Charlie in 2011
Charlie passed over the rainbow bridge last winter at the age of 15. Our place has seemed awlfully quiet without a schnauzer to keep the rabbits in line on the farm. We are thinking of trying to obtain a new 'farm' schnauzer from rescue but first want to get a radio controlled dog door and yard fence up. Somehow I do not think it would be cool to come home and find out Mr. Skunk or Mr. Racoon had invited himself into the house through the doggie door.
The grandkids combined the names of the first two schnauzers and have named the new one Herley. Herley seems to be thrilled to have 2 kids of his own for Christmas also. Course Herley will only get to visit us out on 60 Miles North of Nowhere. Hence the need for another schnauzer still.
We spent Christmas Eve with the kids and grandkids and sure enjoyed it a LOT. We were surprised to receive a new 32" LED TV so we can get rid of the Nine Ton Tessie television we currently use and have had it for almost 10 years. So it's probably at the end of it's use anyway. Christmas Day was spent with Hubby's family and we got to meet Herley over there.
I find I don't post as many posts to my blog because I only have Windows 8 which I absolutely loathe. It's hard to find my photos or just navigate. I bought a 'new' old desktop with Windows 7 and am going to get it set up. I think I will be much more comfortable.
I sewed fleece bathrobes for the grandkids this year, and a matching one for their little cousin.
The Girls Robes
The Boy's Robe
Fleece sews up so nicely into something like a bath robe.
I did discover mid-project that once you break a needle on your serger, getting a new one into place without the proper needle inserter tool is NOT an easy task!!! I finally gave up and just used a three thread overlock instead of a four.
I also made four matching stockings which match a tree skirt I did years ago for my daughter-in-law.
and then last, but not least, made a jacket and dress pants for my special little fifth-grader girl....
She had chosen the material and the McCall's pattern and I thought it came out cute as a bug's ear. So I will probably make this pattern sometime again for the granddaughter.
And I sewed right up to we almost left for Christmas Eve!!! I need more sewing time I think or less procrastination time.....ha.
Have some projects in mind for next year already.
Hope your Holiday was as great as mine was!
Onward to 2014 and Spring!