Tuesday, August 29, 2006

No quilting today. No painting today, either. This morning Harper, yes Harper, has an appointment to have a root canal. I know it sounds crazy. She broke her tooth on a bone and we didn't know about it until it became infected. The options were to pull or root canal. It is one of the main chewing teeth and we couldn't see her going with the ability to chew properly for the rest of her life. Enter the veterinary dental specialist *cha-ching* This appointment is the second half of the procedure begun back in early July. The improvement in her overall look and demeanor has been well worth it. So while that won't be fun -- especially for Harper, I will get to go here and here while I'm waiting for her procedure to be done.
Both of these shops are about an hour from my home. A manageable distance, but I still don't go very often. Today I will only be about 20 minutes away. Hubby says I can buy whatever I want. He's so sweet, but he knows that when I have that kind of license I become overwhelmed and usually end up with nothing.
While I'm out I will be sporting these * which arrived at my door yesterday. I purchased a pair of Simple clogs back in 1995 and have worn them until there was nothing left. These are by far the most comfortable shoes - EVER. I did use my seam ripper to remove the tags inside that were rubbing uncomfortably.
The quilt in the photo is one I had forgotten I made. It is called Mullberry Bush by Acorn Hill Quilts. I really the pattern and can see it in many different fabric choices -- it would make a great baby quilt. I found this one while we were removing items in the bedroom. Our ceiling raises from 8' to 14', with the area above the closet being the highest. In order to add a little ambiance, we have my mom's childhood rocker and mine displayed up there with an old suitcase and a stack of quilts. This was in among the stack. I washed them all up and then put this one right on the dining room table. It's about time to switch over to our fall decorations and this one will fit right in.
* - I have tried twice to edit the link and it just won't show the photo. If you really want to see, use the link to get to the site then select the Shuf clog, in red *s*Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I'll be waiting on a full report on Harper. Oh, I hurt for him!
Those shoes look very comfortable - I've never been able to wear any type of clog as I have a very high in-step. And, last but certainly not least I'll be waiting for a full report on the visits to the quilt stores. :-) Two stores I'd love to visit sometime.

Screen Door said...

Beautiful quilt. You're right, I could picture it in ginghams or 30's retro prints for a baby. We'll have to tuck that one away.

Cool shoes - Shoes are sacred for for me too. I have a pair of BORN slides that they don't make any more. I had them for 7 years, they probably need replacing, but I can't seem to part with them...
Melanie

Screen Door said...

Oh My gosh - I didn't mention Harper...I feel so bad for him. It's a night for baked chicken breast for him---poor thing. The hardest part is they don't understand...

Hedgehog said...

I'm a huge clog fan - Danskos are my favorites. I love the flying geese in this one!

The Calico Cat said...

Awww I hope the doggie dentistry goes well. My girl cat has had kitty dentistry. We pulled 4 of her teeth - the got yucky because she doesn't chew - just swallows. She even figured out how to swallow the dental kibbles & they were not tiny! She is not on a wet diet...

Dawn said...

Oh good luck to poor Harper. I cringe even at the word r--t ca--l!

Great quilt you made!

Finn said...

Hi Libby, love the quilt that you are showing us. It looks like such a simple one, but the design elements work so well together! I think it probably is the perfect autumn quilt..*VBS* So sorry to hear of Harpers ordeal, but the outcome will be worth it. Hope you had a fun time shopping while you waited. Hugs, Finn

Linda_J said...

Poor Harper--first no romps and then off to that dentist guy!

Love the quilt--good that you found it again.

Sweet P said...

I get to go to the dentist tomorrow too. Only I don't get to go shopping afterward.
Have fun shopping and share your goodies with us.

Susan said...

What a great quilt. I love anything with flying geese in it.

I hope you have/had fun at the quilt shops! And the poor dog is happier.

Judy said...

Man those look so comfty!! I love the quilt and I bet it does fit right in with the fall decorations!

I'm a day behind and I'm sorry that poor puppy had to go thru that but after it's done he will feel better!!

We had room like that with ceilings and big ledges that we put stuff up on for display!