Thursday, June 25, 2009

theme Thursday challenge

Theme Thursday challenge.

angel ATC for Faye

Polished stone background technique, Altered Pages
image, vintage crocheted trim, metal finding, organdy
ribbon, tiny gold bead, distress inked edges.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

inchie challenge

Stumbled across an inchie challenge site today while
blog hopping:
Nancy's Small World of Inchies and Twinchies.

It's a challenge blog, and the theme this week is
Me and My Pet:

This is an inchie--the image is from Altered Pages, and the
background papers are Basic Grey. The feather is from a
guinea hen.

Thank you for the challenge, Nancy, I really like your site!!

i love this woman!!

Do you know her? Her name is Victoria Stilwell, and
she definitely knows her stuff.

We've never had a dog who would run away from me.
Naughty Jimmy, on the other hand, when he had something
he knew/thought he shouldn't (i.e., DH's leather slippers,
a dead squirrel, etc.) would tear off a mile a minute in
the opposite direction. Thus, the Naughty.

When we were on vacation, we would crash in front of the
TVs in the evening. We do not have cable, or satellite,
here at home (nope, never have--one of my mommy rules),
so Miss Victoria and her dog training show on Animal
Planet was an immediate hit with the DD and I, as we were
trying to train that Jimmy.

Like any good homeschool mom, I'd already hit up the library
for 20 or so books about dog training, but they did NOT
address the issues with which we were concerned. Namely,
how to get a puppy to quit eating nasty stuff, how to get a
puppy to not run away with said nasty stuff . . .

ANYWAY, we learned the "trade" technique from Victoria,
and honestly, after maybe 5 minutes of training, Naughty
Nasty Jimmy is now just Jimmy! First, he brought me the
safety goggles. Then, a leather work glove. I assumed
that these things probably weren't all that exciting for
him, so I was interested to see if the "trade" would
work on something really juicy and disgusting.

It worked, perhaps a little too well--he traded his
bone (actually three bones, still jointed together,
quite a find!) for a dog cookie. This wasn't TOO nasty,
but the dead and decomposing mole, that was the final test,
and Jimmy passed. He actually brought the little nasty
to me from out of the yard and dropped it at my feet!

Thank you, Victoria!

Now, if we could just teach him to do laundry . . .

Thursday, June 18, 2009

my daughter's dog.

"If I could pick out any dog I wanted, it would probably be a cat."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

some things I've (re)learned the last few weeks--

1. REAPPLY that sunscreen.

2. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.

3. If you're patient enough (or go away for a week), your
garden really WILL grow. (The basil plants are thriving--
guess who's having pesto tonight?? AND the tomato plants
are blooming!!)

4. Don't drink a double espresso mixed with a regular
coffee directly prior to working on an art-type
project. (Lola, that would probably also apply to
cutting out a pattern . . .)

The kicker is that I sent this in as part of a kit at
Altered Pages.
Sorry about that, Jacki!

5. We really need faster intraweb in this house.
I miss visiting all my imaginary friends.


Will be at the shop tomorrow, so am going to try
to steal some company time on the computer.

But we're not really a company.

So that makes it okay, right?

See you tomorrow!!