Monday, April 30, 2012

Oh dear

It's almost May!

I'm the worst at blogging. I tried to ask Max to help me out, but all he does it look at jerky treats online.

So far this year has been a whirlwind of things.  Mostly good, some sad, and a lot in between.

Two weeks ago we had to say good-bye to one of our kitty friends - Lil'Joe. We adopted him 6 years ago, and he was little old man then. We know we gave him a good senior retirement home, but his passing was still sad.

RIP Lil' Joe

In happy pet news, we have been able to foster 2 dogs through area rescue Hopes Haven, and both have been adopted!

In other news, Consign Couture turned one last Thursday. Happy Birthday!

 Left to right - me, Tamara of Consign Couture and Nicole of Shop Adorn.

Speaking of Shop Adorn, they are back in business! Official party is this Friday night!

And yes - that is a PDX Neat Sheet link I posted. There seems to be new activity on the page. Comment and like them in Facebook to show your support!

This Saturday is my teaching debut for the American Sewing Guild - Columbia River Chapter. I'm pleased to say my class is full! I'm a tad on the nervous side, but I know it will be fun! Or I'll scare all the students with how excited I am about sewing knits! Here's the link to the listing and my mug on their page.

I've also been working on fundraising for the animal shelter in my hometown. Newberg Animal Shelter. I volunteer with the group Newberg Animal Shelter Friends an all volunteer 501(c)3 dedicated to building a new shelter. Construction has begun on the new shelter, but there are not enough funds as of to date to finish building the kennels to move the animals.This Friday and Saturday is one of the largest fundraisers - The Mega Yard Sale. I just dropped off an entire car load of goodies this morning. Please go if you are in the area. I can guarantee there are a few ceramic friends stowed away long with a giant velvet painting. I've got another event or two up my sleeve for the rest of the year. One inovlves wine, and the other something along the lines of this:
Please "like" their Facebook page: Newberg Animal Shelter Friends.
Weeeeeeeeeee construction happening!!!

Phew. I'm going to keep updating this blog as much as I can. Not all pretty dresses, all the time. (well wait in my brains yes!), but I like to share things that are going on with my life.