I went into my purse to find the appointment card, yes it is June 13th, so I turned off the coffee, was thankful that I had not fed the pups their breakfast, gave them a bath as they smelt like 'ditch dogs' form cooling off in the side ditch, disinfected their crates & washed all their bedding so it would be fresh upon their return. I went to the clinic, to have the secretary tell me that I was scheduled for tomorrow. I told her I thought so too but I looked at the appointment card & it said June 13th. She replied 'Yes, but today is June 12th.' OMGoodness, if I was computer or telephone dependent, I would have seen that in all reality, it was June 12th & it was a blip for the CBC announcers that morning. I tried to email them but to no avail finding an address, but I was listening to them, such a one way street that day. I can laugh now... & I know to check with my technology next time!
I felt like I had been CBC style, punked! lol
On Tuesday both Baxter & Bridget under went the neutering & spaying process. They are doing well & Baxter has way too much energy to keep quiet & completely rested for the 10 days of healing!
They are back in their fenced area, it's the only way to stop the jumping up on furniture & chasing the cats. Quiet time it is not with all the whining going on! lol
Tuesday morning was also the day that the post digger guy, Mario, came to dig the foundation posts for the new wrap around deck that is being installed. Mario said, "I was here to fix under that porch." Oh I know I told him, no rebar put in the posts that held up the porch & the columns are cracked & were crumbling. Those were the 'Mike Holmes Episode Days!! So much was wrong with the existing house but we were determined to keep it!
This is the view from under the evergreen, see the Anniversary Garden to the right?
After much hand digging & calculation, Mario installed the pole. This is where the other end of the deck will be. Bill will do his barbecuing, on this part of the deck.
Baxter & Bridget are adjusting...
Till then, I've been doing some sewing. I needed to do some hand sewing & got some in this week!
Sewing & Gardening ... Those are my therapy's!!
I just thought it was so appropriate with summer finally upon us. And watermelons, just the taste of summer! It's a small piece, finished measures 19" x 21"w. I need to find a branch piece to tie it to, I've tied it to the two knobs on the dresser unit. lol
I'll be getting my fruits & vegetables from neighbours stands & local farmers markets.
The buttoned down back, was the front of the shirt. I liked the styling of the English company called Cabbage & Roses & they use this technique often & leave a pocket on the back! I don't find that very functional & questionable too. It was a fun afternoon making this last week. I forgot that I made it!
I have several other men's cotton shirts, that I really like the blues in. I'll be transforming/re-purposing them too. Since I did not sew the side seams & used the shirt 'as it was'. the body is a bit too big but bigger is more comfortable than tighter. It is also 100% polyester & boasts no wrinkling, so it may be a travel top!
Well that's it for this week. I have the ironing board cover torn apart for the pattern. I have used it so much that there are two holes worn in the popular spots. I was patching them but the fabric is too worn now. I need a change of colour & texture. So I'm going to use the fabric Mitchell brought me from the IKEA Calgary store. It's blue & white & will be so fresh summery right now.
I've also pulled out the Flower of the Month table topper of the violet - it's February's flower & my province flower! Very summery too!
I'm going to savor anything summer. As the saying goes... 'This too will pass.' But till the passing of summer I'm going to enjoy this bug infested place! LOL
Have a great day, wherever you are! And remember not to procrastinate, 'Procrastination, is the thief of time!'