Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pillowcases and poor Mac

Had a bit of a scare this morning.  Macbeth is having problems with his back legs and couldn't get up.  We have a really great vet and he told me to come in right away...the office is only about a mile from the house.  Of course when we got there Macbeth insisted on walking (all be it with a limp and a wimper.)  Dr. G thinks it isn't too serious (old dog syndrome) and has given Mac some anti-inflammatory pills.  Maybe Mac is too old to be tunneling under the fence after all....

Yesterday I did a bit more baking...

And between batches made a couple of pillowcases for the children in Connecticut impacted by the school shooting.

You may have seen the request for pillowcases on some of the blogs.  They are being collected by Quilter's Corner in New Milford, CT.  There is a U-tube video on how to make a pillowcase using the "tube" method.  I had to watch it twice...first I thought, "no problem."

Then I cut out the fabrics and went to sew...had to watch it a second time.  Once you do it once though it really is "no problem!"  It takes longer to pick out the fabrics than it does to actually cut and sew the pillowcase together...

I have four to put in the mail today...a seaside, a dog-show, dolphins, and space travel....I hope the kids enjoy them.  Sewing helps me feel as if I'm doing something to help.  Also helps me stay away from the new (yes, as a former journalist I am a news junkie!)

9 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

just like kids !! scare you silly then when you go to the Dr/Vet ... they get up and walk away!! He-He xx

Loris said...

Love the pillowcases :-) It is a small thing we can do to just express some support. I am sewing up blocks for a little girl's quilt to send to someone affected by the hurricane. It certainly helps to sew.
Hugs to you and sweet Mac. Sorry he's dealing with a body that can't take the "needed" work anymore. He's such a cutie. I know that kitten will miss his tunneling. :-)

Teri said...

Maryquilts has a great tutorial if you need to reference it again. She recommends french seams and I like how it finishes.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful gesture. I'm sure the pillowcases will be greatly appreciated. Hope Mac is feeling better this afternoon.

Me and My Stitches said...

Hope Mac is feeling better. You are very fortunate to have a great vet so nearby - wish we could say the same!

Mary Ellen said...

Cute dog. Old age in our pets is never fun, is it? I make those same chocolate cookies - we call them chocolate snowballs around here. I think the children in Sandy Hook are going to be just covered up in quilts and pillowcases!

Kathie said...

oh I hope macbeth feels better and has learned tunneling is not a good thing!
LOL
cookies look yummy
this is so nice of you to make pillowcases for the kids, just so sad.
Kathie

MB in MI said...

I'm making those same cookies (with a Hersey kiss in/on top!)
Glad Mac's got a good vet...we do too and we watch our 12 yr old 'puppy' like a hawk. She always bounces back, thank goodness. And thankyou for your good works for Newtown.

Merilyn said...

You've chosen some wonderful bright fabrics for the pillowcases - I think these small distractions are very important for these traumatised children - good for you to contribute in this way! I hope dear of Mac will benefit from the anti-inflammatory medication, even dogs get old and wobbly like us! Have a safe and wonderful Christmas!!