Vintage Things and Puppies

This past weekend I did maybe the most adorable thing ever. I went to doggy swim day. The day before they drain the pools for the season, some places have a doggy swim day. You bring your dog and everyone swims. I don’t have a dog, but my mom has a dog, Stella, who LOVES to swim. My mom takes her to a lake nearby and she will just swim for hours. She likes to chase the ducks too. Anyway, here is Stella at her doggy swim day.

The weekend before that I went to the Indie Arts Vintage and Marketplace. Apparently it’s been so popular, they added another one in October. I had a good time looking around and managed to only spend $4 on some vintage rubber stamps. I also picked up lunch from Groovy Guys Fries, an AWESOME food truck. Here are some of my favorite items I came across.

I also discovered that some of the shelving in my craft room was falling off of the wall, so this is the state of the room at the moment. Not exactly the project I wanted to work on.

As usual, Gus got into a predicament and Teeny got all up in my face.


Weather, the Oscars, and a Quilt Top

I’m a little behind on sharing all of the wonderful things I’ve been up to, but I suppose that means I am keeping busy which I like. Nothing overwhelming, just a lot going on.

I actually watched all of the Oscars for the first time. (I told you I was a little behind, didn’t I?). I enjoyed it and have a big huge crush on Jean Dujardin because he said he loved America because we have these things called cinnamon rolls and you can take a right turn on red. Plus, he’s kind of gorgeous…and French.

Gus wasn’t so into the Oscars.

I’ve been working a little here and there on some of my sewing. I finished one quilt top that had been laying around forever. I had to sash the edges because I kept screwing it up and it just kept getting smaller and smaller. I love the fabric I used for it though.I’m planning on putting the same fabric on the back. It’s a flannel I picked up at Joann’s.

I’ve also been working (very slowly) on adding the hand quilting to my chevron quilt. It’s not my favorite activity, but I love the look so far.

I realized I forgot to share a photo of the finished top, so here it is.


Also, I think the weather has been a little crazy everywhere this winter, but I have to share some of my weird Indiana weather photos.

This first one (well two) were taken just a couple hours apart.


This next one was just too awesome not to share.