30 March 2009
Jessie just loves to swim and when we go to my parents on the weekend she dives in the pool and starts doing laps. She gets really irritated when the kids get in the pool as she is a bit of a pool hog. Due to this pool hogging she has had numerous bans slapped on her as she also gets a bit bitey. This summer she progressed from her laps and boogie board riding to full speed swimming races against kids and adults. It's hilarious to watch as she eyes her competitor sideways and paddles as fast as her 3 inch legs will propel her.
As nutty fans of Jack Russells the family did a trip to Vacy a couple of weekends ago for the Jack Russell races. Basically a country fair, it was absolutely hilarious watching these pint-sized dogs racing up and down a make-shift track. Not all the dogs actually finished the race and a lot turned back before the finish line and others had to be picked up and walked to the finish line which made for a great race.
Here is Jessie, a-la Barbra Streisand. My sister took this pic of Jessie trussed up in my niece's cut off ponytail. What can I say - it made us laugh. Poor Jess, what she has to suffer for a few cheap laughs.
29 March 2009
28 March 2009
I couldn't believe how crappy the food, rides and entertainment were this year. After one disappointment after the next my niece won (ie, this is what you get when you don't win at sideshow alley) the saddest little doll I've ever seen in my life. After she won the sad little doll, called Wendy, she gently looked down her top to reveal a head precariously stuck on a paper thin plastic body that her little fingers could puncture if she wasn't careful. It was so sad she actually felt sorry for poor Wendy and held her so gently so as her head didn't topple off. The state of our poor show made me incredibly sad this year as our once lively show has suffered so much due to infighting within the show ranks and now with our sad economic state I fear the end of the show is near.
18 March 2009
And finally here is a quilt I finished way back and never had time to photograph it properly. It's made from panels intended for a soft fabric ABC book. I incorporated some chenille strips, blue linen and natural linen fabric patches with my little girly print. I think this would look fab both as a quilt on the bed or a playmat. I did the stitch in the ditch slack quilter method with log cabin joins at the corners. I must get around to making the mitred corners one day.
03 March 2009
Crafty Lady: Erin Harris