It was lonely

I tried to sew a little yesterday but found myself too distracted and upset after our visit to the vet so I spent the afternoon looking though photos of Chesty. Today, I went back in the sewing room to finish up the blocks for the Chevron Rail Fence quilt – I wanted all of them done before we head to DC for the funeral. Chesty always keeps me company in the sewing room so it was strange and lonely not to have him there.  


I’ll get the above blocks sewn together when I get home and I laid out a few of the leftover pieces. The plan is to use them to make a version of an antique quilt I saw on eBay. 

Thank you all for the comments and support. I know Chesty was a favorite here on the blog and Keith used to joke and say I always got more comments when there was a photo of Chesty. 

18 thoughts on “It was lonely

  1. Susan

    Put a couple of pictures of Chesty in your sewing room and he will still be with you :o)

  2. NancyB in AZ

    I still miss our Buddy laying at my feet as I do sewing or whatever; and it has been a year. I just know…somehow … he is still with me. Chesty will always be with you (and us out here in the ethernet). So many things will happen, and you will remember what he would have done. All I know is…they make me finally smile. There will never be another as sweet as Chesty (or Buddy). Embrace the memories.

  3. Jean

    So, so sorry you no longer have your cute and sweet Chesty with you.
    We had to make the same hard decision last August with our sweet 12 and 1/2 year old Golden, after his last downhill bout with cancer. We loved him dearly, and miss him every day. It is getting easier to think of him with fondness and smiles, instead of tears. Just as Chesty was to you and Keith, our boy was family to us. And he loved us back as much as we loved him. RIP Chesty, and peaceful, fond thoughts about him for you and Keith.

  4. Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts

    I know you are missing him. It’s just as hard to lose a pet as a person. It’s love regardless of the species. It’s just going to be painful for a while. You’re on the right track, though, remembering him and taking some time to mourn his loss is what’s best for you. Those of us who “knew” him through your pictures and stories will not mind at all if you continue to write about him and post pictures, especially if it helps you through the grieving process.

  5. Penny G

    I know that you are missing him and then to head to DC for the funeral seems too much. Hoping the gathering of family brings enough joy to fill the void from your losses.

  6. cityquilter grace

    sorry to hear about your dear pet….heartbreaking but necessary….keep calm and quilt on

  7. Laurie Gathje

    The quilt is looking fantastic! It always amazes me how much the quilt top “shrinks” from the design wall just due to those seams! 😀 Still thinking of you, Keith and Chesty.

  8. Anne Simonot

    I’m a dog lover & I always enjoyed seeing Chesty in your posts too. My little dog likes to be wherever we are too. I guess that personality is why we live them so much.

  9. Dianne

    Honestly it’s going to be kind of hard to read your blog for a bit because I’ll be missing Chesty! I lost my dog of 11 years in March, so it’s still fresh for me. I had to get a puppy though (I don’t travel much) as it was so lonely without my girl.

  10. Jody

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Chesty~you will always miss him but I hope you let yourself find another furbaby when you are ready….no one should be without one {{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}

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