Tuesday, October 4

yesterday...

yesterday Little Olive sat in her suitcase staring at her twiddly bits attached to her blankie.
i sat at the kitchen knook table staring out the window at the arrival of Mr Autumn.


i noted to Little Olive that we were indeed a right old pair of old pants together.
for it was the 3rd of October and so far there was no sign of our dynamic keep fit regime starting.
we had prepped and planned for the first of the month and now 3 days into the month, nothing. 
not a single ounce of 'keep fitting' going on between us.


she quite rightly pointed out it was mainly my fault.
i quite rightly pointed out, indeed it was, however i had a fine and dandy excuse.
to which she looked at me with the look of
"oh yes, and what would that be Tif?"
to which i replied
"Little Olive, as much as i wish to keep fit with the passion of a marathon runner, alas and alack, i cannot.
for the colour yellow is weighing heavily on my mind, distracting me nicely from matters of the heart and such is its distracting ways, it also appears good at distracting me from keeping fit"

i then proceeded to jolly Little Olive up with a hearty lively debate of the colour yellow, does one think a cupboard in my studio would benefit from a lick of its lovely sunny self and what were her thoughts on it.


where upon Little Olive proceeded with her usual trick of "if i can't see her, surely she can't see me", in the high hopes i would fizzle off and talk to some other poor unsuspecting critter in the shed

she is thinking Little Olive may not be volunteering to come to the paint store this morning ~ Tif

31 comments:

Las Teje y Maneje said...

I love your dog!
Today I posted an image of one of your blankets. I hope you like! Thanks!

Vintage Market Place said...

how darling is this.
I am new to reading your blog and it is such a treat!
I can't wait to pick up a copy of your book. I find your blog completely inspiring and yummy:)
Amy
oh, and have fun finding your sunny yellow paint.

designhund said...

so ::LOVELY:: dog:)

I'v got your book in the mail the other day..
i'm so inspired - so nice!

Tone

Erin said...

Awh, how adorable!

elizabeth said...

What a cute doggie! I have a dog that likes to sleep face down too! XD

Angelgbooks said...

DottieAngel, I love reading your bog. Your little Olive is adorable. I love that she makes her bed in a suitcase. I lost my little coco three years ago and her empty bed is still in my room....On to the lighter side,How was your book signing Friday? I am reading your book. Totally enjoying it. You signed it for me at The Creative Connection. I would like to send you something from my grandmothers collection of crochte pot holders. Where shall I send it ? I would love for you to have it. Till next chat....Angel

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

SHE IS SOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!

Sharon Made said...

Dear Tif and Olive, I am quite the opposite..... I do a "keep fit" class 5 times a week ! "Oh you show off" I hear you two say... well let me tell you, my house and many cuboards need a coat of yellow paint and my crafty fabric is all over every floor in the house. Something has to give, lets do what makes us happy ! lol sharon. x

wood & wool stool said...

haha, i like that trick LOL

Maria Rose said...

Love this post. SO cute!

Carol said...

Exercise? Exercise? I'm with Olive, turn over and go to sleep and hope the thought will pass.
Our sunroom is yellow, when DH suggested it I thought, eurggggh, but we went ahead and I loved it (and so do the hoverflies who think it is one big yellow flower).
Carol xx

Miss Jenna said...

yellow is such a bright & lovely addition to any home. enjoy your trip to the paint store =)
how was your book launch party?
x jen.

~ Laura said...

Hehe!! Little Olive sounds much like my husband when I talk of such things!!! :) Good thing they are both cute!!

dottie angel said...

quite right, something has to give, we can't do it all :)

lovely link to crocheted goodness! i need to think about dallying with Mr Hook again, has been way too long...

as for the book launch, i will be sure to tell you how it went once i have some pics to show and links to share. till then, it will be rambling about nothing in particular as per usual for my blog :)

thank you for you lovely tres spiffy words today dearest readers, both Little Olive and i have been most happy to read them, whilst watching a patch of yellow paint dry...

Jaclyn T said...

I love the pictures of your doggie in her suitcase!


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kelli may-krenz said...

another super darling post by you miss tif. olive is such the model and i happen to agree with the nose tucking and napping. great idea miss olive. thanks for the giggles and many moons of smiles to you both.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Little Olive looks positively svelte so I'm sure that hiding her head & dreaming of biscuits is quite enough exercise for her! Oh...and painting things yellow is a particularly good way of burning up calories.....

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

A little patch of yellow sound good n bright to me :o)

We have a little patch of yellow in our dining room (well, quite a big patch actually, but it didn't sit right in the telling), and it brightens my day no end, especially when mr sun doesn't want to come out to play :o)

Little Olive is looking absolutely adorable as usual...she is without doubt a superstar in our eyes :o)

Have a great and peachy day Tif.
xx

Eef said...

Dear Tif and Little Olive, I got the Uppercase bookbundle as a gift for myself, and the dottie angel book was my first introduction to your lovely world! The book is very inspiring, and as a doxie-lover I must say Little Olive is my favorite. :) I'm crocheting a little blanket of love for my niece now because it seemed like such a nice gift (one I hadn't considered yet before reading your book). Thanks for being peachy!

sue said...

I wouldn't worry too much a visit to the paint store is just like keeping fit anyway. All that thinking and lifting paint tins, better than a gym!

Elizabeth said...

I am new here and I love it! I love your pup, I to have a doxie, named Munchen. These little pups have a great personality.

I cannot wait to explore your blog all the way back to the begining.

Victoria said...

Tif, I believe exercise comes in many forms and I feel that exercising your creativity should surely win over the monotony of a treadmill. glad you found ther perfect yellow xVx

poppy pink said...

dear sweet Olive ❤
(shhhhh.....please cover her ears while i say yes, yes, joyous yes to sunny yellow....esp. if it's going to be dottieangelified)


word verification: mouse :3

Melissa said...

Adorable! Hugs to Olive please :)

jusaweecatnap said...

Surely Hubert would show a little more interest in the yellow cupboard. Perhaps Olive wanted a green cupboard...

amanda mcleod said...

Hi Tif, you have the most amazingly perplexed dog! I have three goats who are somewhat perplexed when i talk to them. Just thought you might like to know that. thanks for your blog. it makes my cloudy days all sunshiney. from amanda in victoria, australia

koralee said...

Adorable...I am loving your sweet Olive and YOU! xo If I have a comfy suitcase I would never leave as well. Smart pup you have.

Melissa said...

Hi Tif,

Just wanted to says thanks for your gorgeous book, it arrived a week or so ago in my letterbox in Australia, I was very much looking forward to it!

In fact I love it so much that I have been bringing it to work so that I can sneak a read of it in my lunch break... and then my work colleagues caught on, and now some of them have also ordered your book!

Thanks also for your wonderful blog, it brightens my day and I especially like the crafty 'how-to's' when you do such postings.

Cheers and hugs,
Melissa

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dottie angel said...

ha ha hee hee! so fabby to read your comments this dreary dull friday...
thank you for cheering the day on nicely :)

first off, i shall report yellow paint update next week.

second off, delighted the books are arriving and you are finding it to be most inspiring

third off, have yourselves a spiffy weekend my dearest readers

Tif x

RetroMomentos said...

Oh my god, your dog is beautiful. Loved it! I also have a Dasch, love too!
I'm from Brazil, sorry the writing errors.