Saturday, August 31, 2019

August 2019 Meet Macey

Hi everyone,
It's time to share what I've been up to this month.

Meet Macey
 Yes! Our rescue pup arrived! Macey was adopted on August 3rd from the Joshua Fund.
Macey was described as a black lab mix -  she seems to be pure lab. About 2 1/2 years old and about 70#. No dew claws.
She's a Texas girl.

She's  enjoying exploring our yard. She's getting used to different scents and sounds. And we are getting used to training her. She still needs some leash work as she is very strong and powerful - also a bit single-minded when she catches a scent.
The first night she didn't know what to make of our mantle clock that chimes on the hour. Now it doesn't seem to phase her one bit.
She's seen her first toad...I think she jumped higher than the toad. LOL!
Sh's heard an owl hooting in the distance, and she saw her first deer...and the neighbor's cat crossing the yard -  she barked up a storm!
Thunderstorms didn't bother her one bit. Neither does the vacuum.

Doesn't bark at the package delivery truck or at the doorbell.
She races up the stair in our split level to reach the top before me or DH just so she can bark at us.


She loves to play fetch indoors with her squeaky toys. Prefers them to her ball.

She even carries this little hedgehog around ..up and down the stairs.. and once left it on the bed LOL!

She has a soft kennel and a bed..but opted for the human bed on the first night -and every night since.

Macey loves to lay on the blankets on the cool finished basement floor. She loves to play indoor fetch with her squeaky toys.

We're looking forward to her seeing her first snowfall.


Just a sweet bundle of love from the ever wagging tail to the abundant kisses and licks.

A few days after her arrival, Macey went to the vet to get her first lyme vaccine. She got a good baseline look over. In January she gets re-tested as she was heartworm positive when she was rescued. After that she needs some dental work - she has 2 broken teeth and some plaque buildup.


She loves to ride in the car.. but not so much in her travel carrier. Looking into other options.

She seems to tolerate me reading.. now to see if she allows me some stitching time.



Dog House Sampler © 2005 Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32 count PTP Earthen Belfast Linen
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 79 x 97, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch

We last saw this lovely on February 2013.. somehow it was put away (out of sight..out of mind).


This is from the July/August 2009 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine.
Spirit of America Angel by Brooke's Books Publishing
stitch count:  angel: 107 x 67, star 12 x 11, star 5 x 5, wings 38 x 60; 2 over 1
DMC & Kreinik #4, Mill Hill Beads
14ct brown perf. paper

And now here she is...

 I still have the stars and wings to finish...just not sure if I want to have the wings..but I'll probably add the garland of stars.


Not much to show on this new start... I have to figure out a new placement for my threads as Macey is very curious, and I don't think I can spread my threads out on the arm of the couch any longer.

HAED Mini Quiet Reflection © 2015 Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Lisa Parker
Fabric: 25ct Zweigart Stormy Night
Threads: DMC  (89 colors)
Stitch Count: 262 x 308, 2 over 1, full cross

500 stitches of the 80696 completed

There is more than 1 shade of blue..just can't see it yet.

I just picked up this today.. was going to make the biscornu- but didn't have enough of the fabric for it set aside.. So I'll do the bookmark again.. and then find my peachy fabric for the biscornu

Spooktacular Bookmark © Dinky-Dyes Designs 2009 purchased from TSV
Fabric: 28ct peach cameo
Threads: Dinky Dyes Silk Threads
Stitch Count: 27x71, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Backstitch


The Halloween issue of JCS

Heart in Hand: 4th of July Bird

Handblessings: Snowman makes a friend

Posy Collection: Puppy Dog Stocking Kit
Mill Hill Autumn Harvest Taboo Kitty

 What I've read: 
David Rosenfelt: Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter#1)
J.R.Rain: Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2)
Diane Kelly:  Dead as a Door Knocker

The roses have been blooming and we have wonderful scents on the back deck from the mock orange and honeysuckle.

Until next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa M.