Speaking of the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge, I picked out my multi-color scraps for more elephants last weekend (see this post), and finally started making them last night. I’m lovin’ the newest additions to the herd!
Only two are done, since I am undecided about the third fabric. But I’m pretty sure I want to go ahead and work with the directional rainbow fabric, so watch for that elephant soon!
This is the quilting design I picked for the giant Project Linus chevron top that I have mentioned:
It was a panto called Cool Beans and it stitched out beautifully – nice easy curves. It’s finally finished and already returned to the Project Linus local group – whew!
I must repeat that it’s such a joy to return to smaller kid’s quilts … this one was 63 x 65 and seemed huge!
And in news of the weird, my poor dog has been in the cone-of-shame this week:
Although the vet really couldn’t pin down the origin, she somehow got an infection in her paw at the nailbed of one toe. I suspect that she either got cut when they tried to trim the dark toenail or when trimming the fur between her paw pads, or she cut herself on the sharp acorn tops due to the bazillion of acorns we have had this year. I’m not kidding about those acorns – they have been so abundant that it’s been hard for her to walk on the grass – it’s been like walking on gravel around our pond and you can’t avoid the oak trees that drop the acorns around here.
Anyway, after paying the ransom for antiseptic wipes, oral antibiotics and an antibiotic ointment, she is doing much better. She only limps now when she has to go on the grass and then it’s much less than it was. She doesn’t limp anymore when walking on the sidewalk, so the cone might come off tomorrow. She will be so happy!