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Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Madness

What a way to start the week, I had thought things were all in line for today, but I was wrong. To start with, I had a eye doctor's appt. for this morning, than I find out the Sean had a appointment for the dentist to check a tooth that he has been having problems with again. So I cancelled his appointment and had planned to reschedule. Now are plans are to go to the eye doctor and than stop by the Florabama Auction house to pick up cabinets we bought Saturday night. But at 5 am I heard our littlest Maltese barking so I got up to see what was wrong with her. Seems she was in labor, now I wasn't expecting her to deliver till next week. Good thing Sean made the Whelping boxes yesterday. I woke Sean and ask him to help me, by the time he got to the living room we had a black puppy, two hours later she had a white puppy. Needless to say Sean called the eye doctor for me and rescheduled that appointment, I just couldn't leave the baby girl alone not knowing if she was going to have anymore puppies. I than called the dentist office and asked if they had cancelled Sean's appointment yet and she hadn't so he went down to have his tooth checked. When he got home he had cotton stuffed in his mouth and was now missing that tooth. Seems it was one that he has been having worked on for awhile. He had a root canal on that one and our Dentist was going to send him back there for a consult, he told her no, just pull it as that was what the other dentist would be doing. Yes we have been down that road before where he had a root canal done and than later the tooth had to be pulled. As for me I no longer will consider a root canal, to many problems. Now I had to call the auction house and reschedule our pick up. Nothing went as planned today, I just hope the rest of the week is better. Hubby is home recovering from his extraction, He called off from work, he can't take the pain meds and go to work, just to dangerous. Mariah seems to be done with having pups, so it looks like we have salt and pepper puppies, they are so cute and they are both little girls. Guess Sissy will be having her litter next week, yes she was in heat right after Mariah and Rascal got them both, Sissy is really getting big, I think she might have 4 pups. Bet you are wondering where the black pup came from being that Mariah is a white Maltese and Rascal is a champagne Pomeranian. Rascal's sire was a very dark blue Merle Pomeranian so the pup seems to be taking after him. So hard to tell if they are going to look like Poms, or Malteses or somewhere in between. Enjoy the first puppy pictures taken this morning...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Charity finishes

The World of Charity Stitchers sent the cross stitched squares to me, I used the squares in Quilt blocks and put them together in a small quilted lap robe. The knitted items were made with the last of the yarn from my Mom's estate. I crochet but I am not a knitter, so to make these I pulled out the knitting machine and got busy. That thing is amazing, I can knit a throw in about 1 hour, if I were to make it with needles it would take me a month. All these items plus anything else I get made or donated from now to December will go into the holiday box. This box will be delivered to the Century Care Center nursing home for the residents at the holidays. There are so many wonderful people who are placed in homes and then forgotten by their relatives. If the items in this box brings a smile to just one person than it is all worthwhile.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happiness is cross stitching: First anniversary blog giveaway!#comment-form#comment-form

Happiness is cross stitching: First anniversary blog giveaway!#comment-form#comment-form
Melanie had this link in her blog for a contest that a lady was having to celebrate her first year of her blog. I signed up for her contest and have listed the link here so you can sign up too. just follow this link I tried to upload the picture but is didn't work, so just go to her blog site and you can see all the prizes there.. good luck

Monday, August 3, 2009

Charity lap robe

This is a lap robe that I am quilting for Century Care Center, the nursing home that Melanie works at. I was sent the cross stitched squares which were stitched by members of the charity group. I made them into quilt blocks and added the filler blocks and sashing. The lap robe measures a little over 3 X 3 Square which will make a great quilt for the residents when they are seated in a chair. The WOCS is also making bags, cards and other projects for Century Care Center. This group has projects in the works for many hospitals, nursing homes and special children in need, not only in the United States but in the United Kingdom as well. Melanie joined this group last month so she to will be stitching for charity too. She started a rose for the cancer quilt (which is my pet project) before she joined the group she finished the square the other week, She has also stitched a sponge bob square for a 13 yr old boy who is very ill in South Florida. The World of Charity Stitchers is a wonderful group of ladies who donate their skills, time and supplies to make someone in need feel really special. If you would like to donate supplies or money to the World of Charity Stitches contact me and I will put you in touch with the group or I believe they accept donations thru paypal. Check out their web site on Yahoo World of Charity Stitchers