Sharing Quilt Projects #13

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Can you believe it is October already! The house is all cleaned up and you really can’t tell a quilter lives here, of course that means I’m not working on anything at the movement but that will be changing as I have two quilts to make for Island Batik and a couple patterns to write.

My Quilt Project

I shared a photo of the quilt I was planning on working on the pattern for in my Sharing Quilt Projects #12 but it may have to wait as I have a special quilt pattern I want to work on first.

Pattern to write

Would you believe that I made this baby quilt in 2017! It was for a blog hop with Island Batik when I was an ambassador for them. Look at how sweet Miss Sadie looks!

I had someone email me saying they couldn’t find a tutorial on this quilt and when I did a search I found out that I had never written it as that is when my dad came home and time was spent taking care of him before he passed.

There are several precious photos of Miss Sadie in the Oh Baby blog post and I have updated it with directions on how to make the block.

Quilt Projects shared with me

I always enjoy seeing what you have made with my tutorials and quilt patterns! Here are a couple that I think you will like.

Hidden Wells

Nikki shared this beautiful Hidden Wells quilt that she made. I love the way she added in a couple of blocks that match the border for a very modern look.

Hidden Wells quilt

Pumpkin Table Runner

Carol-Anne shared this beautiful table runner that she made using my Pumpkin quilt block tutorial. What fun fabrics and perfect for fall!

Pumpkin Table runner

Take a look at the beautiful quilting she did on the table runner.

Closeup of quilting

I have shared in my emails that Miss Sadie hasn’t been doing well. Yesterday and last night were terrible. She can barely walk and had at least six seizures. We have decided that it is time to let her go. She is having trouble breathing and we don’t want her to suffer. She is 14 years old, has a heart murmur and bone on bone hips.

I have received many wonderful emails with suggestions on what we could do to help her and I really appreciate all of them. We have loved her for 4 wonderful years.

Sharing Pets

Miss Sadie

Miss Sadie never really accepted Mr. Mickey. He was okay as long as he stayed away from “her” Builder Bob. A photo like this was very rare and it meant that Builder Bob was gone and she was using Mr. Mickey as her ears since she was deaf. The minute he jumped up she knew Builder Bob was home.

Miss Sadie and Mr Mickey on couch


Robin shared a couple of precious photos of her dog Deegan and shared her story of caring for this beautiful dog. Deegan no longer has the use of his back legs. He has a wheel chair and it is amazing what Robin is doing for him. What a special boy!

Deegan the dog

Another photo of Deegan, he loves to go swimming at the dog park. Robin’s email was about knowing if your dog’s quality of life is still good, Deegan’s is. Thank you Robin.

Deegan the dog

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  1. Marge Reeder says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sadie. It’s always hard to let a pet go but sometimes it’s for the best. I have had to do it several times. Sadie will be pain-free when she crosses over the Rainbow Bridge and she will be able to see your dad once more.

  2. Helen Bowie says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Miss Sadie. She seems like such a sweet little soul! It is so wonderful having our fur babies but so sad when we must say good bye, for now, but we will get through it knowing our babies are not suffering.

    Take care of your heart and it is good that your new home will keep you busy while Miss Sadie is sick.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Robin Ebaugh says:

    My heart hurts for you, Connie! I know you are doing the best for Miss Sadie. All of us who consider the furry friends who live with us as family members and not just pets…we all understand how your heart feels right now. Our thoughts are with you.

  4. I understand how much it hurts to make that decision with our beloved pets. We had to make that choice about a month ago with our 19 year old cat. We miss him every day, but it was time to let him go peacefully.

  5. Lynda Riley says:

    Dear Connie & Builder Bob
    My thoughts are with you and your family. I know first hand how your hearts are shattered as the pain in my heart at losing our Miss Ellie May back in April is still very real. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Loving & caring little Sadie for the later part of her life as you have done is truly wonderful & inspirational. Her rest is now peaceful. Hugs to you all xx

  6. CAROL G NYE says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure she has had 4 wonderful years in your home. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  7. So sorry to hear Miss Sadie is doing so poorly. I know how hard the decision to end a pet’s suffering is. I have been through that many times and it never gets any easier. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband as you help Sadie cross the rainbow bridge.

  8. I just found out today I’m going to be a Grandma. Your Oh Baby quilt would be perfect for my grandbaby! I should be able to figure it out based on your block instructions in the other post.

    1. Forgot to say, I’m so very sorry about Miss Sadie. It sounds like she filled your home with joy in the years she was with you.

  9. Connie, I’m so sorry to read this about Sadie. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose these sweet companions. Sadie’s lucky day was the day you and Builder Bob took her in and I suspect these were the best 4 years of her life. I know how much you will miss her, but sometimes the only way to give what they need is to let them go. Big hugs to you and Bob and to Mr. Mickey, too.

  10. Beth Burnett says:

    So sorry for you all on the loss of Miss Sadie. Their lives are always too short. It has been almost 2 years since I lost my baby Shaggy at 17+ and I still occasionally wake up expecting him to be there.

    1. Thank you Beth, I am sure it will be some time before we get used to her being gone. I am sorry for your loss of Shaggy.

  11. Farewell, Sadie. You brought a smile to my face every time Connie posted photos of you or I logged into the Resource Library using your name. You brought joy to folks far and wide. Thanks for being Sadie. And thanks, Connie, for sharing her with all of us.

  12. Cathy Wilson says:

    I’m so sorry you lost Sadie. We had to let our 17 year old dachshund “AJ” go just one week ago Friday. He was my heart and even though I knew it was necessary I cried and cried for two days. Today in the mail I received a card from his vet who had worked with him throughout all those 17 years. Her card was filled with love and sympathy. Our pets touch many lives as they go through their mortality giving love to all. That was my “AJ” and your “Sadie”

  13. I am so sorry.
    But she isn’t suffering on your watch. And that is the best decision you could make.
    But is so hard to say goodbye.

  14. Kim from Calgary, Alberta, Canada says:

    Dear Connie,
    My heart and thoughts are with you today. Miss Sadie has been a mainstay and great companion for you. She was fortunate to have such a loving family with her until the end.

  15. What you’re going through is definitely the toughest part of owning
    a dog! God bless you and Miss Sadie.

  16. Patricia Cook says:

    Connie…one of the hardest decisions we humans have to make in life is letting go of these furry creatures, who have captured our hearts and souls…everyone of them so special and precious in their own way. You and Builder Bob gave Miss Sadie the very best years of her life so filled with love. Loving thoughts coming your way.

  17. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh so sorry about Sadie. We love our fur babies so much and it hurts to let them go. She will always be in your hearts.
    Carla from Utah

  18. Connie, I just wanted to say how very sorry I am about your sweet Sadie. It is so very hard to say goodbye to a pet we love so deeply. May you be comforted knowing she is no longer in pain and she will be waiting for you over the rainbow bridge. Donna

  19. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Sadie’s paw prints will stay on your hearts forever. It is difficult to make the decision to let them go, but quality over quantity is the deciding factor. If we only considered our position, we would keep them around forever, but we love them enough that we put their feelings and pain before our feelings and pain. Yes, Sadie will be missed, but she was loved deeply and had a wonderful life with you and Builder Bob…that’s the important part. I am so sorry you have to say goodbye to Sadie…my prayers are with you.

    1. Thank you Susan! We are happy that we made the last 4 years of her life wonderful and with people who loved her.

  20. I have only been on your mailing list for a short time and still I have tears in my eyes for Miss Sadie. You will know when the time is right and with no regrets.
    May you and she Rest In Peace knowing you gave her a home and love til then.

    1. Thank you Johanne, today was the day. The vet said her lungs were filling up which is why she was having trouble breathing. She is with my dad now.

      1. Connie, my thoughts are with you today as I struggle with the decision about my 18 yr old cat. It takes courage to do the right thing for them. She was a lovely furbaby and you honored her with release. Take care. Norma

  21. Allie Pisacrita says:

    Sorry to hear about you loss of Miss Sadie. We do about anything to keep a beloved pet alive and happy. I have my second diabetic dog now. He is brittle diabetic. Cannot get his blood sugar level to where it should be. He also has CHF. So he is on insulin twice daily and diuretic 3 times daily. He is only 10 years old. We can love our pets so much.

    1. Thanks Allie, we do love our pets and try to keep them as long as they aren’t in pain. Poor Mr. Mickey fell down the steps yesterday so now I make sure and keep the door closed when I go up there. Sadie is now in a better place.

  22. We had to make that same decision 3 times within the last 20 months. Tanner was 15, my sons dog-Bibble, my cat was only 8 but had a brain tumor, and Luke, my husband’s Chihuahua was 12 and had congestive heart failure. We are left with Annie my baby who is 4-1/2 and Millie the kitten who is 6 months!
    My prayers are with you in this hard time

    1. Oh my gosh Pat, three! I can only imagine how hard that was. Miss Sadie is doggie heaven now. When I took her to the vet, he said her lungs were filled and she ended up having another seizure there. We will miss her.

      1. Thinking of you & your husband, Connie. I’m aware of how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet. Sending healing energies to you both!

  23. It’s never easy to loose a family member…fur or otherwise. But know Sadie had a wonderful life with you and will leave so many great memories to give you comfort as you begin to heal.

  24. Karen Poole says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that about Sadie! I know that is such a hard decision to make, but we have to do what’s best for them and it sounds like she has had a wonderful life with you and Builder Bob! Lots of prayers for comfort for you both.

      1. Debra mueller says:

        So sorry to hear about Miss Sadie. You had 14 wonderful years of memories with her. Thoughts and prayers for you and Builder Bob 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  25. Connie S. Wolfe says:

    You and Builder Bob are terrific caregivers of Miss Sadie. Thanks so much for sharing her with us. Thinking of you through this painful day.

  26. Anna Jessie Branch says:

    Dear Connie, My heart hurts with the pain you will feel when it is time to let Miss Sadie go. The pain lets you know how much love you gave and received so try to accept it until you know it is time to start healing. I think I have mentioned my wonderful cat, Tascha that I had for 18 years. He has been gone now for 12 and I still miss his dear face. My Heidi dog is 12 so the day will come for her too. My thoughts are with you as are all your other quilting friends. Much caring goes your way.

    1. Thank you, Anna and I do remember you talking about your cat Tascha. It is always hard losing a pet.