We Got A Puppy!

We've actually been wanting another dog since one of ours passed away over 2 years ago.  We had thought to adopt a stray from a shelter, but we have 2 cats who believe that they are loved and adored by dogs.  A puppy sounded good but since we were on the road so much it would have been really challenging for our daughter.

But, with all of the time we now have at home, our hearts just melted when we sawLila Luoma Lila, our miniature Australian shepherd.  Home she came and now we spend all of our time running her outside.  She's smart and fun and the cats think she's just another dog toy.

As school hopefully starts up again soon, I wonder how many puppies will be home to keep kids company and how many will wonder where everyone went?  That's how we ended up with 2 the last time...the kids went back to school and the first one got lonely so we got our second dog!

When I think of going back to school I think of how much I loved a fresh box of crayons.  So perfect and straight and a sharp point on each one!  I drew this block to be used with some of your favorite scraps, just for fun.  No paper piecing involved, it's all cut and piece.  No mistakes allowed, just grab another scrap and keep going!

Julie Luoma Pieceful Crayons  Julie Pieceful Crayons

Click here to download the free "Pieceful Crayons" Pattern

Here are the rest of the Back to School Blocks from Quilt Block Mania:

Crayons by Slice of Pi Quilts
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom Quilt
Book with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Blockofthemodotcom
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girls Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti's Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Backpack by Tacy Gray
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl's Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amarar Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts