Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Barnyard Continues

I'm sorry to report that no one finished their wreath in the PS Grapevine Wreath SAL group. I do intend to finish mine for Christmas 2008.

I'm currently working on the dog. I've finished a couple more animals since I last posted about this SAL . Here they are:

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your comments and good wishes concerning Owen- our newly adopted greyhound. I'm happy to report that he's doing well and seems to be settling into our routine.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Couple of Ornaments

Here are a couple of Christmas ornaments that I gave as gifts. The first is one that I did for some former neighbors that owned huskies. I thought the dog in the piece resembled a husky.

The second ornament is one that I gave to my sister. It was a freebie that I found somewhere on the web.

We adopted a retired racing greyhound last Saturday. We had been thinking about getting a second dog and went ahead and filled out an application with a local adoption group. After making sure that we were fit to adopt, they told us they had a dog for us and that we could pick him up that evening.

We've named him Owen and he's quite a big fellow. He's doing well and I'm adjusting to caring for two dogs. Here is a picture of us that they took when we went to pick him up.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Frosty Friends Exchange From Andrea

I was the lucky recipient of Andrea's wonderful stitching and finishing skills. She sent me the cutest needleroll with three of the most adorable snowmen stitched on it. The pattern is from Winter Fobs by Heart In Hand.

Here is a picture of all of the "extras" that Andrea sent. Isn't that the cutest fabric? Thanks again Andrea for a wonderful exchange.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

It's been quite some time since I've posted here. I was very busy stitching gifts and ornaments. I was a participant in Becky's Birthday and Christmas exchange group and my partner Irene has her birthday a few days before Christmas.

For her birthday gift I stitched a design over one in DMC 115 and finished it as a stitcher's tin.
I knew from looking at her blog that she likes The Prairie Schooler so I chose to stitch the annual santa from 1986
Happy New Year to all of you. May 2008 be a healthy and happy year for you and everyone you hold dear.