Thrift Store Rescue!

Another cute bag rescued from the thrift store.  I wash these and give them to new members in our knit and crochet for charity group for their projects.

Yikes! I didn’t notice it was reversible with a nice pocket for row counter, stitch markers, etc.

 

Welcome Renee!

Make My Day!

Meet the Monkey on Your Back!

A friend has been worrying about a ton of life’s trials in her life.  Her grandson was worried about her worrying!

He went to the dollar store and picked up this monkey and told his grandma that now she could get that monkey off her back.

He is eleven and has refreshed our spirits with his thoughtfulness.

Takayama Women’s Chorale here in Denver August 11, 2017 for a free performance

Takayama, Japan has been Denver’s Sister City Takayama since 1960.  The Takayama Women’s Chorale is singing at Simpson United Methodist Church Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm.  The Chorale will be performing traditional Japanese songs.  The performance is free.  For more information please contact Kaitlyn Lyle at 303.923.6865.  Simpson is located at 6001 Wolff Street in Arvada.  Want to learn about Takayama?  Visit the city’s website here:  City of Takayama website (English version): http://www.hida.jp/english/

 

This Week’s Extreme Dog Treats!

Hi!  Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post.  What’s in the treat bin this week?

Plenty of the old standards but new ones?  Cranberry turkey wings, yak puffs, lamb ears with liver icing.   And our all time favorite honey garlic duck feet!!

Extreme dog treats for extremely cute boy dogs!

Today’s Haiku

 

Roscoe

Hi! Roscoe here with today’s guest blog post and Haiku.

When Mom adopted me they told her I was found alone on the streets of Trinidad, a puppy of less than 6 weeks and starving.

I sometimes get scared of things I can’t see and Mom is real patient and loving with me when this happens.

Stormy weather.  Hate it.  I can feel the electricity in the air.  The room closes in on me, pressing me on all sides, choking me.

I can smell the lightning before it strikes, a smell like Mom scrubbing the sink.  Clean but scary, knowing what comes next.

Rolling thunder heard from miles away, louder and louder causing me to pant in fear.  Thunder I can feel in my bones bringing that horrible trembling that I can’t control.

Wind threatening to pick up the house and carry us all away.

  • darkness approaching
  • terrible unknown evil
  • trees bowing in fear
  • darkness descending
  • the pack howls in agony
  • sharp crack and bright light
  • darkness replaced by stillness
  • my once racing heart now yearns
  • hopes for quiet peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Auntie Sandy!

 

Henry 9 months

Henry here!   I am nine months old now and boy do I love to chew….  A few days ago Mom was not waking up to feed me breakfast so I went shopping.

I figured out how to open a dresser drawer!  And it was full of stretchy chewy stuff.  I carefully chose one, I take shopping seriously🐶

Mom leaves us alone two nights a week to do something called swimming and deep water aerobics🏊‍♀️  She meets my Auntie Sandy there and they both wear stretchy chewy stuff.

I carefully took something called a price tag off and not so carefully started chewing.  This keeps my teeth clean and my jaws strong.  Then I heard the dreaded words “Henry are you shopping? What are you doing?  What where you thinking?”

Fortunately Auntie Sandy is a quilter and had the tools to rescue me from this adventure.  Heck Mom you can’t even tell where the repair is!

(and it got Mom up to feed me breakfast!)