monday posting

I have been trying to stick to a Sunday evening posting schedule.  We had an enormously FRIGID weekend with trips from the plumber for frozen pipes and the like.  The blog was forgotten.  Needless to say, canines were not overly enthusiastic about long walks in minus five degrees!  So, we stayed indoors and ate cookies and baked cakes and sewed.  And did laundry – great hulking amounts of laundry – goosedown comforters, sheets, quilts and the like –  all because Miss Tula has lost her mind and is peeing randomly on beds, couches, etc.  I don’t know if she has a urinary issue or perhaps a MENTAL issue!  What I know is that this cannot continue.  If there is anyone out there who has some PUG insight, I would be eternally grateful for shared information.  She uses her pee pads, but seems unnaturally drawn to the sofa or the bed where she squats with abandon.

Meanwhile, I wore warm socks and worked on a quilt and went to see the Matriarch this past weekend.  We approach the five year mark of the passing of my father.  It does not seem possible that he has been gone for that amount of time.  It is too cold to go to the cemetery to visit.  So I speak to him in the early dawn, while walking dogs.  I tell myself that he can hear me.  I tell him that he left too soon and that I’m still pissed about it.  There is no answer.

Working on a piece for a friend – just snippets because it is not ready for a debut.


A Liberty of London teacup.  Precious.

DSCN9364A small child with a mirror, combing his/her hair?  WHAT hair!!!

DSCN9365We must have Alice – what nursery is complete without the Looking Glass?

DSCN9367A little kite face – one of my all-time favorites.

DSCN9369We must have books and an aloe plant.  This sweet quilt is nearly finished.  It’s been a great joy to create!  Stay tuned for the big finish later this week.

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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2 Responses to monday posting

  1. Colleen says:

    the latest quilt is really coming along – the peeks are so intriguing ! I can only imagine how extensive your stash is :))))
    Sorry I can’t offer any help on the Tula/laundry issue, only commiseration.
    My Dad has been gone almost 20 years. When I was growing up he told several stories of the link he had with his mother, one especially stands out – he was a bush pilot at the time and she ‘knew’ he had gone down and contacted the relevant authorities and insisted they start looking for him. She was right and it all came out well. So, I was pretty ticked off when I didn’t hear from him… but you know, there have been a few things along the way that he just may have had a hand in. Maybe I should listen more closely.


    • jody says:

      I love to hear from you Colleen. Sometimes I really feel my dad’s presence. One day I was standing outside and this wind came whipping down the hill, but it had a span of maybe 15 feet. It lifted Harley’s ears as it passed and came right over me. All around was still. Goosebumps! And then I know – he is present.

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