Jerry and I had to go into town this morning for him to see the skin doctor again, and while he was there, I went to buy REPLACEMENT plants for the ones Jackie has torn asunder. One poor little plant has been torn up by the roots THREE times. I have replanted it THREE times. It is still surviving somehow. The other plants weren't as lucky. She tore them apart so much, I would have had to pick up all the shredded leaves and roots and take them to a plastic surgeon to put back together!
SO! I got the bright idea to buy her some HUGE chew toys that she couldn't possibly chew up for a long time. I got the biggest one out of my car when I got home from the store this morning, and I gave it to her. She was VERY HAPPY to receive it. I watched her gnaw on it for several minutes in the back yard before coming into the house to put away the things I bought AFTER I bought the plants.
I headed upstairs to play in my sewing room and check my emails. I wasn't up here very long because it was almost lunchtime. I headed back downstairs for lunch, and I decided to go into the back yard to watch Jackie chew on her new toy.
GUESS WHAT I FOUND?!
I found NOTHING, that's what! NO chew toy anywhere. I started to walk around the yard to find it, but then remembered I had on my brand new white tennis shoes, so came back up onto the sidewalk. Then I noticed that there was dirt and rocks in several places along the garden hedge on the sidewalk. GREAT! She had been digging AGAIN! I walked around the corner to get the broom. I swept pile #1 -- then pile #2 -- then pile #3. Low and behold! Guess what was UNDER the hedge in the newly dug hole in pile #3. Yep. The new chew toy. It was still whole and in one piece. WHY ON EARTH would she bury it??? How is she supposed to chew on it when it is UNDERGROUND!?
I don't get it. I decided to leave the new plants on the other side of the fence for now. I'll have to be in a better frame of mind before I plant them, not to mention plant them so they can't be DUG UP by a large black furry baby.
And I made a new Sewing Room video FINALLY. Some people complained about the one I had on You Tube saying I was way too chatty. Can you imagine!? Here's the new video if you are interested in seeing where I "live" most of the time.
And that is Jackie's quilt you see in that video. It is all done except for the binding on the back. Remember the bow tie quilt I found in Granny's attic? I think these fabrics are from the 40's and 50's or maybe earlier. I wish I knew more about it. Jerry says it is too nice to let Jacke chew up. It will have to be her INSIDE ONLY blankie.
there were 5 or 6 quilts in that closet. I gave a few of them to Jerry's cousin, Mary Ann. Wish I could find my photo of all of them. Anyway, this one is next up. The backing was with it, so it is ready to pin onto the longarm. You can see the difference the quilting makes.
Well, I did make it. I actually like it, but I probably won't wear it anywhere but home. I held it up on a hanger and showed it to Jerry. He looked at it and said, "Fish?" I interpreted that to mean it doesn't look too good. Here's a pic.
You will notice my GARDENER dog next to me. Good thing she is so blasted CUTE!
It wasn't suppose to have a bright red v-shaped insert at the neckline, but I cut the V too low. I had to do SOMETHING to keep it from showing my entire chest, so I inserted the red piece of fabric. I like it okay EXCEPT for the fact that it goes up hill about 1/16th of an inch toward my right shoulder. It bugs me that it isn't perfectly straight. I put a piece of black trim there to straighten it, and it DID, but I didn't like the black stripe on top of the red so I removed it. I may try again to fix that this afternoon.
I am still making jewelry and loving it. I am making birthday presents for my two sisters right now. All three of us were born in August, although not the same year. How crazy is that? My sister, Janice, requested a lariat-style necklace. I had never made one.
Here is the first one that came out of my head:
I may shorten the red beads at the bottom of the two cords. Easy enough to do.
I will let you go. I'm going to load that new bow tie quilt.