Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Rolling Stone

Little Miss Pebbles is letting no moss grow under her pads.  She is off to a new foster home today.  

I am of course, sad.  I got quite attached to the little ragamuffin.  I was hoping to be with her when she got adopted and 'approve' of a furever home, but it was not to be.  Dad I and leave for the winter on Tuesday and we can't take her with us.

She will be happy with her new foster mom, Jaimie.   And.....she will have a full-time playmate because Jaimie adopted Pebbles' brother, Finn.  

Jaimie has promised to keep me posted and send photos.  I will keep you all posted too!

Have a great 'fur' day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Time's A Flyin'!

In less than two weeks, dad and I will land in Phoenix for the winter season.  I do not know where the summer went.  We've been home for four months and it seems as if we've only been here for a few weeks.  

Tuesday night some of my family got together to see us before we leave.  We went to a really out of the way, but well known and historic eating establishment where my nephew works as a sous chef. 

 Located in the tiny rural burg of Perkinsville, IN, Bonge's has been around since 1934. Actually, it was built in 1837 as a Hardware store and became a Restaurant in '34!  

It's the tiniest eatery I think I've ever been too, with maybe only 12 tables.  Most nights, people are tailgating in the parking lot waiting to get a table.  Apparently, diners enjoy the parking lot party almost as much as the wonderful upscale food served inside.  Folks, this is NOT a hamburger joint!!  The menu can offer such delicacies as Quail, Salmon and Duck.

Here we are after an incredible meal prepared by my nephew Colin, seated on the left.  Next to him is my brother Kurt, my two beautiful nieces, Kaitlin and Elise, then dad.  Standing behind dad is my brother Kevin, me, my daughter Kathryn and my sister-in-law Genan.   Thank you Genan for putting this wonderful evening together!!

I can't believe it is almost time to head back to Arizona.  If only Indiana didn't have winters.    I'm already missing my wonderful family!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Stitch in Time

Still busy at the sewing machine!

Cranked out three martingale collars yesterday.

These will fit Greyhounds with a 16 or 17 inch neck.

Martingales are awesome collars for dogs whose necks are bigger than or same size as their heads.  This type of collar doesn't have snap/buckles, only slides and will not slip off over the dogs head when pulling. 

Have several more designs planned!  


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Remind Me Never go to the grocery on a Saturday morning.  I don't know what I was thinking, I truly had a brain fade by going as I knew better!!

You see, I have personal space issues.  I've written about it before here,

And I openly admit my idiosyncrasy regarding people in my personal space.   Most times I just deal with it but this trip to the grocery pushed me over my limit!  

It should have been my first clue as I headed into the store and the local senior citizen bus was parked at the door.  "No matter",  I thought, "I can handle it."  NOT!

I headed over to the pre-packaged lettuce and it was as if there was a fire sale going on there!  I mean, people were swarming like bees!!  "Calm, remain calm",  I said.  "You can do this".   As I patiently waited my turn at the back of the aisle, I waited beside one of those carts they bring all the produce out to re-stock shelves.  Of course, it was stacked higher than my head.  All was good until the cart moved and ran into me, nearly knocking me down!  WHAT! 
The stock boy peeped around to see what had impeded his process as I was staring at him with the most incredulous look ever!  He apologized profusely but still....!

From there I made my way to the deli which was also teaming with customers.  I was able to stand in the front next to a gentleman to wait my turn.  All was good there until a little old lady, no doubt from the senior citizen bus parked out front, wheeled up with her shopping cart behind me.  Now....I know this doesn't sound like much, but she blocked me in with her cart and with LITTLE room for me to move.  Why, why, why do you stroll up to a busy counter like that and try to force in your grocery cart?  If that wasn't enough, the front of her cart was so close to the behind of the man beside me that I thought she was trying to take him for a ride!  I must have glanced at her 4 or 5 times trying to let her politely know that she was in my personal space and it was starting to get to me, but amazingly, she just smiled.  Finally, I said to the man standing next to me who was almost finished with his order,  "Don't step back sir or your going to fall over the cart behind you".  I mean it was inches from his derriere!!  And still.....pushy senior citizen didn't get it, only laughed and wouldn't move her cart!!!  

That was personal space alarm bells were going off all over the place.  I had to get out and quick before I had a melt down, however, I must have gotten behind every slow shopper in the place trying to get to the checkout.  They were EVERYWHERE!!!  

As if all that wasn't enough, a mother and child got in line to check out behind me and she was pushing one of those stupid carts that look like cars the kids can drive.  Well mom's I hate to tell you, but your driving perceptions must be off because those things are longer than regular carts and when you bump the person in front of you, you are tempting an explosion!  It was all I could do not to lose it.  

Ok, so please remind me the next time I think I can handle ANY shopping on a Saturday.................................................DON'T DO IT!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Hooking We Will go!

Woo Hoo!!!  I got a night out last night and guess what I did!?!  I went hooking!  Of course, Mr. Fix It had to be a smarty pants and ask me what corner I was going to be on, hmpffff!

My sister-in-law, Jeanine, came and picked me up and off we went!  Here she is checking out wool possibilities for the background of her newest project.  Look at that beautiful rug she is standing on.  It was made by her BF of thirty some years, Lori.  Lori got Jeanine into hooking and Jeanine got me into hooking!

This is Lori and the Hook-in was at her lovely home in the country.  Look at all that gorgeous wool for sale behind her!

More yummy goodies.  Lori dyes as well as teaches.  

Isn't this prim doll adorable!

 I'm a horse lover and I LOVE this rug that Lori did!!  Each horse is different.  I don't think I could ever take on a challenge like that!

 I don't know this lady's name but the rug she was working on is beautiful!

I think I saved the best picture for last!  Look at that Bundt cake!  I was good and didn't blow my diet though.  What I loved the best is the Happy Kitchen rug framed in barnwood!!   If only I could have figured how to sneak it out of the house under my jacket!!  Thanks Jeanine for getting me out, your the best.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Busy as a Dog

I've been busy sewing. 

 This one has a matching key keep for the human.

Think I will call this one jungle paw prints.

 Pretty pink triangles and flowers.

 One for a boy dog!

Orange and flowers. 
I think this would look smart on a dark, black or brown dog.

Very fashionable houndstooth layered with pink argyle.

 Blue gingham check overlayed on black and blue diamond shape.

And my favorite for the day!  Colorful, colorful, colorful!!

Will be listing them in my Etsy and Ebay stores, though honestly, they really don't sell there.  People want to see and feel them I think.

However, I did just sent fifteen collars to a fashionable consignment shop in a tourist type town and am hoping some will sell.  

Need to keep sewing as I will have a booth at a craft show in December. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hugs and Kisses

Today was a big day for Miss Pebbles!  She got to spend the afternoon at University Park in Indianapolis at a 'Carni-bull' a fun-fest for Bully lovers! 

She wasn't just hanging around though, she was working.  Yep that's right, this 10 week-old puppy doll was busy manning the 'Kissing Booth'!!!!

I didn't get to go, had to stay home with my dad, but it looks to me that she is having a blast.  I'm absolutely certain she was the star of the show!

She must have been because she came home one tired pup!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

We had a 'meet n greet' on the street yesterday!

 Pebbles and her brother Max got into a tug of war over a tiny ball. 

Mr. Fix It's grandaughter Lacie was here and she got to meet one of Max's human's, Anna.

That evening we got to 'fur sit' Max for a few hours.  He and Pebbles played so hard that they wore each other out.  Isn't that an adorable picture?!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pebbles Enjoying Life

 Little Miss Pebbles loves laying in the grass!

 She was recently spayed and feeling better now.

Really don't think she will be here much longer.  There are two different individuals interested in adopting her!

  She'll just roll around in the grass here till that happens!

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