Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obedience Class

We took Penny to the Leader Dog obedience class, like we do every Tuesday night. She was slightly more distracted than usual as the class was outside. The teacher had brought a singing frog  as a distraction for the dogs,  All through class Penny had only one goal - KILL THAT FROG. After class the teacher told us we had done a wonderful job with a difficult dog and not to take it personally when she is career changed.  (That is the nice way they put it when she flunks out.)

Friday, June 14, 2013


I have made close to 50 quilts in my lifetime and most of them have been hand quilted.  I have been trying to learn to do machine quilting.  I have a beautiful Bernina machine with a stitch regulator but it is not as easy as it looks. I tried a baby quilt that I want to give as a shower gift but it just didn't look right so I ripped out the machine quilting and I will get out my hoop tonight.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Penny Eats Everything

Penny turned  one year old last week. She is a really good dog and can be very well behaved, except, she eats everything. Anything that falls to the ground disappears immediately. There are the usual, napkins, paper towels and Kleenexes. She also eats any scrap of paper, or plastic.  We have removed from her mouth wine corks, bottle caps and Swifter dusters. (well she swallowed the Swifter duster and we had to bring it back up. ) In my sewing room she has swallowed straight pins and enough fabric to make a small quilt. Hubby thinks the colored poop is funny. We cannot let her run even in the backyard because 3 times now she has eaten something toxic and goes through a few hours of vomiting and diarrhea. We have cordoned off the rhubarb and we know she isn't eating the rhododendron or hydrangea.  I personally picked all the toadstool out of the front yard today.