Sunday, July 20, 2014

Did I Tell You, We Are Getting A Puppy!

We had a German Wirehaired Pointer who we had to put down a few years ago because he was very sick with Blastomycosis.  It is a fungal infection of the lungs that is difficult to cure.  
We tried the cure but, it was either too far along or he just wasn't tolerating it.  
He didn't have really any symptoms until he wasn't eating his usual amount.  I attributed some of that to Bob being out of town working a few weeks.  Then he stopped weight bearing on one of his front legs.  So, I took him to the vet two days after that.  At first they thought he had cancer.  Then they did some lab work to see if it was Blasto.  It is very difficult to cure.  
It got to the point I didn't want to see him suffer any longer.  
Bob was especially devastated by this and it has taken a long time for him to get over it and decide to get a new puppy.  
When he decided it was time for a new puppy, he contacted the same breeder we got Huck from.  
Two of his females either aborted or weren't pregnant.  
Finally on July 8th we got the phone call that he had 8 puppies:  4 males and 4 females.
We are number 5 on the list.  
We just love this breed.  
They are so goofy and great bird dogs.  
This was Huck
This is what a puppy looks like.  
I downloaded this from the web.  
I expect in another couple of weeks we will have to take a trip to the breeder and make our pick. 
We would like a male.  
I did some sewing today and started the finishing process on two Threadwork Primitive pieces.  
Cinnamon Hearts

And My Needle is Sharp

 Right side out now.
I plan on filling this with Walnut Shells for a pin cushion by my sewing machine.  
 This ended up a little wonky.  
I think I may round out that side a little.  
I learned alot from the instructions.  I didn't know that freezer paper worked so well ironed onto fabric and sew around it.  Then iron on the fusible interfacing once it is lined up.  It just goes against my grain to sew the whole thing and then cut a slit and work from that.  I always leave a littel of the seam open then do a blind stitch in the seam.

I will probably really finish them Wednesday during stitching group.  I have been working on my socks and have the second one started and am past the ribbing.

Otherwise, just another really busy weekend.  Hope you had an enjoyable weekend.
Thanks for stopping and the wonderful comments.
Keep on Stitching


  1. You will have a very cute puppy. I did not know that breed. Great stitching!

  2. awwww welcome to your new pup when you go and choose him :) they look like wee pointers when small ... love the stitching and I like to leave a gap ... always afraid I will goof it up otherwise too :) love mouse xxxxx

  3. So sorry to hear of how Huck passed it is never easy to lose our beloved friend! Especially to that...we have been very lucky but others in our neighborhood have not living out in the country. Many blessings with the new wonderful puppy....have fun puppy proofing the house...LOL Stitching is beautiful......

  4. Huck was adorable. Can't wait to see your puppy.

  5. I'm glad you mentioned that little instruction about cutting a slit in the fabric after you have stitched all the way around???? What is that about? I do the same thing you do and the blind stitch closes the hole perfectly with no sign it was ever open. But a slit and then whip stitch it shut??? Go figure.

  6. How exciting to be getting a new puppy!!