Wednesday, August 26, 2015

to the dogs...

It's National Dog Day!
Granddog General gets top billing ... well,
sort of.  Her amazing cuteness at the other end of the
leash tops him by a long stretch. She did such a great
job walking him, even while she was swinging she kept 
hold of his leash.
Hat - check, water bottle - check,
cute flip flops - check, leash - check
major attitude - double check!
Swings with her best bud!
What a good ole boy he is.
Of course, have to include Chance on this special day.
He's my constant!
His new collars are ready from the finisher,
can't wait to see them.
I've posted my progress on this new little bit.
Here you see silk wrapped pearl purl
below the gold leather.
From Access Commodities
Above, the stamens are worked with
Gimp! I love Gimp!
From Tentakulum.
Both are couched onto the surface,
both easily add so much
dimension and texture.
I've packed a lot of technique into this 5" square design.
I couldn't leave the ends of the stamens just plain ...
so ... of course, I filled them with cut Turkey Work!
This is the first of a series of nine designs that I'm 
creating to help push stitchers out of their comfort zone.
They're small treasures packed full of fun!
Operative word here is small,
not overwhelming.

Offered as workshops through 
The Black Sheep
in Orlando, Florida

Each piece will be offered over a two month span. 
'Movement'© will begin the second Saturday of
October and finish the second Saturday of November.
Watch for more details.


  1. How sweet is the little one with her pup! I love the new "small" designs and can't wait til I might be able to stitch them. They are unique and beautiful.

    1. Thank you on all counts Sharon. Wish I could walk with my sweet granddaughter every day. Soon, I'll get to visit them up North!
      The small designs are being run as workshops initially. I'll keep all up with my goings on via blog posts. Needless to say, I'm having a blast! Stay tuned :)

  2. Sadie sends Chance a special greeting for National Dog Day! "Woof, woof!"

    1. I think he heard Sadie clear across the country! He's been rather vocal today :)


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