Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas, Gifts & Doggie update

I hope that everyone that celebrates had a wonderful Christmas!  I know that I did.  My best gift was having both my sons home from college.  We even had an 'extra' son for Christmas. My oldest son's best friend came to spend a few days with us, all the way from Maryland.  It felt like old times, when the boys were growing up and were all here, all the time.  I miss their noise in the basement.

my boys and an extra 'son' for Christmas
Hubby and sones were good boys.  They got me just what I asked for, for Christmas.
hubby, wearing glasses Santa gave him in his stocking

my new adjustable sewing machine table

Sew Adjustable sewing machine table
and, the table was Made in the USA!

My youngest son 'tied' me a scarf for Christmas. 

up close of tied scarf

me modeling my new scarf
 He also made a scarf for his girlfriend.  Neat!

I had to try out my new sewing machine table Christmas night.  I whipped up a large mug rug (or pot holder).  I only made the top, I didn't finish it.

new (unfinished) mug rug

I also wanted to show what a friend gave me for Christmas.  She made the placemats herself.  I got 4 placemats, but, only took a picture of one of them.

placemat from Kay

pin cushion from Kay
Last Saturday morning, I had to make an emergency visit to the vet with my little dog, Katie.  Katie has bad knees, ever since the big dog ran her over when she was still a puppy.  Now, her right back knee is in really bad shape.  We're trying to see if we can get it somewhat better without surgery.  She is seriously restricted in her movements for 3 weeks, and on meds to see if they help.  Katie is not happy with this!

Katie in her pen

Katie in her pen
Katie isn't allowed to walk or jump at all.  We even have to carry her outside to do her business.  She isn't happy about her confinement.  At least oldest son is home, and takes her down to the basement to sit with him while he plays video games.  We have Lazyboys down there, so she is very comfy while he plays.  She is even sleeping on the day bed in the basement with him, since she jumps down from my bed during the night, but, she stays on the bed with him.  (Yes, he has a room upstairs, but, he prefers the basement, go figure).

On top of Katie's confinement, she also has to lose weight, poor pup.  Less food, and no snacks, either.  She barks at us when we leave the room and don't take her with us.  I set up another pen by my computer, too.  I need to find one of those 'doggie strollers' so that we can take her with us on a walk.  She loves to be outside, but, at 22.5 lbs, I can't carry her very far.

I'm headed out for the Thursday sew-in.  Have a great day!


  1. Your new sewing table is wonderful!!

    Tell your hubby he is really styling in those glasses! =D

  2. Your home sounds like a lot of fun. I hope Katie gets better without any surgery...poor thing.

  3. I know what you mean about Katie. When Minnie hurt her back, I had to carry her in and out and up and down the steps for two weeks. Now, no jumping on furniture and no steps. My house has all these restrictions set up. But, that's what we do for our fur babies.

  4. That is wonderful that you had "kids" in the house again for Christmas =). Very cool adjustable sewing table...I'm gonna have to go and check that link out! I'm sorry for the wee leeetle Katie. But, she is lucky to be in a home that cares so much for her.


  5. That's a pretty cool sewing table! Your family did a good job shopping for you!

  6. Looks like you had a great time with family & friends. I'm missing my Thurs. mini sewing group today because it's snowing and I am a chicken when it comes to getting out on the roads..I hope Katie is getting better each day.

  7. Glad all your boys made it home. Nothing like having the family home at Christmas!

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

  9. Looks like a great Christmas. I love the antics, and I love your Christmas gift, as well as the machine it's displayed on.

  10. Nice adjustable table for your sewing machines. Happy New Years!


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