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.

12 comments:

The Silver Thistle said...

What a handsome dog Owen is!

They say retired greyhounds make fantastic pets.

Your stitched gifts look fab! And that DOES look like a Husky! :D

eledhwen said...

Your ornaments are wonderful, I like the gingerbread man. And Owen is beautiful, my parents do have a big dog too, although not a former "athlete" :-)

Chris said...

Congratulations on your new family member Owen. He's quite handsome. We've had retired greyhounds for many years and they are wonderful dogs.

Vonna said...

WOW! Love those ornaments Julianne...so pretty (both of them are) but I particularly like the huskie pulling the sled :) GREAT finishing!!!
And what a handsome family you make with Owen :)
Congratulations on the addition to your family!

Wendy said...

Lovely ornaments, Julianne! And I'm sure Owen will settle in very quickly with his new family ~ he's a lucky dog!

Leena said...

Your ornaments look so pretty, I especially like the huskie! Owen is very handsome, a lovely photo, thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Your new dog looks lovely, what a special family you are to rescue him

Anita said...

I love your ornaments. I have been wanting to learn how to do the finishing like the first PS one you posted. Lovely family pictures with the new dog, what a big dog.

Marie-P said...

Wow, Owen is a big dog! He could take my dog (6# yorkie) for a ride.
Enjoy your new addition.

You did a great job on the ornament. Is the ornament pictured at the top a PS design? It is a wonderful ornament for any dog lover-I know so many of these. :)

Jaimie said...

Owen is a beautiful dog and is sure to be a wonderful new friend for your family! Your ornaments look terrific!

Sharon said...

Your ornaments are beautiful! Congrats on your finishes and your wonderful new addition to your home! Owen looks great.

Carolien said...

What a lovely ornaments you have made! And good luck with the dog.

Greetings, Carolien