Saturday, November 29, 2008

He's home!

Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself. I THINK my new name is Buddy. Mom and my boy could NOT agree on any names but Buddy. Mom REALLY wanted Shortstop (Shorty for every day) but my boy wanted Youklis or Yastremski (sp?). All Mom could think of is my boy going off to college and leaving her home with a dog name she has to explain EVERY time someone new comes in the front door!

Here is what I know already:
~ Mom thinks I"m a scottish terrier mix. What the mix is , she says is a mystery!
My white feet have freckles and I have some brown fur just behind my ears...oh and
white chest....
and I have this...interesting long skinny tail!

~I am not sure what this thing is around my neck...but mom put something on it she called a 'tag'. I spent 20 minutes trying to run away rrom it or rub it off my neck! Its still there....:::SIGH::::

~I like my big brother Rally. He is giving me 'play lessons'. So far I have learned that if I run, he will chase me.

~Dad says I think I'm a lap dog. I just love to take a flying leap into Mom's lap. If she makes me get down, I just make myself comfortable on the couch instead! Dad says if the vet (what is a vet?) says I'm going to stay small, he might consider me a lap dog.

Mom said she will show you more pictures of me soon. She is trying to get me to stop scratching all the bathroom rugs! I just LOVE them! BYE!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This little guy needs a NAME! I have two requests: I rarely use a people name (I might consider a famous person..) and my other two dogs were named baseball names; Rookie and Rally. I'm thinking I would like to stay with baseball..but maybe just a sports name...? He is a scottish terrier mix and they estimate that he is about a year old. Right now he is shy..but just wait till his new big brother shows him the ropes! Hide the cat!

I cannot take him home till tomorrow afternoon (shhh! he is going to be neutered in the dh said ow ow OW! lolol). Just what I need: housetraining a dog and starting Thanksgiving cooking all on the same day! Guess what else? My DISHWASHER crumped YESTERDAY! I have the worst luck...a couple of years ago my microwave died the day BEFORE Thanksgiving. SHEESH. Good thing its only my husband and two boys and me for dinner. My sweet husband took me out today to get a new one. It will be delivered tomorrow (see a big day for me tomorrow???) and he will install it for me.

1. pies and rolls to make
2 new dishwasher to have delivered in installed
3. bring home new dog.

WHEW! I'm already tired!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Next step in the sew along...Step 4

I believe I promised SOMEONE I would post the next step YESTERDAY. Oh, well, best laid plans and all that. I had HOPED to sew all day today, tomorrow AND Sunday (minus church of course). Today found me finishing up the Shoe boxes for Samaritans Purse. They are due back to church on Sunday. I so love packing them! I also purchased the Angel Tree presents. They don't have to be back till the next week, but doing that now saved me an extra day out to find them. Tomorrow, we have two soccer games on the schedule AND a scrimmage on Sunday afternoon! SO much for my sewing days!

Step Four

From background fabric cut: 12 wof strips 3.5 inches wide
sub cut into 96 3.5 inch squares
From red fabric cut: 5 WOF strips of 1 3/4 inch wide
sub cut into 96 1 3/4 inch squares
From yellow fabric cut: 2 WOF strips 3 1/2 inch strips
sub cut into 12 3 1/2 inch squares

For the next step you will need 48 background squares and all the red squares. Set all the rest of background squares and the yellow squares for Step 6.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


I'm still learning about my new how in the HECK can I download just ONE picture off it? It INSISTS that I use THEIR software, my computer does not "read" that it is even plugged in, and when I try to down load pictures I have only the option of saving EVERY LAST PICTURE on the card. ::::sigh::::: I will figure this out, I just hate learning something new. The old camera, while it never took GREAT pictures, was easy to use. This new one is hard retrieve pics off of!

I have some pictures of my binding choices for the jacket, the jacket re-sewn without binding...and one of the jacket with most of the main binding done...but I can't get them off the camera....Ok...I'll go try again... biggest boo boo yesterday? When I cut the sweatshirt up the middle, I slipped one of my smaller green mats inside the shirt...and then cut. Guess what? the mat is shorter than the sweatshirt! You guess it! I slit a nice big cut just below the neckline in the back! I just zigzaged over it in grey to match the jacket, till I can decide what I want to applique over it! Necessity is the mother of invention....;;;SIGH:::: pictures soon ..I promise!