Our guild has full intentions to hold our Festival of Quilts this year - 30 April to 2nd May 2021. We can enter a maximum of eight quilts this year. I've entered five quilts, but still have to finish two of them and sort out labels, numbers and hanging sleeves for most of them.
The Ninety-nine quilt (pictured above and below) is undergoing quilting. Most of the ditch stitching is finished and I have to decide how to quilt the outside border, once that is done I will probably finish off the rest of the ditching and decide how much more quilting to do. There is a bit over two months until the show so I should have plenty of time to get everything done.
Murphy is growing fast, he is almost five months now, we took him to puppy training classes on Saturday and were pleasantly surprised how well he behaved. To help socialise him we are going out for coffee most days so he can get used to different places and people coming and going. Schnauzers can be quite a yappy breed (Schnauzer people call it squealing) and are not afraid to make their presence seen and heard. I'm hoping it is something that we can train out of him (or at least minimise), as I don't think people enjoying their coffee want to be subjected to a yelping dog for too long.
One thing in our favour is that he is loves his food so we have bowls of kibble and treats around the house so we can reward him when he does things we want him to do. I am currently working on stopping him from jumping up on us and I have to admit that somedays I feel a little foolish speaking to him in a high pitched, happy voice, but hey, that is what he responds best to so I will persist.