Happy Dogs on Thursday, little friday, thankful Thursday and anything else we could celebrate!
First things first. Pop over to the girls’ blog and read our little doggy bloggy service announcement on a fall hazard we won’t be overlooking anymore. You see, Gretchen and two of Sissy’s friends all have had quite a problem with … there’s no polite way to say it… vomitting. The Knight cleared up the mystery for all the doggy parents when he found an acorn – a whole acorn! – in Gretchen’s mess the second night she was ill. After checking with the other doggy parents, we confirmed that all three had almost certainly ingested acorn bits.
Shockingly, our DIVA who takes the world in through her mouth (as do all hounds), hasn’t had a problem. Actually, since it is thankful Thursday, make that THANKFULLY…
Now, a few of you probably need to sit down before you read on. I really was serious yesterday when I said that G’s little terrier stitch pattern inspired me to finally make some effort to learn to sew. Just SEW happened that we had to visit a local, kinda’ big boxish fabric store last night to secure miles and miles of black fabric for a funeral drape (preemptive, for the firehouse – no worries). They happen to have a Husqvarna Viking dealer “space” within. Unfortunately, the are staffed separately, and the sales person who could have sold me a new toy answered some questions for me had already gone for the day.
Even more unfortunately, they don’t offer sewing for dummies. They’ll let me fiddle with a demo model until I’m ready to buy, even if that includes everything from “… after you plug it in…” onward, but no class for a silly goose who owns a machine that she can’t make work. The VERY nice sales person waiting on the Chief (aka: the Knight) did invite me to her quilting group, where they are kind enough to teach my sisters of the wadded thread to do more than yank, rip and swear at their machines, but they meet fairly far away and then I’d feel obligated to quilt with them for awhile, which doesn’t suit my schedule.
However, I’ve come to realize that a nice starting place might be to go home and find my sewing machine. Then, I need to figure out some very basic information like what brand and model it is. I’ve also been told they’re like cars – makes sense, since they’re both machines – and that some (mine?!) just might not click with me.
Why no, this isn’t a good time to start a new adventure. Your point? Besides, if you’re not a brand-new reader, you know that it will take me MONTHS to shop and research and decide how to proceed…
So if you sew, talk to me. Other than wanting to stitch little Gretchen profiles on the hem of my pants and skirts and anything else that I can shove through the sewing machine, I own miles of fabric I bought roughly 15 years ago to make curtains and pillows for my then-new home… What do you sew? Why?