A visit from Mika

My son, Buck,  and his girlfriend, Jen, were home Monday and brought their dog, Mika.  She is a Shiba Inu.


I had never heard of this breed of dog before I met Mika.  She is a real princess…walks proper with her tail curled over.

Part of the mission when coming home was to make Mika a bed….


Mika’s not quite as photogenic as Gracie…but here she is showing off her new bed.  I just took my HUGE bed pillow and sewed a pillow cover with an envelope opening on it.

Gracie was fine with Mika…not jumping with joy… slightly sad she had to share the attention…


Mika’s gone and she’s back to her “normal” self.

Sprucing up the Kennel

When I was at the thrift store I happened upon a pillow with a pillow sham.  I bought it for $1 and put it in Gracie’s kennel.  She has a medium sized kennel and the pillow fits PERFECT.  I was at the thrift store again and bought another pillow sham.  We keep her kennel in our room and she sleeps there over night.  Now when I change the sheets on our bed, I change the sham on Gracie’s pillow.


It keeps our room smelling good and I’m able pick a quilted looking sham for very little cost.  I am such a cheapskate but purchasing a dog bed verses a pillow with two shams from the thrift store means more money for me to purchase fabric!!

What do you do with a Puppy Cat?

Over the weekend,our daughter Kelli was home to use my machine quilter.  She, of course, brought her beagle, Puppy Cat, with.  (yes…her dog’s name is Puppy Cat)  She also brought me a gift.  Two little evergreen trees to go with my Christmas houses.  Last time Puppy Cat was at our house she chewed one of the trees so Kelli bought me some new ones.

Kelli and I were upstairs working on the quilt….Puppy Cat was downstairs hanging out with my beagle Gracie and practicing destruction.


We had put up all the squeaky toys because Puppy Cat bites and bites and chews until the squeakers are removed from the toys.  We put up all the stuffed animals because Puppy Cat chews and chews until all the eyes and noses are removed from the stuffed animals.  We thought we had done a good job.  WRONG!

Puppy Cat found a stuffed animal and removed an ear.  Worse…she got a spool of my quilting machine thread that was sitting on the stairs.  UGH!  Yep.  That orange ball of mess in the photo is a spool of quilting thread.  It took me a bit, but I think I salvaged at least part of it.


Kelli was worried that I was made…but I’m not.  It’s just a stage….at least I hope it’s just a stage.  Thankfully Puppy Cat is has some good qualities…actually lots of good qualities.

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