Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
I just received the nicest e-mail from one of my Pug Notes customers who lives in Switzerland. She runs a school and has a beautiful pug named Daisy. You can meet Lex and Daisy on their website, Daisy The Pug.
Hi Melissa - I finally got a good shot of Daisy with one of my students who was reading Emmitt's book... check out Daisy's blog entry 9/28/07. We had so much fun reading it and have been doing the workbook too. It's perfect for my students and they LOVE reading a book about another pug!!! Big pug hugs from Switzerland, Lex & Daisy
This is absolutely why my work brings me so much joy!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I think everyone knows by now how much I enjoy my circular knitting loom that I bought at the Wool Market in June. I think I have made at least 10 hats, and I just finished a neck gator, which is a hat with two open ends that you wear as a scarf, but it is a tube.
Well, more excitement! I bought a new rectangular loom on Monday on sale for only $7 at Hobby Lobby. :) It knits flat pieces instead of hats and tubes, so I see pot holders, scarves and possible some pug dolls in the near future. I spent sometime learning how to knit with it yesterday and here is my progress so far...
Monday, September 24, 2007
It looks like a tornado is coming!
But if you look closely, it is the smoke from the power plant hitting the low stormy clouds hovering over the mountains this morning. I am excited that is only going to be 6o degrees today. Fall is here! My favorite time of year. The colors are just starting to change.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Melanie and I had the BEST time at the Quilt-A-Fair show in Longmont, CO yesterday. It was held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and we have never seen so much fabric! We bought a ton of stuff. Everything from varigated thread to vintage feedsacks to fabric by the yard.
We even found the same kind of patchwork material (but in different colors) that I used to make shades in my office earlier in the year. I used it this morning to make a new shade for my sewing room. I still cannot sew a straight line, but I do not think you can tell. :) The secret is to make something that hangs way up high so no one can get a close look. Ha!
Here are the office shades I made earlier in the year.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I just completed a fun sewing project. I made a cover for my sewing machine out of the one of the pre-quilted fabrics I bought a few months ago. It was so much fun. I made up the pattern as I went and I think it looks pretty good!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Surfer Rescues Dog Swept Off Pier
Posted: 2007-09-12 18:54:12
Filed Under: Nation News, Weird News
(Sept. 12) - A surfer rode a wave on his stomach to rescue a struggling dog that had been swept off a pier and into Lake Michigan by a wave.
Surfer Matt Smolenski, right, and Joe Riopelle help save a dog who was swept off a pier into Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, Mich., on Tuesday. "He (Smolenski) put the dog up on his surfboard, and the dog rode the surfboard in to shore," said one bystander who witnessed the rescue.
Matt Smolenski, 25, said he grabbed the pooch's collar just as the exhausted, black-and-brown mixed breed stopped dog-paddling on Tuesday. "He put the dog up on his surfboard, and the dog rode the surfboard in to shore," said Royce Rodgers, an off-duty Muskegon Heights police officer who witnessed the rescue. As the dog crouched on the board, Smolenski held on from the water, fighting large waves and a strong current all the way to shore. "I've watched the dog about a million times," said Smolenski, of Grand Haven. "He barks at the waves and then jumps back when they wash up on the pier." Rodgers, who had started walking his own dog on the pier but turned back around after seeing the size of the waves, said the other dog wasn't on a leash when the wave swept it over the side. The same wave knocked the animal's owner off his feet, Rodgers said. "The dog was trying to swim, but the waves were very large. It was struggling," Rodgers said. "The owner was screaming for the dog." Rodgers said the owner thanked Smolenski and gave him a high five. He then "left so fast, I couldn't get his name," he said.
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