Friday, March 30, 2012

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Ventered out today to make a baby blankie delivery to the Bowie/Crofton Pregnancy Center.  I met Karen there today - she was very nice.  Sorry I have no pictures - I was so nervous, I forgot to take any.  I don't know why I get nervous - everyone is always so nice - it's just that I always have this feeling in the back of my mind that they're going to say "oh good Lord - no thanks".  Now I know that that will never happen, but I just can't shake that feeling when I'm walking in the door.  

Isn't there a song like that?  Oh no - that's 'Hooked on a Feeling' - never mind.  (are you singing that song now?)  :)

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I've finished putting the off-white border on all the granny squares that I have received so far.  I laid them out on the floor to see what they all will look like together.  They're perfect.  Thanks to everyone that sent me a granny square.  :)

  
I had to stand on my desk to get this picture, so before I climbed up there I asked God to watch over me so I wouldn't fall.  Vince and Bobby went to the campground and I really didn't want to lay on the floor until they come back home tomorrow.  Yes, Bobby got to go this time - I'll go next time.

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Does anyone have any dog-walking tips?  I would like to walk Tex & Ladybug by myself, but they seem to walk me most of the time.  They are always pulling and they really don't listen too well when I tell them to slow down.  Tex weighs about 58 lbs. and Ladybug weighs about 20 lbs.  Look at them - they're my bad dogs.  :)

 
Thanks for dropping by - have a great day.  :)  
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25 comments:

  1. Yup, I'm singing that song, good thing I like it as it will probably be in my head the next few days ... lol. No one would ever say no thanks to the wonderful blankets you make. So very nice of you. Have a nice weekend.

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  2. What a great gesture to donate baby blankets. I would like to donate to the local nursing home. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi Debi,

    Judging by your squares you don't have anything to worry about, I bet they were lovely. I'm sure the ladies appreciated them too. I can understand the nervousness, since at times I've experienced that too.

    It's nice to see another crafty Marylander. I live in White Marsh are (rural part -- yes such a place exists). My church has a quilting group, and the quilts we make are donated to the Lutheran World relief, recently I started donating crocheted bears. Crochet is my 'newest craft' and so I'm pleased that I'm finally at a point, where I don't mind giving the crocheted items I've made to others. However, I still have a lot to learn.

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    1. Hi Opal - nice to meet you. That's great that your group donates quilts and that you donate your crocheted bears. A little love goes a long way. :)

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  4. Those squares look so wonderful together!!

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  5. Very verysweet of you... Next time please try to get some pics we would love to see... I very much like reading your blog it's a mood lifter:).

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  6. Que lindos seu cães e os quadrados estão ótimos!
    Beijos e felicidades pra você!
    Ale

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  7. You shouldn't feel nervous I bet they are so thankful and can't wait till you come back again. Your taking squares? If so I'd love to donate some to help others. I am not and expert crocheter like you but I can whip something up:) Let me know. You dogs are so cute and be careful with taking the pic like that don't want you hurt. Your a nice person:)

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    1. Thanks SnuggleBunnie. The granny squares are from 3 swaps that I have held here on my blog. I am finished with those now because my blanket will be just the right size. If you are looking to donate 6" granny squares, check out the SIBOL site (click on the pink butterfly over on the right sidebar) - Sue does great work with the squares she receives. :)

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  8. Dog walking hint . . . my Indy, all 75 pounds of Shepherd/Akita, liked to pull too. FInally, I bought her a halter/harness that she puts her front legs through and it snaps together over her shoulders. It works GREAT!

    There is a pattern on Ravelry for a dogharness . . . but she s so large that the ones I made for her (yes I tried it severl times) ended up stretching out. I'll bet it would work for Ladybug,

    try it and let me know :0}

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    1. Thanks for the tip Paula. We have tried the harness with Tex, but he still pulls - he just wouldn't learn. I think maybe I'll try again and see how it goes. :)

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  9. Dog walking, that's a tough one here. Opi will walk past the next door neighbor's house and sit so I have to pick him up! Your squares look very nice! I received the package from you the other day and want to say Thank you especially for the bonuses in the box.

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    1. You're very welcome Sharon. That's funny about Opi - I guess that little bit of exercise is all he needs. :)

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  10. All the squares look great together. The work you are doing is wonderful. And your doggies are so sweet. Instead of letting them have a long lead, you should keep them right next to you. That let's them know who is walking who. :) Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy. I'll try that the next time I walk them and see how it goes. :)

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  11. Adorable doggies! :D And the blanket looks beautiful!

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  12. Hi Debi, your granny squares look lovely together and it's a good idea to have one border colour to tie them all in. I'm glad you didn't fall off the chair! A lot of people use choke chains when they walk their dogs to stop them pulling but I couldn't do that to a poor little doggy and yours look so cute. Lots of love xxx

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    1. Thanks Emma. :) I've heard of the choke chains, but I believe mine would really choke themselves to death. I'm the same as you - I couldn't do that to my dogs.

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  13. Hi Debi,
    So sweet of you to donate your blankets! That's my ultimate goal when I get better at crocheting.
    I understand the dog walking issue; we have a sweet 80 pound walker hound/cur dog who walks us (kinda looks like we're walking a kangaroo!). This didn't work for us but my friends swear by it: a walking leash. The leash is hooked to a harness that goes around the dog's mouth. Doesn't hurt them at all, but when they pull and you pull back, the dog's head turns to the side. Supposedly, they don't like it and stop pulling. Our dog learned how to take the leash off and decided to eat it so she wouldn't have to wear it anymore.
    Good luck!
    Kate

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    1. Thanks Kate - I'll look into that. :)

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  14. I would agree about the harness - we have an anti-pull harness which turns the dog towards you if she pulls. It's made by a firm called Ancol - I don't know if you have them over the pond. I tried a walking leash but the dog hated it and kept trying to rub it off on my legs. My dog looks about the size of Tex.

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  15. Cesar Milan ' the dog whisperer' has great tips, techniques, and tools on his website (I am not affiliated, I just really admire him!) I walk my 80lb very energetic male German Shepherd and he has Very Good Manners, it really makes the walk much more enjoyable! Good luck!

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  16. Thanks for the suggestions ladies - I'll check into them. :)

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