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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, November 12, 2010

On hold

I feel badly I am behind a bit on my shirt but this has been a week when I have been occupied by other life things. Because it was a holiday yesterday, and because the vet was unable to get Mr. Rascal to eat, he was discharged to me for the day. I spent yesterday doing things around the house and cooking for him and trying to get him to eat and drink. 

About 11:00 last night I drove him across town to the emergency vet for the night and some IV fluids and will be taking him into my vet again this morning. Because my vet is near my school I have also been going there between classes all week to try to feed him.

We will see how he goes over the next few days.

I have been able to do a few things, like the collar and some seams but that's been it. I really need some sewing time though to make me feel a little better.

I know that to those of you who do not have animals this all may seem a lot of fuss, but I love that guy and he sure trusts me to take care of him.

The one stress relief task I was able to do, which I enjoyed, was to order three different kinds of white fabric from Fabric.com - a swiss dot, pique and some linen. 

More later.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about Mr Rascal. I hope he starts picking up soon. Times like this it would be good to be able to talk to the animals.
Your fabric purchases sound nice.

a little sewing on the side said...

goodness, don't feel bad for even one second. This is a long term project, right? Realistically it will take quite some time for 10 white shirts to be sewn. I needed a break after my 1st shirt and it wasn't even white - it was a practice shirt made from a stripe I had in the stash.

I am a pet lover and I would be beside myself if I were in your shoes with Mr. Rascal. Just hang in there and take it one step at a time.

That white pique from Fabric.com made its way to my stash last week, too. It washed up nicely.

Jodie said...

I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Rascal is still not doing well. I'll be sending good thoughts your way and hope that he perks up soon.
I've been working away on my white shirt, but have sleeve "issues" I need to work out. I altered them quite a bit from the pattern and think I will end up having to cut them out again. Looks good otherwise.... But don't worry about the time frame! I want to get my shirt done for parent-teacher interviews (I've got a neat/comfy red jacket to wear), at the end of November. But I have a back up plan if it doesn't happen!
Hang in - you and Mr. Rascal both,
take care,

BeeBee said...

I'm sorry about your furry friend and I'm thinking of you both. I have another friend whose dog is very sick. My puppy thought list.

gMarie said...

Oh Barbara - I hope that Mr. Rascal improves. When my Beau wouldn't eat after he bloated, I made tiny chicken meatballs and he snarfed those up. Good luck and many prayers to both of you. g

Debbie Cook said...

Sending up good furry thoughts for Mr. Rascal's speedy recovery!

Ms.Alethia said...

Please don't apologize for how you feel about your pet~ I'm not a pet owner, but I truly understand. :)
I hope Mr. Rascal can get well soon.
As for your shirt., I concur with "A Little Sewing...." You have time. I have managed to cut mine out, but with OTHER things like alterations, work, etc., I haven't been ab;e to start yet. Hopefully, tonight I can get as much as you've gotten done on yours already. :)
Keep your head up and don't tire yourself out. Peace.

Jane M said...

Our beloved pets do trust us, don't they. I hope Mr. Rascal is improving, for his sake....and to give you some peace of mind.