My pug leopold loves to swim. And when I say he loves to swim it’s a gross understatement. This little guy has been swimming since he was about 6 months old and has always been obsessed with the pool. When we moved to back to Colorado, I found that there was an indoor dog pool literally across the street from our house so I decided to take him.
This must be what having a child and being proud of them is like, because I’m so proud of this little shit I could just cry.
The Pug Meet Up. I’m a Loner Dottie.
If Leopold had a motto it would be “I’m a loner Dottie, a rebel.” Truly.
So we arrived at the pug meetup. (Note to self – next time bring sodas/water for myself because it was a serve yourself alcohol bar.) Leopold looked cute in his Halloween bandana I made earlier that day. Since it was raining in Chicago I opted for a “Seattle-themed” outfit which basically entailed a beanie and my canvas Doc Martin’s. PREPARE FOR BLURRY PHOTOS!
Leopold was interested, but didn’t wander more than five feet away and he kept coming back to ‘check-in’ every thirty seconds. That was fine with me though, because we were the ‘new kids’ in the group. Everyone was very friendly, but I had to approach and start talking with people. Then they were all smiles and full of pug info, questions, and answers.
Leopold primarily wandered around alone. The photo above was a general descriptor for his mood as ‘woe is me here at the pug meet up.” No surprise since this is how I operate in real human life. (It may come as a shock – or not – that I do 85% of the things I do alone so he has only been provided this example). I could tell he was getting unsettled – I felt weird saying this out loud when I noticed him looking agitated, but I know him okay?! I asked him if he wanted to leave and he jumped on my legs, which is out code for “GET THE EFF OUT!” Again – I know Leopold, we’re family.
Till the next pug event!
Let’s Talk About Sew bay-bee.
I always get the song by Salt N’ Pepper “Let’s talk about sex baby – let’s talk about you and me…” stuck in my head. Today at Joann’s I was walking around humming it to myself and ad-libbed my own version.
Speaking of Joann’s, I obviously love to support local sew/knit shops, but sometimes I find myself at Joann’s for the selection and the ‘instant gratification’ feeling. I do shop for vintage fabrics and patterns on Etsy and online all the time though (you can tell I have chain-support guilt). Plus, unless you’re the first in line at the fabric table you have to wait FOREVER and I’m sorry most (not all) cut the yardage so uneven it makes my soul hurt.
Anyways! I show a lot of the knitting projects I work on, but I also sew. What’s that? Yes I do do it all! Kidding! My levels of skills varies greatly from each craft though. I’m just getting into intermediate sewing, because I just don’t keep up with it as much as I do my knitting. I don’t know why either because I have a beautiful sewing table that was my great grandmothers! I also have Carolyn Mary’s Pfaff machine that I am in love with already after only a few short projects.
So to inspire me to sew a little bit more, especially with the Holidays coming up I have prepared for a few fun projects. Today I kind of felt like it was even getting late to start for Halloween, but you know crafters are on their own hyper time-table! It actually reminded me of this:
PS Stanley Tucci is a GOD. Any movie he is in is pretty much my favorite.
Okay now on to the crafts:
Here is WIP door panel for Halloween – isn’t so cute?! I ordered it from Etsy and I just have the interior stitching and then border to do.
Then, here is fabric I will have to go back and get for Lois for Christmas.
Get excited! The holiday bolts are here!
Flannel is on sale for $2.99/yd at Joann’s so I’m gonna make a ‘quilt’ with this and sew along those dotted half-circles I think it will be ADORABLE. Plus, with this craft I finally got to buy FLAMINGO PINK thread…. once in a lifetime purchase I swear.
This pattern is dark, but I am going to make the Christmas tree center-piece.
Then I got this cute cat/halloween fabric so I made Mister Lee a bandana for his pug meet up today. 🙂
I did not buy this super cute Halloween fabric even though I was squealing when I saw it. I just don’t have a project for it and I don’t want to waste it.
Here is all the fabric I got today – the Christmas themed ones are for the table trees.
Yay! Sewing! Do you do multiple crafts? Do you find it hard to balance time and interest in both at the same time?