Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Visit from Holly and This Year's Quilt

Mom has been a part of the Airedale Quilting Bee for quite a few years now.    On Thursday, mom got to meet  one of  her favorite bee members - Miss Holly.    She lives in Canada so she came a long way to visit us!

I'm letting her know that she can't just go petting me without asking.  Holly totally understood and respected my wishes.

She got to walk me from the barn to the house and I was very grateful.  You can touch me now, Miss Holly!
 Holly has an Airegirl named Ginger who sounds like she and I could almost be twinsies. We're both very talkative and very bossy and very much princesses!  Ginger is more friendly towards hoomans and other dogs and I'm more aloof than she is. 

This is Ginger on her 10th birthday.  Is she celebrating in exactly the right right style or what?!
Way to go, Ginger!
Holly was walking me back to the house because the hoomans were going to Gouveia's for dindin.    

Holly and her husband, Steve and mom and dad decided to pick up pizza and take it with them.   They actually polished off 2 pizzas! This one happens to be shrimp and pesto. The other one was a red pie with mozzerella.  The wine was a delicious cabernet. 
And were we invited to go along with them and partake in the food and drink and fun?    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
But they did bring home ONE piece and we did get to enjoy that!
This is the quilt that the Airedale Quilting Bee is raffling off this year.    It's actually a quilt that was made in 2003 and it was won by one of the quilting bee ladies named Carol Elsworth.  She has very generously given it back to the bee.
This is the first quilt that our mom was involved with and she actually made 2 blocks for this project.  The biographies for this quilt are the original ones from 2003, which means that I am quite a bit younger!   This is me and Mr. Carrot, my favorite toy back then!
You'll have to click on the other block that mom made and you can see her looking a few years younger too!
If you can, please purchase tickets support Airedale rescue and maybe you could win this years' gorgeous quilt!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

36 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

It's very cool that you got to have a visit from miss Holly! It's always nice to meet other Aire-peeps!

The quilt is beautimous! We will try to get our mom to buy some tickets!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Gus said...

Are you gonna publish the linkie thing or did we miss it in this post. We think those quilts are bootiful.
gussie n teka

Mango said...

As usual, we missed wally melon day. Boo hoo.

The quilts are amazing. Momma would love one of those.

Slobbers,
mango

Jazzi said...

I Am glad that you had fun with Holly. That is a very beautiful quilt. I will have to show this to Aunt Linda, she will love it!! Did they bring you home any Pizza?

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Bocci said...

What a gorgeous quilt-we're forwarding this link to our good friend who rescues Airedales & Wire Fox Terriers-she'll love it!

So glad you were able to meet and share a delicious dinner with Holly.

P.S. We were relieved to read that you got to have a least one piece of pizza:-)

SissySees said...

Fabulous quilt. I sent it on to our beloved Sarge's mom, but I think I'm going to have to make some "donations" of my own. Gosh though... if I win... can be a good girl and share?!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
What a beautiful quilt. We donated.
Love Ruby & Penny

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Cassie said...

I am excited about this years quilt. I'll be getting some tickets, just need to find the site! Maybe we'll eventually win one!! Maggie your personality is alot like BabyRocketDog's too. She'd prefer to play ball rather than to shmooze with srangers.
xx-Baby & Hootie's mom

ps-SO sorry I messed up on the comment posting.

Sherry said...

Over the years the Airedale quilts have raised big money for Airedale Rescue. Maybe if all the previous winners donated back their quilts, I'd have a better chance of finally winning one. Ha!

Sue said...

That quilt is lovely. Every year when Mom sees your quilts, she vows that she'll make a PWD quilt. So far, no quilt, but she claims she's getting it organized. We'll see!
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Benny and Lily said...

What a nice visit with Ms. Holly
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That quilting project is so nice and what a beautiful quilt! The pizza sounds so tasty, glad you got a taste.

Enjoy your weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and ???

The Life of Riley said...

It is great that you got to meet Holly, and that your family enjoyed some time with her. The quilt is wonderful - you have such talented humans!

Woofs,
Riley

Tessa the Maltese said...

Ohh looks like you and Mitch had a very nice visit with Miss Holly.

That quilt is just beautiful.

woos, Tessa

Eubie said...

The quilt is beautiful, bellissima, I never seen one so beautiful and with all those cute airedale on!I want one!How much time do you need to make one? It seems a hard work but the result is really worth it.

scotsmad said...

Beautiful quilt...hope you get lots of money.

Pizza...we've never had that.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We don't like people touching us much either.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!
oh we always love to see the quilts you all make together with love!
each block is magic!
how fun that you all got to meet miss holly!
how wonderful!

Deborah said...

That quilt is beautiful and you are soooo lucky to visit with Miss. Holly!
Have a nice weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a beautiful quilt!! The visit really sounds like fun too!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh what a gorgeous , gorgeous quilt!
Such talented hands,, creating the quilts made with love!

We love it!
love
tweedles

Kari in Vegas said...

That sure is a beautiful quilt

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Wyatt said...

We just printed out a donation form. That is the coolest quilt we have ever seen :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How
Furry
KHOOL
!!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Teddy Bear said...

What a fun visit!:) And what a beautiful quilt!:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Schnauzer Days said...

How fabulous to meet Miss Holly, she certainly knows how to get on the right side of you with the icecream. The quilt is fabulous and what a great idea, they are so beautiful and would be such a family heirloom. Dex and Lou xxx

Sally said...

Can foreign Doggies participate in the Quilt Raffle? We would love a quilt like that! It is beeeeoooooootifoooooollllllll!!!!!

You got pizza? Sounds nummy - Paddy can't have pizza - but sometimes D sneaks me a few nibbles - I like anything with melted cheese!

Lot of cheesey licks

Sally (and Paddy)

Mack said...

We are always amazed at the talent that goes into those quilts. They are breathtaking!

Sugars,
Mack and Mom

Priscilla said...

What a lovely quilt, your mom is so talented!

My mom doesn't even know how to hold those knitting needle thingy :((

julandmatt said...

Oh to have a personal walker...you must be spoil ;)
The quilt is absolutely beautiful.

What fun you all have.
Violet

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
It suwe is lovely to have such special hoomans visiting..especially ones like Miss holly , who knows just what a gpwgeous diva Aiwegiwl needs.
I think the quilt is bootiful and hope you can make lots of gween papews at the auction fow it
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Army of Four said...

How fun to meet Ginger's mom! And wow, you KNOW how much we love quilts! That is just gorgeous!!!
Luv,
Dave

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch.
That's a beautiful quilt! What a great visit from Holly!

Thor and Jack

Sam said...

Hi Maggie, Mitch and Sue: My dad finally remembered to donate so we're in. We think that everyone in your mom's group does beautiful work.

Stardust said...

Maggie that's you? In a quilt? Straining eyes... how is that possible? PAWESOME!!

I'm so happy for ya that a friend visited, and someone who appreciates pizza!