Friday, September 11, 2009

Sewing room view


I finally sat down to sew yesterday for the first time in a long time. It was very enjoyable, especially with having my machine in front of a window. My livingroom is on the back side of my house, so we never see what's going on in the front. Yesterday while sewing in my son's old bedroom, I enjoyed watching traffic go by, I saw the mail lady deliver my mail, and I saw the flower delivery truck delivering flowers to a neighbor. These are things I miss by being in the back part of the house. I think I will enjoy my new sewing room view, as I do love being nosey. :o)
** Now, for the rest of the story.... can you see that red pin cushion on the sewing machine? Later in the afternoon, one of my dachshunds jumped in my sewing chair and stole the pin cushion without me knowing. It is a new pin cushion that I had just put a few pins in that morning. I was guessing I put about 20 pins in it. One of the dachshunds showed up at my feet with the pin cushion, its leaves were missing and all the pins were gone. I went into panic mode! I could only find about five of the pins ... I vacuumed and swept every floor in the house. Still in panic mode, I called the vet to see if he thought they could have eaten the pins. "Yes ma'm, dachshunds can eat anything." He recommended I bring them in for an X ray in a couple of hours. So, $240 later, my dogs are okay.... no sign of pins in their little GI tracts. The mystery still remains... where are the pins? And ... did I mention how much I enjoyed sewing yesterday? :o)

12 comments:

Debbie J @ Homemaking Dreams said...

All I can think to say is "Lord have mercy!". Its like you've got 3 two year olds in the house. You have to watch them every minute! Speaking of 2 year olds, mine will be spending the night with me tomorrow night. I've already thought about how I need to make sure the pin cushions and pins are way up high.

I love your sewing view, by the way.

Debbie J @ Homemaking Dreams said...

And your sewing machine is almost exactly like mine!

ancient one said...

I know you are enjoying your view... not that your back view isn't spectacular... like a beautiful park... but now you can see what's going on outside on the road... sorry about the doggies and the expense of the xrays... maybe today will be a much better day..

Rose Mary said...

Oh my. They are expensive little things, aren't they?! I had a sweet little dauchshund for 13 years~still miss him.

I love your sewing spot!

Tracy said...

Oh my, hope you solve your pin mystery soon. Happy sewing!

Stella said...

Sound like you found a nice place to sew. Glad your puppies aren't pin cushions. Mine like library books so I have to keep them up high.

Joyce said...

Glad the dogs did not eat the pins but the Vet bill sure would make me prick myself with a pin to see if I was dreaming about how much the bill was:) Not sure how much sewing you will accomplish looking at the window but think of how interesting all your neighbors would be in a book you could write:)
Joyce

Utah Grammie said...

Oh poor you! I feel so badly about the money spent but I am soooo relieved that they are OK - now, don;t go walking around barefooted of you may just FIND some of those pins!

Nancy Jo said...

Pen pen pen, You always have the most interesting things going on. I wonder how the puppy sorted out the pins before removing the leaves? They are so clever its scary.
Yes sewing and watching whats going on in the neighborhood is a very good thing. I'm afraid I wouldn't get much sewing done. "what the heck is Martha doing over there?"
Nancy Jo

theantiquepallet said...

Wow, that is amazing that your puppies didn't eat any of the pins! Thank goodness! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my give a way and for posting me on your blog roll! Thanks and good luck! Chris

Janet, said...

Oh my! Check the doggie beds and cushions. Can't believe they did that, I'm thinking that you would have heard them if they got stuck by those pins. Glad they are OK. I'm anxious to make a path to my sewing machine some day in the near future.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Oh wow! That's scary! I hope you find the other pins!! I do love where you have your sewing machine. I think it would be lovely to sit there and sew (minus the dog drama)!

No I didn't make the apple topiaries. I bought them two years or three years ago at TJ Maxx but it's something they still carry. Saw some there just last week!

Manuela