Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 73

Thread: The Reason I Bought My Sewing Machine...

  1. #26
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    those eyes are worth a thousand words, thanks for sharing

  2. #27
    Senior Member ncsewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    754
    Sounds like our hubbies are brothers. I'm always making a little bag to fit something. The phone, the camera, to put on his belt and hold a few little things he needs for work. I also hem every pair of pants and shorten the sleeves on any long sleeved shirts. The worst for me is putting in new pockets, I've tried all kinds of boughten one and even tried to make my own, nothing worked very well.


    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    In my case the sad sack is my husband. He is always bringing me something he needs fixed. He is short with a pot belly. I have to hem all of his pants and have been known to mend his pockets and even the seams of his winter gloves. I also had to make him a facemask so that he could ride is Harley to work in cold weather. I think the reason he married me is because I was able to do all of his mending when we were dating.
    The worst job I had was repairing the canvas curtins for my step son's boat. I also made him cloth bags for the traps he uses to catch bait to use in his crabbing business.
    AFter all sewing machines are not meant for quilting alone.

  3. #28
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    3,058
    Blog Entries
    19
    My Shepherd tears out the stuffing first, especially if it's a squeeker, then the toy is acceoptable to play with. What a spoiled doggy I have. Spoiled but loved. :)

  4. #29
    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,448
    I have sewed a few of those toys up also, it's usually best to put all felt eyes on any toy you buy for them, as they might
    get into bad trouble with anything else for eyes.
    Your Baby is just the cutest :D

  5. #30
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    I just melted at this story and pics. :D
    My son's dog used to chew up everything so son would go to the thrift shop and get old stuffed animals for my granddog.
    Once I asked what I could buy him that he wouldn't destroy and my son said the only thing he could think of was a bowling ball lol :D

  6. #31
    Super Member Izaquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southern IL
    Posts
    1,285
    Blog Entries
    1
    I've done "Doll surgery" & it was well worth it! LOL Grand daughter was here spending the night & ripped the underarm of her doll so when she went to bed I sewed it. When she got up she was surprised that it was fixed. I told her I took her to the "Dolly hospital" & she was happy as can be!

  7. #32
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,528
    Blog Entries
    11
    Obviously Tawny is very intelligent - she knew who to come to to fix her toy. You're a good mama!

  8. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota
    Posts
    363
    Hi,

    That was just a priceless post! I laughed out loud as our golden retreiver does that to her toys....always looks like there was a battle on the carpet with white cotton stuffing all over. My DH sews hers together by hand a few times, then we toss em, she chews them to get the squeaker out.
    Cute cute...........

    Bev

  9. #34
    Senior Member bgullett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Clinton Township MI
    Posts
    919
    I think all of us fur mommas have run into this problem. My Tony used to chew holes in all his toys and then be upset when I had to do toy surgery. Never sewed so many toys in my days of sewing. But he is a happy guy once his baby is out of surgery and recovered!

  10. #35
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,957
    She knew who to bring it to. What a cutie.

  11. #36
    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yakima, WA
    Posts
    2,481
    Ah, Tawny was just helping you prioritize.

  12. #37
    Senior Member thseabreze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    415
    I can't give my dogs stuffed toys, for this same reason. They tear the eyes off, eat them if possible, then tear the legs or head off and eat the stuffing. This can be dangerous to a dog, eating the stuffing. I have wire fox terriers, but the affect would be the same for any dog.

  13. #38
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,044
    Tawny is SO cute!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. #39
    Senior Member qwkslver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    584
    How cute.

  15. #40
    Super Member Minnisewta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,013
    Oh, that looks sooo much better after surgery. I think it's a good thing you are not a plastic surgeon. :-)

  16. #41
    Senior Member magnolia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CA.
    Posts
    936
    Quote Originally Posted by Minnisewta
    Oh, that looks sooo much better after surgery. I think it's a good thing you are not a plastic surgeon. :-)
    LOL, I agree with you on that!

  17. #42
    sally's girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    470
    She is adorable......just like my Jake....but when he get done with stuffed animal we have to bury it, lol.....killer instinct..he caught and killed a rabbit that got inside the fenced area.

  18. #43
    Super Member Floralfab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,959
    Our pets let us know when they need help. Now your baby has her toy back again. My little dog had a favorite elephant toy that we named "ellie" and when it got ripped I would take it to the machine and sew it and he would wait patiently by my machine until it was all repaired.

  19. #44
    Super Member Floralfab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,959
    Our pets let us know when they need help. Now your baby has her toy back again. My little dog had a favorite elephant toy that we named "ellie" and when it got ripped I would take it to the machine and sew it and he would wait patiently by my machine until it was all repaired.

  20. #45
    Junior Member pinkypig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunny Florida
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by sally's girl
    She is adorable......just like my Jake....but when he get done with stuffed animal we have to bury it, lol.....killer instinct..he caught and killed a rabbit that got inside the fenced area.
    oh my, I have a Jake too!!!! also have Elwood, Bailey, Otis & Sassy. Jake & Elwood are my "evil twins" they play tug a war with anything that's not nailed down LOL & they chase & catch squirils Your little one is adorable Bostons are the best

  21. #46
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,045
    So cute!

  22. #47
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    366
    What a sweet dog!

  23. #48
    Senior Member patimint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, Montana
    Posts
    968
    My granddog use to sit on my lap while I mended his doggie toys. It took him, maybe a day to rip them again. Sometimes they just had to that great doggie toy heaven. lol

  24. #49
    Super Member tlpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lost in my sewing room
    Posts
    1,432
    Oh, that is too precious!

  25. #50
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    3,058
    Blog Entries
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by tlpa
    Oh, that is too precious!
    Sews your kittie. Does he/she help you sew??? Two of mine do.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.