Monday, January 21, 2013

Well I never ..

Yes, that's right folks, I've had dogs all my life and have never made a doggie coat. However, I kind of felt I had to try one and I really surprised myself. What I thought I couldn't do ... I could !! yaaay

A very kind lady from Knit4Charities sent me a book full of dog coats and it has some really cute patterns. I really enjoyed making this little coat - all I need now is a Chihuahua to go with it.  Or perhaps I'll donate it to one of our charities.

Also been making a few squares for charity. These, along with other donated squares will be made into blankets for Ronald McDonald House in Canberra. I always have fun with squares and go berserk with colour.  Might have to do a few more before sending them off to the lady who will be joining them together.

We've been sweltering here lately but I've started getting organised for when the cold weather hits in a few months time. I like to donate hats, scarves, fingerless mitts for the homeless each year so need a good supply.  I'm thinking of doing cowls too this year as they seem to be all the go at the moment. I also think they're better than a scarf as they don't fall off.  I have a couple of hats already done and finished this one on the weekend.

Madison has found herself a new friend in Charlotte and she sits with her every morning, catching a bit of sun through the lounge room window - can't you just hear her saying "does this angle make me look fat"?

Have a great week.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Guess who came to dinner ?

We had the most frightful weather here a few days ago - temperatures around 38 degrees C (just over 100 deg F) with very strong winds which were causing terrible bushfires all around Australia.  My next door neighbour knocked on the door to say that one of our dogs had got out and her husband was chasing it up the street. The funny thing is that we only have one dog now and she was sound asleep in her bed in the family room. Minutes later the neighbour came back along the road with this little fellow who was obviously suffering with the heat ....

We used to have Pugs and know the breed well so we took him inside, cooled him down, gave him a big drink of water, and (as you can see he loves his food) we fed him. Thanks to the magic of microchip, we were able to locate his owner and 10 year old "Herman" happily went home a few hours later. He was a real sweet fellow, a little deaf we think and was very polite with our dog and cat. Typical Pug - they're a wonderful breed.

I've been busy making crochet squares today for one of our Knit4Charities projects - Ronald McDonald House.  I have lots of ends to sew in so I'll save the picture till my next post.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.