Monday, December 26, 2016

A Quilt Finish!

A finish on Christmas Day???? Yes! All that was left was to machine stitch the binding - remember, this was the one where I wrapped the backing to the front for a quilt binding? I don't know why I hadn't already done this finishing - it only took about 15 minutes.

I wasn't thrilled with my quilting, but once I washed and dried it, it was wonderful and crinkly and soft. Success!

Here are some of my Christmas gifties. You may see my new Lap App (the black blob in the middle) - I haven't used it yet, but will do so this week. I got a book (The Magnolia Story), a necklace, some new Pyrex I wanted, a few cute storage containers for pins, etc., a new lap counter for swimming, a new decoration for our front door, and some goodies to eat.

I also got a really fun document! Hubby (with help from Daughter 1) sent off Cooper's DNA for testing. We've always had a suspicion that he was not 100% Labrador Retriever... I got him from a sketchy home on a bad road that had warning signs for 'sudden and catastrophic sinkholes' - he was ridden with fleas and ticks. I only paid $45 for him - typically pure bread labs go for hundreds of dollars. 

His DNA report was so much fun to read. All that was sent to the company was a swab from his mouth - no photo or other information. It was a spot on result! They was Cooper is 7/8 Labrador Retriever and 1/8 Golden Retriever. One of his grandparents was a Golden Retriever. How cool is that? Of course it doesn't make me love him any differently, but it's fun to know! The report even said that he is yellow! Amazing!

Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend! 


  1. Beautiful quilt, Julia. Nice gifts too. Blessings,

  2. quilt turned out great! How cool on Cooper's DNA! Hubby wants to do his..figure that might be a good Father's Day or BD gift for him. Wonder if he's part lab or golden! HA

  3. A lovely Christmas. How neat to find out your dog's DNA results. That is something I never would have thought of doing!


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