Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Sew" Much Gratitude

I am truly blessed
with some pawsitively awesome quilty friends,

As I visit one blog, and then another,
or take an extra minute to check out Instagram,
I'm seeing Dog Gone Cute blocks
popping up everywhere.

Here is a very poor,
and I apologize for that,
picture of the blocks I've rec'd from 
my Canadian blogger friends,
with a few smaller blocks thrown in by me.

Thank you all!

I will be basking in the afterglow of my birthday
for months to come, when I return to TX,
unite with the rest of them,
and get to work.

I couldn't ask so much of you without giving back.

I've made, and sent, two blocks

"...this blog, written by Kat, sponsors an ongoing project called Covered in Love. Kat is a nurse in a med-surgical unit at East Texas Medical Center. She supports the dying process for some of her patients. Knowing the comfort it provides the patient, and the family of that patient, she tries to provide a quilt for patients nearing the end of their life in the hospital. As the family transitions and grieves the loss of their loved one, they are able to keep the quilt as a treasure to bring them comfort."

                                One more thing before I go:

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for peanut butter cookies that I've ever made.
You'll want to double the batch!

So, again, thank you all 'sew' very much.
Now, I'm off to research a photo editor to replace PicMonkey!
Any suggetions?

Making a difference, one block at a time, with your help,


Vickie said...

That will be on Dog gone darling quilt !

Maria said...

The Doggy blocks look fantastic together ...Quilty folk all over the world 🌎 just love to help, even if only a few blocks.
Nice blocks you're making to donate...
Cookie recipe looks yummy 😋

Sandi said...

Love the different sizes of blocks together they are wonderful! The colours are so fun all jumbled together.

kiwikid said...

The blocks look fantastic together Karen, love the different sizes and colours.
Shows what a wonderful world the quilting/blogging world is, so many generous caring people.

Sandra Walker said...

Will note that recipe! My friend Judy, quilts MANY of the quilts for Kat, with exquisite quilting (Quilt Paradigm). So many good causes, just in the quilters' circle alone; why can't the media promote these good works more, and then they will multiply? As for picmonkey, grr! I now use my iPhone, and it's slick, free and no ads. ;-) Two doggone cute blocks are my OMG for October. When do you head to TX?

Sondra said...

So much talent out there...what a wonderful cause...and it is working up lovely!

Fiona said...

How fun is your quilt of litter of pups looking.... I think you might end up with a few to make!!! haha


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen such gorgeous puppy blocks they look fantastic and love the blocks you made,the blogging world sure is filled full of amazing people,now to check your recipe out,thankyou my friend xx

Julie said...

Never apologize for your pictures. We can't be responsible for setting up a whole photo shoot every time we snap a shot. When you live in the north, you have darker days come fall.

Love, love the dog wall. I just visited my own Humane Society, and it was well populated by dogs such as these in every size and color. And they were the friendliest pups seeking a pat on the head or good word from us. This project you are doing warms my heart, and helps me sleep. I may even bite the bullet, and power through some on my own. (You and I have a secret about this.)

You're my hero!

Janice Holton said...

Oh, that doggie quilt is going to be so cute! I am always blown away by the number of quilters who make hundreds of blocks and quilts for others.

Lin said...

So pleased that you are getting lots of response Karen. xx

Anonymous said...

Those will make a wonderful quilt. Cute, cute, cute!

Louise said...

Yay for puppy blocks! And yay for your Scrappy Susannah blocks for Kat, too! I agree with all your commenters, lots of big hearts out in the quilt blogosphere. Thanks for being one of them, Karen :)

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm happy you've already got such a nice collection of doggy blocks! You certainly do have some good friends there. And thanks so very much for the peanut butter cookie recipe! I adore PB, and eat it almost daily. Moist PB cookies sound just YUM!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

So glad you are receiving blocks. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but it's on my list.

Createology said...

Very cute blocks of doggies. Creative people are very generous. Yummy recipe for Peanut Butter cookies...thank you for sharing. Creative Blocks Bliss...<3

Allie-oops Designs said...

Those pup blocks are too stinkin' cute!!!! What a fun project. I use Photoscape, it's free, not as good as PicMonkey but it works for me. Just google it and download.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Sometimes we have good photos . Sometimes we have just ok photos and sometimes bad photos . That's the way life is . Great blocks and a great online quilting community

Nann said...

What a wonderful pack of pups!

Ann said...

So cute. I’m sure this will bring funds for the animal shelter.
Congratulations to your daughter for helping in such a personal way.

Sandra :) said...

I think I must have missed the original post - those dog blocks are totally adorable! So much sadness going on now - posts and initiatives like these are a bright light in dark days that are becoming far too common. I'm especially glad your daughter and SIL are OK :) My sister and BIL have a house in Florida that was pretty much unscathed by the hurricanes, but we knew they were safe and sound here in Canada so at least we didn't have to worry about our own immediate family. Some days it's hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel with everything that's happening!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

All the doggy blocks look adorable on your wall! Thank you for all your hard work; I'm sure it is much appreciated. Happy to hear your daughter and SIL were safe from the storm and bless them for all they are doing to help those who lost so much.

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Abby and Stephanie said...

Truly Dog Gone Cute! Happy Birthday as well. I was surprised to learn Pic Monkey is now charging. I didn't know where else to go so I bought a year. UGH! Just to get me through showing the rest of Maple Tree Cottage's rejuvenation then I'm done with writing a blog.