Thursday, June 13, 2013

SO exciting!

It seems like everything in my life is exciting to me these days!

Here I am making my first deposit into my business checking account - my first summer camper's deposit!  I have 2 of 12 spots filled so far, and 2 months left to fill up the rest.
Yes, I gave the teller my phone and asked her to take my photo!
I've been much busier than I'd like, what with finishing up at my current job, planning a new business, a karate test (today!), a new puppy, etc, but I am still making progress on my hubby's quilt made from his mom's shirts, and I haven't given up hope of having the top pieced to present to him on Father's Day this Sunday.  I also think I want this one to be my entry into the County Fair Quilt Show this year.
The bottom left is already sewn together, that row through the middle is sewn together but not sewn to the bottom right section yet.  Playing with border ideas, trying to use up every scrap of the shirt sleeves and fronts for the front of the quilt and piece the shirt backs together for the back of the quilt.  The white is from 3 white oxford style shirts of hers, so it is all up-cycled shirt fabric.
And back to the puppy...we found the puppy's owners :(

But they are willing to let us have her since she's been gone over 2 weeks and they thought she was gone for good and since we've already invested in her by taking her to the vet. :)

Turns out her name is Belle.  I think that goes much more nicely with Biscuit than Jumpy.  Besides, she responds to Belle already.  Biscuit and Belle, my canine buddies!

What's exciting in YOUR life these days?


Becki White said...

Glad the previous owners were willing for you to keep her. Maybe it had something to do with needing ongoing treatments for Lyme exposure? Anyway, have fun with your new puppy-for-keeps. :)

Love the shirt quilt, it looks great!!

Anonymous said...

Hurray! So glad you got to keep your new female companion. I had a Bella when I was growing up, from a dog shelter. All that tied her to her past was her name, so we kept it. My father was once in Italy with her -- where bella means 'beautiful' -- and called the dog from afar. A woman nearby turned around, flattered, thinking the compliment was for her and giving my father a winning smile. He was mortified, poor man! JJ

quiltfool said...

Yay for the new business. Yay for the end of the old job. Yay for Belle. It's a yay day for you! Lane

Shay said...

I think Belle has found a great new home. She's one lucky puppy!

I bet your life is crazy busy (more so than normal !) but look at everything you have to look forward to!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

But that smile says it all!

Becky said...

I'm just loving Adam's quilt!!! It just looks so unique. The colors are so soft, the boxes with stripes are too cute....I just love it!!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

You are such a goal-setter. I love to watch all your progress and cheer you on from my heart.

JaneB said...

Yeah! You get to keep little Belle! I love the quilt.

Wacky Woman said...

Another good week. Yay. And, how lucky for you and Belle.
My week was busy with quilt guilds and Saturday will be a guild workshop. I need a slow week. :-)

My name is Riet said...

Hi Erin.Don't know if you remember me, Riet from the netherlands(Holland) I have been following you for a long time and for some time already read your blogs again. I love coming here and read about your adventures. My, you have such a busy life. You are going to start your own business, that is great, a big adventure.
After some years of not quilting I am back into quilting for a year now and loving it.Even have my new started craft blog. You know, I think about you almost every day as I am still using the armchair saddlebag you made for me in the beginning of 2009 for an exchange op a quilting group of whoch I forgot the name. I still love it.
Have a nice weekend.

Piece by Piece said...

Pragmaticpackwork commented, Bella means beautiful in Italian, everything in your blog today is "Bella".

Auntie Em said...

So glad you get to keep little Belle! Can't imagine how she managed to take care of herself for two weeks! She's so lucky you found her.

Love the photo of you at the bank. It was worth recording with a photo.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your new puppy!! We're talking about getting another. Our dog is getting up in years and could use some company to keep him young.

Your husband's quilt is gorgeous.

Best of luck with your new business!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! Everything is falling into place, both business wise, cool MIL quilt top wise and puppy wise. Enjoy!

Janet said...

Phew! Wonderful that you get to keep Belle. I love the shirt quilt.