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Creative overload continued

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The good news is one project is finished! Julian’s dinosaur shirt is complete. I hope he likes it. I really enjoyed sewing clothing(especially for my favorite little guy.)

I had some things to learn, I don’t ever remember making a collar. Thank goodness for YouTube. I had a little issue with the buttonholes, but persevered, and learned that I needed more pressure( on my presser foot.)

I had an excellent supervisor:

My Tuesday sewing group is working on a fun new project. It combines crayons, ink, embroidery and of course fabric.

This is my piece with the ink and crayon. I hope to work on the embroidery on my trip.

My Tuesday group made this quilt, and I quilted it. It’s a secret project, I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Sewfee went to the beauty parlor today.

She a cutie, isn’t she!

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July 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Every once in a while Neil has a Birdie

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We are delighted to have Birdie Ingram visit us occasionally.  She is an adorable dog who is  lucky to have Claudia and Wallypop as her full-time parents.  Neil and I agreed to dogsit Birdie when Claudia and Wally adopted this sweet dog. 1121141047 Birdie spends time with all the counselors at Camp Higgins.  Staffer Chic is supervising her afternoon nap.1121141349Our resident dietitian Betty makes sure Birdie is adequately nourished. Betty makes sure all the campers eat well, even if she has to hand feed them.1121141340a


Of course, no camp is complete without arts and crafts.  She is exhausted after completing one of her favorite activities…quilting!1121141753She loves “Rip the toy to shreds.” Birdie always scores bonus points for removal of squeaker.1123141335This is what her buddy, camp resident Eagle, looked like 2 minutes after Birdie left to return home with Claudia and Wally.  (He’s resting up for her next visit.)

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November 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Posted in Bev, Pets

Working Out With Pets

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I started a new workout program called T25.  Its 6 nights a week for 25 minutes each and it’s at home.  It works out great when you have a full-time job and kid (especially when your husband is in the UK!) but Chet likes to help me work out and sometimes that can be a little tricky.  By the looks of this video I’m not the only one with an issue! 🙂

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July 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Posted in Dara, Dara's Tid Bits, Pets

A little dog intermission

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I haven’t shared any funny dog pins lately…

These dogs are imitating the baby!

This one just CRACKS me up!!!

Eagle fell into the pool the other day.  He SANK to the bottom.  He needed one of these flotation devices. Perhaps a little bigger.

Birdie visited us last week.  This was a discussion between Birdie and Eagle.

Just because this is sooo silly…


Do you remember the year we had so much snow in Barto that we had to do this for Chip and Putt?


Written by bevanddara

May 27, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Posted in Bev, Pets

Chester Junior

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My friend who wants to remain anonymous (Janice)  had the sweetest Maltese, Cody. Janice My friend had the pleasure of spoiling Cody for many years.  Cody is now in doggy heaven.cody She adopted a beautiful  Havanese named Buster.  Then decided Buster should have a companion.  She missed Cody’s cute little black button nose surrounded by shiny white fur, so she adopted Harley, a shitzu. (Both dogs were adopted though rescue organizations.)

harley and busterAren’t they adorable???? I admire her for adopting not one, but two dogs.  Buster,the Havanese,  is three.  He adjusted well, then helped Janice pick Harley. Harley is about five years old.  She says both are such sweet, cuddly dogs.  Her family has already fallen in love with both.

By now you are probably asking why she wants to remain anonymous, and why the title of this entry is Chester Junior.  B and H leashOne day Janice and her pack set off to join a friend and her dog for a walk.   The friend has a Rhodesian Ridgeback,  A very large dog.  Do you want to guess where this story is going?  Yep, sweet, adorable 10 pound Harley turned into Cujo and tried to eat the big dog. It seems that, like Chester, Harley has leash aggression. He also has recovered from having his jaw broken by a large dog he tried to attack. Remember how surprised we were when we discovered that our beloved Chester, the perfect dog inside, became a raging lunatic outside around dogs.

Occasionally this bad behavior does result in some humor.  I still chuckle every time I think about talking to you on the phone while you were walking Chet when he launched himself at a PLASTIC golden Golden retriever.  I treasure the memory of the look on 2-Putts face when Chester attacked the fur ball that is 2-Putts tail and took it for a ride around the backyard. While I’m telling Chet stories, he continued his golden retriever aggression by attacking sweet, loveable Chip when he visited for Christmas. Chip grabbed his mouth, Chester lost a tooth.  Blood everywhere.  I felt so awful, but that was when I knew that Mike would make a great father.  He separated the dogs, picked up Chester, cleaned him up without any hesitation.  After joking about it happening again the following Christmas we were all much more relaxed when Chester lost another tooth to Chip.

Well my Anonymous Friend, I admire you for giving these precious dogs a home.

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April 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Posted in Bev, Pets

Creative Grooming

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Wow . . . is pretty much all I can say.  This is really a fad? (It is, according to this article)

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Congrats on the quilts ladies (and mom)!

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March 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Posted in Dara, Pets

N(ot) Q(uilt) R(elated)

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Yes, that’s another quilting acronym.  In an effort to broaden my pinterest perspectives, I follow a board that has dogs in funny situations and Boston Terriers. I hope you enjoy …(I always think of Shannon, Sebastian, Harper and Miller when I see Pugs.)Sun1 Are you laughing yet?  If only we had facebook when you were dressing Chip,Putt and Butterscotch in clothes.sun8 Sun2 When you advance from walking dogs….sun7 Some creatures know how to relax.sun5 Can you imagine this many Eagles in one house??????
Sun4 This is a bed and breakfast.

Sun6 Puppies are almost(not nearly) as cute as grandsons.

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February 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Posted in Bev, Pets