Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fairey Tales and Socks

The 2009 Airedale Quilt has just gone "live" after months and months of work!
It's called, Fairey Tales!
There are 20 adorable fairey tail blocks, such as Hansel and Gretel, Jack and Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and more! Each block is a work of art and they are all just adorable! Mom's block is Pinocchio and Geppetto and it's on the third row and all the way to the right! If you want to see it up close, click here! You can see all of the blocks up close and read about all of the quilters and the quilt block artists and the person who sews the blocks together and then quilts the whole thing. There are a lot of people who work on this project before it's all said and done! It's a lot of work but so well worth all of the efforts!
Make sure you click on the bonus quilt button too so you can see "For the Love of Chloe"! Susann Trandem did a fabulous job on the quilted wall hanging!
The quilt will be raffled off on October 4th at the Montgomery County Kennel Club dog show so if you are so inclined, and you'd love to have a shot at winning this quilt (and who wouldn't), please purchase tickets! All monies support Airedale rescue!

And guess what else?
Mom FINALLY at long last finished BOTH of her socks! We think she deserves a standing ovation at least! Geez, it's been forever, mom!The other miracle is that they fit and they both look pretty much the same size!
And here's the exciting part! She started another pair!
Do you think there might be a chance that you'll finish this pair in 2010, mom?!

Our buddy Emmitt is 13 years old today! Head on over to his blog and wish him a happy birthday and stick around for yummy meatloaf that Emmitt and his mom have been baking all week long for today! There will be food and music and games and FUN!
We're ready to pawty, Emmitt!

So until next time...................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

45 comments:

Inky and Molly said...

some very talented people have been involved in the making of this quilt obviously. Your mu did well finishng those sock; you must be very proud of her. Maybe the next few pairs of socks she'll make are for you???

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Our mom just loooooves the quilt! She's going to see if she can afford to buy some tickets. The socks look very nice and very warm and toasty! We're going over to see Emmitt now!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Martha Basset said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
Our mum just loves the quilt - even though we can't see any bassets!
She is certainly going to buy some tickets - of course we will be hoping she doesn't win.
Well it wouldn't be right would it - all those airedales!!!
We seem to be meeting so many too - we are worried our mum likes them so much!
We loved the socks too although we would need four - one for each paw.
Probably just as well humans only have two paws - think how long it would take your mom to knit the socks then......
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Nelly said...

That is a beautiful quilt - your mum did a splendid job! and on the socks as well! We'll head on over to see if we can buy a ticket!
I wonder if my mummy can knit socks? I love socks!!!!!
Nibbles
Nelly xx

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
The time of a wonderful Airedale kilt is considerable time.
And, the success of the kennel club is certain.
Immediately, it lives in blog of Emmitt and it lives in play.
While enjoying the weekend at the chicken party.
:D

from loved ume tyan

Niamh said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Airedale moms are so talented. I'm glad your mom finished her other sock. Since they don't have fur, people need to cover up. Those socks look like they will keep her nice and warm.

Your friend,
Niamh

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey that quilt is pawesome. You know what?? One of D's most favourite stories when she was little was about Pinocchio & Old Geppetto, yep it's true.
Your mum's socks look great too.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Lilliana said...

Your mom is just about the most talented gal alive!

That quilt is sooo beautiful!

Raising Addie said...

OMD that quilt is gorgeous!

We LOVE the block that your mom did! What a great idea for a drawing item to raise money for rescue. We know that it will bring in a lot of money for your event!

Kudos on your super cool socks! We LOVE to eat socks and hope that Maggie and Mitch leave your socks alone!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Brodie and Ailsa said...

Oh wow, our mums is drouling, she loves that quilt, ifs I send you our mouse will yous buy us a ticket, serously its wonderful and I hopes it makes a lot of money. well done to your mums with the socks to. now dont you be cheky about how long they took, just remember shes experianced at doing them nows so will be quicker.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!
WOW! that quilt is beyond amazing!
we LOVE your square. you are so talented! I have always wanted to learn to quilt.

your socks are perfect! i love the yarn you chose.

thank you so much for coming to the party. you have made emmitt's day very special!

we have lots of new friends coming over from your blog and we are so happy!

xoxoxo
m & e

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Great job on this year's quilt! It is awesome and such a wonderful way to help the 'Dales! Thanks to you and all that are involved for the talent and hard work put in to making it a successful fund raiser! Have a great weekend!

the 4 Bs said...

that's a beautiful quilt. we wish our mom would make a poodle quilt for us.

your mom's socks are pretty cool.

woofs.

The Army of Four said...

Woooo! What a beautiful quilt! Such creativity went into those blocks - I just love each and every ONE of them! Your mom did a great job on her block!!! And her socks! Ha wooo!
I also love that "For the Love of Chloe" wall-hanging!
Storm is 13, so she went over to wish Emmitt a happy birthday!
Luv,
Dave

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That khwilt is khool!

Tank woo fur sharing it!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We are going to make a BB this afternoon and we'll use YOUR recipe fur something difFURent!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous quilt. It's a work of art.

bbes tribe said...

Wow!! What an awesome quilt. Lots of work, time, and love went into making that. Those other people and your Mom are VERY talented. What a cause it will go for. Your Mom's socks are beautiful!! Bet they are warm. Is she going to make you anything??
Woofs
Ernie & Sasha

Jake of Florida said...

The quilt is amazing. So much love goes into it.

We're making sure Mom buys us tickets this year -- last year she blew it.

The socks are cool too.

Wire love,

Jake and Just Harry

Tank said...

very, very nice work... on the quilt and the socks!

Checkers said...

that quilt is incredible

the socks amazing - my mom has 20 stiches and 5 rows - that's it! At least the 20 stitches haven't turned in to 40 which is what usually happens -

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
The quilt is beautiful!
Lots of hard work and love involved!
Hurray for the socks! They are pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Eric said...

Maggie and Mitch. The Airedale quilt is lovely (but then so is the subject matter) Your Mom's bock is fab!! Love the airedale puppet with his long nose- too funny. I Hope it manages to raise lots and lots of money. I'll send Mom over to see if I can buy a ticket.

Mom's socks are great...Mom says she knows we know how she feels...they take forever. Turning the heel makes Mom all grrrrrrr!!. Lucky my Granny was one of the best at sock knitting so Mom has planty of pairs to wear with her wellies!!

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxx

Homer said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

The quilt is booti-fully done! It has lots of interesting details and I bet your mom had spend lots of time working on it! You mom is amazing. She cooks delicious food, she's good with crafts and most importantlu, she love you.

Love,
Homer

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Guys,
Those socks may have taken years, even decades, to knit, but we bet that you could unravel, or otherwise destroy them in just a few minutes.
We can't even imagine how much work went into that quilt but we sure hope that it sells for lots of moola. We want all of you aviation dogs (Airdales) rescued and in good homes that feed you constantly and then take photographic evidence to post on blogs. Heck, just half of YOUR annual treat and goodies budget would probably be a record high bid for the quilt.
- TBH&K (proud members of the RSN)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my gosh! That quilt is AMAZiNG! We love it and hope it brings in lots and lots of money!

Gotta go back and look at it again... that may tie the computer up for the rest of the evening! Wow!

Jake and Fergi (and Moma - she wants to learn to knit someday)

Thor said...

That quilt is beautiful! And the socks too! Your mom is so talented!

xoxo
Thor

animal lover, quilt lover said...

That quilt is beautiful! Very artistic!! I hope you raise a lot of $ for the dales. The socks are great. Good job!
Come and see me when you have the time. My blog is not all sad.
Bambi and Fern

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Those sox are so great! Our mommy collects colorful sox so she was impressed! We'll run on over to the b-day blog now.
love, BRD and Hootie

Suzy (∆••) said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for sniffing around my place a while back. My secretary gets side tracked at times and I have to nip him in the butts to distract him long enough to help me bark.

That's a cool quilt. Bet it took a long time for your mum to quilt it. My mum works on quilts too. She's making one for a nephew right now. She is does something called paper piecing.

Those socks look really warm. Do they taste good? :o))

Suzy ∆••

chicamom85 said...

The quilt is amazing, my Mom wants it bad. The socks are really nice too. Did you get to chew on them and give them a shake. I am a sock thief in my house. We are going to wish Happy Birthday to Emmit.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Congrats on finishing the socks - they look great!!! And that quilt is fantastic. Mom will be buying a chance or two. Have a great Sunday - we are resting up from all of our reunion activities and all of the food.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Teddy Bear said...

What a pawesome quilt! Congratulations to your Mom on completing the socks. They look great!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Bree and Reilly said...

Your mom is so talented. That quilt is simply pawsome and your mom's square is wonderful and those socks...they are for dancing around in the house in...I am sure. They are pawsome too.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

M and M
That is a fabulous quilt. I loved looking at each square to learn about the quilter. What a great idea! So neat. Thanks for sharing

Now the socks. I can't believe it's the middle of July and you re wearing socks.
norwood

BRUTUS said...

Wow - can't imagine how many hours went into that quilt - probably all under the watchful eyes of doggies that don't get how needles, thread & material can be so fascinating to humans....

As far as the other project - talk about knocking our socks off!! So great you finished them just in time for the hottest month of the year... Makes my feet hot just thinking about them, but awesome job!!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

That quilt it spectacular! And my Granny knits socks - at pretty much the same rate your Mom does.... She's been promising Dad a pair of socks for the last year and a half... Of course, she's been working on a sweater for my uncle for (literally) the last 6 years - good thing he hasn't put on any weight!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

the professionals said...

oh we are just lovin the quilt and your mom is so talented with the socks and things woof

River said...

what a great quilt! My mom esp. loves the socks though. She's a big sock person but has never made any of her own. Your mom is very talented.

love & wags,
River

The OP Pack said...

wow, that quilt is very impressive. Our Mom hopes one day to be able to make a quilt. And those socks - congrats on your accomplishment!!!

Woos, the OP Pack

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, that quilt is just GORGEOUS! Your Mom and the other talented quilters did a wonderful job! I think it will definitely raise lots and lots of money to help other doggies...*grins*

The socks are VERY pretty! At least your Mom knows how to knit...*wink* My Mom doesn't know how to knit...LOL!

Scottie

Sally said...

What a fabulous quilt! Mom has always wanted to get an airedale - but she has the two of us and finds us a handful! So she is going to buy tickets in the raffle - she will do anything to help an airedale.

We also love the socks - wish we had a pair!

Take care and lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

the quilt is beautiful - what a great job everyone did on it

we went and saw emmitt thanx for the introduction

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Johann The Dog said...

Oh wow, that quilt is amazing!!!! And the socks too :) Mum is working on editing some video Gracie and I did that can help you with those socks, BOL!!!

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