary Lou W - oh my you would LOVE a class with her. DO find a way to make it happen! She's amazing.

quiltzyx said...

Porsche tried to run away with the moon? You'd better check your dishes & spoons....

Give Harley a hug from me. It is so very hard to let go of our furry friends. I do remember when my Jensen would get so embarrassed when she pottied in her sleep. I was so lucky to have her for 16 years. No, not an easy decision, but you will know.

((((hugs Em)))))

Mama Pea said...

I've loved many doggies. I made a quilt to commemorate the ones I loved most. Embroidered all their names on it. It's so hard. And now I lost another in January this year. Still healing from that one. Hugs....

Vesuviusmama said...

While spending time at my mom's this weekend, I took the time to sit with her oldest dog, Murphy, on several occasions, as 14 yr old Murphy is having trouble getting around these days (a black lab, by the way). She wanted to walk around with us, but her back legs kept failing and she kept falling down. Now that my mom has moved to New Hampshire and I can't just pop in on thie weekends, I'm afraid I might not see Murphy again... My heart goes out to you as you live the end of Harley's life with him.