Beavers and kibbles

This time of year I always get a little bummed because summer will soon draw to a close.  However, the end of summer means the beginning of football season!  An interesting statistic – I am the only person in my house with ovaries, and I am also the only person in my house that loves football.

Bizarre, isn’t it?

My friend Laura and her husband are Oregon State University alumni, and huge fans of the Beaver Nation. I decided to make a quilt for them in school colors, black and orange.   I started by drawing up the center applique block.

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Since Halloween is right around the corner, finding black and orange fabrics is easy!  I have a couple of ideas for the rest of the quilt.  I was thinking either string blocks in various black, orange, and white prints, or a disappearing 9-patch.  I’ll have to mock up a couple of blocks to see what I like best.

I’m trying to finish up assembly on the crocheted bedspread.  It’s getting close. I need to get it finished by the 18th, so I’m putting most of my other projects on the back burner.

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A funny story about our 100-pound black lab, Zeus.  We keep the dog food in a huge bin in a closet near the back door.  I went to Costco, bought a new bag of dog food and set it down on the floor next to the closet, intending to dump the bag in the bin later.  (I forgot, of course.)  The next morning, Wade gave Zeus a scoop of food out of the bin.  Zeus looked at it, looked at Wade, nudged the new bag with his nose, and looked back at Wade, wagging his tail.  Wade pointed at the bowl of food and said “There’s your food, right there!”  Zeus looked again at the food in the bowl, nudged the new bag with his nose, and grinned at Wade, wagging expectantly.  Who knew that dogs prefer “fresh” food out of a bag!  Of course, for giving us the chuckle, he was rewarded with fresh kibbles from the bag.

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