Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Notice raggedy sister Sparkle in the top photo.  She will be getting her first hair cut this weekend.  She will be getting the traditional Lion Cut. No inbetween with this cut, you either love it or hate it. I'll post pictures of before and after. 

Today I  received pictures of Dentyne (now Dexter) after his first hair cut. They sent him home with this cute collar or ribbon, not sure what it really is. A tie maybe with a 'shirt collar'? Or he looks like he's all dressed up to be in the Christmas Choir! He's so handsome.  Notice all his toys in the background. Maybe it is Christmas for him! 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Latest Project

This is a block exchange with one of my quilt groups. It calls for Fall colors. Here are just a few that I've finished so far. It's going to be quite pretty with all the different colors.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This morning it was raining, like it's been doing for two days now. I decided I would get my trip to Joann's for sewing machine needles out of the way as they were on sale. I'm down to one so don't want to be without any spares. 

No needles....... all sold out so I wandered around the store, thread 50% off, nooo I've got lots of thread, Oh what's this??? 50% off their red tag fabric, just let me look, uh-oh........! I think I cleaned off one shelf. Some of these were fabrics I looked at when they were full price, $9 a yard, then red tagged for $5 still more than I wanted to pay for as much as I wanted. Well, at $2.50 a yard, yes, I'll pay that and bought bolts of the stuff. Some of it isn't what I would use a lot of in a quilt, but it sure will make very nice backing for any quilt. I'm set for backings for at least a year. 

Some had only a yard or two, but some were full bolts. Nice sale. Still no needles. With the big sale over tonight, I'm hoping they will restock the stores before or as they open tomorrow.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Here are a couple pictures of Mz Sparkle Liz took when she was out walking with us. Sparkles likes to go with and watch what's going on. She's a little cuddler too.  No, that's not me with Sparkle.   That's Birdie on top of the dirt pile. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Puppy Update

A friend took this picture of me picking up the yard Sunday. (yes, it has been cropped!) She thought it would depict the 'essence' of a breeder's life's work.  Yup, clean up is a great part of our life.   The puppy in the picture is Sparkle formerly known as Double Bubble.  She loves being out in the yard with the big dogs, but sometimes they get a little too rough for her. That's when she runs to her mom or me. 

Wonderful Surprise

Yesterday I got a sorta squishy in the mail. I thought it was a FQ from a friend. What a great surprise it was. It was this lovely Post Card from Brenda. It's just lovely and so cute! I love the eyes! Thank you, Brenda. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Needed Landscaping

I didn't get any pictures of the mish mash of "Christmas Trees" here, but there were pines, spruces and some weird trees I wasn't able to identify. It's been a long time coming but the trees finally got too big and had to be removed. They were interfering with the power line from the house to the garage. There were at least 20 trees that were overgrown and dying because they were too close.  They also covered a lot of the driveway so it was hard to get up to the garage without scratching the car. One tree was so big, I couldn't use one of the garage stall because the tree covered it, so it was time. You couldn't park your car near them or under them because the sap would cover the car. What a mess that was to remove!  

The landscape company did a wonderful job removing everything and replanting nice Arborvitaes that won't get so big they reach the power line even when mature.  It's so nice, I guess I'm going to have to do something with the rest of the yard out front now. They did all this in less than 2 days. 

With this being an election year, you see so many signs in yards of those in support of one candidate or another. I like mine best!  I'm endorsing my Landscape Company! They do good work, no they do GREAT work.  I was impressed. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Few Days Away

As you can see, Mr Big and Scribbles weren't impressed that they got left home while I was gone. As soon as I got out of the car, they jumped in and wouldn't get out till I brought them in the house.  After most of the puppies went to their new homes, my daughter called and asked for help cleaning their new house. It was a foreclosure home and has been vacant for at least a year. She worked my fingers to the bone! Here are a few pictures of the home. It needs a lot of work before they can move in but they like the house a lot. The kitchen was really nice. The house smelled a lot better once they got the indoor pool emptied too.  It was such a lovely shade of emerald green.  These are a few of the rooms we worked on and they still need more work. In the top picture you see a pear tree with 'Wood' sitting under it eating his lunch while watching the humans go in and out. He lives under the tree. His buddy ' Chuck' lives under the Oak a few feet away. They both sit there and chatter back and forth and we must be very entertaining to them. They watched us come and go for the days were were there. Not afraid of us at all. As we left, they waved good bye, said come again soon!  Maybe next time I'll get better pictures so you can really see how cool these creatures really are...... from a distance of course.