So you're tired of looking at ornaments, eh? Fine, look at this instead while I listen to my husband shovel snow and call his idiot dog who has learned how to climb over our fence and took herself off for another romp in the woods, chasing deer and turkeys. I swear, she's worthless and I'm not getting any fonder of her the longer she's here. If someone has to tell me 20 times a day that she's a good dog, it makes me wonder who the heck he's trying to convince, me or himself? Yeah, she's good. Good at grabbing at you with her teeth, snapping at you when you reprimand her, good at climbing fences and standing up on her back legs with her front ones on the kitchen counter. She's good at climbing OVER the other dogs to be the first one out and she's good at shrieking for an hour if you let her. She can eat a bowl of food in about 4 seconds and then she just wants more. This dog has issues and I am not real happy with her here. She's disrupted the whole house and I wish he'd never had that chip put into her. I keep telling her if she runs off again, don't bother coming back. But she always does, dammit.
I want to love this dog, but I don't. I love the other dogs and all of the cats, but this dog is a sociopath, just like his black dog that died a couple of years ago. It's the same dog in a different color. Not lovable. Annoying, stubborn and bullheaded. We both call her "him" all the time because there isn't anything feminine or dainty about Quigley. And Mr. Softie who usually has nothing but good to say about her is actually contemplating a shock collar. Like the remote for the TV, I want to hold onto the remote for a shock collar, too. Heh.
Thanks for letting me rant.
OK, onto happier things that might convince you that I'm not really a monster- A mug rug for my partner in the swap. I made this yesterday and last nights snowfall made for a really pretty backdrop. This is the chair on my little balcony off the sewing room. I won't be sitting out there for a while!
Hopefully my partner will like it. I think it turned out pretty cute. Red and aqua are so pretty together and such a popular color combo these days. On the back are a slew of little hedgehogs. Now I'm busy making more bitty blocks and contemplating what I shall make for my new partner in the doll quilt swap. I'm thinking of doing something in a rainbow village type setting. Like this- blue sky at the top, turning into purple mountains, a red/orange/yellow village and then greens at the bottom. All the colors of the rainbow. Hopefully I can pull it off. I'll probably do most of it with raw edged applique and just piece the turquoise stars in the sky. We'll see! At least I have an idea, that's a relief!