Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011 Pets on Quilts Show

! If you have photos of your pet(s) on one of your quilts...or you have made a quilt with a pet theme...or you have used Electric Quilt to design a quilt with a pet theme - then this show is for you!!...and there is still time left to enter...just head over to http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-2011-pets-on-quilts-show.html for all the details (and thanks to some FABULOUS sponsors, there are AMAZING prizes to be won!)...

I would like to introduce you to my furbaby (3rd child), Bailey:



My husband and I had a coffee shop in a strip mall with a pet store down the way from us. I was in the habit of bringing some of the puppies down to our store for the day for customers to play with.  (and me)  Bailey had been down for an afternoon as a 1lb, 8 week old puffball and I had returned her. When I went back to get her for someone that had asked to see her, she had been sold to a family (and I must have looked really sad...) When you bought a puppy from the store, they came with a free vet check and the family had taken her to the vet and discovered that she had a heart murmur and had returned her. The pet store owner brought her down to us and handed her over and said, here...she is yours :D...we fell head over heels for her!

This was in the middle of January with cold, windy snowstorms right and left.....the first time I took her out back of our store to go potty.....she weebled around and started to squat and just then a wind gust blew her across the lot about 3 feet.....I scooped her up and we then proceeded to litter box train her.....she did wonderful! and it has been so easy to take care of her. Our customers were in love with her too and thought she looked like Bailey's Irish Cream, hence her name :D!

Bailey came into our lives during a very rough period for us and has been such a comfort and loving presence in mine and my husband's life....I cannot believe what a blessing she has been....she goes everywhere with us and isn't happy unless she is within touching distance of one of us. She sleeps on a pillow next to our bed and her favorite spot while we are dressing, etc is on the quilt on our bed:

the quilt I is one that i made for us in 2001. It is Lover's Knot, by Eleanor Burns. I used material that was left over from my DD wedding and others from my stash. I have a wonderful embroidery machine that I made my labels with:

Bailey spends her days at the coffee shop with us and greets every customer with a kiss if possible. She loves our milk delivery man (cuz her brings her favorite treat, whip cream!) She has a burlap coffee bean bag that she sleeps on too!

I hope you have enjoyed meeting our baby. We sure do love this little puffbutt.....
There will be voting for the viewer's choice in several categories this weekend...so be sure to give Bailey a vote! Get all the details here: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-2011-pets-on-quilts-show.html


32 comments:

  1. What a sweet little dog! She's lucky to have you, and you are lucky to have her, too.

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  2. Bailey is a little beauty! Wonderful story about her and I love your Lover's Knot quilt.

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  3. Oh what a sweetie - love the name that so fits. She truly was meant to be with your family.

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  4. I love baily, she is so pretty. I have 4 Pomeranians... 1 cream, 1 white, and 2 redheads... they are all so spoiled. We also have a Maltese with a PDA Heart the vets at the clinic gave her 6 months to live and that was 10 years ago... said she had the worst heart they have heard... but she is just fine...

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  5. What a sweet doggy. I had a pom groing up, and so they are special to me.

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  6. Baily is so beautiful! A hug!

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  7. Thank you so much for your visit and lovely coment! A hug!

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  8. I just love your blog name, and Bailey is so pretty!

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  9. Bailey is so precious, and the quilt is a stunner. She's a gorgeous little dog.

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  10. Great story about Bailey. How old is she now? And, the heart murmer, any problems? I had a Lhasa Apso named Bailey. He died at age 15.

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  11. Bailey is just gorgeous. I love his fur, it looks really soft and silky.

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  12. Bailey is so precious!

    Seriously..did you eat a hotdog with all those trimmings?? (the one in your header)

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  13. What a great quilt, and cute dog too! :) I thought that was a real hot dog in your header picture, with banana and chocolate on it. lol What a great idea to do peanut butter like that!

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  14. A happy story about Bailey. What a cutie!

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  15. Ahh, she's a little sweetie. It was meant to be. I hope she's going to be O.K. with the heart murmur. Beautiful quilt by the way.

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  16. Bailey's such a sweet-looking dog! I hope she will be okay despite the heart murmur.

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  17. Sounds like she works very hard for that whipped cream!

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  18. She is a doll! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Bailey matches that quilt so well!

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  20. What a beautiful Pom! Sounds like luck was on Bailey's side that day at the vet. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. She's so sweet - what a lovebug!

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  22. Oh my what a darlin lil bit of fur love Baily is!!!!

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  23. My Beagle lived for almost 15 years with her heart murmur ... no problem. Love those fancy puffy pantaloons on your puff-ball! May she brighten your lives for a long, long time.

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  24. Sounds like Bailey was just meant to be yours!

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  25. Bailey is so cute! It doesn't look like the heart murmer has slowed Bailey down one bit. I can just imagine the wind picking little Bailey up from the ground! You must have been so scared - Bailey to!!

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  26. I am so happy to have had this opportunity to meet so many fur parents!

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  27. Hi Cindy! Just wanted to stop in and thank you for visiting my blog and commenting :) Your newest family member is so sweet--I'm sure she'll fill your home with a lot of fun and laughter at her antics!

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  28. Bailey is a real sweetie. I can see why you love her. And I bet the heart murmur has never given her any problem.

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  29. An Eleanor Burns Quilt, how about that, my entry was one too.

    I love the story about your beautiful Bailey. A heart murmur, good for you and great for Bailey.

    The thought of a litter box trained dog makes me smile and certainly a well thought out answer for all involved.

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  30. I couldn't help but giggle at the thought of her blowing away... (don't tell her that though :))

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