Monday, January 24, 2011

Pear Tree

I've finally finished my second square of this series. I had to do quite a bit of re-stitching on this due to counting errors. I guess that is what happens when you try to stitch when you are under a lot of stress.

Thank you to all of you who left me comments about Owen's ordeal. I'm happy to tell you that he is doing very well.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Say A Little Prayer for Owen

On Monday, I was walking my dogs when the neighbor's two little dogs came bounding off their property. They had gotten out without any leash on them and came barking into my dogs faces. Owen grabbed one of the little dogs in his mouth.

The teenage boy who lives there came running across the street and proceeded to punch Owen in the head, in an attempt to get him to release the little dog.

Owen suffered a fractured skull from the forceful blows. Fortunately, his brain and eye are going to be ok.

This has truly been a nightmare and unfortunately the neighbor has refused to take financial responsibility. It looks like there are court dates in my future :(

Thank you for your concern for Owen.

Monday, January 03, 2011

A WIP, A Finish and Gifts

This Blackbird Designs piece (Blessings Be Thine) has been languishing in my WIP basket for far too long. I pulled it out on New Year's day and put in some time on it.

I am a pitifully slow stitcher. To make you believe this statement I offer up the following evidence. A stitching session of several hours produced the star in the lower part of the octagon, the ivy leaves in the wreath, and the curly cue down in the left corner. I'm declaring here and now that this will be a finish this year!I did finish my first of 12 Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Santa designs. I even put in the first few stitches on the next one. Anyone care to guess which number I am doing? I like to skip around as you can see from the WIP above.
Here are some pictures of the lovely gifts that I received from my friend Arcadia for Christmas.

In the first picture, the dolls that she made me a few years ago are showing off the new Renato Parolin book that she sent.
She also stitched this C Mon Monde design for me and made it into a lovely little purse complete with another complimenting pouch.
She spoiled me with three great French stitching magazines.
I hope your year is off to a wonderful start. Thank you so much for taking a minute to visit my blog.