So Dave and I decided to start fostering dogs and it is the best thing ever! We are starting out as temporary fosters for the "real" fosters, but we found a family for this first guy already. I guess that makes us real fosters.
Look how cute he is!
His name is (was) Josh and now is Tucker. He was a real cutie and sweetheart.
He also was a great alarm clock and cuddle buddy. He is going to make his new family very happy.
We get to watch THREE boxer mix puppies on Saturday for 3 hours. That is going to be amazing.
Spring decided to finally show up a few weeks ago. Every year just when you think you can't handle one more cold day, spring arrives and makes everything better.
Some plants that were planted last year are returning. I say some, because several of them didn't make it. But these certainly did. They are lungwort and have the prettiest flowers in the spring. I had no idea that they would look this amazing when they bloomed. They just look like spotted leaves most of the year.
The other night I decided that I would finally decorate our dining room for real. We have been wanting to do this room for years and still haven't decided on a flooring, but I am going to get going on the rest of the room. First up, wallpaper.
I bought a bunch of samples from York Wallcoverings. This place has a huge selection of wallpaper and some really cool patterns. And they are located very close to where I grew up, so that is a plus.
They give you really large pieces for a small fee, which was great. If you are thinking about hanging wallpaper in your house remember to test wallpaper samples in the room you will be using them. I ordered 6, but 2 didn't work.
These two are flocked (fuzzy) and they are rad. They were Dave's favorite. The tan one was my second favorite.
But I am in charge of decorating this room, so this is the winner.
It is INCRDEIBLE.
And it just so happens to match these chairs perfectly. The chairs are from Dave's grandma and we love them. Part of this dining room re-do was going to include re-upholstering the chairs, but since this wallpaper has the same colors they are staying as-is.
That saved a lot of $$! And just look at this wallpaper.
It is gold and it shimmers and I love it!
This rubber plant was trash picked shortly after we moved in (almost 3 years ago). I saw it in the neighborhood while walking moz and it is so cool. I love it.
We finally got a nice, big snow storm today. I was hoping that we would get at least one this year, and we did-- in March. But I'll take it. Although tomorrow I will be back to wanting Spring to arrive at any moment.
Based on my high school friend's love of all things science and cosmic, I made this quilt for his baby girl. It may be a bit intense for a newborn, but they love color, right?
I was searching online for a fabric with pictures of the universe and found this great seller on etsy, stellar fabric. They have fabric of photos taken from the Hubble Telescope. I used the Orion Nebula for the front, mixed in with various other fabrics including two vintage tea towels of flowers.
Here are some photos of the process of making this quilt:
I only used a small bit of each of the tea towels, so you will certainly see this fabric in some other future quilts.
The Orion Nebula fabric was used for the back.
Piecing the front:
Sandwiching the layers:
And the finished product. Here is the back.
And the front:
I finally bought some tags to use for my quilts.
This was a really fun quilt to make, especially since I also love the cosmos and am fascinated by the universe. By the way, have you watched the remake of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey? It is quite possibly the best show on TV. I love it.