Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gigi- 1998 to 2012

My sweet little Gigi, went to sleep for the last time today. She had finally shown signs of a tumor that had been growing for some time, and today the Vet told us that she is 14 yrs old, she has a tumor that would require treatment and there is no real hope that would help. We had already talked about it and decided that she would suffer no more and not have a quality of life that she deserved. I hurt so badly, I can't stop crying, and even though I know it was the right thing to do.... I can't help but think ' was it the right thing to do? In my heart I know it was best. She had been having so many problems and I just miss her so much. Gigi came to us over 7 yrs ago... I adopted her from one of my hospice patients...he said that if she didn't have a home she would be cremated with him.... she had 7 more glorious and fun years...she brought Bill and I such joy and such unconditional love that I couldn't have asked for more from a pet or a human. I love you Gigi, I will see you again soon, and until then chase the birds, wag your stump of a tail and know that you are so loved and so missed by me. Sleep well my Best Friend. 

Gigi- Born November 1998 
Died - March 26, 2012
Pedigree- Rat Terrier
Moved into our home and our hearts November 2005. Adopted from ‘Ernie’.

Our first Christmas 2005

Gigi 2006   * 8 years old

 Always in our Hearts

Monday, March 12, 2012

AnDe's Hawk

My sister, Ande Herbert  http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnDes-Studio and J. Michelle Watts www.jmichellewatts.com, have collaborated and transformed AnDe's art work of "Hawk" into a pattern for Applique.  I was privileged to be able to test the pattern that J. Michelle wrote and published. 
Be sure to check out AnDe's art work, and J. Michelle's designs.  We are all hoping for more combined efforts from these two wonderfully talented women.

I made the trial version and Saturday I taught it at a class at my local quilt shop- Heartsandhandsquilts.com .  Here is a photo of mine and I included photos of  3 of the class participants works in progress.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lady Liberty Quilted Wall Hanging

A tribute to the "Lady".  Design by Eileen Roche- embroidery digitized quilt in the hoop quilt as you go.  What a beauty she turned out to be.  Made from all of my stash fabrics, it is a jewel.  I love it. Hope you enjoy the view. 
 She measures 29x30".  Please ignore the little red/purple strip on the left side, I took the photo on my design wall and part of another project can be seen.  Didn't say I was a photographer...