Friday, October 13, 2017

Third Freebie Pattern Friday 10-13-2017

Here is my Third Freebie Pattern Friday post. As with the others, you need to go down to the end of the post and comment on THIS post and whatever other Freebie Pattern Friday post you want the pattern to. So if you want three patterns, then you need to leave 3 different comments on the relevant posts. AND then you need to contact me using the Contact Form on the side of this post so that I have your email address to send my free pattern to. If you have questions, please ask.

Anyway, here is the pattern!! I'm celebrating my 20th Anniversary this week and so I decided I wanted to share a fun pattern with you... it was inspired by olives in a martini glass. I don't know what it is about a martini glass with olives and alcohol... I've only ever had one in my life and it was terrible. I assume it was because it was made with cheap gin, but who knows. The idea of a martini evokes celebrating to me... I guess because it isn't something that would be had every day? I don't know. I don't drink very often.


So, the cuff is made with Odd Count 2-Drop Peyote Stitch.... probably my favorite stitch. The pic is from a few years ago before New Years Eve... it was made for celebrating. I hope you enjoy it.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it... it is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for loom or square stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Musings 10-2-2017 Huichol Beading

In August I participated in my first bead-a-long with one of the FB beading groups. The main subject was Huichol Beading. The patterns presented were from a couple of different sources and one I found while on Pinterest. I had been interested in this style for quite a while, but hadn't done any beading in August because I wasn't in the mood. We had to say goodbye to one of our dogs.  She had been with us forever and has left a big hole in our hearts. Anyway, now is not the time, otherwise I'll just start crying and not finish this post.


Anyway, here is a pic of all of the ones I did over the last couple of days of August. One of the flowers is from Kat Adair. Notice I did one in size 11/0 Czech beads,  then did a couple in size 13/0 Czech Cut Beads and then 15/0 seed beads (mixed brands.)  The other was done using a couple of videos by BeadingByMiroslavo, I cannot find the specific videos anymore because Youtube removed all of the videos. The lady that translates the videos is doing it all again and getting them uploaded again when she has the chance. Just do a search and all kinds of patterns come up.


These next two photos show what happened when I used Protecta Clear on the beads to stiffen up the beadwork. The opaque beads are a-okay, but the transparent ones bled a bit. I don't really mind in this instance because it just made the white beads pink. I will have to keep this in mind, though, when using the Protecta Clear in the future. This was my first time using the Protecta Clear and I had purchased it from Amazon. It did a great job stiffening up the flowers and now I just need to put ear wires on them.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Second Freebie Pattern Friday 9-29-2017

Here is the Second Freebie Friday Pattern.... I present my Loom/Square stitch Sugar Skull pattern. Again, October is nearly here and I figured why not? Sugar Skulls are so popular and not everyone likes to do Peyote stitch. I really like this pattern.... the Sugar Skulls in the background are almost ghostly.


If you don't like Sugar Skulls or want a pattern I offered for free a few years ago for the Halloween season, please go see my post about a spider and a web. 
 
If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do TWO things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it... it is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for loom or square stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bead Table Wednesday 9-27-2017

Today is just an update of what I've finished on my bead boards... it's never as much as I want, but it is progress. 



The first two photos are of my finished box! It was designed by Julia S. Pretl and beaded by me... it took a little longer than it should have due to the weekend... I never get as much beading done as I would like. Anyway, beading the box was fun and took me out of my comfort zone just a little bit. The hardest part was the hem, but by taking breaks to digest the directions really seemed to help. This project was part of a Facebook group bead-a-long for a box called Wildflowers. I don't normally participate, but it looked like fun. And, Julia S. Pretl has a book (well, she has many books,) which I've had for years and just never made the time to make any of the boxes. It is called Little Bead Boxes.


This third photo is of the finished rosaries. I completed five and those containers contain the beads and findings for 9 more rosaries. They will be a forever ongoing project. It's always good to have extra on hand and I usually end up giving some away or I find more beads that would make great rosaries.  If you're curious about praying the rosary, go to this link.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bead Table Wednesday 9-21-2017

**Please excuse the spacing on this post... I don't know what is going on, but I need to get to bed so I will come back later to figure it out. As always, don't be shy, please leave a comment!

Bead Table Wednesday will be a new appearance to my blog. I'm doing it to show you what I'm up to and to help inspire me to get it done. I have four boards going today... lots of stuff in my head, lots of stuff I need to learn, lots of stuff I'm curious about, and lots of stuff I want to get done. 


This purple board is of a triangle box from a Julia S. Pretl pattern and it's part of a bead-a-long for one of the Facebook bead groups I belong to. I'm trying to get better at reading patterns and following written directions by someone else. I do pretty good following my patterns (duh!) and following videos, but it's very rare for me to actually be able to follow other directions. I need a combination of very well written directions and pictures... not just computer generated graphics, but actual photos of the beadwork in progress. I figure if I get enough experience, it will make it easier. I just currently finished the hem on this box and it was a booger! I'm hoping the hem on the lid goes better. 


This is a future rosary. As far as I'm concerned you cannot have too many and what you don't see on the outside of the board is a bunch more beads, counted and sorted for a few more rosaries.... maybe ten in all.

This burgundy board has a bunch of orange and blue beaded paw prints (beaded by me from my pattern... one of the first patterns I ever did for myself.) They will be sewn onto leather and Ultrasuede for a couple of bracelets for my daughter. Her college has a tiger as the mascot and the colors are orange and blue. I hope to get going on these tomorrow... I need to cut the leather to the right length, add a curved edge and snaps before I start to attach them and add an edging. 

And last, but not least, is a pattern I made from  vintage Catholic line art of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I started working on it a couple of months ago, I'm on row 165 and have 400 rows or so to go. Its a labor of love. I made a couple of other tapestries of the Blessed Virgin Mary and gave them away after working on each one for several months. This one is for me. I have a wall all picked out and will need to find a big, vintage frame for it. I'm very pleased with how it is turning out. I will write other posts about my previous tapestries... they need to be seen. And I also, at some point, will be sharing the patterns. I just need to write them out.

And there you have it. I have ideas of future blog posts..... maybe a Monday Musings and another to talk about products or techniques. Okay, time for bed... my little companion, Mr. Waffles, is very tired and I have to be up early tomorrow, but I let the day get away from me working on the box and that pesky hem.

Friday, September 15, 2017

First Freebie Pattern Friday!!

As I posted two days ago, I am going to start posting on my blog again... on a regular basis. *Gasp* I know, I know, but my schedule is opening up... there have been big changes since we relocated and so I can get back to this.

I plan on doing a Freebie Pattern Friday post twice a month... if my brain is over-productive, I may add more. What is the point of designing if I never seen them beaded up? Now, these free patterns will most likely be flat peyote, brick or loom because that is what I do. Keep in mind, I still sell other patterns in my Zibbet shop, but if I decide to offer one of those patterns in my freebie patterns, I will remove the listing in my shop. And, I also still occasionally sell completed items in my shop, so take a peak once in a while.

Anyway, here is the pattern that I am offering for my First Freebie Pattern Friday:


I chose this pattern as the first one because it's getting close to Halloween and The Day of the Dead, it's a popular pattern of mine, AND because the earrings are my most stolen pattern. Yup! That is right. When someone decides to "borrow" from my work, they always seem to choose these Sugar Skulls. I don't know why, I can never seem to get an answer *SMH*.  I've gotten several people to remove the copied beadwork, and an apology and promise not to do it again. I'm not sure why they do it as I've always said, ask, I may say yes... and I usually do. Anyway, since they are so popular and people are being rude, I thought I would try and take the compulsion to steal my work away. So, here they are offered for free. The pattern includes the bracelet, and 8 different Sugar Skull earrings! If you use 15/0 Delica seed beads, the earrings will be on the smaller side and it goes up from there.

And to repeat... the conditions that need to be met in order to receive the free pattern are as follows:

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do two things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) - You can find the spot to comment down at the end of this post.
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it... it is located next to this post or at the top of the page under "copyscape"  or on the right as you are looking at the screen.
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and I laminate the color chart so that I just have to print it once but can reuse many times) 
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Surprise!!!!!


Hi there! I have some good news.... the move has gone well, we are settled in, and now that we are no longer fostering dogs, I have some free time. Free time means I can start contributing to my blog again! Free time means more beading! I'm very excited!!

As a regular feature and a thank you for reading my blog, I am going to start posting a "Free Pattern Friday" post. You guessed it, it will feature one free pattern from me and I will do this twice a month, maybe more. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do two things:
  1. Comment on my blog (... a little more than just I want the free pattern, please :-)) 
  2. AND send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments section on my blog does not give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. 
 
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What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and I laminate the color chart so that I just have to print it once but can reuse many times) 
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file

*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.



Friday, April 28, 2017

Hello! Why Yes, This is Another Apology for Neglecting My Blog...

Gosh, time sure does fly! I cannot believe I have not posted in over a year. Bad, bad Mona! I have no real excuses, I've written things in my head, begun posts a hundred times, but simply never made the time to actually do it. I am sorry.

A lot has happened in the last 15 months or so. We moved. Again. Yup. We moved, again. This came in the form of my husband's company closing their Memphis location. We had the option to move with the job to New Jersey, but we said no way! No offense, but it wasn't as if the job location was in a nice part of the state and the cost of living was way too high. No thanks. I don't do crowds. Not at all. I think I have a problem. It isn't unusual for me to go to a store to shop and once I get there simply stay in the car and say forget it, its too crowded for me. And we didn't want to trade the high crime of Memphis to the high crime of New Jersey. And the job morale is rather low.

Anyway, so the job search started back in July (got the notice in June) and in the fall my husband started getting hints that someone in one of the other company locations wanted to hire him. The job market wasn't exactly hot and we were starting to get nervous. This position would allow us to stay in Tennessee, but move to the beautiful side of the state.  So, we could continue not paying state income taxes, we wouldn't have to get new driver licenses and pay new tax, tags. titles. The homeschool laws don't change. And my daughter would be able to keep and use the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship. And, she was leaning towards a vet tech degree and there is a community college here that offers it (the degree isn't offered everywhere, which was surprising to me.) And we would be closer to family by a few hours.  So, by the end of December we had a promise of a job position and salary. We did have another offer on the table (and a couple not worth mentioning in Memphis because the salary and benefits were laughable.) We really tried to make a job offer work in Savannah, GA, but the boss wasn't an honest man. Constant wheeling and dealing in the negotiating process.... something was offered and later taken away as if never offered. Working for someone like that would have been a nightmare.

So, we listed our house at the end of January of this year, had three offers at the end of the first week and we were under contract shortly thereafter. It was nice finally being in the market to sell a house while the market was hot! All of the staging and putting away of crafts and projects and putting a stop to our fostering was worth it.

Here are some photos of our house for staging.
















All that I can say about selling a house is - do the work. Put your stuff away. Stage it following the realtor's suggestions for photos and then stage it again for every day living. It's a balancing act! Be prepared for showings at the last minute... 15 minutes notice, anyone? We had our first showing 3 hours after the listing went live while we were eating brunch after Mass (the call came an hour after it went live.) You can say no to showings, but the key is to get the house seen as much as possible. It isn't convenient, we saw our fair share of weirdos, but being "on call" for showings was totally worth it.

And when I say "on call" I mean answering the phone when the realtor office calls or installing their nifty app that notifies you almost instantly when there is a request for a showing and approve that request as soon as you can. Getting up early and making sure the house is clean and organized. Put away your valuables, clean up the dishes, put the clean clothes away and the dirty clothes in the wash. We had 4 dogs and 3 cats to get out of the house along with us humans, I think the dogs fell into the chaos and reward of a car ride faster than we did! In a hot market, that means eating dinner late most nights, but again, its worth it, it just means you need to be really flexible schedule-wise or be good with flying by the seat of your pants.

And as busy as you thing the selling part is, it gets a little busier with having to deal with a relocation company (they didn't actually streamline the process, in fact they just plain sucked,) and then the inspections and all of that. Be timely with the responses, don't be the one the realtors and buyers are waiting to hear from. 

So, if you need the name of a FANTASTIC realtor in the Memphis are, message me and I'll get you her name.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 Time Flies!!! The Foster Updates

Oh my goodness! Time sure does fly by too fast. Sorry for not posting more often, life has been incredibly busy. We are down to only one foster dog and we actually adopted one of our others. I think I've mentioned Z-Bo before, but in case I haven't, here he is.


We actually found in the Frayser area of Memphis and gained his trust and brought him home to be nurtured, trained a bit, and vetted. We helped raise a good amount of money for his vetting because he turned out to be positive for Heartworms. The rescue group we work with, SOAR Doggy Rescue,  took him under their wing so we gave them the funds and used their vet. Anyway, that was back in May 2015. Heartworms treatment took 3 months and now we are waiting for his forever family to find him. It doesn't seem like people are looking for a big dog and thus it has been a slow process. Sometimes I wish we would stick with the easy to place dogs, but then I look into his face and start laughing because he is such an adorable goof! He is a very good boy, especially when my husband isn't home. When my husband is home, Z-Bo has trouble focusing on anything except for him and horsing around. His only goal in life is having a good time and when my husband is home, having a good time right next to him is the main goal. LOL. Anyway, I try to remain patient while we wait to find his people. After he finds a home, we will take a short break from fostering while we get some home projects done.


Back in August we fostered this little guy, Mr. Waffles, and after less than a week, we knew he would never leave our home again. He fits right in. I'm not really a small dog person, but Mr. Waffles is like a big dog in a little dog's body, but he doesn't try to rule the pack, he's happy just being in it. He doesn't prefer just one person and shun everyone and everything else... And the cats like him. Those of you with cats know that that is HUGE!


He's about 8 months old now. Here is Mr. Waffles! The cool thing about him coming to us to foster is that we just volunteered in case one of the litter didn't get fostered thinking there was no shot of it. Then when we were told we get to foster we just said we would prefer a female as the boys (Charlie and Z-Bo were outnumbered.) And Mr. Waffles was the cutie that came home to us.


Here he is with Charlie... these two get along so very well! Mr. Waffles gets along with the others, as well, but Charlie is the one he looks to as his leader and role model and protector. Although Luna surprised us as the one being overly protective of the little guy when he was meeting our foster dog, Z-Bo for the first couple of times.


Our other two fosters, Maggie Moo and Ruby have both been adopted by wonderful families and we couldn't be more happy for them.



January 28, 2016 Time Flies! Part 2, The Beaded Paw Print Ornaments

I'll post some of my other beading and crafts in another update, but I did want to post these ornaments that I made... I used my paw print pattern and made a bunch of paw prints in size 10/0s Delicas and then used various sizes of seed beads for the rest. I do not have a pattern for the ornament. I am not sure how to go about doing a pattern for that except for step by step photos and I don't have the time or patience for that. I originally shared a pic of each of them on Facebook and Instagram and thought I'd better get a Blog post out and document it.


The first one I ended up sending out to my friend in California, just a surprise, a little something to say hello and Merry Christmas! She's a dog lover like myself and advocate of dog adoption. The second one is slightly different because of course, while making one, I had some thoughts of what I'd like to try next. I sent that one to my cousin, I hadn't been able to get out there and see her in a very long time, it was like sending her a hug via the U.S.P.S. And the third one was a combination of the two. I have other ideas, but Christmas came too quick and I ran out of time. Perhaps I will do some more in the future. the pink seemed to get the most attention, although I love the color of the black and white. Thankfully I didn't get any trash talk about the black and white not being in the Christmas spirit.


Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Friday, July 10, 2015

What's Been Going On 7-10-2015

Well, once again I've slacked on my blog....

I have good reason!!! Or should I say, many good reasons!!!

Things are still just crazy busy. Our church life has grown by leaps and bounds, we found a Catholic Church here in Memphis that we really like. We are doing what we need to do to get Jay back in good standing as a Catholic that's been through confirmation and everything. This means we are taking classes on the weekends in order to get remarried in the church... so that the church recognizes our marriage. After that, the kids and I will take catechism classes so that they can be baptized and then the three of us will be confirmed... I think that is what you call it. We are going to a Traditional Latin Mass and doing things the "old" way which means Jay is learning everything all over again... the right way. I'm enjoying it. I find that I actually sleep pretty good at night.... I guess I needed to go back to the faith and teach my kids the faith. Some days I'm ashamed that it has taken me so long, but I honestly had no idea that there was a Traditional Latin Mass, let alone a church that follows the Pre-Vatican II stuff. I feel like we are home.


And we started fostering Maggie Moo again. Her adopter ended up getting ill and as a single woman, could not take care of Maggie Moo. She remembered everything about being here and was happy and excited. She and Ruby were thick as thieves. Ruby was adopted about a month ago and the young lady is in love with her and she's living the life she always should have had! Happy life to Ruby - WOOF! Maggie Moo has had an adjustment getting used to life without Ruby, but we think she has finally found her perfect family which includes kids and two parents and a cat and lots and lots of extended family.  Prayers that this adoption works out and that she is in her new forever home by the end of the month.


In May, we found a dog and fed him for a few days and earned his trust and brought him hope on a hope and a prayer that we'd be able to get the rescue we foster for to take him in. A few good people have donated towards his vetting (shots, neutering, and Heartworms treatment because he was, of course, positive) and SOAR Doggy Rescue took him in. He's a big goof ball and has charmed quite a few people... including us. I can tell he's going to be hard to give up when the perfect family finds him. We are calling him Z-Bo... that is the nickname of one of the Memphis Grizzlies that is a Michigan State University Alumnus... Zach Randolf aka Z-Bo. I love Z-Bo a lot. The HW treatment is tough, he's on crate rest most of the day because he's too hyper otherwise. We are almost done with the first treatment, next week he goes in for the next  2 injections and then it's another 4 weeks or so of crate rest. He's tough and he's keeping his sense of humor through all of it. I love him.... did I already say that? So far he loves all other dogs... especially Charlie and I think he has a crush on Apple, which is funny because she's old and grumpy and always growls at him. She only has an interest in him when he has food.


A day or two before we brought him home, we found another little critter... a kitten stuck in a fence. The vet says he was about 6 weeks... barely eating regular food (and not without having to get the syringe and squirting it in his mouth to get him to eat.) He was in good shape, no fleas, but was developing a respiratory infection... probably due to being hung up on the fence in an all night storm. Of course, there is a reason why we don't foster kittens.... it's because its too hard to give them up. So, Little Loki will be living with us forever. Our cats all love him, so it was kind of an easy decision to make.


 

So, since Z-Bo has been undergoing treatment, I've been slacking in the beading and creative areas. I guess I feel bad that he can't have much fun except for brain games in his crate.

Next time I will update you on the projects.