Sunday, July 26, 2015

Strip Therapy Part 3: A Dozen More Blocks Complete

Hello Dear Blogging Friends,

It was a busy week. I did buy a new PugMobile. Car shopping took up most of last weekend as well as a couple of evenings this week. Mike went to Delaware to see his parents for a few days. Work was insanely busy since it is summer time and clients, vendors and coworkers disappear on vacation with little to no warning. Romeo got expensive new ear drops and they seem to be working. He is a trooper about letting me put eight drops a day into each ear, twice a day. My Mom is at home in Florida and resting. I don't think her knee is healing as well as Romeo's ears...

Anyway, I got a little studio time on Friday night and Sunday and I finished 12 more blocks for my Strip Therapy Quilt.
A dozen new blocks are on the design wall!
To read the first post (and see the first 20 blocks) on Strip Therapy, click here. To see the second post and see the next 10 blocks, click here. I have now completed 42 blocks. I have leftover pieces from the strip sets and I've trimmed them to six inches wide. I'm hoping to use them as a scrappy border for this quilt.

I have ten more strips sets ready to sew. That will bring me to 52 blocks and I need 64. I've opened two jelly rolls and I'm going to get the remaining 72 strips I need from them. I hope the last 12 blocks don't look too "matchy-matchy" because I'm enjoying the color randomness of this quilt. One of the jell rolls is purple and green batiks, the other is turquoise, lime green and yellow batiks.
Here is the new PugMobile! It is a Honda CRV. Honk if you see me!
For those of you who love the Pug Pack, here are some new photos of the Pug Boys.
Selfie by LarryPug
TV time. The view from Mom's lap.
LarryPug and Elvis take a nap with Mommy, although it's hard to sleep when LarryPug is lying on your chest!
I got a purple pedicure today!
Here is Mike picking basil from our herb garden. He's making some pesto for our dinner tomorrow night. He sure looks handsome in the apron I made him with fabrics from our Hawaiian honeymoon.
Linking up on Sunday to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework... and to Pink Doxies' Pet Project Show. Linking up on Wednesday to Let's Bee Social. Linking up on Thursday to Needle and Thread Thursday. Linking up on Tuesday to Linky Tuesday and Fabric Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Oh, so close on that lovely Strip Therapy!

  2. Loving your strip therapy quilt! You will have those last blocks sewn up in no time. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. I love your batik strip quilt--I have printed out BH's pattern and have put it on my To-Do list. Your little puggles are adorable. Have you ever read Sylvia Sidney's Needlepoint book--she had pugs, too...and they feature in her book. Hugs, Julierose

  4. Great blocks love the colors. Glad you found a new car. I had a CRV for 11 years before I sold it but it was a great vehicle with lots of room.

  5. Those blocks are fabulous. Cute pics of the boys too.

  6. That is a gorgeous quilt, great use of batiks. I have checked out Bonnie's site and will put the pattern on my someday list. You will have a lovely finish for sure.

  7. A pug mobile.... I'm literally LOL!!! I love it!!! Belly rubs to the boys. (PS I also love fresh basil pesto!!!! YUM!!!)

  8. Well you are a scrap sewing machine these days, aren't you?? Haha. Congrats on the new car, I think my next one will also be a CRV. I drive my mom's in NY and loved it -- though I'm still torn about giving up my Odyssey minivan. Don't tell the others, but I think Elvis might be my favorite. Look at that little face!!

  9. Ah summer, and fresh basil from your own garden...remember this in January, right! LOVE the pug pics, mwah to each of them. Yay for your new wheels, and that selfie pug pic--to DIE for!

  10. The Pug pack is as cute as ever! Ya! for getting closer to finishing your pretty quilt. Cheers to many quilting/pugpack adventures in the new PugMoblie!

  11. Your Strip Therapy blocks are gorgeous!

  12. Your beautiful pugsleys are melting my heart....they are just adorable. And I love the schlurping and grunting sounds they make! Drooling over your Strip Therapy blocks, too - what a gorgeous quilt that's going to be! Thanks for sharing a really fun post!

  13. That will be a gorgeous quilt.