I've been sewing my little fingers off since I got home from Tennessee. I had some orders for grooming table aprons and covers from the show, and a few things that were requested before I left. I love some of the colors people requested.
I also got my table apron that had been send out to be embroidered back. The Samoyeds look great!
Then, the other day at the craft store I found fleece fabric that was PERFECT to go with it!
I'm having fun making cool color combinations for people and making a little extra cash while I'm at it. If I'm lucky, I'll have lots of orders when "show season" picks up again in spring.
While we were at the show in Tennessee, I discovered that Lilly was nowhere near as "cool" with going in a crate as I thought. She did great in August, but that was outdoors and there were still people around. She was pretty freaked out in the hotel room. So, we've been working learning that crates are not scary places. Feeding her in the crate has been the first step for this little training endeavor.
Tonight, my Mom gave me a whole chicken for the dogs and told me they should probably eat it right away because it had been in the fridge for a few days already. Initially, I tossed the whole thing on Bailey's mat. He looked at me like I was crazy and walked away. I had to get a knife and cut the legs and wings off for him. I tossed the rest of the bird in the crate and told Lilly to "kennel up". It's amazing how well she knows "kennel up" when there is a nearly whole chicken waiting for her in there. I planned to keep an eye on her and take the chicken away when she had eaten about half of it, but I failed miserably. She'll be skipping a meal tomorrow and her belly feels like she swallowed a volleyball.