Progress is being made in a couple of areas. Best of all, the progress between Charlie and Roscoe:
One might think such a large cat would have no fear in the first place of such a tiny dog but one would be wrong. Charlie hid in the basement for more than two weeks after Roscoe arrived. I finally began carrying Charlie into the house slowly when Roscoe was tired and calm. The next thing I knew, Charlie followed me into the house on his own one evening and spent the night on the bed next to me and Roscoe and things have been just fine ever since. Yay!! It is so nice to have everyone getting along, no fears!
In the meantime, I have been stitching on my latest Ghost Dog series piece:
This one represents the first dogs I had after moving out of my parents home. Bilbo was part Collie, part German Shepherd and probably the smartest dog I have ever had. Then I got Heidi and Gandalf, brother and sister, part Dachshund, part Beagle. Oh I loved those dogs! They were with me through many transitions in my life and all are buried here on this property.
I rummaged around in my "jewelry" box and found Bilbo's dog tag so I put that on there. I also found some puppy teeth which you can see in the first photo, they are glued on the strip of red fabric. I'm still putting some finishing touches on this, and when it is finished I'll hang it on the wall outside the studio.
Here is the studio wall so far. I hung the small colorful quilt up there today. I've had others up there before but only for a day or two at a time because I didn't want them to become weathered and faded. This one I plan to leave in place. Why not? It has been aging in a box for years. It is kind of a weird experiment that didn't really turn out that great, so now its colorfulness will slowly fade in the sun but I rather like it up there. My other pieces of the Ghost Dog series are hanging to the far right of the door.
Just a quick post for today. I wanted to share my excitement about Charlie and Roscoe. Hope you all had a great Summer Solstice. On that day I went to the wedding reception of my longest term friend, Larry. We have been friends for 43 years! Sheesh! I really like his new wife and am glad I was able to attend this event. Forgot my camera though dang it. It was a grand way to celebrate the solstice.
Till next time, be well.
Art by Kae Pea - I purchased this little painting by my friend Kristen Powers. It arrived today. I LOVE it!!!!
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