No we did not get another pug, but it was a close call.
We have been thinking that Chumley is lonesome and needs a buddy, and Dave is so good at finding pugs on Ebay classifieds, or Craig's List, so on Sunday we took a drive for a look-see.
The house was very dark and kinda seedy, which gave me a warning as we entered. Lots of barking and a strange woman with a cigarette and curlers in her hair answered the door. (Is this a movie scene or what?) She encouraged us to bring in Chumley to see how he would respond to the puppies.
Showing us an 8 week old and a six week old, Chum was very interested. The little 8 wk.old turned around and Chum backed up barking. Could this work?
I got out my camera and with the flash I noticed more about this little guy. See his eyes? One was stuck looking outward while the other one moved as we moved him. Not good. She had reduced the price on him and that was a red flag. It was all kinda sad and creepy. The 6 week old was really not weaned yet, and we couldn't tell much about him at this early stage so we said we'd come back...which we won't.
They were cute, but we both knew it wasn't right. And Chumley was not impressed. He is not so bored as he makes out. And he has his food all to himself, which he likes very much, thank you.
Chumley is in Dave's arms, and looks smaller than he really is. He now weighs 25 pounds which is too much. Hurry Spring so he can run some of his weight off.
Back at the brandy-new-clean studio, I am ready to get back to my Spidey today. It is going to be bedsized, although only twin sized. I found that Joann's sells a cotton/poly batt (80/20) that is 72x90". I like this size as it is bigger than 60x80 and smaller than full size, 84x96. And now with my new bigger table I can actually consider basting it myself, like the old days.
Here's something going on behind the scenes. Last year I 'discovered' the Modern Quilt Guild and saw that lots of groups were forming all over the country. Nothing close enough to me to actually join, so I didn't. But then recently I took another look and saw that one had formed (and disbanded) in Chattanooga. I immediately wanted to know more. I tried to contact the moderator of the site and saw that it had moved and was no longer online. Grrr. But I also saw a name I recognized as a blog commentor, Mary, and I emailed her. She has been trying to get more info and we have emailed back and forth and decided to try and get this thing going again. Mary asked the Sew Be It store in GA if we could meet there and of course the answer is YES. No dates yet, but I am hoping it can be on a Wednesday afternoon, not at night, when I am already in town for my knitting group.
So I am excited as can be. If you are a local lurker and want to be a part of this too, please come out of the shadows and let me know. Email Me.
Mary and I are thinking about what this group could be, and are open to ideas. OOOoooh! I hope this happens!