Thursday, July 18, 2013
Remember that free pattern I offered here on the blog on July 5th? Well Bonnie Miller from Down Under jumped right in and made a fabulous version. She writes:
This is the quilt I have made from the pattern you so generously gave after losing Chester. I put the bird and the words Flying Free on it because that is what he is doing now...and because others will understand when I tell them that there are no right or wrong ways of making the top...you just fly by the seat of your pants! The fabrics are my hand dyeds with the addition of some commercial prints. I'm sorry my photos aren't nearly as good as yours. My daughter was holding it up for me in the wind on a beautiful winter day.
I'm so glad that Ollie has found you. He is one very lucky little puppy.
Many thanks for the pattern and for setting me free of measurements!
Speaking of Ollie,
He is back from the vet, having been neutered and is doing just fine, like it never happened. I haven't been able to get another good photo of his wiggly self yet, so this one will have to suffice.
After deciding to call him Ollie, I am afraid it just did not stick and now we are calling him Tony.
Tony? How can a Chinese Pug be called Tony? You might ask the same question about the name Chumley. I guess the only explanation is that he needed a name with a distinct percussive sound. The TTTTT sound got his attention and the name just popped into my head. I've been calling him Tony ever since. Adding to that, he has a very deep bark, not like a puppy, but more like a big dawg, so we are saying Tony Baritone-y might be his full name.
And that brought to mind an old sketch from the Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall. We repeat this dialogue frequently in our (weird) household. I looked for a video of this skit, but no luck. Here's the dialog, short and stupid but to us very funny. Keep in mind that the Kids were all in drag for this bit.
Silvee: What's wrong, my Michelle?
Michelle: Oh, Silvee, I can't stop thinking about Tony, wondering where he could be, who he is with, what is he thinking, is he thinking of me, and whether he'll ever return someday.
Silvee: Oh, Michelle.
Silvee: You have to stop lying awake wondering about Tony, wondering where he is, who he could be with, what he's thinking, if he's thinking of you, and whether he'll ever return one day.
Silvee, Michelle: [Man enters] What?
Man: Upstairs we are having a fabulous party, but we've run out of wine. So I am forced to borrow a bottle of yours. My God, it stinks in here! It stinks of stupid women wondering about Tony, wondering where he could be, who he is with, what he's thinking, whether he's thinking of you, and whether he'll ever return someday.
at 8:20 AM