Saturday, May 18, 2013

Meet Schatzi...

Travis with Schazti when we picked her up in MN...8 weeks old...
Hello friends! I finally have a moment to myself and thought I would do a quick blog update...things have been a bit hectic in our household to say the least... Last weekend we drove up to Minnesota to pick up "Schatzi", our new German Shepherd puppy...and she is a handful (to put it kindly). She is all puppy and is definitely keeping me on my toes. The name Schatzi is German for "little treasure"...and although she is not going to be little for long, she is definitely a treasure (she was 19.5 pounds at her vet visit last Sunday). I pretty much have her attached at the hip for 17-18 hours a day...the other six or seven hours is during the night when she is sleeping in her this age, I can't let her out of my sight for long, or she is busy being a puppy (finding things to chew or "exploring"). She is doing quite well with the house training and is already going to the front door when she needs a potty break (which is often). So far, Simba is "tolerating" her...they aren't best friends yet, but they can handle being in the same space. Here are a few photos for those who asked...then we will talk about other things...

First night in our home...8 weeks old...

A calm moment in our yard - 9 weeks old...

Play time in the yard...9 weeks old...

Now on to other things...
I am still dealing with a terrible cough in my chest and I'm feeling rundown...but the other flu symptoms have subsided...which is a great thing! Thank you for the well wishes and the home remedies you have have shared with me...I am hoping I am finally on the mend.

I have finished the class project for the New England Stitcher's Retreat and have sent finished photos and details to the event soon as I have the okay, I will be sharing all the information with you!

I have quite a few Blue Ribbon Designs "irons in the fire" right now...and I am doing my best to get some new releases a special project is in the works and I will have details soon. The flu and the puppy have slowed me down, but I am hoping to be back on track in the next week or so...

On the sewing/quilting front, there is not much news...but I did manage to finish some fun birthday gifts over the last couple weeks and I will be sharing those with you in the next few days...

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and experiencing sunshine in your little corner of the world...take time to do something you enjoy!


  1. Schatzi is a cutie, Belinda! Thanks for sharing pictures of her. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Schatzi is really cute! We raised a German Shepherd several years ago for the Seeing Eye. Our puppy was named Bass and he was wonderful! I've never seen a totally black German Shepherd before! Enjoy him!

  3. Aww Schatzi is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a beautif dog! Can't wait to see your new projects! Hope the lingering fle effects are gone soon.

  5. I'm doing that puppy talk in my head right now. I can just feel how soft his ears are!
    Sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope it passes quickly for you.


  6. gosh Belinda, you have not felt well for quite a while....I hope you are feeling better now, since you posted a couple days ago!
    the new pup is beautiful. Boy, makes me really think about if I want to get a puppy when we decide for dog #2 or go with an older dog!!
    Can't wait to see the new BRD ideas you have!

  7. Your puppy is aborable and I am sure a hand full. Try to rest if you can

  8. Schatzi looks like a great addition to your family!

    Hope you are feeling better soon and I can't wait to see your new releases!