Sunday, July 12, 2009

One of the things we did before listing our house was to hire an arborist to tame the very errant ficus tree next to the patio.
It was one of those things that needed to be done for a very long time, but was quite easy to overlook in favor of other things. More than the rest of us, Harper received great enjoyment from that tree. She would lie in its shade either on the cool concrete or better yet the damp grass from spring through fall.
The look on her face tells it all. It's just not the same anymore. She's found a new place to escape the heat.
She seems quite pleased. *whew* I feel better. No one wants to be around a cranky dog.
On the packing front, the contents of the stash cabinets is completely boxed up.
They look so empty. I hope the new owners will fill them up with something fun. Even if it's not fabric.

21 comments:

KC Quilter said...

How funny! It really does look like Harper is giving the "stink eye"!!!

Mimi said...

I sure hope you left yourself something out to work on just for some of your quiet times when you aren't packing up.

darlynn said...

I read your blog ALL the time, just don't post....first, thank you for a very delightful blog

1....Harper...what breed?

2....Did you sell your house? You are kind of hinting that you may have.

3....I only wish you the very best.

darlynn

Quilt Hollow said...

Too funny to see Harper enjoying the shade of the outdoor umbrella.

Kathie said...

oh when the stash cabinets get emptied your getting close to moving
for me I am pretty excited about this move, means some day we may wind up at the same quilt show!
poor Harper just tell him he will like our weather better!
Kathie

sewprimitive karen said...

Harper is funny. Hey, have you been house hunting in the new location yet?

Marilyn R said...

Harper is one smart dog! How are your handwork projects coming along?

Judy said...

They are still so new, no chance of taking them with?

Poor baby...she does look rather peeved.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Libby--those shelves look way too empty and they are so forlorn looking--maybe the next owner will be a quilter!!! Yep, Harper will like our weather here on the East coast much better--take care, hugs, just, Di

Stephanie D. said...

Poor Harper. She's got the best expression on that cute face--I hope you feel duly chastised.

But hey, a whole umbrella with no sun coming through the leaves is a good thing!

Wonder what she'll think of snow....

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love the picture of Harper! She's too cute. Wonder what she's thinking?

Karen said...

Oh, leave them a little piece of fabric as a momento.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I like the idea of filling up new cupboards with stuff....wish I were you.... I can't wait to see where you land!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Harper is so funny! You know that you just can't upset her routine!

Just think of how much fun you are going to have unpacking all of your fabric!

Have a good Monday!

Kim said...

Harper might appreciate a trip to the doggie spa...a nice bath and a blow dry to get the loose hair off. She'll feel like a new and cooler girl. Those are real nice storage cabinets that you use for your fabric. Maybe you can autograph a door...Simple Libby! Enjoy the packing, it's all onward and upward from here. :o)

Candace said...

I think I would be cranky too if someone took away my shade! I'm happy that Harper found a new spot for now! I don't think I've ever seen a ficus so huge - your arborist did a wonderful job - I would have bought your house just for the tree, Libby!!
Did you find as I did how many boxes your stash can make - yikes!
Cheers!

Finn said...

Leave it to Harper...finding both the problem and the solution..he looks very comfortable there in the shade.
Sad to see the packing progress, but I know the change will be a good thing. Just kind sad..ya know? Hugs, Finn

quiltmom said...

Libby,
thanks for sharing the tours of the area you are currently living. You are starting to get packed up- does this mean that you will be leaving California for the east soon? Did you sell your house- the cupboards looked like a lovely storage space.
I hope you find some wonderful new spaces for your fabric in your new abode.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Guðrún said...

Poor Harper, she looks so sad. Did you put up the shade for her?

Milah said...

Harper has it made!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh look at her! I just want to curl up by her!