Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween Cat: Who let the dogs out?

Pixie says the little halloween kitty is very irritating! What do you think?

Fall is fun!

Kwik Sew Boxers 2603

Just reviewed my Kwik Sew boxers a couple of weeks ago on Pattern Review ( But these are the tried and true (TNT) Kwik Sew pattern number 2603.

A great pattern that went together well - J. has gotten a bit of wear in them and they do wear well. The only change I made was putting some lightweight interfacing in the fly area to keep it secure (and closed) unlike my famous (and actually well-received) simplicity boxes from about ten years ago. Now, I have a new pattern and orders waiting from J. and my brother PT who has always been a fan of the homemade (ie. custom) boxer:)

I broke out some new very cool fabric for a sewing machine cover today and J. was like - are you making boxers out of those (me: no, sorry!) - the fabric a bit too much like canvas - not good for boxers - I'll post when I get it done. But I'm kinda wanting to make a skirt today for me. Since I'm stuck on my last (first project for me) dress which is turning out to be a wadder.


Just an update from Paddy's mom: Paddy just returned from our own vet - who just took out the staples and he is doing well. The vet does think they lacerations were very deep. The "luxury" kennel apologized and paid the vet bill (thankfully!). Here's a picture of the lacerations about 3 days after getting the staples in!!

Paddy says he's just happy to be home. More raw meat, please.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meet the P's

I'm publishing this blog as a journal of my life sewing and with the P's and not so much as a political or literary or music blog. Just a fun - let's follow Pam's sewing adventures and what's going on with the Ps - the P's are my two Kerry Blue Terriers, Paddy McGee (a rescue who is almost 8) and Pixie (or "Little P"), who is almost 9 months old! Little P (Pixie) is the top picture and Paddy is below.

When I retired from the NR this weekend - Paddy and Pixie went to the Luxury Kennel. Paddy loves the Kennel though he's a bit too tired normally when he comes home; this was Pixie's first time. The Ps were only staying two nights. Well, as it turns out - it was bit terrifying for Paddy. Paddy somehow (they don't know how) got some lacerations and needed about 15 staples (pictures to follow!) The Kennel put the two dogs outside (and we want pay for inside Kennels in large dog cages). Paddy was so excited and scared.

Little P (Pixie) is shocked by the whole experience.

Their momma (me) is down at work in San Diego and they cannot wait for her to get home to visit them. So scary:) Both Ps are very cautious now and Paddy is not very hungry. But they both feel better because J. is taking such good care of them.