Friday, October 18, 2013

Getting back to normal after vacation

 Vacations are wonderful but it takes a few days to get back
to normal everyday life once we get back home.
 It's nut gathering time for our resident squirrels which is
driving the westies bonkers and keeping them on high alert.
Trick - or - Treat Dress 
Back to normal is ... sewing cute dresses for American Girl dolls.
Snoopy & Friends Dresses 
Who could resist a Snoopy holiday dress?

Does this fabric look familiar? 
This is left over fabric that I used for my black capped chickadee quilt.
Even Wilson said he really liked this dress!
 For those of you who don't know I was into needlepoint pre-sewing.
I have a {big} snack of finished canvases that I'm slowly making into
various size pillows.  It's really quick and easy to do except 
the final stage of sewing closed the ends after stuffing.
 So while I was ironing fabric to make pillows I looked at the window
and saw this deer - there is another one in the woods not far away.
Now I know why the westies sit in this particular spot on the
deck - they smell deer!
 A tiny pillow more the size of a large pin cushion.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these.
Even these tiny needlepoint canvases took hours and hours of work. 
Maybe I'll put them in a holiday basket with some Christmas 
ornaments as a decoration.  My Xmas tree is already loaded with
a ton of ornaments so making these into tree hanging ornaments
is not going to work.   
 Julep sleeping on my spot on the sofa.  I didn't want to disturb her
so I sat on the floor.  Is this being a good westie mom or what!
Derby ... he's so happy to have the back of the sofa to sleep on.
The rental house [if you remember] had leather sofas with rounded
back cushions so the westies couldn't nap on them.
... Have A Super-Nice Day ...


  1. Squirrel TV and deer....sure would love to join J&D ....what fun. Love it all but our fav is the cushion. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Duke likes to nap on the steps too. It can get dangerous if you aren't paying attention at night. Luckily he doesn't do it very often.

  3. Those dresses are absolutely stunning!!! Very, very beautiful!! And the needlepoint! Awesome!! The pillow and the Christmas decorations in a basket or something would look nice! It is kind of difficult to get back in to the swing of things upon return from vacation...but I am sure the squirrels are keeping Julep and Derby busy. Chloe and LadyBug are going bonkers too!