Sunday, August 29, 2010

You are such a weird dog......

Teddy, posing as a roasted pig on a platter......

I'm cleaning off my blog.  The older I get, the less I like any clutter and that includes on the blog!  I just have this sneaking suspicion that all the doodads and gadgets make my page slower.  In addition, I am getting more and more annoyed by all the moving things on websites (like the Yahoo mail page for example which is always blinking--screaming--crap at the top).  I never have used Net Flix because I don't like pop ups and they do a lot.  I'm boycotting things I see jingling and jangling on Yahoo now.
Anyway, I"m all for streamlinging everything so I can concentrate on the good stuff!
Have a great day!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's a nice cool morning and I've had one cup of coffee.  Am going to take a long walk this morning to get the blood working!  I've been working in the garden while it's been cool and haven't gotten much done as far as sewing but we have to take advantage of these lovely days before the heat wave rolls in (on Sunday).
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


As dog lovers say, she crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday.  She was friends with our Paddie and only 7 years old.  In the spring she had been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of mammory cancer.  Part border collie, part shepherd, she was one smart dog and sooooo funny and entertaining.  She had a whole repatoire of tricks that she loved to do.  We shall miss her terribly and send love and hugs to our dear friends, Lori, Scott, and Justin.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

my smallest quilt

I stopped buying quilts some time ago--when you live in a teeny tiny cottage, there is only so much space to store things properly.  So it is surprising that I found something I just had to have yesterday.  I was at a regular sewing store and just stopped across the way for a brief moment to say hello to an old friend and there it was---weighing in at 8.5 inches square.  I'm not sure why the quilted shoe prints in the corner but they sorta remind me of Charlie Chaplin or Laurel and Hardy.  Anyway, I can always find room for such a sweet thing:

Friday, August 20, 2010


We'll miss all this soon!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Little treasures

Being at home with Paddie hospice allows me the time to look at some of the little treasures I've accumulated this summer.  Like this sunbonnet girl that the nice lady at the nursery gave me.  It's for planters and there is a stake attached to her foot.  Still I think she is charming and the only one in my sunbonnet collection.
This little beauty is a little card that has a thread picture on it.  I really love it in its primitive charm!  Love the birdhouse and the little girl and her cute outfit!

Paddie, 2007
Paddie is stable although she still has some nose bleeds now and then.  She seems to be comfortable and is eating us out of house and home (the steroid side effects include excessive appetite and thirst).  She is constantly looking for me when I am not around and only about 2-3 feet away from me at any given time. So far she is comfortable and lately seems to be sleeping a little better at night.  So Doggie Hospice continues.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

check this out.......

Catchin up with blog posts and Anne of Bunny Hill Designs had posted about this really cool website,
Mila's Daydreams.  These are really cool photos, just check them out.  As a Nana, I just love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Enjoy:)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

World Cat Day

Holly and the gang at Cat Street Boyz posted that Tuesday is "World Cat Day."  In the spirit of the day, We  celebrate George the cat who lives next door and is adored by Seamus:

Happy Cat Day George!
And you too Zoomer, companion to Sandra at Sandra Sews and who seems like another member of our family, we salute you and all your feline friends:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun Pet Photos!

Anne over at Bunny Hill is having a great pet photo contest!  I've been enjoying checking out the photos, some really great photos (and ideas)!

We've been looking at some photos of our life with Paddie.  We could take her anywhereShe had quite a few dog-friends through her life and in 2007, she went on vacation with one of them.  Ava is the baby of our dear friends Lori and Scott.  Lori and I would always be calling each other about what our babies were doing and now we call each other (and send each other a lot of cards) checking on each other because both dogs have cancer.  At least I can say that I have had nearly 13 wonderful years with Paddie; Ava is only 7 and it just seems so unfair.

Ava at our house at the shore.
And our bathing beauty:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Victory Dogs

Thanks everyone for all your kind words, emails and comments.  It's been a tough time but we are back in caretaker mode with Paddie in doggie hospice here.  She is stable and on medications that are keeping her comfortable.  She seems always near me and I am giving her a lot of petting and kisses.  I am hoping that she will pass quietly at home but we are prepared to do whatever we have to so that she doesn't have to feel pain.

I'm posting this picture of some Victory Dogs that I found while reorganizing some of my linens.  I've also been reading Sue Reich's book, World War II Quilts, which I highly recommend.  I received the book while working on Nana Betty's birthday-turned-memory quilt and found it so inspiring. 
If you are interested in this era, you may want to check out Dawn's post last week which I found fascinating:
Stay cool and have a great day...
Hugs to all!