Just popping in for a quick minute to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their comments on my last post! Joel and I really appreciate everyone taking the time to think of something to say and for being so understanding. I really do have some great readers! With all the crappy things going on in the world lately, from the bombing in Boston to the explosion in Texas, the loss of our dog pales in comparison, but it’s still nice to know that there are so many kindred spirits out there. (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?) We have found out that another neighbor’s dog was also killed in one of these traps a couple of years ago. I think all of our other neighbors are dog lovers because we have so many dogs in this area It seems every house we walk by has a dog that comes out to greet us.
The house sure is quiet without Daisy, but thank goodness we have Carter to cheer us up! This is one of the few pictures we have of Carter with Daisy. They are hanging out with Joel before Carter’s bath one morning. It’s only an iphone picture, so the quality isn’t great, but it’s a good memory.
In other news, we are digging out from yet another snow storm. The snow is never-ending this year in Minnesota. Last year the lake was open by March 15th and it was beautiful, early spring. This year we still had 3 feet of ice on the lakes at that time and we will be lucky if the lake is open by May 15th.
The weather has been so bad, that our steep driveway has been covered in snow and ice and has prevented our printer from delivering the shipment of new books.
The forecast is looking up though – they are predicting 70 degrees this weekend! What a change in a few short days. So, hopefully all that sun will melt the snow and ice and the books can be delivered. In the meantime, I am working on some blog posts to share the new stuff with you. I do have this jpeg for the cover – just to give you a sneak peek. Be sure to stop back to see the rest of the projects and a chance to win a copy. I am really anxious to share some of my “cheater” techniques with you – like the fact that the cover quilt is strip pieced! Doesn’t it look much harder than that?
Your new book sounds great Heather. When I first learned to quilt, I learned a lot of strip piecing technic’s. I’m looking forward to reading this book!
I am sure looking forward to your new book. I just love how simple your books are to follow. I have made several of your quilts. It sure has been a long winter here in MN but hopefully this warm-up will at least end the snow. My condolences on the loss of your dog. I know I would be devastated if I found our dog in one of those traps. I don’t understand why they don’t ban them.
Oh – I loved Anne of Green Gables! Even visited the house on PEI once 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing your new quilt patterns.
Looking forward to the new book!
Cute pic of Joel, Carter and Daisy! Love the quilt on the cover of your book! Can’t wait to see it!
The snow is nearly gone on this side of the lake! Yipee!! This is one for the record books. The new book will also be a record breaker, mark my words! Great work! I’m glad that Carter had Daisy at least for a while. She was such a nice dog. I hope you can find another special dog to love and train.
Can’t wait to see more on your new book! My condolences to your family on Daisy.
If it was Dec. or Jan. I would say I love that photo, but enough already! At least here in the S.E. corner of the state (30 miles south of Winona) we have just brown at the moment. The snow is just lurking in the shadows! That is such a lovely family photo but brings me huge tears. I, too, do not understand how that contraption can be allowed. Blessings, Doreen
Wow, I love the quilt on the cover of your new book! I will have to look for it here in beautiful, sunny Portland, OR (sorry, I couldn’t resist). I hope your area does get some nice weather, though. You definitely deserve some.
I’m anxious to see your new book. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing.
Angles with Ease looks terrific, i can’t wait to learn your new techniques! Your photo of Carter, Joel and Daisy is a special keepsake.
Looking forward to your new book. I actually have all your books. On the subject of traps, when this happened to our dog years ago, we were told the trap was left set out of season. It was not a bear trap, so he lost his leg which I hate to say this, but he actually made it home. We rushed him to the vet, who made a clean cut and put on a mini cast. Needless to say, three legs never kept Red from hunting. Again so sorry this had to happen. Love reading about your family. Really enjoy the pics of Carter.
That is a great photo of your guys and Daisy! Definitely a keeper. Love the quilt peek! Making it using strips sounds fantastic! Have a happy week!
Strip piecing for all of those blocks! I will definitely be buying your book! Hope you get some warmer temperatures soon!
I am looking forward to your new book. Your Daisy will always remain in your heart even while she is running through the fields in a better place! All dogs go to heaven!
That is a precious picture. Your new book sure looks fun.
Your book cover is beautiful! The information you included at the top right will encourage timid quilters (like my self) to grab the tool and book!
My heart breaks for you with the loss of Daisy—what a special photo you have—she is just loving being next to your husband..
I love your new quilt….Your new book looks awesome….
I am so sorry to hear about Daisy and I understand since we had to put our guy to sleep last month. We had a border collie and he was my buddy and constant companion, but he was getting old and suffered a heart attack, so I knew it was time for him to find peace. I have lost cats to coyotes and it is a horrible feeling when our pets suffer and my heart goes out to you.
I am so in love with your cover quilt Heather! Can’t wait for it to come out. Will it be soon, because I have the perfect fabrics in my stash for it. My heart still hurts about your loss of Daisy. So, so sad! They are such a wonderful breed of dog. I hope the snow melts soon and the miserable weather is behind us for good.
I like the use of the checker fabric in your new design. Can’ wait. Although, I have the stuff and still have not done your 60’s angle quilts from your earlier collection. My Sister Grandma (My Son in Love’s Mom) gave me some of your fabrics, ruler and books from your trunk show in the Black Hills. So many quilts so little time! Thanks.
Great cover tease! Looking forward to seeing more from the book!
So sorry for your loss of Daisy. Our pets are family members so full of love. You’ll find her in heave one day.
Cant wait to see your newest book! I love your style. Love reading your blog and felt terrible about Daisy. No one or animal should have to suffer like your dog. Just be glad Carter isnt any older to really understand what happened.
We have had such issues with our internet, I failed to see your post on Daisy. I am just heart sick for you and your family. I know what real family members our pets are. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk of our Sunny Boy and he left us Aug of 2011. I am so sorry.
On another note, your new book looks fun, and I know it won’t be difficult if you say so.
I have been a follower of yours for many years , I love you colors and style , I believe I have most of your books and patterns . Needless to say I love and will get your new Book and ruler . I love the cover quilt.
Also so enjoy your photos of your lovely family ,God Bless !
I think my favourite is pattern is Spin Cycle, especially in your Summer House fabric line. I have always enjoyed your fabrics and colour choices. Congratulation on your new book and ruler. Wow, 26 books!