Walker’s World

Walker, the new friend of the Farmlet, has a voracious appetite for chewables.  To date he has killed Noodle’s squeaky plush toys; both the squirrel and the chipmunk!  He has also killed two of my good cotton anklets, and one pair of my favorite cotton underwear.

😠

If I am busy about the house, then he is in his puppy prison playpen.

It keeps him out of mischief.

Anyone care to guess who that photo bomber is?  😉

If I am seated watching TV he is attached to my little footstool/rolling table.  Even so, he tried to eat the corner of the couch, while I was sitting there.

🤯

In my studio he is on lead and attached to the cutting table…  and you guessed it, he found something to chew;  my expensive Tutto Sewing machine buggy!  It isn’t bad, but it is irritating.

Walker!  This is not a toy!

So today I took one of the many pockets I have saved from Bob’s old blue jeans and stuffed it with leftover quilting fluff and one of the squeaky buttons from the killed plush toys, then sewed it shut and voila!  A new chewy for Walker.

THANKS, MOM!

So, how long will it last?  Who can say?

I know these bad-dog symptoms are a direct result of boredom (and teething too), but what he needs is to go walking with me.   I walk him on lead in the backyard, but we can’t go anywhere else until his last Parvo inoculation.

In only 2.5 weeks and I am counting the days!

~*~

A word on dog/cat/human immunization:  There are some out there who are on the “no pet vaccine wagon”.  They are some of the same people who think that human immunizations are bad.  Well, I do not want to hear it.

  • I almost lost my little sister to Whooping Cough when she was about 4 years old.
  • I DID lose a dog to Parvo when I was a teen.

These two incidents were scary as hell and I will not skip an immunization for myself or my pets.  I can think of a lot of ways to die, but not from an unnecessary and preventable illness.

Nuff – said and OMSB now.

I’m back, it’s back and almost a finish!

Keeping it short and to the point:

I made a Christmas quilt and then sent it away to Hamilton Missouri for quilting.  I held my breath and waited, a rather long time, and it is now here!

I was stunned at the condition of the box, but…

YIKES!

Anticipation…

Excitement!

the treasure inside was unharmed!

Please click to see the snowflakes!

I am calling it “The Night Before Christmas”.  It is very 50s, very country, and was really fun to make.

😊

Next, I will be adding the binding and then listing it on EBAY for sale.  And of course I will be showing you the bound and ready for sale photo too.

more soon!

 

ScrapHappy – for July 15th

I just found out today is the anniversary of the ScrapHappy group of creative people who use it up and make something wonderful from what is left for scrap.  We have also grown by four new members too!  Please be sure to follow the links below to see what all the others have created this month!

Today’s item is in my estimation a prototype.  I read a lot and get most of my books through my local library using Overdrive.  The books are chosen from those available digitally through my library, and then I download them from Amazon onto my Fire tablet.

(I must mention this service is available for free, and that even if you don’t have a fire tablet, or other reading device you can also use your computer.)

Anyway, back to this month’s effort for scrap happy.  I recently made some box valances for the windows in my new studio…

and there was about 1/2 yard of fabric left.  So, I layered it with batting scraps,

quilted it, trimmed it, sewed it into a tube, then sewed the ends in opposing directions at top and bottom after stuffing it well.  All to make a little pillow for my Fire!

It holds the tablet at the right angle for reading and saves my hands from holding it for hours.  (arthritis)  It also prevents neck strain from rolling my head forward to get a good angle to read when it is flat in my lap.

  • So, is it perfect?  No.
  • Does it do the job I created it to do?  Yes.
  • Is it more comfortable on my lap than the lint roller I had been getting by with to hold it up and keep it from sliding away on my lap?  Absolutely.
  • Has it offered some free motion quilting practice?  Yes!  Again not perfect, but I think the random stitching works OK with the loud, large print of the fabric.

All in all it was a fun project, used up total trash from my quilting closet, and I can now read comfortably.  Mission accomplished!

Please do visit these other lovely scrap users to see what they’ve created this month

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley and Dawn

NOTE:  Overdrive is available for every platform and device for free HERE