Thursday, October 9, 2008

::30:: Day 2

Hello, my name is "No! No! Bad Dog." What's yours??

Sassy is living up to her name today. She "helped" me with the mulch this morning, but kept running through the cardboard I was piecing together, scattering them around.

This afternoon, as I worked in my studio, the two dogs played and wandered around outside. Soon I heard a crunching noise and came out through the open door, to find Sassy munching on a turtle!! Nibble, nibble, lick, slurp! She was chewing on the edge of it's shell! Yikes!! This poor turtle was about this size of a Nerf ball and heavy, so if it was dead, it was only recently departed!

I took the turtle away from her, although she was adamant about wanting to keep it, and I put it on the porch railing until I could get it back into the woods unseen.

Back to work I went, and Sassy took herself off into the woods. Later, Nick and I returned to the house, but no Sassy came running when I called. Even when I said the magic words, "Dinner time!" An hour later, still no Sassy. So, I took the buggy and drove all the property roads, calling for her. Finally, after passing the house a second time and heading out the front gate, there she was, running out of the neighbor's yard, from the direction of his apple trees!

The chubby bunny is probably going to fart all night long!!


I ran errands this morning (after the M project) and noticed that gas is down to $3.09 a gallon! I bet it drops below $3 real soon! I FINALLY got the dirty shirts to jump out at the laundry... well, okay, I had to escort them in so they would actually stay long enough to get cleaned. But, hey! Third time's the charm, right?

Almost Grown asked me to make her a 1940's themed dress for Halloween and I'm using this pattern from the 90's because of the sweetheart neckline.

However, I'm having trouble finding just the right fabric in this podunk town! Went to BOTH fabric stores and nothing!

I loaded up on cardboard at Sam's Club again and headed home.

Here is the current standing of the Farm Fresh Christmas.

There are three Christmas stockings so far: a crocheted carrot, a knitted corn-on-the-cob, and a knitted eggplant. These are taking much longer than I had hoped, but considering that I am making this up as I go along (with the exception of the carrot) I guess it is okay. I'm not sure if I have a salable product though. Maybe you guys could give some feedback?? And if you think I should keep at it, what would be the next veggie you would suggest?

And so concludes Day 2 of my 30 day posting challenge!


Thimbleanna said...

What happened to the turtle? Did it survive? Bad Dog sounds like she loves to chew!

Lisa said...

Well, I got the turtle back into the woods, in a spot where the dogs don't go, but I don't know if it is still alive!

Sassy is a powerful chewer, and even the toys marked as indestructible are destroyed by her! Luckily, she has never chewed on the furniture or shoes. Guess I hadn't set the expectations regarding forest critters!!

Anonymous said...

Bad Sassy :{ No chewing on turtles. I'm gonna have to straighten her out when I get home. Naughty girl.

Anonymous said...

The vegetable stockings are adorable! Keep it up! All vegetables would be cute...

Much Younger Sister

barefoot gardener said...

I think the veggie stockings are cute! You should do a pea pod next...gotta get some green goin' on.

MarmiteToasty said...

Cripes the stockings are bloody amazing.... did you make the pattern up? if you so are wellabit clever..... if now, well, ya still clever, not just wellabit LOL.....

Our cats come in with half chewed frogs LOL..... dont ya just love ya pets :)


Lisa said...

Yes, Marmy, I am making the patterns up, and i'm pretty proud of the corn one! The eggplant (aubergine) was ripped out three of four times, and I think it looks like a long-necked grape!! But considering that I was literally deciding on the next row as I came to it, I guess it's okay!

Sara and MYS ~ I'm thinking a pea pod or pickling cuke next. I agree that I need a green veggie in there.