Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Building Again

Well I'm starting a new dog pen tonight when I get home from work , I had planned to start it last week but that didn't happen because of that ear infection. I have all my wood cut ( I hope I cut it all right this time LOL ) now I just have to dig some holes and get to building. I hope this pen turnes out better than the last one LOL !! The last one my measurements were way off and the darn door won't hang right - but oh well I never said I was a carpenter !! This pen will house Jezebell as she will be having her babies very soon ( end of Jan to the first part of Feb ) I am planning on it being 10x8 feet.
Ugg - so I was petting opal last night and that dog is pregnate . I bet anything the stray German Shepard from a few weeks ago got her . I was going to get her spayed but kept on putting it off :( As soon as she weans these babies she is going straight to Dr. Fazio's to get spayed - I'm not putting it off again !!!!
Hugs All - have a wonderful day !!

Monday, December 17, 2007

I found a neat pattern

Well I've found my first pattern that I want to stitch for the CQ below. This bad boy is gonna take awhile . Now I have to decide on a background colour and thread choices. Any suggestions?????

Sunday, December 16, 2007

All I can say is WOW !!!

This quilt was made in 1883 by Lucy Zimmerman . I found it tonight on Ebay and man do I wish that I had an extra 500 -600 $ in my back pocket because this quilt would so be mine !!! It has such an intersesting layout . One day - if I ever have enough time - I would like to try to recreate it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Few more Puppy Pic's

Here are a couple more pic's of the babies :) This litter has been so much fun , alot of hard work and late nights but fun none the less . I'll be very sad to see these babies go :( However I have 2 more litter's on the way , Cleo is due the end of Jan - she was bred to Bo Jr. and Jezebel is due the end of Jan - 1st week of Feb . Jez was bred to Junior , this is my first time breeding Jez so I'm very excited to see what this breeding produces !!!

I Passed !!!!!!! Tobi leaving :(

Well y'all I passed this semester's classes in Psych I got a B and in Science I got a B also ( on my science finials I got 272 points out of 300 , not to shabby !! ) I have a couple of weeks off , next semester starts on Jan 12th so I'm gonna do some stitching :) Lots and lots of stitching , it's about killed me this last semester to hardly be able to pick up a needle . I'll be taking English ( YUCK ) and Early American History.
Tobi is going to his new home tomorrow . I'm kinda sad , I was going to keep this little guy but I really needed the $$$ with Christmas and all . He is going to a good home though , a lady by the name of Terri is getting him and she sound absolutely wonderful !

Friday, December 14, 2007

New Creation & Ear Infection

Well I have been down with a very nasty ear infection :( I had to go to the ER Wensday , that was not my idea of a good time !! They had to put a wick in my ear - damn that hurt , my left ear had swelled totaly shut . Even with a good sized dose of Demorol I still yelled like a 2 year old when they put in the wick. I was able to create this adorable little primitive heart , I am making a set of 3 of these little bowl fillers, I'm going to try to sell them on Ebay and make a little bit of pocket money. I hope that they go over well as they are really alot of work .

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

5 Weeks old - And way too cute !!!!

This here is Tobi at 5 weeks old , this little guy is a cutie pie , he's got a really sweet temperment . He just loves to be held and loved on !

This is Ginger , we are keeping her . This little girl is really tiny, I figure that she will be around 4 to 4 1/2 pounds full grown. I am most likley going to bred her to Max , the little black tri from Cleo's last litter.

At this point it is looking like she will have green eye's which is way cool ! Her marking are darkening up since she was born and that's a good thing too.

This is Amber , she was Robert's pick of the litter for using his little stud Rocky. I really like how this little girl is turning out & I Think that Robert will be happy with her.
I still have 2 more puppy's from this litter to post pic's of , maybe if I'm lucky I'll be able to do it tommorow.
Night ya'll .....

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hi Everyone

Well this semester is about over , I have finials next week so I'm really happy . The next semester starts on Jan 12th so this will give me a little break to try to get things sorted out and if I'm really lucky maybe do a little stitching. I have been just dying to start on a needlefelted sheep pattern that I found in a magazine called Create & Decorate. It's my nev faviorate magazine !! It's just slam packed full of all sorts of primitive patterns. Man , I wish that I could quite working that would really free up some time for stitching :) The puppies are doing great , I hate the new camera though , the pictures always look so blurry ! I'll try to get some decent ones of them to post.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

3 weeks old !!

This is the babies first feeding and boy did they make quite a mess . They turned 3 weeks old on Thursday , it's a little soon but they are dragging their momma down so I figured that I would give them a go at eating to try to keep some of the burden off of Voilet. They did very well their first feeding , I feed them canned dog food mixed with canned milk to make it pretty soupy. I will try to post more pic's of these babies soon , I have a bunch more pic's but it take forever to get them uploaded.
Hugs All !!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Long Time No Post - New Puppies

Well we had puppies on 10/25/07 from Voilet and Rocky . As you can see I am now up and running with a new ditial camera, I'm not real pleased with it as the photo quality was much better in my other one. I also had 2 females bred . Cleo my chocolate female was bred 2 weeks ago to my black tri stud Bo Jr. and my white female is being bred right now to my blue merle stud Junior . Also it looks like I may be having 2 more coming into heat very soon , my pearl female Tinkerbell and my black tri female Demon Dog( daughter of Cleo X Junior). So I should be extra busy here in a couple of months !!!
I will add more puppy pic's tommorow after work :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Puppies

Well we have 5 darling new puppies , I have no ditial camera (yet , I hope to have enough $$ to have one in a week or so ) but there were 2 choclate males, 1 red merle female and 2 blue merle female's. One blue merle female is very tiny - half the size of the other puppies.
School is going very well I have an A in science and a B in Psychology . We are 4 weeks from the end of 1st semester and I'm looking at having to choose classes for the 2nd semester, I think I'm going to pick History and English, I thought about maybe a 3rd class but then decided to stick with just the 2 classes as I have a feeling they will be pretty intense.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oh I'm Mad!!!!!!

My darn ditial camra isn't working , I had a bunch of photo's I was going to upload today for this blog and the darn camra won't upload any of them . Anyone have any idea's as to what could be wrong with it , it's a Kodak EasyShare C533 .

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cheyenne's 1st Horse Ride

Doen't she look super cute on the back of this horse !! She just loved it , I really would love to get her some lessons. Maybe one day when I'm not so pinched for time .

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I'm Here - Really :)

Life has been so busy the last couple weeks ya'll , I feel just horrible having neglected my posting I promise that I will try to do better . So far school is going well in science I'm holding a 95 avg , I have my first test in science this upcomming weekend . I'm a little worried about it as I am having a really hard time "getting " the concepts in science . In Psyc I have a 94 avg and my first test is also comming up this weekend in that too but I think I'll do really well in that . I have a 84 avg in Criminal Justice my first test in it was this past week , I did alright on the test but not as well as I had hoped for but I'll know what to look out for on the next one.
The dogs are doing wonderful !! Voilet looks like she has taken , she is starting to devolp a little pouch and is eating like a pig LOL :) The puppies are doing wonderful , I will post pic's of Angel , Max & Lilly tomorrow . Lilly is a puppy that I got along with her mother Jezabel and I will post pic's of those two tommorow also .
I haven't really had much time for any of my projects but this weekend I found a couple of blocks that I had stitched up about 6 - 8 months ago , they were buried in the bottom of my craft closet , I know I have more than what I found as I seem to rember that I was going to make a quilt out of them . I'll do a bit more digging this week & see what I can find . I'll post pic's of them this week .
My fall CQ is kinda on hold at the moment , I've finished block 2 and block 3 is almost peiced I hope to have a spare moment this week to work on block 3 - I think I'm gonna do 9 blocks on this one and call it good. I have to hunt up some more embroidery patterns for this one - If anyone knows where I can find a small bear ( real looking - not teddy bear ) pattern please let me know .
I'm not sure what is up with the tone on tone RR - I haven't seen a new block in a while . Tommorow I'll post to the board and see what I can find out . I do know that my block is with Jo in NZ please go to my side bar and check out her site . She is working on a awesome black CQ for her bed and it looks right smashing .
Well I'm off to bed ya'll I have caught a bit of a cold and I'm feeling kinda yucky right now

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Finally Got My Books !!!!!

I finally got my books Friday , I am so happy :) Now I have a ton of catch up work to get done . I'm almost caught up in Criminal Justice , Psyc I am 1 week behind and in Science I am 1 week behind . I thought 3 classes really wasn't much but I guess I was wrong LOL , I'm finding it tough to squeze in the time for everything so if I lag behind in my posting please forgive me . I am finding the science class a real challenge I hope I'll be able to do it , I'm just not getting the concept of it , I guess I'll just have to study harder . Well I'm off to go hit the books again , maybe I'll be able to get out to the dog pens at some time today as I've got 3 more bags of ready mix to lay down !!

Almost Done

Well I am finally almost done with block #2 . I just have a couple more seams to go then I can start on block #3.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ROAK'ed :)

I recived the prettiest packages of beads in the mail today , I don't know who they are from as there was no sender info on the envlope . Whoever you are thank you so much , I've been having a really crummy week and this really lifted my spirits :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A blog I love

Well ya'll I have found a totaly awesome blog , it's called Pairie Quilts . She does some of the most amazing sane quilts . Ater I get some more work done on my crazy quilts I have a few sane quilts that I need to pull out & finish . I wish that they would just magically finish themselves while they are sitting in my craft closet LOL :) Well that will never happen so I really do need to get off my bum and get them done . Please go check her blog out , the link is in my sidebar
Hugs All !

Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Fall Block 2 - another update

This is the little leaves that I stitched the other day on my 2nd fall block . The yellow is not quite so bright in person . I drew this design myself - not to shabby I think.

This is a seam that I stitched today . I'm not totaly happy with it , it seams to need a little something more , but I'm not sure what that more is ? ! The sead beads at the end of the spikes are really sparkly in person , they're colour is called Red Gold Luster.

Here is some of the lace that I hand dyed a few weeks ago . Looks right smashing on this block , kinda ties in the teal peice of fabric at the top.

This is some fabric that I found today at WalMart . It was only 1$ a yard I got the whole 5 yards . I am going to use it as shashing on this C.Q. and I hope that I will have enough to use it as the backing too.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

You ever have one of those day's ??

Today has just been one of those day's for me today . Nothing has gone right for me today . As some of you may know I am trying to go to College on-line fron Northwestern here in Louisiana for a Bacholor of Pscy , well it's not going so well.From the start it has not gone well , it took almost a month to get Maine to fax the college my GED scores .Then after all that it's taken almost 3 weeks to get ahold of finacal aid just to find out that I need a whole bunch more forms filled out ! I have been trying to get my books all week long but still can't get aproval from finacial aid . Finacial aid is doing one of those random verifcations on me & it will be 4 to 6 weeks before that is done , I will have to drop out of the 3 classes that I am registered for :( I guess I'm going to have to hope that it all goes alright and I don't get charged for the classes because I just don't have the cash to pay them right now . I knew when the lady at the Registration office wanted to sign me up for the classes before I got ahold of Finacial Aide was a really bad idea. At this point I'm just a hair away from saying to hell with it all !! I'm going to have to call them Monday & tell them to drop me from those classes for this semester . I'm just so upset , maybe it's not ment for me to go back to school :(

Fall Block 2 - Some Cattails

I have gotten this much done on my fall block this week . I have 1 more mofit to put on this block then I will start doing the seams . I am wanting to finish this block this weekend and get # 3 ready to go .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fan Colours

Yup I think I really do like them better on black , now I just cross my finger's that I have enough black for all the blocks . I think I will use this Rose fabric ( it's a litter darker in person ) for the sashing and I may even have enough for the backing too. I found another 4 1/2 yard of the rose fabric in my closet tonight so I thin in all I have 2 yards of the black & like 8 yards of the rose. Thank you to everyone who left me a comment on the other post ya'll are just wonderful !!!

A couple of Fans

Well this is as far as I have gotten with my new Fan quilt . It's going kinda slow as I also have the Fall C.Q. to work on & the Redwork RR. Also I had ro revise my pattern as the one that I had started out with was not working . These will be 9 inch blocks instead of 12 inch blocks but that's alright . Cheyenne has picked out the fabrics for these two fans and I think she has done a wonderful job for being 11 years old . I have a couple of questions for those of you who read my blog -
1. Should I make all the fan base's the same colour ( I have a medium grey ) or should the base's match the fan ?
2. Should I put the fans on some black satin or some light rose satin ?
3. Should I give ya'll pic's to see what they look like on each fabric ?
4. Should I do sashing or a straight set ?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Redwork RR - Shay's Blocks

These are Shay's blocks. The background fabric isn't really blue it's a bright white . These are from some vintage iron on patterns that Shay had - they are very pretty.


This is Rat Pack's Voilet Whisper . Voilet is a 5 pound black tri . Her mother is Princess a sable & white that weighed 7 pounds and her daddy is Rusty a 5 pound choclate tri . Voilet is comming into heat , I checked her yesterday and she is in the 1st part of her cycle , she will be bred to Rat Pack's King of Hill otherwise know as Bo Jr. He is out of Rambo a 4 pound charcole tri & Ladybug a 6 pound black tri . Bo carries for Blue Merle , choclate & blue where Voilet carries for sable , choclate & blue . I am very intrested to see what they will produce . Voilet has had one litter and that litter was 2 blue frosted males . One of the males was stillborn and the other one she smothered at just under 2 weeks old . I am hopeing that this litter she does alot better with .

Fall Block #2 update

This is what I have done on the second fall block , I know that I want to put some wheat on this block now I just have to find a pattern of some wheat . I really like how the deer turned out but the horns are a little to light , I used a light creamish tan on the horns.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Start

This is a new crazy quilt that I have started - someone please stop me I have no will power !!! This will be a 20 block quilt for my kid brother Corey & his wife Erika . I have never made anything for them & I thought it was about time I got off my rump & got started on it . I will be setting the fans on some white fancy fabric that I bought and it will have a deep rose coloured fabric for the sashing though I may have to change the rose fabric because I only bought 2 yards and it may take more than that to do the sashing . I'm not sure what colour I will do for the fan base maybe some black satin that I have but I'm not sure yet because I think I want to do some outline embroidery in each fan base but we'll see how it goes . Well I'm off to do some more fan blades . I hope to have the top done in a couple of months so I'm really gonna have to hustle on this one.

Redwork RR Update

This is the block that I stitched for Bette . I just love her patterns & her colour choices. Just awesome !!! I will be mailing this out to Shay on Friday when I get paid.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cheyenne's 11th Birthday :)

Well all my big girl has turned 11 , ugg I'm feeling old now ! She had a wonderful day , she got a DS & a game with it , lots of jewerly & a few purses.