Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I really didn't know if it would work out or not but Lola is tolerating him very well. (She is a bulldog after all) She even tried to play with him yesterday but the poor thing doesn't seem to know how to play. He will run after a ball for a short distance but doesn't try to pick it up, he just comes back to my side.
He was an owner surrender at a high kill shelter and was very fortunate to have a friend at the shelter who called the rescue. He is heartworm positive and will be undergoing heartworm treatment in the next couple of weeks. I just can't understand how someone could dump such a handsome, lovable pup. You can tell he is worried about being abandoned again as he takes every step I take - into the bathroom, back and forth to the laundry room, LOL he is always watching me and by my side. He is very thin so will stay here throughout his treatment and until he is adopted so we can fatten him up and give him all the love he can stand. :o)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Here is a progress pic of Bushel. I haven't had a lot of stitching time this week but this is turning out to be a fun project.
I am looking forward to tomorrow because our Floss Tag Exchange partners will be assigned for the Tiny Treasures Exchange and I can get started planning and stitching on that.
Have a great week everyone!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I awoke this morning to find that my 16 year old cat had died in his sleep. He was a Christmas present for my boys when they were 6 years old. Bogey was a dear friend for 16 years and has left a huge void in this household. May he rest in peace.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this pattern. My mother used to sing this song to me when I was a little girl and I also sang it to my boys when they were babies. The minute I saw it I knew I had to have it.
Now, this had me wondering - Was this really a song? I only knew it as my mother sang it and thought she just made it up. With the wonders of the internet and Google I discovered that it is an old Doris Day song. Mom's version was shorter of course as I am sure it was sang to meet the attention span of young Myra. LOL
La-D-Da has another pattern Mares Eat Oats and my mother sang that song to me too! I Googled it and found it to be a bonafide childrens song. Check it out here. You will be tapping your toes and singing along just as sure as I will be stitching this design in the near future as well.
Memories....aren't they great?!
"I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. A hug around the neck and a bushel and a peck. I. Love. You!" (This is how my mom sang it to me)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
It is starting to feel like spring here. I worked outside in the yard all day yesterday and can hardly move today. The first big clean after the winter months is a lot of work! I have these growing all over my backyard - does anyone know what they are? Wild violets perhaps? I know they are probably some sort of weed as we don't have a good stand of grass in the back yet. They are pretty though.
This is the reason I needed a brown piece of fabric. :o) I had wanted to stitch this piece since I saw it in the JCS Halloween 2008 issue. It is "Batty" by Monster Bubbles. I changed the colors a bit as I wanted my bat to be a little darker. I plan to finish it as a flat ornament as pictured in the magazine and am looking forward to displaying it this Halloween. (I know it is a long way off but I am trying to plan ahead for a change!)