Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Puddle Happiness

 Rainy days never get Doodle Doggies feeling down.  
They find happiness no matter what the weather holds!!!
All you need is an umbrella and a smile will follow!!!!!
After all......
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Check Up

 Today was incredibly hot and sticky and rather miserable outside. I was in charge of watching this little guy
while his Mommy was in the Doctor's office for her check up.
William and I both agreed - it was too hot to stay in the car. 
Time to find an adventure
We found a wetland nature preserve!
Looks like we can beat the heat here
Time to start walking a few loops around the woods to pass the time
William said that Grandma made a good choice
And he enjoyed every minute of our walk.
Time to pick up Mommy!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Dear Monday

 Dear Monday,
Would it be okay with you
if I went back to sleep?
Thank you very much
Happy Back to Bed Monday!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Y Acres Studio Sunday - A Cut Above the Rest

 This week in the Y Acres Studio Amelia has been busy working on the final touches of a Summer Vintage King Size Quilt.  It is so pretty!  Can't wait to share the finished beauty next week!!!!  I have been working on YA custom quilted bag orders that are due mid-July. I think I spent 3 solid days cutting fabrics this week!
My cut pile keeps growing!
I keep wondering who made this pattern with SO many pieces to cut?!
Oh yeah..... I did
After days of cutting, time to put the pieces together
A few of the panel layouts
I love working with color
This one is my favorite one
I am going to pair this dark colorway with
this bright colorway
Can't forget the pockets!
All the pieces needed for one bag
Let the quilting begin
Assembly time!  I should have several bags completed by next weekend!
Happy YA Studio Sunday!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Snuggly Caturday!

 Living with Devon Rex Cats means living with a lap full of love!
From morning breakfast snuggles
to afternoon email answering cuddle time
Devon Rex fill your lap and hearts with unconditional love!
We are so thankful for their
PURRfect Devotion
Happy Caturday!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Happy to Be Back at Work

 There are many of our Yesteryear Acres Doodle Doggies that have been sadly missing their therapy work.  2020 was a lonely year for some of our working doodle doggies.  They thrive on bringing happiness to others and the many closures made working impossible for them.  Thankfully we have been receiving pictures of Yesteryear Acres Doodles finally back at work!
After a year in isolation, Baxter is so happy making his therapy visits again!!
Share your happy working doodle doggie pictures!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Nature Always Finds A Way

 We often have families who have their hearts set on a certain gender or color or coat type for their puppy. While I do my very best to accommodate all requests, in the end, Mother Nature always has the last word.  One time we had a litter of 13 puppies.....every single puppy was a boy. Another time we had a black mommy dog (and black is the dominant color in dogs) give birth to 10 cream puppies. What happens in nature - happens in nature. I thought of this today when I saw this beautiful flower outside our back door.
I didn't plant this flower, or water it, or give it nutrient soil or care for it. 
In fact the flower is in a high traffic area and has probably been trampled by little puppy feet countless times!
And here is where it grew.  Right between the cracks of our bricks.
Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me
Thank you for this gift

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Goodbye Strawberry Season - Hello Strawberry Moon

 We picked the last of our strawberries and we have enjoyed every single red ripe strawberry! 
We are thankful for such a wonderful delicious season!
Maverick says there is no better way to say goodbye to the strawberry season
than to watch the rising Strawberry Moon
Hello Strawberry Moon!
What a beautiful night!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

First Picnic

 William James turned 4 months old today! 
He is just the happiest, sweetest, most loved baby!!!! 
We celebrated his four month birthday with a picnic dinner.  
Taco Salad and Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade
William, one day you will be big enough for a picnic dinner of your own!
For now - we are SO lucky to have your sweet smiling face to keep us company!
William definitely enjoyed his four month picnic party ...
But not as much as we did!!!!!
Happy Four Months William!!!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Feeding the Fish Camp Amelia Style

 One of the most super fun activities at Camp Amelia is feeding the fishies!
  Amelia!  We are here!
I just love watching the fish make bubbles on the surface of the pond!
Today was a hungry hungry fishy day!

Camp Days are the Best Days!
Thanks Amelia!