Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MISERY LIKES COMPANY

Every night, when Stew sits down ... both dogs sit with him.  Never me.  I get the impression Stew quite likes that.  I feel really left out... NOT.
What he doesn't see is me and the dogs during the day.  Wherever I am, they are too.  If not sitting on me, certainly WITH me.


ABOVE:  See Darling?  They do love me too... lol.
DEBBIE: you asked me yesterday what sort of dogs they were?  They are half Bichon and half Shih Tzu....  Coco's hair is more like a Shih Tzu and Teddy's is more like a Bichon.   Teddy is a 'fixed' boy and Coco is the girl.  


Last night I had a go at getting the join right on bindings.... I watched several videos and read some tutorials... I was surprised at how many different ways people do it!  Anyway, I chose one that looked like it made sense (to me anyway) and gave it a go:


ABOVE:  I just used some calico for practise on some 'testing' fabric ... it worked! 
TODAY:  I'm going out to buy some binding or fabric to make some.  Then I shall come home and sew it on.
THAT. IS. ALL.   (for now)


Buying enough ready made binding to do all 9 Placemats was going to cost a lot of money, so I went hunting for plain black homespun cotton.  do you think I could find it ANYWHERE?  I went to two Spotlight stores with no luck. 


So now I have to either wait until I can get some... or use another fabric to bind them with.
ABOVE:  I have enough of the 'grape' fabric to do the job, BUT.... I am not sure it would look 'right'?  And that fabric is gorgeous, almost too pretty to chop up for binding.   What do you think?


ABOVE:  while I was over Mr Wellington way at Spotlight, I popped into Sylvia Park to get some more Tee-shirts... and the new SUPER CENTRE across the road is sooooo close to being ready to open.  I can't wait.  It means whenever we go to  Sylvia Park I can pop into Spotlight too!   Yaaaa.
( oh and I love the colour job they have given it! )


RENEE:  thanks for that chick.   As I don't have your email address it would be hard for me to 'flick you an email' .... lol!


End of Day:  I am dragging myself out of this funk I've been in.  I know EXACTLY what the problem is... and I know how to rectify it.
It's the same old story:  I eat shit, I gain weight, I hate myself, so I eat more shit to feel better, then I gain even more weight,  then I hate myself......  so.... I went back to Weight Watchers tonight.   I faced the scales, I accepted a gain... and I will pull me big girl panties up and face the fact that I am my own WORSE ENEMY.
nite nite.

17 comments:

  1. I'm a beginner sewer and it's great that there are HEAPS of tutorials online nowadays. I just need a bit more TIME now to get on with it!! Was all set to make Christmas pressies... am slowly finding the year is disappearing!

    Kate (kittie444@hotmail.com)

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  2. Neutered Boy and Breeding girl must be their superhero names!

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  3. Ha the dogs what do you say "It's a dogs life alright!!!" I wish I could sew sometimes even it was just EASY EASY stuff I can hem and sew a split seam back up BUT that's IT!!

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  4. I have been down in the dumps and seeing Teddy and Coco have just made my day. Martine x

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  5. My pug Bella sticks like glue to me. She waits by the front window until I come home from work. That picture of the two dogs at your feet is very familiar to me!! The placemats look lovely.

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  6. Your furbabies are so pretty and so well cared for. I wish all could be that way.

    I understand your Dilemma with your binding- it will be quiet interesting to see how you settle it? I sure do wish you luck! : )

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  7. I adore your pups! You're doing great with the placemats. I hope to have time to get back into sewing when I retire in 2030!!!!

    By the way, do those people know they are driving on the wrong side of the street? (jk-I know it's right!)

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  8. Oh Chris, I have the perfect little gadget for you...I love it. It is a binding maker. Not one of those ones you use with your iron, it is a full machine that you just feed your fabric through one end, it has it's own iron thingee inside and it comes out the other end as perfect binding. I swear by it, no more burnt fingers. I got mine in Oz but I they are avaiable in NZ, search for a Simplicity bias tape maker.

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  9. P.S If you still need some fabric, flick me an email, I am heading to my local spotlight tomorrow and can pick you up some and pop it in the post :)

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  10. I wondered what they were building there lol !!!
    Wait for the black chris that is far too nice for binding .

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  11. I love that the pups think that whether it is your lap or Stew's that the lap is just there for them.

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  12. I love your sewing stuff. You could sew a sling to carry the pups around in!

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  13. I agree that you should wait for the black - you could use the wine fabric for something else. I also think I recognise the testing fabric - I have some I have used in patchwork snakes for my nieces and nephews. I also agreed with Cranky's advice yesterday, and am glad you have made a decision for yourself, whether it was going back or accepting yourself as is it would have been a good decision to make. Well done Chris! Penny xo

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  14. My kids are like your dogs. They see me all the time and when me hubs is off, they hang around him hoping to play some game with him. I feel left out - Not.

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  15. I know how you feel Chris, I am in a funk too, not only with weight, but other stuff too. It's hard sometimes to pull out of it, isn't it? Hang in there and I'll try to do the same.

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  16. I think the grapes would be pretty. Or the green even?

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