November 5, 2010

Stopping To Smell The Roses...

Doesn't much matter what I'm doing or where I go around the house. I take two steps, look down, and this is what is looking back up at me.

"Mom. Do you think you could stop what you're doing and play with us for a little while?"

What would you do? I've got a project with a deadline, and I have to keep working to get it done in time. I could step around the dogs...or I could get down on all fours and wrestle around with my two favorite doglets for just a little while. Just a few minutes to make them happy, and then they go lie down and I go back to work. It's like stopping to smell the roses...sort of.
I've been making lots of squares...one hundred ninety eight finished so far. Ninety six to go. This step will be finished today, and then I'll square 'em all up. I switched out one of the fabrics, too. That dark purple just over-powered the rest of the fabrics. It's good to be flexible on the choices I've made, and best of all, at a point when it wouldn't require use of a seam ripper!

Do you agree? Did I make the right choice to remove the dark purple (seen in the photos in this post) from the blocks on the front of the quilt? I'm still going to use it for the back of the quilt, but I think the front will look better in these fabrics in the lighter colors.

Gotta run again. Back to the studio to meet that deadline...after I snuggle the dogs again.

21 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sweetie. I'm just like you there's nothing better than a little snuggle break with our babies. These colors are going to make a beautiful quilt. And you should be exhausted by now.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Love...Tracy :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Our sweet times with our loves make us forget all our worries, at least for awhile, right?!? I do love your Doggie posts!! Keep em comin'!

Hope the rash is better now!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Forgot to mention how lovely the new quilt will be! Goodness, how could I forget that? Guess you know what truly steals my heart! (the dogs)!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents again!

Susan said...

I love those sweet, fuzzy faces, especially Kez.
I don't blame you; how can you resist?

Megan Chamberlain said...

They are such beautiful furry children. I love the colours of your new quilt, the lighter purple softens the look and makes each fabric stand out more. (my thoughts anyway)

DeeDee said...

I can so relate to this view...my two just wanna help me with everything I do....a few minutes to share some love helps me settle back to what I have to do...I like the new fabric choice lots better too...happy sewing

Ruby said...

I see Fezzik keeps a toy close by too! And why do we keep these four legged friends if not for their moderation of our "snuggle/play" times. They KNOW we are well rewarded when we 'stop for the roses'.

It's going to be a lovely quilt! And so refreshingly spring-like with winter almost upon us.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh my how could anyone not stop and play with those sweethearts? My gosh and don't they have the "look" down pat? It just wrenches the heart!
The Quilt....
I love the color combination of the squares, they are perfect Donna, you are truly a master of color and design! Have a great weekend with those little "monkeys"!
Tina xo

Karen said...

Do your doggies really smell like roses? :) Aw, i'm just kiddin' around - I'd have to stop and play with them too. I miss having a dog in the house.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh yes, stop and smell the roses. They deserve the love and affection! Your quilt will be so beautiful and yes, I like it best without the dark purple. Have a wonderful weekend and give babies hugs from Auntie Twyla!

Createology said...

Projects are good and deadlines are fine...however it is much more important to stop and enjoy the unconditional love we receive and give to our fur-children. Somehow you will get everything done and in time. I hate it when I walk past or step around my kitty because I never know how much longer she will be with me and I already miss her so much. She is 16 1/2 and abssynian so time is of the essence. Happy wrestling and sewing...

kathy said...

Donna, I'd stop and play with the dogs, too. They have that adoring look in their eyes - gotta love it! I like the quilt with the lighter colors, too, but I'd use that dark purple on the back. It's really a pretty shade.

Kathy

Sherri said...

Who wouldn't want to snuggle up to those two love puppies!

the lady loves bears said...

Hi Donna

I know this feeling all to well ! Me and my shadows lol.

Hugs Raewyn

MERcpa said...

Ahhhhhhh! Life is GOOD!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I get those looks ALL the time! They can be very hard to resist. LOL I like your color combination - they are all soft and delicate. Theresa

Sarah said...

Yes, stop and smell the roses ~ play with those precious dears. Isn't it fun that they are always there at your feet. So loyal!
I agree, I like the change. It is good to be flexible in all things. ;-)
Happy Sunday! ~ sarah

MosaicMagpie said...

Nothing better than a little doggie snuggle and scratch.
Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

How precious Donna!

Happy Sunday sweet friend!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

hungryhippie said...

That's ALOT of square sewing girl!!! Yes, the dark purple is better on back I think--just like you said, it did overpower the other colors...this is going to be GOREOUS!!!
Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog, you are such a wonderful person.
:o)
natalie xoxoxo

Kris said...

Oh, those faces!!! How could you ever think to not snuggle?? Mine is right here beside me - we just got home from a ride in the car and now its time to snuggle and THEN get on with what else needs to be done in life!! :-)

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