Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Our baby is running free in heaven

Our beloved Skeeter ( our dog of 16 yrs and 3mo.) passed away sometime between 7:00pm Sat. night and 7:00am Sun. morning. We had taken him to the vet again Friday morning ( he had just been there last Fri and Fri. night the week before, on IV's) and he wanted to keep him to put him on IV's, yet again. He kept him thru Friday night. Sat morning, he was a little better, however he wanted to keep him a while longer and see how he was. He said he would be checking on him around 7:00pm that night. So my hubby and I were at the vet's office at 7:00pm hoping to take our baby home with us. Only to find out that Dr. Allen wanted to keep him longer. He ate for the first time since Thur. So we got to go in and see him just for a few minutes. It would be the last time we got to see our baby alive. Dr. Allen had said he would call before church around 7:00am to let us know how he was doing, and when we could pick him up. When he called around 7;15 it was to advise us he was gone. He had been bleeding in his intestines. We will miss him greatly!!!!!!!!! It's very lonely here without him, although he had been sick for some time. It's really hard right now, so if your reading this , please be praying for us. I know I will see him again when we meet in heaven one of these days. And he's no longer in any pain. Good bye our little buddy.
PS. Our daughter ( who loves animals as much as her mom) made our little buddy a headstone. We have a area that has different shrubs, etc and that's where we layed Skeeter to rest. Thought I would take a photo of it as well. It says "Skeeter AKA Buddy, 1990 to 2006. It's been rainy yesterday and today. And that's how I feel right now.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Well I just finished the sock. The color is off on this photo, so I might delete it later, and try another photo of it. The first photo is true to color. But it's late and I'm tired. I'm casting on for another sock. A test pattern for a lady, but I'll be casting the mate to this one as well. Gotta get busy on the test one thou. Our little furry baby is back at the vets as of this morning and back on IV's. He'll be spending the night again and hopefully we can pick him back up tomorrow. I hate leaving him like that, although I'm sure they have him knocked out. He was so weak, again from not wanting to eat or drink. We've tried everyway we know, from treats to force feeding. Nothing is working for very long. We just keep hoping and praying!!!!!! Will update you later. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Felted black purse

Well it's felted and dry. No grommets, handles or button yet. I'm going to needle felt on it first, then add the grommets and find a handle for it. Not sure what kind of handle I want for it. I've thought about a silver chain, however I don't know how comfortable that would be to carry it. So I think the best thing to do would be to finish the needle felting and then take a look at it again. Does not look like the photo thou. Don't know what happened there. And it turned out really hairy. ROFL. I use Pataza. I think that's how you spell it. Might have to come back and edit this. It's made by Cascasde and felt's a lot thicker using one strand. I'll post photos of the needle felting, maybe in progress.. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Black Bag b4 felting

Well I finally finished knitting the black bag. Now just gotta go felt it and then do the needle felting, the grommets and then decide on the handle. Just a few minor details. ROFL Seriously can't wait to do the needle felting and show ya'll how it turned out. Can't tell you what it is, in case she checks my blog. But you'll get to see it soon!!! I'll post felted photos thou before I start the needle felting. Posted by Picasa

Update on socks

Well I am finally getting around to posting the photos of my socks knitted up to the little toe. I've been rather busy as our little dog has been seriously sick. He's been to the Emergency Vet Clinic overnight and then to our vet's for the day. They both had him on IV's. Said he was dehydrated. With what he has, he does not know where he is or who we are right now, much less being able to find his food and water. And when we lead him to it, sometime he still does not know what to do with it and other times, he eats and drinks like he's starving. Our vet (which I have gone to since I was a teen and I'm now 56 yrs. old.) says he has Cognitive Dysfuntion which is the same as Alzeheimer in humans. Also his heart is not pumping enough blood to the brain. So we went home with three meds. So we watch and wait.

Getting back to the sock. I've not had a whole lot of time to work on anything. Just got thru knitting the purse that will be given as a gift, when I'm thru with it. I'll post photos of it in a minute, unfelted. I'm loving the socks. They are much easier that I thought. I've got a good size stash of sock yarn, thanks to my friend / sis Chappy. So I'm anxious to start another pair already and I have not even gotten the second sock to this pair started. I'm liking the colorway better since I've gotten this much done. They will look cute with jeans. I can't believe I finally got up the nerve to start them. There again a lot of the credit goes to Chappy and those on my sock groups. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Pumkin Patch

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Chappy, Shela & Me

That's my sister Shela wearing the soft yellow ~ Chappy in the middle wearing the blue and me (Mimi or Deb)in the black on the right.
I finally got to meet my on line friend Chappy!!! She came to Arkansas in Sept. with her husband John to spend some time fishing and knitting. Last time she was here, we tried to get together , but it never worked out. But this time, bingo. We had such fun!!!! We arranged to meet at a certain spot, around a 3 hr. drive for her and John and around 1-1/2 to 2 hrs. for my sister Shela and I. We met in town ( Heber Springs, AR.) and then drove about 5 min. to my sisters house boat to set and knit and visit. The weather was absolutly beautiful, with a little breeze blowing. I think we were the only ones on the dock, seeing it was a weekday. We chatted the whole time. It is a very fond memory I have and I'm so glad that John took this photo of us. I intend to print it off and frame it and put it right beside my computer. We intend to get together again the next time she comes this way and hopefully many more times. And who knows, maybe this time John will bring his boat and fish while we knit. We had the best time!!!!!!!!! It was so wonderful to put a face on the person that has become my friend on the net. She has helped me in more ways than I can count. I admire her knitting and needle felting. It was she that influenced me to start needle felting. I know I can ask her for any kind of knitting help and she'll be right there. I now call her my sis. My sister and I now have another sister. Thanks Chappy!!!!! Can't wait till next time. Posted by Picasa

Heels done

I'm so excited. I've finally got the heel done and crusing on now. I'll post photos a little further along. This is too much fun. Someone asked me what yarn this was. It's called "On Line". One of the sock yarns my LYS carries.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Socks are ready to start the heel

I'm so excited!! So far this is much easier that I thought. Of course, now things could get complicated. Don't know since this is my first pair of socks ever. I'm loving it thou. I'm ready to start the heel. I'll post progress as I go. If anyone out there is thinking of knitting socks, but kind of afraid, go for it!!!! I was afraid too and had even cast them on the needle, but kept putting it off. I'm having so much fun. After this pair, I'm going for a harder pair. LOL Posted by Picasa