M friend Lynn was harassing me because every time we go to a Guild meeting I am bringing my stuff in a Kroger shopping bag. So, I made myself a guild bag. What could be more perfect for the crazy dog lady? A dog bag made with pet screen. I always wanted to try something with pet screen and had bought a piece a while back. No pattern, I just sort of winged it. I like it. It is sturdy and functional.
So, my one monthly goal for December, is to put together my top for the I wish you a Merry Quilt along. It will be a lot considering that Christmas is right around the corner. I do have some vacation, but who knows what we will be doing. So, I will have to make block #12 and figure out how to put it all together before the year ends. Fingers crossed.
I had some time off, but I was not off during the entire holiday season like I am used to. I user a lost (most) of my vacation time with Miranda’s Accident.
As always, I have big plans for my quilting/Sewing and it did not happen. My sewing room is a disaster, because we had company for new years. This means that everything got dumped in my room. I look at it right now and it frightens me. Trying to move stuff a bit at a time, but it seems to be daunting task.
I wanted to make a page for all the items I really need to finish this year. Did not that done either. Of Course On December 30th I was at the Immediate Care with Bronchitis. It figures. Company coming and I am sick. I made it through, and had fun. Two of my sister came for the New year, which had never happened before. We had a Chinese gift exchange which involves stealing gifts etc…. I wound up with a toilet light. It was meant to be funny (and it is) but I also find is useful. Makes me not have to turn on lights when I get up at night. Unfortunately, my nephew Alex got the gift I provided. Cottenelle wipes, Toilet Paper and PooPourri. Needless to say He won for worst gift. It was worth a laugh though.
I did manager to work on my English Paper Piecing and finished the one that will go on my dresser. Dog Bones for the crazy Dog Lady. I have now begun work on the nightstands and will eventually get to Kevin’s dresser. I like to work on my English paper piecing while I am watching TV with Kevin or my daughters. Gives me something to do besides snack.
I plan to attempt to quilt dog bones on the dog bone dresser scarf. Will see how that goes.
Treasure your Family
Happy Holidays from my house to yours. We begin our trip through the Christmas village with a stop at the quilt shop (what else?). This is one of my favorite pieces. I hunted/waited for while to find it.
So, my village has multiple places that are important in a special way. SO, I have the log cabin and wild animals, compelte with an outhouse. This is Derrick’s place (my late husband)/ He was totally an outdoor guy and wanted a log cabin. In front of that we have our Ohio State House and Fan center, complete with Tailgate party. THis is for our biggest OSU an and my manfriend, Kevin.
Over on the other side of the village we have Uncle Donald’s place Complete with Farm House, Barn, silo and tractor. Yep, the same Uncle Donald that made quilts. Gong to his farm and visiting him and Aunt Helen was one of my favorite things to do.
Then of course we have a few of my favorite things. A dog rescue and a dog training academy. We have these in honor of my late great Koko, that spurred my deep love and affection for dogs. We now have 4 dogs and have rescued many other and a few kitties along the way. I tried to bring home a baby fox that came to my car one day, and Kevin put his foot down.. They were so cute. I know he was right. I am sure Momma was not far away.
I totally love the fountain Kevin got me this year. It changes colors and actaully has water in it. It is so pretty. He knows the things I love.
Of course we have
Bethlehem. It sets up from the village in a
desert. The whole village is about 15 feet long. There are so many build
ings. I even have more that don’t make it on to the table because I am out of room.
One of the oldest pieces I have is the ice skating ring, where there is actual ice skating going on. I am sure I have had this one for nearly 25 years. And yes that is Santa flying over the ice skating ring. Christmas Music also plays as Santa flys above the village. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. My best to all of you and your families.
Treasure your family
So, on Saturday my great nephew was born about 5 weeks early. He is perfect. However I had to hurry and finish his dog quilt. This was fun to make. The most time consuming part was the cutting out of all the pieces. I don’t really see it being used as a quilt to cover up with. More of lay the baby on the quilt kind of thing. I made it all from flannels so it is very soft. This was made from Simplicity 4993. It has a dog, bear and cat patterns. Since I am the crazy dog lady, this is quilt that would definitely come from me.
My daughter had not ever remembered me making a “rag quilt” before and insisted that the back was the front and I put the face of the dog on the wrong side.
Now to get a couple more items for Ethan and his big sister before mailing the package off.
It always feels good to complete something.
This past weekend, I need to use some Gorilla Glue and it reminded me… my sweet puppy Moka. So, Moka was about 6 months old and was doing her usual crazy puppy playing. She ran in to an end table. I did not realize that she knocked off the bottle of Gorilla Glue that I had used to fix my daughters glasses. I took it from her quickly, but she had punctured the bottle with her canine.
At the time I didn’t give it much thought, but the next morning, she was threw up three times. She was still her usual happy self, but throwing up. I went to the Gorilla Glue web site and read that it could be dangerous to pets even in small amounts. SO, I called them.
Oddly, they had a Vet on staff. That sends a message. She told me that the prognosis was good, but that Moka needed an X-Ray. If she ingested it (which I was pretty sure she did) it would have to be surgically removed. Crap.
So, I called my vet who told me that I had to go to the emergency Vet. Well, X-Ray showed it in her belly. My poor puppy. $2500.00 later, they removed it and spayed her since she was under anesthesia.
Make sure you keep Gorilla Glue, Super glue etc.. away from Pets. A pea size drop can swell to the size of a cantaloupe in their bellies. It was an expensive lesson to learn. My Moka is fine today, but paying $2500 when I had just gotten laid off totally sucked.