Archive for the ‘my pets’ Category

Physical Therapy

May 24, 2018

Going to PT three times a week is really cutting into my crafting.  I know it is good for me and I’m noticing a difference, but I can’t help think, I could have gotten so much accomplished by now.

Even though I really can’t stand it, I’ve decided to try organization.  I want a designated space for my serger.  I’ve found some great videos on serging and I am anxious to start.  The end of work table #2 would be nice, so that’s where I began.  I looked at the yarn that has been piling up.  It has gone from bad to worse since MD Sheep & Wool.  I got out some handled bags and printed up patterns.  Suddenly everything started to fall into place and I’m making some progress.

Here is little A’s quilt.  It was so much fun to make.  I switched a few things and added some birds and planes and elephant family to help to make it personal.  And the sun too.

 

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I Was Away

February 15, 2018

How did this happen?  My daughter loves musicals and my son loves opera.  And I love both.  And them too.  I am one lucky Mother.

The Met simulcasts several operas every year on Saturday afternoons.  I could go to Lewes by myself, but it’s much more enjoyable with someone else.  This time, it was L’Elisir d’Amore, a romantic comedy by Donizetti. It was beautifully rendered.  We had a great time.

Two days later:  I’m still trying to catch up from this trip.  It seems everything takes too long.

On the way home, I stopped at Cloverhill Yarn.  I keep forgetting that they are open Mondays.  This has always been a great place to shop even though it have been through four owners, I think.

  Her is some of which I bought.  There are so many wonderful things to make in my new West books that I believe they would last me until I die.  Well.  Except for socks.  Maybe he’ll bring out a sock book.  The neon mini-skeins are going to be socks, of course.

  Olive is not certain she knows me.

 

 

The Throne

August 23, 2017

Here she is.  Queen Flo, aka Sheena Warrior Princess, looking down her nose at me.  I tell her she is just  common brown tabby, but she refuses to listen.  She has been this way ever since I made her own wool hand knit pad.  She knows she is special.  No other cat has ever sat on it.  She will not allow it.  (And I have the rest of the island to myself.  I didn’t think it would work so well!)

New Floor

August 17, 2017

The ugly pink plush carpeting is gone and I have a beautiful new floor.  Don says it’s too slippery so I ordered a new rug.  He’s going to have to wait a few weeks.

We managed to find queen size sleeper sofa that wasn’t ugly and was comfortable to sit on.  When I saw this floor lamp, I had to buy it.

Now I am wondering if the sofa will go with rug.

My Poor Little Maggie Pi

August 15, 2017

Maggie Pi was gone for eight days.  We didn’t think we would ever see her again.  She finally showed up late at night.  Her ear had been clipped, she had lost a lot of weight and she was coughing and sneezing.  Oh, yeah.  Her tummy was shaved and stapled.  I was very happy to see her, but very upset with what had happened to her.  I also know who did it.  Currently, there is a federally funded project that is neutering feral cats and releasing them where they were found. Now, I know that this is a good thing, but can’t they tell when a cat is not feral?  I guess not.  From my reading, they were only working in city limits.  We live two miles south.  Unfortunately, one of the volunteers lives on my lane.  Why she decided to pick up my Mags is beyond my understanding.  Maggie Pi was so sick when she came home and she had lost 24 ounces, a lot for my little girl.  I had to take her to Dr. Mike the next day for shots and meds to the tune of $75.

Maggie is getting better and gaining some weight.  She spends her day in Sweetums’ lap or in the dirty clothes basket.  She will gladly tell you all the sorted details.

I was so pissed.  Whenever I see the woman I look the other way.  I still want to smack her.

 

Still Raining

April 25, 2017

Even though it was raining, Sweet Baby Rue had to check on the geese.  I didn’t think there was that much room in our little pump house.

At least he had enough sense to seek shelter.

I found backing for my Splendid Sampler.  The print is 104″ by 88″ and my quilt is 106.5 by 106.5 so I had to get the orange to add a border.

It was time for my machine to have a check-up.  It was getting a little laud.  Time to get out my embroidery machine and make a label.

The goose babies hatched early this year.  The warm winter was probably the cause. I don’t think I will ever tire watching them.

On the knitting front, I decided to try this mitten kit.  I liked not having to weave all the ends.  I didn’t like having to constantly watch where the colors changed and trying to adjust my tension.  They are knit on size 2 and I would have preferred size 0 or even 00 with this yarn.  My daughter said the little kids on her bus will get a kick out of them, so she was happy.  Isn’t it all that  really matters.  I also bought a sock kit that will quite different when finished.  There is no way that I am going to use size 2 needles for socks.

Not Much

January 10, 2017

With the snow and below freezing temperatures, I haven’t been outside since Friday.  Yeah.  I know. I’m a big chicken.  I took some bird pictures.

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We also got the cats drunk.  We have to get some more kitty nip soon.

I sewed some.

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So….It Snowed

January 8, 2017

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No walks for Don.  All he got was a short trip out to the mailbox.  He had to ‘make do’ with the front yard.  He is not happy at all.  We tried to explain that we were old farts and could easily fall, but I don’t think he was listening.

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I finished some blocks.  There are still many more waiting.

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Sweet Baby Rue had the best solution.

A Very Happy Dog

January 3, 2017

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Don was so happy when Ruth decided he was her dog.

Life Goes On

October 14, 2016

This is Don.

019  He is a Labrador/Springer mix.  I was rather surprised when I searched the two breeds how much he favors Springer Spaniel rather than Labrador.