Today I woke up after a restful nights sleep to the sound of Dalai making her "i want to go outside noise". Out we went into the brisk winter-like air and I prayed they would do 'their business quickly. Hot tea awaited me along with a big bowl of Cherrios. I usually eat only organic cereal, but yesterday while at the store I saw a huge box of Cherrios with a book peaking out from the cover. It was called "How Do You Hug a Porcupine" and I just had to get it for hubby. It was like a Cracker Jacks box with a free toy inside. For those that don't know this, we had a pet porcupine for almost 2 years. Her name was Penny and we loved her dearly. More about her in a minute.
I finished sewing the elbow patches on my MPB shirt and then sewed the bodice to the skirt of my Rose Print Dress. All this done before 11:00. Time for blogging! The afternoon did not end up as productive as the morning. I realized I was not a good girl scout and was not fully prepared. The nice vintage pink metal zipper I planned to install in the dress was too long. I don't think you can cut metal zippers down to size the way you do plastic ones. It is a 16" and the dress calls for a 10". I also have to use the Brother to install the zipper as I do not have a zipper foot for the Singer..I STILL can not get the tension right. There are loops all over the top no matter if I set it high, low, or in the middle. Could I have totally screwed the whole thing up? So Miss Rose Print is over in the corner in a time out for the moment.
This is hubby with a baby porcupine he saved from the mouth of a dog. Aren't they adorable?
Our girl Penny
Hubby gets a kiss!
A still life "Cat and Porcupine Sunning Themselves"
When she heard hubby coming home she would go look out the door for him. Food awaits!!!
This is the wound after almost 4 months of healing. You can only imagine how bad it was to start.
Sadly she also had some pneumonia...and it never cleared up. She woke up one morning filled with mucus. Another trip to the vet and some antibiotics that she hated seemed to help. But it was not easy to give her medicine and we may have not cleared it all up. We woke up one morning and she was gone. She passed away 2 years ago today.
R.I.P. my prickly girl!
Remember yesterday when I said I was going to make hubby a nice dinner so he would be in the 'mood' to model the MPB shirt? It is almost 6:00 pm and I don't know what I am going to have for dinner. Sometimes I wished we lived within 30 miles of some sort of take-out food. See you tomorrow!!!