Dusty Shirt


I found this design printed on a white ladies t-shirt a couple of weeks ago on Ebay.   I had to have it!  Love it.  Here it is beside the dog who inspired the purchase, my Dusty:





My little Dusty Man is my arm-candy. He goes everywhere I go in the house.  He’s always in my lap, in my bed, and in my arms.  Spoiled doesn’t even play a part in his dictionary.  He feels entitled, not spoiled or just deserving of all the attention.  LOL  I’m not supposed to be out of his sight for any longer than absolutely necessary.  He watches me like a hawk and doesn’t miss a thing.  Love that little fur-boy…….


On another note, Winkie (now Rowdy) has been adopted and is happily learning to live in a home with his new mom instead of a kennel in a vet’s office.  Daylight and dark are those two!  So happy for you Rowdy-Man!!!

Daisy is still doing well at the sanctuary.  They’re going to start getting her to adoption events and see if they can find a home for her.  Fingers crossed for her!!!!!!!!!!

Been doing some serging and some machine embroidery.  Made some blankets for kids and embroidered a blouse for a birthday party.  Finished my last class about Babylock sergers and have gone down to Mom’s and showed her some tips, took her some supplies, thread, spool winders, etc.  Showed her alternate ways to thread the Evolution and how to use decorative thread on a serger.  It’s been fun.

Trying to work on xmas somewhat, too.  Tomorrow I have my car in for its first oil change then have to take Jolie to her doctor’s appointment for another blood draw test.  She’s been having some really rough days followed by some not so rough days, but I’m at the point where I expect any day for her to just go to sleep and not wake again.  Poor girl!

Well, it’s time good little girls and dogs head off to bed.  Try to write more tomorrow.  Night.  Night.


Sewing Room Revisited

IMG_4900Okay, they’re out of the boxes and the sewing room is changing every day.  I sold another serger today so I only have one more to sell and it’s posted everywhere I could think of.  It’s now packed away in that black and gold rolling case on the lower right of this picture.  Can’t wait to gain back that space as well.  Before long I’ll actually be able to create something in there instead of buying, selling and reorganizing.

Today was a day of errands, deliveries and friends.  I went to the Before Inventory sale at my local fabric shop and bought 16 spools of embroidery thread in colors that I was lacking.  It seemed as though I had colors for children and floral designs but no browns for animal prints.  The design I test-stitched for a shirt for Ronnie the other day (81700 stitches!) should have been shades of brown with it’s 22 thread changes but it ended up very gold, beige and gray.  Not good.  Since I intend to stitch dog prints for our dogs (and maybe to donate) I’m sure to use some of those hues I purchased today.  (Let me at ’em!!!!!!!!)  I’m actually going to do an inventory tonight and go back for more thread tomorrow….and this was sanctioned by my dear husband.  He thought the price sounded right, too.  I’m so glad he’s so agreeable.

Tomorrow is more errands and laundry that I didn’t get to today, but I hope I have time to sew tomorrow.  I want to try an embroidery design.  The embroidery attachment and all the hoops are in that gray, molded-plastic case on the bottom left and have yet to be unpacked.  We actually had to take pictures of the inside of the case (at the dealer’s urging) because there is no diagram of how to put it all back in the case once it’s removed.  The dealer said he suggests that all his customers take pictures before unpacking and has seen ladies use their cellphones to photograph them prior to starting a class.  Isn’t that strange?  Tonight I’ll start going through the books for the machines and inventory my embroidery thread.  My assignment is to read every word of the books and watch all the movies (the Ellisimo has movies on it that explain how to do things in case you get stumped), then to try all the stitches about which I’m comfortable.  If I get stumped after that my instructions are: 1) rethread the top and bottom threads, 2) reread that section of the manual, 3) rethread once more, and 4) go get a glass of wine and walk around for a bit.  If  I am still stuck I then can call for help.  LOL  I really love number four!

Here I am again and it’s after midnight.  I have thread to inventory.  G’night, All………


Isn’t He Purty?

RonnieI thought Ronnie was a nice looking man when I met him.  Now, almost 13 years later, I still feel the same.  Even with age creeping up on us I still love to look at him.  <sigh>  Saturday we were married for 11 years and I can honestly say they’ve been the best 11 years of my life.  We both put so much into our marriage, and consequently, we reap a lot from our efforts.  I love you, Ronnie Lindsey!

Yesterday I went xmas shopping for the first time in years.  My family is so used to getting gift certificates in the mail that they won’t know how to act with a wrapped present.  Of course, we’ll still be mailing some because most of our family lives away.  Be back later; got busy.




Miss Buffy after grooming today.  She was proud and excited to be out and about.  I think she knows how pretty she is, too, when she’s freshly groomed because she struts.  LOL  Good girl!

Not a bad day.  A little bit of rain and more errands so I never got any sewing done but it was a productive day nevertheless.  I’m happy with it anyway.  I’m tired and about ready to put my body to bed.  Good night, all!




Where we going, Mom?

Welcome to our world.  I just moved here from Blogger and am trying to learn a new system–please bear with me.  Today’s feature is Maximus Bigamus Dogamus, aged 12 months, weight 80 pounds.  Max has lived here with us for most of his life.  At the ripe young age of 8 days he woke up from his nap to find a new, quieter bed to sleep in and a big brother who adored him.  Bandit would sit by his crate every day and watch him sleep.  If he stirred, Bandit would let me know something was up so I could check on Maximus.  It was love at first site….and still is.