Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wednesday

I'm ALONE! YIPPEEE...well..it is only TEMPORARY. And that is ok! My husband retired from his 2nd job in 2005 and I'm STILL acclimating to the fact that I rarely have the house to myself. Countless times I have spent my mornings busy doing housework or laundry...eat lunch..and JUST sit down in the sewing room for a few minutes before picking up the kiddo at school, and SOMEONE needs my undivided attention for what I consider not necessary to interrupt my QUILTING HOUR!!!! To be honest, sometimes the dogs won't let me settle in there either. Must be a conspiracy!

Do you ever feel like your sewing talents are being...well ...not used to their best ability? Here is what I saw this morning...laying sweetly between my terrier's paws.








SO, like a good sewing mama, I had to pull out quilting thread and needle to give this bone a good mending. VOILA! Now it is good for another week or so. I will be able to tell it needs another mending when I find stuffing ALL over the living room carpet. Naughty doggies!

7 comments:

Angie said...

Beth, you took the thoughts right out of my head and the words right out of my mouth!!!! :D Enjoy your temp time alone---it will fly---I too feel like I'm NEVER LEFT ALONE even when DH is gone, the 'boys' aka Dewey and Badger whine and carry on if I go in my sewing room. So, what's up with these dogs??? ROFL, I do the very same thing with their toys--I'm always mending them--geesh, no wonder I never actually complete a quilty project from start to finish! LOL Glad to know there's someone else out there that's in the same fix. :D

Linda_J said...

My husband being retired is always home except for the golf course every other morning. I love the man but I really enjoy that quiet time at home without him and/or the TV blaring. While I can do anything I want, when I want, more or less, there is just something about the private, alone time that is precious----and keeps me from wanting to throttle him on occasion, LOL. Is that the key to a happy marriage--get out of my face and give me some space?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have likewise sewed a few (1,000?) dog toys back together feeling all the while that my sewing/quilting skill were being underused... but, in all fairness, I did feel very appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I have stopped buying dog toys because the Twins keep eating the squeakers out. The only toys that they haven't been able to do that with are the small $1 toy balls like miniature basketballs the size of a tennis ball. But they aren't retrievers and they don't play ball, so I sew the ball into a fabric 'sack' and add a few long streamers of 2" wide strips of fabric. They go crazy over a 'new' toy! They eat it, of course, so I have to do this every week or so. But with all my scraps, it's free! {{{}}KSh

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Yes, much as we love them, we were not designed to be together all the time! Tracey

Elaine Adair said...

I've been away for a while so ...
-- amazing dust storms - never have I seen such a photo
-- love the limericks
--thanks for the yo-yo maker photos and clear instructions - I've been tempted to buy them but didn't know if they worked! Great job!

There once was a woman from Lanore
Whose mouth was as wide as a door
While attempting to grin
She slipped and fell in
And laid inside out on the floor!

LOL

swooze said...

Heck yes I know the feeling. I probably should repair the toys as I go so I don't have to keep buying them!