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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1097230 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I have figured out how to do the Tree of Life!

Terial Magic to the rescue... I knew I needed to 'stiffen' the antimascassar...stuff worked on the Tree too, but sheesh, its taking a super long time to get all the way dry! I will still have to put the netting over it but its on its way!

Yeah, looking forward to seeing some photos!

well I've been a bit busy the last 3 weeks with a new puppy.  He's very entertaining, very smart, and very destructive.  So we are keeping a close eye on him pretty much 100% of the time.  Especially since he was bitten by a baby copperhead snake (venomous) last Friday.  Fortunately he isn't messing with the wound on his back toe too much.  I say fortunately because he says he feels fine, and wants to run, play, jump, bite, etc.  The vet instructions said keep the cone on for 2 weeks and don't let him run or play - yeah right, like that's going to happen.  Sigh.  He is slowly learning manners and some tricks, but in the meantime....

This all means I haven't been in my sewing room much.  I've only been able to do hand work in the "safe room" - the den with everything either covered or removed, fenced off with baby gates.  And since my Christmas wreath applique project is stalled while I prep all the custom pieces, I'm working on a hexi project.  And I'm kind of starting to like it.  It certainly is mindless - though I have to be careful.  Puppy has tried to grab it out of my hands a few times. 

Dee so sorry about the snake bite. Poor puppy. Hopefully he heals quickly and stays away from snakes!!! 

Love your hexi project.


From: latterberry


Cute puppy!  He looks big--what breed is he?  Good thing you saw it happen and got him vet attention. I've seen 7 snakes in my yard so far this summer, much more than I have ever seen here.  At least none of ours are poisonous so I don't worry.  

Many snakes are territorial so keep those nonpoisonous snakes around.


From: latterberry


Oh, I dont' mind them  I just wish they wish they would do a better job at keeping the mice out of my house!

latterberry said:

He looks big--what breed is he?

 He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  Short hair, heat resistant and family friendly - but he will be big.  Right now he is about 55 pounds but will likely get close to 100.  We had two when our kids were small and my daughter especially was attached to the female puppy we got when she was 5.  That dog was her best friend.  Daughter had problems stumbling on walks due to her physical issues, so we told her to hold on to the dog's collar so that she could "walk to the dog".  But actually the dog walked my daughter - the dog was very aware of her and would stop if daughter stumbled, never pulled her off balance.  The dog also would gently body block my son when he was learning to crawl to keep him in areas he was supposed to be.  It was very fascinating to watch her.  We were all heartbroken when she died.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I am working on another Tula Pink English Paper Piecing pattern, "Alchemy".  This one is faster working because you are making horizontal rows, not flower or star units.

The picture below shows row 1 and row 2 completed (but not stitched together).  I am currently working on Row 3, which is a real PITA.  It's boring.  It is ginormous flower units ... 5 rounds, if I remember correctly.  There are 6 of them in the row and they fit into the "arches" of row 2 (the pink row in the picture).