Dogs were EXTRA goofus this morn...EXTRA!
Emmy taunting Lacy to "come get moi!"
"OK, I got vous!"
One of Em's fav's is to lay there with her belly exposed..."See how easy to come get me! Already down (but not out!)..."
Emmy can be downright mean at times too...
But Lacy has a really good laid back attitude...
Lacy has to...gotta remember the girls love REVENGE--fed OLD & COLD...and recall what Lacy did to Emmy not long ago!
Freeeeeeeeeep...."There!," says Emmy, "Now YOU guess what I had for breaky!" Lacy figures Emmy had the same thing she had!
Told you the girls were EXTRA silly goofuses today...EXTRA funny faces indeedy.
Oh yah Deb...the first leather sewing machine...jest pocket change to get it eh? The second one seems reasonable, but you have to make it run...but guess a needle and thread and yer running it too. Bwa ha ha.
One of the reasons for the new sewing machine is me looking at the projects I have piled up over the years...I have a white deerskin vest that is partially hand sewn and partially scotch taped (yeh) together...jest waiting to be sewn up by a sewing machine (nope, no harness leather in that project!). It has been so long now I forgot I even cut the pattern and assembled it. Argh...now at least I can think about sewing it together and actually wearing it.
Got a buncha scraps leftover so gonna fashion a matching purse...all possible because the machine I have will be able to handle sewing light dress leather.
The rabbit skins (again had these forever) will go as nice accents if the deerskin scraps aren't enough to fashion the entire purse.
Spent last night taking the waist band outta a black skirt (with matching top I made ages ago) and decided it will have a second life as a slip. I really enjoyed seeing how absolutely TERRIBLE the machine I had, had sewn up the skirt. Blick! High hopes I won't hafta ever endure a bad seam like those ones again!
I am laughing at myself...forgot SO (sew?) much stuff about sewing...thank heavens for the internet and quick searches. I want to put a gathered valance (see, forget the correct term! I think valance is for curtains...ack! Ruffles is what I want, me wantum rowfuls...ROWF like a dog says!) at the bottom of the satin skirt I am sewing up.
Not sure I ever have used this technique but now it has me trying to recall where I stashed all the crochet/cross stich thread that I own at.
Scott, I get the feeling you need Santa to pay attention to the fact that you might require a few "notions" under the tree fer yah this year. A few future projects made easier to do!
With Rick, he's at the point in his life where we are in dire need of him getting that cabinet shop up and running. No more farting around with parking buildings (OK, maybe one more small one; a two seater right by the garage??)...but I DO get what he meant when he needed to house the vehicles safely outta the way BEFORE we could cut ground for his shop (well actually we cut ground back in 1998 when he stripped the area down past the clay and loaded it up gravel as the base...I think the area has somewhat settled in during all that time passing).
Rick calls himself the "Tool Baron" and last weekend spent a few hours at Home Depot (nfi) and came out with nada for himself. We'll go into places like Rona (nfi) and again, come out with nothing period; almost embarrassing as the people bid you a cheery goodbye--no, not stealing nothing...simply they had nothing we wanted to get. We have a whole cabinet shop in storage here awaiting his shop completion. We need the building, the facilities, not the tools (notions!) to outfit it. Some of the stuff is hilarious, near like vintage, new in the box awaiting the place to house it. Cripers, some of the items have never been turned on or even assembled...can only imagine what could happen IF the item is a lemon right outta the box...and twenty/thirty years in existence but never been used! Things like I made him buy a whole vacuum system for the shop...the kind that hangs from the roof and has stations at each work place...hook ups for planer, jointer, table saw, etc. Some of the dust is toxic in the exotic woods and last thing I wanted was him to muck up his lungs making the sawdust fly.
Yeh, Tool Baron Ricky...never mind the other handle he has; Rick LENO...hee hee. Rick doesn't have the cutester Jay chin but he sure has the Jay smirk down pat. "Now which unit shall we drive to town today to bug the locals with??" I can say with full endorsement...the BEST vehicle to go to town in is the '80 Suburban...yeh, Rick and I up front and seven of our imaginary friends (fiends?) in the back. So many windows, so a smooth boat like ride...yeh...and no worries period about what to do with what we buy...how we shall load up in her. Rick was ever so right...it is a shopping haulers dream boat machine.
1980 GMC Suburban - bought May 1st
Of all the vehicles we have taken on, this one had the least amount of work to get her road worthy (in Rick's perspective of what "road worthy" is)...a few pimper items like front bottom black cowling with amber lights, hood deflector, summer/winter front...Rick did change out the rad but after 35 years...yeh, something had to rot out in that many years, eh. Only thing that was missing is a matching pair of Tilley hats (anniversary editions; Tilley hats were made in Canada starting in 1980, eh!) to go with the persona of the Suburban family group.
For a good laugh, lookit the second photo on this blog. Oh my...maybe the Tilleys ARE a bit more raunchy than Rick and I wanna be...like who knew, eh!!
Oh well, there are FAR worse addictions to have (yeh, from looking at the Tilley clan...hee hee...yeh, nothing like an ol' Hippy to lead some astray!)...no substance addictions on us and since we have none of those (clean as the new fallen snows!)...why not have a collection of handy dandy man tools or as I do now, sewing notions. At least with the notion addiction...I can only pretty much be harming myself, eh. Pretty much sew my excess flesh into a hem line or some such hilarity. Oh no, using the stitch ripper to unbind meself is gonna make it three times as painful...and plum bloody messy!!!
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada