Monday, July 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday - July 2, 2018

July 4th is Wednesday, and we are at the cabin, where our peaceful sleep is interrupted by firecrackers going off - probably for all this week.  As I get older, I enjoy fireworks less and less.  But I am happy to celebrate our independence as a country.

Here is a peaceful picture of sunset over Lake Michigan:

Maybe the noise will subside and things will be peaceful around here in another week or so.  Puppy Penny Lane, hasn't reacted to the noise, which is great.

Quilting?  Sadly, not anything this week, but I intend to work on the second square of redwork chickens.  Thanks for all of your input!  I agree with those who said you can never have enough chickens.  Also the idea of little children looking for the two squares that are identical will be a fun game to play when the quilt is finished.

So nothing to show this week, as I was working on other things.  Penny Lane has settled into what is expected of her around here, and has reluctantly agreed not to chew on my hands.  Unless she forgets....

She was eating so quickly that some of you suggested a special bowl to help slow her down.  I searched on the internet, and found a tip that just turning her bowl upside down and putting the food in the indented circle around the outside works.  She has to work to get the food out of the indentation, and while it takes her longer to eat, I think she actually chews some of it!  I give her 1/4 cup of food, wait until that is gone and then repeat again for two more times.  Here's a picture off the internet of the concept of the upside down bowl, except Penny's bowl has a narrower space for the food - makes her work even harder to get it quickly.

She is 20 pounds now, and her growth is amazing.  But I could talk about Penny all day - you can see why I haven't been productive in the quilting department.

Happy 4th of July to all the American bloggers out there.  I hope you get more done that I have this week.  Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday!

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Nann said...

Where on the Michigan shore are you, Judy? I live a mile from Lake Michigan on the other side, so I take lots of sunrise photos. Like the chickens, love seeing Miss Penny Lane's progress!

Kate said...

Looks like a very peaceful place. I think the noise of firecrackers is just about unavoidable no matter where you live. We live in a town that bans them within city limits. We live in town, but you still have those who choose to ignore the rules. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Enjoy your time out on that beautiful lake!!

sklinn62 said...

Our dogs also have slow feeding dishes. Deuce's (yellow lab) dish has 3 of those metal cups inside. He got mad and broke one off!

Have a great 4th!

Anonymous said...

My sister's boyfriend feeds one of his dogs in an old muffin tin with the food spread out in all the holes. Same idea, to slow down his eating.

Love your pic. beautiful. ann

Suze said...

No country is perfect. However, there is no place that I would rather live than in the United States. When I moved to this town, fireworks were prohibited in the city limits. Now they are allowed by permit. Of course, when they were prohibited, peoplel still disobeyed the law. Now, the hours of the permit are disobeyed and I'm sure there are many who do not have permits who shoot off fireworks. My son and I took his children to see fireworks last night and we all had a great time. The fireworks were phenomenal. I hate what they do to most animals though. Love hearing about Penny Lane.

AnnieO said...

Lovely picture of the lake! We have the ocean but fresh water that size is hard to come by in SoCal.

Happy 4th, hope Penny survives the noise and bustle okay.