So I haven’t posted for months. That seems to be my norm these days because life gets busy. But this time my excuse is different. I’ve been skirting around having to post about how Paige left this world in November of 2018, just before Thanksgiving. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the news. But for some silly reason i’ve had a tough time posting it here.
So today’s post is dedicated to my quilting buddy, Paige.
I randomly remembered that I wrote this post THREE years ago when Paige was only 11 years old. It was my first blog post ever that I drafted on WordPress after I had switched over from the Blogger platform. I decided not to publish it at the time because I was afraid people might think that Paige passed if they saw an entire post dedicated to her, haha! But i’ve just always loved photographing her. Anyway, the irony is that now the timing is right to share this with the world.
So here’s that post I wrote about Paige 3 years ago…
This post is dedicated all to Paige, because she’s such a diva. And she truly is my faithful quilting buddy. We’ve shared many late nights quilting together.
She may look like a puppy, but she’s already 11…
I found her from PetFinder when she was 2.5 years old.
Her favorite leisurely activity is resting on quilts, belly up. Nowadays this is preferred more than a walk outside.
Whenever I lay a quilt down, she’s the first to test it out. She never passes up the opportunity to shed her furrs on a fresh quilt.
At the site of food at the dinner table, she becomes a different dog. Her eyes turn into dark little orbs and head slightly tilts to the right with a slightly crazed look. Her eyes lock on to our every bite during dinner as to not miss one drop of food (which happens often with the kids).
…Oh hey, beautiful..
Some nicknames for Paige, other than my quilting buddy, are “nugg” (short for nugget) and “gyoza” (a Japanese dumpling).
Paige is the sweetest to my youngest son, Simon, who is almost 8 months. [he’s now 3.5!] She is very gentle with him and always lays with him during tummy time. She treats him like her little pup and loves to groom Simon too! It just might be the sweetest thing.
Thank you, Paige for being an awesome quilting buddy and family member, and making people smile. You’ve all probably seen photos of her on my instagram and facebook. Now you know a little more about the little gyoza on my quilts 😉
[End post from 3 years ago.]
Three months have gone by since Paige passed. I was heartbroken at the time, but please don’t worry about me. I’m good and just want to cherish the memories i’ve had with her, which i’m SO SO thankful for. I will continue to cherish memories of Paige every Thursday on my Instagram and Facebook as a Throwback Thursday ode to Paige.
Also for the record, she passed away peacefully wrapped warmly in a quilt and in our arms.
For some business news, you can expect a subtle ode to Paige in my 5th fabric collection that will debut this Fall 2019. <3
Big, warm hugs!