I am almost finished with the quilt I am making for Kate's Another Little Quilt swap. Just have to finish quilting the other two hearts. It is stitched using embroidery floss. I used jelly roll strips for the borders and the binding. I don't really know how to quilt around the stitchery, and I think adding a few stitches in the hearts will be enough on this small quilt. If not, the recipient is free to add whatever is necessary!
Edited to add: The design for the stitchery is from a free block of the month pattern called Sentimental Journey that was offered by Raspberry Rabbit. It is no longer available for free, but is available for sale. Thanks to Allie for finding the link for me.
Our new dog Zeus is doing fine. He has recovered from his fleas and whip worm, and is healing from his incision, but he has developed kennel cough. Poor guy, it is one thing after another. He is doing better now, and was very energetic on our walk this afternoon. I am learning quickly where all the many, many dogs live in the neighborhood.
I am happy that we taught him the down command and he also sits and stays now while I put the food bowl down. Since we don't know how to train (except through lots of reading), we were excited that we got our first success. He might think he has to eat his treat in the down position, but I think he is getting over that as well.
Today in the mail, I got the just released book, Civil War Sewing Circle, The: Quilts and Sewing Accessories Inspired by the Era by Kathleen Tracy. Most of the patterns are simple, and range from small and large quilts. I like how there is information about the inspiration for each quilt, instead of just patterns. I look forward to reading the history and looking at the old pictures this evening.