Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Aire and a Give-Away

Remember this fabric that Miss Susie and Treacle sent us?

 Mom has finished with her project.  She used every single one of the beautiful fabrics on this AutumnAire mat. 
Thank you so much, Miss Susie and Treacle!   Mom sure did have fun making this!

And mom had so much fun sewing that she made a paw mat that we will be giving away.  Your peeps can use it as a mug rug for their morning coffee or tea while they read blogs ☺

All you have to do is leave one comment on this posting.  This will be worldwide so everyone gets a shot.   We'll let the randomizer choose the winner for us.  We'll be back in a couple of days to announce the winner.  Good luck to all of you. 

So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, October 20, 2014

Barktoberfest 2014

We always know that we have arrived at Barbara Curtiss's Barktoberfest when we see Denis's fabulous sculptures!  Our mom would sure love to own one!

Or two~~
This was Molly's very first time to Barktoberfest with so many people and Airedales and AiredaleWannabees and she was nervous but still wanting to meet every peep and every pup.  
The first thing we did was to take a walk up Kent State Mountain and this AiredaleWannabee was our leader.  The peeps think that a nice vigorous walk will tire us pups out so they can have more fun!   HA!

 This is Molly after the walk.  She's a frothy mess and she wouldn't take a drink of water and she refused cookies.  Who refuses cookies?  She's still a nervous Nelly at this point. 
The peeps thought it would be entertaining if pups put their heads through the cut-out in the  pumpkin so I gave it a whirl~
 Molly is meeting and greeting and getting more comfy finally - yay!

There were lots and lots of Airedales. 

 This is handsome Basil~
And this is Winston~

There were puppies!
And they stole the show like puppies do!

This is Rosie.  She was a rescue from the age of 12 weeks old.  She is now almost 3 years old.  She's the most unusual color and she's such a beautifully sweet girl.

I hope you don't plan on putting that crocoDale costume on me!
 I guess she did!
 This is Basil again. He's a stripper ☺

 Are you practicing to become a Greyhound, Molly?

Molly is finally feeling more comfortable.
 Yup, she's happy now!
 Can we please go back again today?   I'll do better - I promise!
We sure did have a blast!
Mom bought 2 ornies for her Airedale Christmas tree.  No, we have not put our Christmas trees up yet.  It's too early!  This small tree lives in our hallway and it stays there all year long.  It's only a foot tall. 
We sure did have a fun time and we can't wait to go back next year!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oatmeal Cookies

We have a very fun event planned for tomorrow~
Dad is taking us to Barktoberfest in Kent, Connecticut, and we are hoping to meet up with at least 87 other Airedales!
This will be a first for Molly. She's never been before and it's been a few years since we've been. 

 We are helping mom bake oatmeal cookies to share!
Yup, we are mom's #1 taste testers!  The batter is yummy and there is certainly enough oats in here, mom!
 We are waiting for them to cool so we can taste-test a baked cookie just out of the oven~
 Perfect!  Just the right amount of cinnamon!
 Sorry that I was too grabby, mom.  I got a little bit overly anxious!

  We'll be leaving in the morning and be gone all day!   The camera is charging and we are psyched!  This is going to be so much fun ☺

So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Chimney Project

It's been awhile since we noticed that one of the brick pillars that's holding up the cap on the chimney on dad's workshop barn has gone missing.
Dad has decided that he has ignored the problem long enough and we have to do something about it before the entire cap comes tumbling down.    So staging was built around the chimney so that dad and the masons could work safely. 

 That's Joe, the mason.  We sure hope he has suction cups on his shoes!
 We get dizzy just looking as this picture!   You wouldn't get us up that high for all the ice cream and pizza in the world - and walk the plank to the chimney?  No way EVER!
 Joe and dad are removing one of the chimney caps. There are actually two caps up there. They had a seam in them - a good thing because they are heavy!
 OMD!  You are a very brave man, dad!
 The caps are on their way down to the ground.  The masons have a well wheel and they lowered it like gentlemen.  They will use this same well wheel to lift bricks and cement and the new chimney cap back up. 

 Dad says now that the chimney cap and pillars have been removed, two or three courses of loose bricks will also have to be removed and replaced.  

 Joe and Ed, the masons, are cleaning and preparing so that they can begin to rebuild first thing tomorrow. 
The next morning they're up there bright and early.
The 3 courses of bricks have been replaced with new bricks.  They don't match perfectly but they will be safe and sound and hopefully last forever!
 The pillars are going up - eight of them this time instead of six.    Joe is being a clown!  haha
 These are the new brownstone chimney caps.  There will be three caps this time instead of two.
 One beautiful job, Joe and Ed. You guys do great work! 
It won't be long before we'll be having a fire in dad's workshop fireplace!
So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly