Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wow, it's been more than a minute!

And I knew that, I did!
I have been doing all kinds of fun things. One of them was being sick. No, wait the fun part there was getting over it. I think I lost about five pounds without trying. Not quite the way I want to do that. I am well now. So I won't be complaining about it any.On the Trey front, I have done two positive things with him. One was yesterday. I went and picked up a used kennel from a fellow freecycler. I love that site! I watched every day until I found what I wanted. I found a few. One was too small. One person had two she wanted to give up, but they got snatched before I could respond to her. I tried anyway and she said that one person couldn't pick theirs up, so it was still available. I picked it up just after noon yesterday, came home and put it in the garage. When my oldest daughter came home I went to show her the kennel and Trey went right in. This was just after explaining that it would probably take a lot of coaxing and treats to get him in there. Dude just went in circled a few times and laid down! Now when I go out to the garage to do something he follows and goes in his kennel. I love it! Maybe he spent part of his previous life in a kennel and it is comforting to him. No matter what...I love it! The second thing regarding Trey is I finally made that collar. It works fantastic. I took him outside in the front yard for more than five minutes. A few people walked by with their dogs, one couple went by with a stroller. Trey woofed at them, but stayed right by my side, with very little effort on my part. I will now be able to take him for walks. Which will in turn wear him out, and that will in turn make it easier to get him to listen to commands and understand what I want from him. We're making headway here people!
On the weaving front. I have been doing a lot of reading and watching a DVD by Jane Patrick. She teaches solely Rigid Heddle weaving on this DVD. She goes through how to warp the loom quickly and then goes into different techniques to do different colors and textures. I could watch her over and over. She is very thorough and speaks clearly. Today I put some of what I learned into practice. (and yes, I will continue to practice) Below are some of the progress I have made. This was all today. I know it isn't much, but there is a lot of tearing apart that goes into this too!

The other day when I was driving home, I saw this truck and thought what it said on the back was funny. I had to get a picture of it. You'll probably have to click on the picture to blow it up to read what it says.


  1. hahaha....I love the sign..and YES I am still alive. Have not blogged in I don't know how long. Need to do so. Just not motivated and really don't care. Love keeping up with everyone on facebook. Sorry, I will try to stay in touch more and better! Happy for you and the dog issue!

  2. That sign is funny! Love what you are doing with your dog. My daughter's dog ate five pounds of sugar this week, after chewing up a Victoria Secret bra, her gentle leader and a leash!