Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Piece for Shelter Pets blog hop

Y'all just HAVE to click over to see the fun!

And to meet Joey! You'll fall in love with his little face!

Be sure to sign up for the giveaway!

Pardon my dust, I'm on my way to earn some more entries!


Monday, October 17, 2016

October Adopt a Doggie Month

We wanted to send out the news again that this is an important month!

The ASPCA and the American Humane Association have titled the month of October "Adopt a Shelter Dog" month! The goal is to get as many great dogs as possible into the loving homes that they deserve.

This is near and dear to our hearts here at the Lilypad -- our Padsworth's Project page is dedicated to encouraging sewists and quilters to make cage and kennel pads for cats and dogs in shelters. If they can get snuggly and get some good sleeps, they will be much more engaging when prospective pet-parents come to call!

It might sound obvious to anyone who has added a shelter dog or cat to their family before, or who has rescued a stray pet, but actually adopting a pet is quite fulfilling. According to the ASPCA, poll research suggests that people who adopt a dog from a shelter are far more likely to feel good about their experience than those who purchase a pet from a pet store!

Shelters and rescues in cities across the country are stepping up their efforts to promote their pooches during the month of October.

We are ecstatic to have found our new buddies at PetFinder . . . they have a list of things that everyone can do to help out -- even if you can't take a new furry furriend home this month. Click on this link to see the list of ways you can help!

The wonderful folks at Island Batiks are joining in, too. Click on this link to jump to their page and learn more about how to help, and about the fabric collections and more that some special companies will offer, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the PetFinder folks!

This link will take you to The Quilt Pattern Magazine (totally online patterns, yummy!) and you can sign up to help, or just to get updates.

Join the fun! And help a furry friend find a new home!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

October is an important month!

Nope, I am not referring to the special occasion for costumery, which falls on the thirty-first of the month. But that is a fun thing to play around with, no?

But I digress . . .

October is a month that is important for a cause that we here at the Lilypad hold very dear. It's dedicated to helping rescue pets find homes!!

It's a nationwide effort, and lots of local shelters are making sure their residents are prettied up and rested up, and ready to go to a sweet forever home!

And while I know that June was the "official" adopt a kitty month, I would be leaving out some of our bestest furriends if I didn't encourage y'all to stop and look at the cats at the shelter, too!

Maybe your home has room for one of each! 

There are some great organizations that are helping out with this month's focus, and in the coming days we will shine a spotlight on some of them!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

We're blushing . . .

Thanks to our special followers and the awesome sponsors that make all of this merriment and mayhem possible, our blog was chosen by Feedpost! Wowser!

We'll keep trying to bring you all of this piecing, free motion work, quilting tips, and of course, Padsworth and DragonDrop, OK? (Grin) Sometimes I think it just can't be legal to have this much fun!

Hope all of you have a sunshine-filled day!


Giveaway winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway! We had a lot of fun here at the Lilypad, reading your comments about raking, mulching, and jumping in the leaves. 

Mr. Random Number Generator picked AMY!!! Amy is a longtime follower, and blogs at Amy's Crafty Shenanigans.

Congratulations, Amy, and we hope you enjoy your peachy pattern package prize (I love alliterations), and blog about it, too! We love seeing what peeps create with their winnings!

Stay tuned . . . next month we will show the borders and finish of the quilt, and of course, we'll have more fun things happening before that!

Go jump in a big pile of leaves! (Grin)

After that, then your instructions are to pour a cuppa and quilt!