Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Story" of my life.

It never ceases to amaze me how much I love my little girls. They bring me absolute joy. I love watching them play and I love watching them sleep. It has to be the best feeling in the world when you come home from a long tiring day at work and they are genuinely excited to see you.

My little Story, who turns 4 months on the 25th of this month, is growing so fast. I can see her learning new things daily and teaching us new things daily too!

Pasha is a great big sister and even though there is 10 years difference in their age, they play well and get along great together.

Now for a change in topic....a friend of mine told me about a great website called I have been there everyday since she told me about it. They have great sewing and crafting ideas, and tutorials for lots of them as well. Check it out and I am sure that you won't be disappointed.

I am making several gifts this month for presents and since I promised myself that I would have all my Christmas shopping and crafts done this month I have my work cut out for me. Lots of the things are small and I hope to do several of them at a time. Kind of a sewing multi-tasking thing. I got several of the ideas from the website I mentioned above.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

This is my first ever blog post, (not sure of the lingo) I am excited to share my love of Miniature American Eskimo dogs and quilting. Sort of an odd combination but they are both passions of mine. If we had a larger house and a large piece of property I would have a huge sewing room and about 6 Eskies.

We got our first Eskie (Skye) in 1995 and we were blessed to have her for 13 years. We lost her this year in August to lymphoma cancer. Probably the hardest thing we've had to face. We got our 2nd Eskie, Pasha, in 1998 and she was a rescue from Heart Bandits. Pasha came with some baggage as she was from an abusive home. She has aggressive tendencies so that probably lead to some of the abuse. She has a big heart and although she doesn't like to cuddle and she doesn't do strangers very well, she is a joy in our lives. Skye and Pasha were sisters for 10 years and Pasha really feels the loss, as do we.

We added to The Pumpkin Patch in September, her name is Story. She is a great little girl and we look forward to many years with her. I have plans to enroll her in Dog Agility, so we are
working on the obedience training part to be able to begin with the local chapter when she is 8 months old or so.

Skye (a.k.a. Pumpkin)

Pasha (a.k.a. Foodle Hoodle)

Story (a.k.a. Button)