Hi friends, I was doing a little wishful fabric shopping online last night when look what I found: [caption id="attachment_1240" align="aligncenter" width="294" caption="Scottie Dogs (photo from DS Quilts)"] [/caption] A free Scottie Dog pattern from Denyse Schmidt Quilts! I've seen these at flea markets and vintage stores on occasion, and I'm always taken by their whimiscal nature. The interplay of fabrics and patterns, the abstract shape, the just-challenging enough method of construction...seems to me that this would be a great project, a fun gift to give or to receive, and an ideal pattern to keep on hand for those times when you need a (handmade) gift on short notice. What are your crafty plans for the weekend? I'm close to finishing my new mittens, and I've got some sewing to do – I joined a virtual quilting bee for 2010 and the first set of blocks is due to be sent back at the end of the month. I need to dust off my sewing machine and get busy! With any luck I'll have photos of finished objects to show you here on Monday. Have a great weekend!