Wednesday, December 31, 2008

when blogs collide

Man-dad was in the shower. Madison was snoozing, or so he thought.

Five minutes, an unsupervised pup and a bag of yarn that smelled of H-Mom's hands ... a recipe for mischief.

So much for the first round of H-Mom's Christmas project. She was working on the "3-2-1 and you're done scarf" from the wonderful Laughing Purple Goldfish Designs blog. This was going to be one of the teen-human's Christmas gifts.

H-Mom didn't finish it on time, but she is working on it. Really. The teen-human was very understanding on Christmas morning. Actually, she thought it was funny to open a gift bag with a weird lump of sqiggly something, a ball of yarn, a crochet hook and a photo from the computer. "What is this supposed to be?" she laughed.

Well now, H-Mom is starting over.

Which is okay, because she was crocheting too tightly anyway, as she was often admonished by her grandmother. Grandma Nell taught H-Mom how to do everything that has to do with needlework, even tatting, which is making lace, but H-Mom has no idea how to do that anymore. H-Mom learned how to braid rugs and embroider and needlepoint, knit and crochet and sew. And lots of more things, too, like beading and quilling. She doesn't do any of those things anymore.

So now, a week after Christmas, she can salvage most of the yarn from the tangle of gnawed and unravelled scarf that Madison created. The teen-human gave H-Mom a hug and said, "Don't worry about it, she is just a puppy."

Thank goodness Madison didn't opt for Man-dad's expensive loafers.


BrandytheGreat said...

Oh well, that;s what puppies do!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a shame as it was very pretty! Thank goodness the teen-human was very understanding!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Paw-fectly honest mistake. The story made us smile and think of some of the things one or the other have done. If you check our site we left you an award.

Hope to see you on chat tonight.

Essex & Deacon

Kathryn and Ari said...

Poor H-mom! Tell her it'll be even better this time. Happy New Year to you all!!

The Devil Dog said...

Madison! They are judging you purely by circumstantial evidence. I think this is most unfair. There had to be a cat somewhere, because cats LOVE yarn. Us dogs do NOT. (Okay, okay, I love yarn too, but we don't have to tell anyone.) Remember, plausible deniability! It was the cat!


Glad to hear your leg is getting better.

(( K@Y )) said...

Wishing your family, friends and you a sweet 2009!

Stanley said...


You naughty, naughty girl. We're so proud of your interest in the weaving arts. Will you be looking to crochet yourself a sweater some day?

Your teen hooman is very understanding. Do you ever loan her out!?

Goober love & New Year's smooches,

Mango said...


Puglette said...

oh dear! puppies!!! they can cause trouble...i just unraveled a special pug skein of yarn. i am glad you can salvage the project! i can't wait to see it all finished, without help from your lovely assistant.
happy new year!

River said...

That's funny! But everything happens for a reason--now H-mom can crochet more loosely bol. Happy New Year to you all!

love & wags,

Biggie-Z said...

naughty, but creative!

Happy New Year!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Our mom is used to that kind of stuff. Not happy, but used to it! She needle felts and more than once, she has found some kind of felted doggie, half chewed up, on the floor! We're glad your teen human is so understanding!

Happy New Year!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Deetz said...

That was a funny story Madison....surely you did not have anything at all to do with it. You are just too cute to destroy anything. lol

Eduardo said...

I did stuff like that when I was a puppy! Nothing was safe! I've always been a pretty low-energy dog. As a puppy I played alot but then I just got into sleeping! I like to go on my walks, do my patrol, & then Mommy plays chase with me for about five minutes, I play, I sleep the whole night through. I just like to find a comfy spot & sleep. Mommy's not sure why, maybe it's because she isn't able to take me out to play with other dogs like she wants. But we'll be getting a home soon with a fenced in yard! That should raise my energy level some.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Patience-please said...

Uh oh! Now the human's done it! The expensive loafers are next!!!

wags from the whippets

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Uh oh, Madison! That is a one way ticket to an unhappy mommee!

Be careful!
Gus and Waldo

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