by pennifold 10 Jan 2020

Hi Cuties, we are still up in the Hunter Valley house and doggie sitting. It’s been very hot again today about 40c. I’ve been inside most of he day in sir conditioned comfort, so I’ve finished the hand towels.

Tomorrow we are going to wash all the floors and the outside decking. The dogs are locked in the back deck overnight and the puppy pees a lot!!!! He’s actually chewing my feet st the moment. He is a black and white Border Collie named Benji and is only 18 weeks old still being trained - ha ha which is proving to be a problem as he has lots of little accidents!!! Buddy the other dog is 7 and he’s a tan and white Border Collie. Anyway John and Deirdre come back Monday night so we want to make sure everything is nice and clean. Love Chris


by basketkase 13 Jan 2020

Beautiful towels, Chris and adorable dog!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Hi Vicki, thanks so much, and yes, he's a little darling. Love Chris

by cfidl 13 Jan 2020

wonderful! so glad you are staying cool and in a beautiful place.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Thanks Chris, yes, we were glad to be in air conditioned comfort whilst the heat wave was on. Love Chris

by mariagiannina 12 Jan 2020

Great job on the hand towels Chris!
Mary C

pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Thanks so much Mary, I'm glad they are done. Love Chris

mariagiannina by mariagiannina 14 Jan 2020

I should take a leaf out of your book and start on my Christmas gifts! This past Christmas I didn't have time to make anything, we were travelling and only arrived back home 2 weeks before Christmas!

by shirley124 10 Jan 2020

It is quite cool down here in Tassie today. I rather it be a little on the cool side. I am not a fan of the hot weather. I love Border Collies. My son has one, actually it is his second one as the first one died some time back. I liked his first one the best of the two. Enjoy your last days of house sitting. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Hi Shirley, I'm with you when it comes to the heat. Yes, Border Collies are a beautiful breed and great to have on the farm/winery grounds. Buddy pretty much runs the place and Benji submits to him! We always have our favourites don't we when it comes to our animals. Love Chris

by vickiannette 10 Jan 2020

good to inside, sewing, and out of the heat! We have just come home from Darwin. Hot and steamy, but we missed the cyclone-type weather thankfully.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Oh! Vicki, I couldn't handle Darwin's heat/humidity. It's bad enough down here in Newcastle. As you know my sister lives in Tumby Bay and she has been letting us know about their conditions. Glad you are home safely, love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 10 Jan 2020

Chris with caring for your friends dog and home I am surprised that you have had the time to create the work that you have. Great work

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

It was pretty easy Caroline, except the puppy wanted to eat my socks and nibble shoes! They actually slept most of the day as it was so hot. So I kept them inside with me! Love Chris

by pennyhal2 10 Jan 2020

I'm amazed that you got so much done with a puppy in the house! Great towels...and reminds me that I have to start 2020 gifts! I have a 5mo corgi puppy and she sure wants to be included in everything including toes as well.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Thanks Penny, they were long days, so plenty of time to do my sewing. I reckon your corgi would get on well with Benji. Love Chris

by dailylaundry 10 Jan 2020

The towels came out lovely!! And little Benji is adorable!!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Thanks Laura, I thought so too. Benji is a real cutie! Love Chris

by sonjapotgieter 10 Jan 2020

Beautiful!!Well done

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

by sebsews 10 Jan 2020

The puppy is a real cutie! Your towels are perfect. Are they an addition for your Christmas luncheon? Hugs and flowers, Suzanna

pennifold by pennifold 10 Jan 2020

Hi Suzanna, these hand towels match the flannels I made earlier. I love Poinsettias and here in Australia they are a traditional Christmas flower. Love Chris

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 11 Jan 2020

We have poinsettias for Christmas too! They are so beautiful. How do they handle the heat? Do you have your kookaburra this summer?

pennifold by pennifold 14 Jan 2020

Hi Jan, our Poinsettias handle the heat well, as the heat doesn't seem to affect them. We don't have our Kookaburra at the moment, but that's not to say he won't be back come September! If you have a look at my earlier posts you can see what happened to them. Love Chris