Still Dogging

Khandi enjoying her car ride

Khandi enjoying her car ride

Yesterday was errand day and the first stop was at Petco (we had a list), so we grabbed up Khandi and took her with us so she could have some “Me” time.  She enjoyed the trip through the Starbucks drive through and her puppy whip and then the shopping at Petco.  She even got a new harness out of the deal.  Little did Khandi know that she’d have to try on clothes.  She’s doing well.  We’re still treating the heartworms.  She has one more dose of the stronger oral medication then goes back in for a recheck so we’ll know if she’s ready yet for the final treatment at the vet.  I’ll be glad when she’s heartworm free but I dread having to keep her still for a month at a time.  This girl loves to play so it’ll be hard to keep her down.  But it won’t be the first time we’ve gone through this with a dog so we know what to expect….that’s why I dread it so much.  <sigh>

I haven’t done a lot of sewing since xmas with Khandi and Bandit running to the vet, and now Fancypants is going, too.  She has a corneal abrasion on her left eye that refuses to heal.  Our vet treated her on two different regimens but it wasn’t getting better so she sent us to the ophthalmologist.  So now we’re doing treatments 4 times per day and she goes back next Monday.  Tomorrow Pepper and Gypsy go in for shots.  See where I’m going here?  There’s been no free time to sew!

And it’s that time of year when there’s taxes and politics and insurance changes, and, and, and…..  So I’m just coasting until I can get back in the sewing room.  I’ve bought multiple tote bags, shopping bags, caps, etc., and tools to play with.  It’s all in a pile on my cutting table and some day I’ll get back in there to fondle it.  <sigh>

So, for now, I’ll just keep on dogging it………..


Happy New Year 2017

R has gone deer hunting at his brother’s house.  The dogs and I have been baching it.  The weather is cool and rainy with fog in morning and nights, so I’ve stayed pretty close to home.  I drank the bottle of Champagne then ate Cheetos because it was too cloyingly sweet.  Then that made me hungry so I ate a baked potato.  Now I have a sour stomach.  Wonder where that came from.  Yeah…Right

I spent the past 24 hours backing up computers and files for 2016 and dumping them all to dvds.  Finally finished that tonight so I’m good until 2018 now.  I have a copy on 2 PCs, a backup drive, a copy in the cloud and now a hard copy on DVDs.  I’m good now.

Tomorrow I’m planning on getting back in the sewing room again.  I’m doing tote bags to donate then will get to my wall hangings I stitched that need to be framed and then to my new purse….maybe not in that exact order, of course.

New Year's libation for one

New Year’s libation for one in front of the computer

All is quiet around here.  Have to take 2 dogs to the vet Monday.  I have a hair appt. one day.  Other than that I’m planning to sew.  Birthdays are coming up and I need some “things” done.  And some “things” to donate.  Going to learn to do ball caps, too, this year.  I’ve got a lot of plans, yes indeedy!

Survived Xmas Again!

I made it!  One more time.  And I did it my way for the most part, and without my usual depression this year.  I usually battle Seasonal Affective Disorder in the fall months but we increased the wattage of our lights and slowly my depression is fading.  Well, what do you know??????????!!!!!!!!!!  So I’ve been sewing up a storm for everyone and making ornaments and tote bags and lace and snowflakes and….2016-09-26-17-58-01 img_0133img_0138 2016-09-26-17-57-30 2016-09-27-15-41-07 2016-09-29-15-12-34 2016-10-02-16-52-47 2016-10-02-19-13-55 file-dec-23-4-04-55-pm file-dec-23-4-05-16-pm img_0136 img_0137 img_0138 img_0186 img_0459 img_0480 img_0481 img_0488 img_0489 img_0491 img_0493 img_0497 img_0499 img_5025 img_5028 img_5029 img_5032 img_5033 img_5034 img_5036 img_5037 img_5038 img_5039 img_5040 img_5041 img_5062 img_5065 img_20160926_175647 img_20160926_175655 steviesgifttag



















See What I mean?  I’ve been sewing a LOT!  And this is not all of it either.  Since xmas is over now I’ve started sewing again.  I have 5 or 6 tote bags to do, wall hangings for myself to frame, and a purse for myself to sew.  Then I’ll do some more blankets, of course, because they’re my favorite things to stitch since they allow me the most creativity in designs.  I’ll be doing more lace, as well, since I have fallen in love with it.  I already have ideas for transitioning some from xmas to normal life…we’ll see.


And we have fallen in love with Miss Khandi and are keeping her  (as if we needed another dog, right?  LOL).  She’s really a great little girl and plays with our dogs and gets along with them just fine.  She’s happy and peaceful and loving, well-socialized, good on a leash, etc., etc., etc.,…  So, we’ll take her in next week to get ready for her heartworm treatment probably some time in January depending on when the vet schedules her.

We took our xmas decorations down today.  This is what it looked like xmas eve:

Xmas Eve 2016
Xmas Eve 2016

This week I’m planning more sewing, a run for groceries at some point, a trip to the bank, and to spend the rest of my time with my little family.  What will you be doing this week?