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Monday, June 27, 2011

Another Lifetime ...

To each of my angels and to everyone who left comments of encouragement and support ...


I express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude!!

Thank you!

Every prayer and good thought must have been heard and was certainly felt by me as I had an absolutely wonderful first day back in the work environment ... everyone treated me as if they were so pleased to have be there ... what a treat, I tell you!!

What opportunites this new phase in my life will present .... Dear Lord, I am ready!

 LOL LOL

And coming back for yet another lifetime ...
remember this ol' quilt?


The doggie chew toy?

Well, guess what???

I'm guest posting over at Stash Manicure today ... Yes! ME!!

Head on over there (here, with this link) and you can see the process this quilt takes to live yet another life, sans doggie chew toy possibilities :)

Seriously, run on over, take a look and I do believe there may even be a giveaway opportunity ;)


P.S.  To everyone that left me such wonderfully encouraging words on the previous post, I thank you emmencely and will try my utmost to respond personally, I just cannot guarantee how soon it will be ... but I do so very much appreciate each and every one of you!

37 comments:

  1. If the patience you showed in repairing the quilt is any indication of your character, then you will be an excellent employee in your new job. Anyone who could "make new" from the tatters that the little doggie left is A+ in my book! I'm already a follower. :-)

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  2. I have a quilt (my first ever attempt) I made for my daughter, using her favoUrite "little girl twirly dresses". She loved(s) it, however, our doberman puppy ate a chunk out of it. I didn't have the heart to throw it out, and now, you've given me hope (I have patches and scraps left over!) Thank you, thank you thank you! I am now a loyal follower!

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  3. brilliant tutorial on repairing a damaged quilt. hope too many quilters do not have to use your wonderful advice... but surely glad you wrote it up and shared the step by step pics. just brilliant.

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  4. If my favorite quilt was chewed up by my favorite 'little-girl-doggie' I know exactly where it would go to be repaired! You have shown so much love, kindness and patience in your work that I can not help but believe your future, although a bit bumpy now and then, will be a very sucessful one! In all you do, be true to yourself! Everyone whose life you touch is better for it. I definately am a follower!

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  5. Just a wonderful posting at Stash - and like everyone has expressed - your committment and care to this project shows just how valued you will be as an employee - just remember to breath once in a while!

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  6. You Rock, Wendy!! As for my wayward animal who should choose to chew up something as valuable as a quilt???? Well, it has happened to me and I made a repair but not as nice as yours. I would still love the dog...whatcha gonna do with the little minksters but love me in spite of themselves? I'm already a follower! BTW, what line of work are you returning to??
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  7. I've been a follower. You really do Rock, with a capital R. ;>

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  8. Just read your post on Stash Manicure. I can't believe you were able to repair the quilt. Yes, you do rock! Oh, I'm a follower too!

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  9. I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure. Great job on the repair. Good luck with your new job.

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  10. Sure I'll remember this blog whenever dh leaves his planes untamed on the sofa again... where he sits, they are sure to follow eventually, evidence based.
    Love the repairs, almost like the kids' knee's mending on theit jeans of old. Every quilt should profit from a good mending 8^}
    Love from Amsterdam, Irene

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  11. Wendy, congrats on getting back into the work world. I hope it continues to be the best of both worlds for you and your family. NOW, for the repair job, FANTASTIC!!! You did an awesome job and just think the happiness that you have provided and preserved to something so well loved. I am envious and a fan!

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  12. Headed right over there.

    Glad your day went well....

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  13. Nice job on the repair and congrats on your new job. Juggling working, family (and quilting) are tough but you can do it.

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  14. Just came from Stash Manicure. Love the tutorialand your blog. I'm a new follower. Great giveaway too. Thanks

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  15. Just became a follower. Found your blog via Stash Manicure. Thank you for your tutorial.I hope I never have to repair a quilt.

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  16. You are so very talented to be able to repair that quilt!! I would certainly give it a try on my quilt.. (or send it to you).. Far too much work goes into these quilts to give up on them!

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  17. I'm glad your work day went well. Loved your guest post. Happy quilting!

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  18. Wonderful post on Stash - love to follow your blog. Judy C in NC

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  19. Hi Wendy! Found your blog after reading your post on Stash Manicure this morning. So glad to now be following you. Can't wait to read about more of your adventures!

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  20. I just finished reading your post over at Stash Manicure and I will say it again - you did an AMAZING repair job!

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  21. Enjoyed your post on stash manicure. Not sure I would have had the patience to do that. You have a lucky customer.

    Sheila, Glasgow, MT (and spring finally arrived here also)

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  22. I'm so glad it was a good day Wendy. You're going to be loved by everyone there just as you are by everyone here. :) blessings, marlene

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  23. Congratulations on your new job - I'm glad you had a good start on your first day! I hope they don't keep you away from blogging too much though - we would miss you!

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  24. I have a Border Collie who as a "child" loved to chew on ANYthing...even my precious possessions. Fortunately he never got to one of my heirloom quilts, or ones that I have made. But for sure, the first thing I would do is GRAB your "hole" (pun intended)tutorial from Stash Manicure and FIX it!

    I am thrilled that I have found your Blog and am following you.

    AND, many Blessings to you in your future. So GLAD to read that your 1st day back to work was a GREAT experience.

    Hugs!!!! ♥

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  25. I am so glad you showed how to fix a quilt. If oone of my antique quilts was dammanged that badly, I would just sit and bawl for a while.

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  26. Just read your wonderful post on Stash Manicure. Thankfully, my dogs are past the puppy-eat-anything stage so my quilts are safe. But will definitely bookmark your post, who knows when I night find a old quilt that needs some repair. Then again, I might get a new puppy.

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  27. The quilt repair looks great! I would definately try to repair a quilt if my dog got a hold of it. I have done one repair, not as involved, it was a burn on the front side of the quilt. It was well worth the time and now that quilt as a very interesting story to go with it. Good luck with the new job, glad your first day went so well.

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  28. I would have just cried -- but you have shown me there is a plan B. Thanks this was very interesting

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  29. Wow - I know who to call when I have a disaster like that strike. Job well done. You have the patience of Job. I know I couldn't have done it.

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  30. I loved your post over on Stash Manicure. I think that now I could probably repair a quilt if I had to. I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck with your new job.

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  31. I just came from Stash Manicure, too. If a dog or cat made a hole in a quilt, I would CRY. Then I would do my best to repair the damage. You did a great job, BTW!

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  32. I do not understand why my posts are not displaying as there is no message about comment moderation.
    I am a follower. If a large / small pet messed up my quilt, probably would not gift it and put it away, calm down, and maybe later fix that quilt. Animals are animals, which is why I do not have a pet large or small. We have enough cattle, horses,other people's roaming pets, and wild critters around to make up for it.

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  33. Oh Wendy, I am so thrilled it felt good to be at work. I knew you would do well. and super post over at Stash! xx

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  34. You absolutely rock!! Awesome repair job!!

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  35. Have been directed via Stash Manicure to your blog. Awesome repair job and great blog. You are very versatile. And, I am now a new follower.

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  36. You did a great job on the quilt repair job.

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  37. Wendy....first of all, your tutorial was amazing. I would just cried and blubbered about the quilt and that would have been that. What a miracle worker you are! Secondly, congrats on first of all getting a job (lots of people have trouble with that these days, and I just know that you are such a likeable, sincere, sweet person that only good things are going to come from this situation. Best wishes! Finally, enjoy your Kindle. You earned it. :)

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