If you've read my posts for very long, you've seen Fiona, the neighbor's dog, in several photos. She has worn a trail across my yard from hers and joins me any time I am outside.
The neighbor has decided to give her away and my son is going to take her. He lives in another state and will take her home after his visit during Easter. She will have doggy sisters there to play with and keep her entertained. In the meantime, I am dogsitting. It has been a very long time since I've had a pet and I've never had a house dog. Having her here is a lot like having a 2 year old child! She wants constant attention and jumps in my lap any time I sit. She begs with big sad eyes if I have even a coffee cup in my hand and jumps at it dangerously.
She sneaks big wet kisses when you least expect it and brings her favorite toy to put in your hand in hopes of play. (I do take time to play with her, so she's not neglected.)
I've learned that anything left out is fair game with her. She has already chewed up...... a spool of thread that she cleverly pulled off the coffee table with her paw (luckily she didn't eat any of the spool or the thread),
a pin cushion full of crushed walnut shells (awful mess!) and a piece of my blue jeans!
Her dog bone "chews" are safely hidden away in my couch cushions.
On the plus side, she is so excited to see me when I come in that her tail almost wags her! She sleeps between my husband and me curled up in a little ball, all warm and snuggly. If I move, she moves with me to cuddle closer.
I have a quilt to baste that I don't dare lay out because she will be in the middle of it. Here is a sneak peak at part of it:
I will also soon have more tutorials up for you to see.
Join me on Thursday, March 22, when I post ideas for incorporating ribbon into your quilts in unusual ways. I will be guest hosting at Sew We Quilt that day with a tutorial for a table runner using one of those ideas. Be sure and visit both of us then! (I will be back to normal very soon. Please stay with me! This is the busiest time of my business year.)