Monday, 15 July 2019

I Get A Do Over

This post appears on my blog today.  A little set back but not the end of the world.

You've seen him before if you are frequent visitor.  You may remember how we got him.  How he claimed Terry for his person.  How he torments the squirrels.  Now I'll tell you that we HAD four baby squirrels in the big tree in the back yard.  Yesterday the third one went to Critter Heaven.  Terry says it is what his breed was bread to do...hunt rodents.  We find dead stuff all the time in the back yard.  Squirrels, birds, mice.  I live with that.  It's nature.


I moved my sewing machine to the dining room table so Terry will feel like he has company as it is widely open  to the living room where he sits.  HOWEVER, it means that I can't leave ANYTHING on the dining room table when we go away as the dogs have free access to the kitchen and dining room. Both of my Min Pin have power jumping abilities.  But Harley is the one that must do something to get even with us for leaving him alone.  His target will be anything we might leave on the dining room table. 

I few weeks ago, we only went out to take my sister's mail to her. (she lives across the street).  But then I asked Terry to drive past a friend's house who lives one block over.  She sold her home and moved in with her daughter and the new owners were doing extensive renovation to the entire house.  That lead to stopping to talk to my SIL who what sitting on her front porch. (all Terry's family live in this neighborhood).  We were gone about 20 minutes.

When we came home I immediately knew that Harley was a bad dog.  The other two greeted us at the door.  Turning the corner to enter the dining room I saw red.  No, not blood.  My current Endeaverour's project was in shreds.  Luckily the patterns I had made were not on the table.

So, with one month to go to the reveal I get a do over on a project I REALLY enjoyed.  But I am up for the challenge.  Dang Dog!!


  1. You won’t get it done in time. I haven’t even started mine yet. Bad dog but good luck to you.

  2. Nooooooo! Someone really is in the dog house! I'm glad you are up to the challenge.

  3. Oh, my goodness!
    Poor you!
    I know what it’s like, we have two cats and they search for things to punish us with when we don’t do what they think we should! I have to admit my current WIP is sitting on a low coffee table, and has been all evening, but because it is so warm the cats haven’t been in much. After reading about your mishap I’m putting my sewing in a safe place straight away!
    Good luck with the new piece.
    Barbara xx

  4. I'm sure you'll get it finished but very annoying when you were ahead of the game. Perhaps you need a cage - either for Harley or to keep your sewing projects in :) xxx

  5. How awful to have to start over! A few weeks ago, one of my quilting friends had laid all her blocks out on the guest bed to arrange them, but did not take a picture. Her sister was coming to visit, so her husband thought he would help get ready, and yanked off the bedspread to put clean sheets on the bed. My friend had arranged the blocks so nicely he thought they were already sewn together! So she will have to arrange them all again, but at least they weren't chewed!