Friday, June 8, 2012

school's out for summer.

 Well all my boys are out of school now.  The two middle cuties above are my twins.  One is sword fighting with his best friend using his preschool diploma.  It's true...boys can make weapons out of everything.  This gives new meaning to the phrase "Knowledge is Power."

 It may seem counter-intuitive but I've done a little more sewing with the kids home.  I'm averaging about 1 row of these a day.  I had all my leftover Double Chocolat fabric cut up to make a friendship star quilt from accuquilt chisels when I realized half my fabric was cut upside down.  Oopsie!  I scoured the internet and found this design by Darlene of SewCalGal (see blogroll for link).  It was geometric and fit the fabric well...and it meant I didn't have to throw out half of my fabric.  Ding ding ding...we have a winner!
 Puppy man...oh, puppy man.  He totally looks guilty in that photo above, no?  Well he had just relieved himself on the floor minutes prior.  He feels no's all in that cute facial hair.  I just love a dog with eyebrows.  While he still pees on the floor, he has actually learned a lot of tricks including picking up his toys and putting them in a basket.  What can I say, he has a flair for the dramatic?
Inspired by this clever tutorial, I bought an ugly collar on clearance and replaced the strapping with this treasured American Jane fabric.  I get to see one of my fabric rare fabrics daily and it's breathable for doggie.  He was developing some major dandruff under the collar so this should help.  Also, it's lighter.  Poor thing is carrying about 2 pounds of metal on his ginormous Texas rabies tag (seriously they take that "everything is bigger in Texas" thing way too seriously), his id tag, and his city registration tag.  I didn't even put on his microchip tag because it was getting ridiculous with all the bling.

Until next time,


  1. Do you not have them microchipped under the skin? I always get pound puppies (I know yours is not but) and here in IL the chip them prior to you ever taking them home. But the odd part about that is when we had to put a dog down they went to find his chip and I tell you I wanded over that dog VERY well and we never did find his chip! WIERD!!

  2. Wouldn't it be cool if the would make the tags like badges to be stuck to the colars?!

    Boys do make weapons out of everything. It is genetic. They are built to protect and just need to teach them to use their powers for good!

  3. Your little ones are so cute, my husband and son'n law are twins! Your quilt is very pretty! Cute puppy, love Scotties and Westies!

  4. I had to laugh. I raised three boys and they do turn everything/anything into a weapon when needed. Your puppy man is cute too. We have three baskets for puppy toys and it's like a circus trying to keep stuff in them.


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