Telly Gets A Haircut

Long hair is really hot in the summer.  We have never had Telly groomed – her hair is coarse and wavy and doesn’t get matted or long but she does shed a lot.  We decided to have her shaved and today was her first trip to Hannah’s.  Roxie has visited Hannah at Pretty Paws in the past and she went along for a quick trim to keep Telly company.  What a success!

Telly looks and feels like a young pup again!

Tonite as Rick and I enjoyed a beer on the porch I worked on my runner and wondered why I don’t keep it on the porch all the time.  I really enjoy working on it when I’ve got somebody to talk to and it goes so fast.  I was at a thrift store today that was having a sale – all shirts were $1.00 so I chose some good knit shirts for more rugs and runners.  When the shirts are 2XL Tall for $1.00 I just can’t go wrong!

Is anybody else working on a rug?

Tomorrow I will address all the questions about the barn quilts.

18 thoughts on “Telly Gets A Haircut

  1. Eleanor from RI

    Telly is going to feel as “cool as a cucumber”. Telly looks fabulous.

    When we first had our golden shaved, he was so embarrassed that he didn’t have his coat on. The cat didn’t recognize him for 3 days. The second time he was shaved down, the cat recognized him after one day.
    The third time, and thereafter, he was cool about the whole thing. And was happy to get rid of all that hair. In fact, he walked around, thinking he looked fabulous.

    Still miss Calvin even after 11 years.

  2. Cynthia Sabinske

    We had a long haired dog I think it was a malamute and in the summer we would shave his hair. He would go out to where we had the large round bales stored, and would hide away from us for a few days, his hair grew back, but we thought he was embarrassed.

    1. Cynthia Sabinske

      Strike that name of dog breed, he was a mixed breed Newfoundland type dog!

  3. Ann Barlament

    Ahhhhh…Telly is stylish and cooler now!!

    Not working on rugs…but everyone is enamored with my tatting projects. Personally I think they just like the sparkly yarn I’m using.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Ann – send us some pictures of your tatting! It looks impossible to me – so tiny!

  4. Linda

    I’m working on placemats. I’m having trouble getting the edges to look nice and neat like yours. Any suggestions? I’m using all cotton and I love the chunky look!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Edges are tricky – make sure both twines go around the rod and the last warp – always! Want to send me a picture? Maybe I can see something obvious.

  5. Rose Mikulski

    Telly lost all her doodle and looks like a golden lab now. She’s going to love being shaved for the summer. Roxie is still a cutie pie.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Rose – Roxie actually made a quick trip to the vet following her trim. She was favoring her back paw and the groomer discovered a pad was infected so now we have meds to take. She still isn’t putting any weight on it.

  6. Cathy

    Telly looks pretty contented. Can you imagine wearing a fur coat in this hot humid weather? Years ago we had a miniature schnauzer. The first time we had him groomed, I went to pick him up & when they brought him out I told them there was a mistake…that wasn’t my dog! They really didn’t do a very good job, he had nicks all over him where they got too close with the clippers. He hid behind the couch & when he would come out he hung his head like he was really embarrassed. My husband said he could do a better job than the groomer, so he bought the tools & starting trimming him. Pepper LOVED it. He would prance around after his grooming then.

  7. Diane

    Telly looks so happy to shed that winter coat!! Hope Roxie’s paw is coming along ok. I am not working on a rug right now, but will put the warp on soon. I plan to make a flannel one. Question–do you use just regular old tee shirts? I have tons of XLs so maybe I’ll try those. Thanks. Diane

  8. Nancy

    I’m making a rug. When you use T shirts, do you cut through the logo, or cut that part out and throw it away. I cut the short sleeves off and toss them. I’m really enjoying this. I made a placemat to see if I’d like it and I do.

  9. Launa

    Good Morning Mary,
    Telly looks pretty contented with the new “do”! Our little granddog is spending a few days here again and I spent a few minutes yesterday sewing up seams in her squeaky dog toys. She’s quite a territorial voyeur sitting at the front screen door barking at an occasional bird who lands on the lawn or anyone walking past.
    A few triple digit days are heading this way tomorrow much to my regret, but they make the 90’s seem cool and neighbors share wonderful tomatoes and garden veggies.
    I’ve sorted thru a few fabrics looking for backgrounds for THE PUMPKIN pattern from Edyta and Laundry Basket Quilts. Was a tad surprised to see ‘ENLARGE TO 400%’ on patterns in the quilting book THE RAVEN which I’d ordered online. Not certain when I’ll be starting on that, but I love the quilt and the fabric line used in the quilt blocks.

  10. Susie Fiorito

    Telly looks so happy now that she is comfortable with a new cool breezy doo.

  11. Marsha

    I am really enjoying your blog. I have some of the Country Threads books which I got through a paperbackswap online club I’m in. “Wear Warm Clothes” is one of them – I love the country/rustic fell of them. I would love to make some rugs/runners. I remember you have a video (dvd?) and instructions but not sure where to go to purchase it. I have quite a few t-shirts and my boys (bachelors with their own places) have dozens, many outgrown, I’m sure.

  12. Paula

    I am sorry to say I have been working on my first rug like this for several years, I can’t believe I cannot stick with it. Paula in KY

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