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Monday, 19 March 2012

A Doggy Tale and Handmade Monday.

I have been unwell now for several weeks, a virol infection I am told.  Lost my voice for three of those weeks and am just getting it back although still a bit husky. As it hurt to try talking it has improved my sign language no end.

Talking about sign language, I will relate a small situation I found myself in this morning.
As  I am sure most of you are aware, I am the grateful owner of an elderly mutt, I refer to her thus as the Vet claims her Grandmother was raped by a fox.  I don't know if that is possible but it is certainly feasible as she came from a New Age Travellers site and she certainly was mistaken for one on several occasions in her youth.

She is fifteen now and as deaf as a post.

Picture this if you can. 

This 70 year old Gran in her dressing gown and slippers at 7 ish in the morning standing in her back gateway which leads out onto the large common at the rear of her property doing frantic hand signals which rather resemble a rain dance to this deaf mutt who, in her own silent little world has wondered from one delicious smell to another and ended up 3oo yards away.  Unfortunately she has, by now, done more than her usual tinkle and this stupid old woman has the added problem of finding and picking up whilst hoping against hope that no other dog walker is about to appear through the woods and catch her at it.

Rosie has always been a very obedient dog, never any trouble at all, I could walk through the busiest town without a lead and she never moves from your side, step for step she is with you but I am absolutely certain she has twigged that if she does not look at me she does not have to do as she is told. Grrr.

Back gate is just off bottom left corner.

Now I only have a small offering for Hand Made Monday, just another three panels for the twins quilts.


These are 12" square, or will be by the time they are inserted. 10 completed, 2 to go.  It seems to be taking forever.

Now is the time to pop along to and have a look at all the other well deserved offerings.

Hopefully it won't be so long between blogs now I am on the mend.  Have a wonderful week everyone.


  1. You go for it Rosie, Shiloh has learned at a young age that he can have selective hearing and works well when Mum and Dad screeching at the top of their lungs for him to notice!!!

    The quilt squares are a work of art Carol and when finished will be an heirloom to treasure for years to come.

    Perhaps you could take up the telephone service Linda mentioned on CF with your new husky voice, apparently according to Linda you can earn a lot of money!

  2. A friend of mine has had the same virus, nasty thing. I see I was beaten too it with the 'selective hearing' thing, my old girl has also developed this.

    I now also have poo bags in my dressing gown pocket - just in case!

    1. Haha. Isnt it a pain, every time you get your purse from your bag out come a load of poo bags.

  3. The squares are beautiful, not sure I would have the patience!

    All my dogs have very selective hearing, only yesterday two of them charged down our lane after my husband and daughter who were trying out a tag-along bicycle! Could I get them to come back?!

    And hope you feel fully recovered soon. I had a nasty chest infection about a month ago, haven't been so ill for years, and I am still coughing like a trooper. xxx

  4. Sorry you are still poorly Carol and really hope you will be much, much better soon. The first cat we had as a married couple lost her hearing when she was about 18 - apart from the fact that (typical cat) she ignored us anyway, she didn't worry about us using the vacuum in the same room she was in, or when the rubbish men came! Normal sounds that had frightened her no longer caused her any problems. Your quilt panels are so lovely and each one is a piece of art. Hope you have a healthier week.

  5. Glad to hear you're on the mend. That dog has a definitee fox-lik look about her in that photo!

  6. Sorry to hear you're poorly but i'ts good that you are improving. Lovely squares. I like the one with the diamonds and squares.

  7. I agree with Wendy, very foxy looking!

  8. I always reckon my dog is clever enough to never let me know how clever he is!

  9. My dog has selective hearing too and i can't put it down to old age because he's not even 1 yet! (my partner has pretty selective hearing too :) )

    Well done for continuing to create beautiful things while feeling rotten Carol - not easy!!

  10. Sorry you haven't been well. Dogs are so funny and so much smarter than they let us believe! Hope its not too long before you're feeling back to your old self. Mich x

  11. I hope you are feeling better now, it sounds like you have been in the wars! Dogs are a good remedy for all ailments in my book xxxx

  12. Hope you are back to full recovery before too long. Not been around much myself as Mum has been in hospital and though now out is still very poorly. Your quilt squares are looking good. Can't wait to see whst it looks like all stitched together. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Loved the story! Hope you're feeling better now, as I am a late arrival from Handmade Monday. The quilt panels are amazing and I can't imagine how brilliant the finished thing will be!
    Jo x

  14. Beautiful squares - they look so tactile too!

    Kids are like deaf dogs too - if they can't see you they can't hear that you said NO!

    Hope you feel better soon