I first want to thank you all for kind comments on my last post, especially regarding the self portrait of me and the scarf I was gifted. Maybe I should become a fashion photographer, ha ha. Amazing how using a prop like the hat can add to the glamour of a photo.
I have been working on a beaded heart. This is what I stitch on, a piece of felt. I will cut all the background out and then use beads and picot stitch to attach the back piece of felt.
And I finally made a back for my sister's queen size quilt and sandwiched it all up to baste. I laid it out on my deck to do the pin basting, the day before the rain came back. I wore knee pads so I wouldn't wear out my knees. It is quite tiring to do this!
In my last post I forgot to show this picture of the framed post card that Audrey sent to me. Cute, isn't it!
When I bought chicken scratch for the birds recently it came in a woven fiber bag instead of the usual paper bag. So I made this strong tote out of it. I cut off pieces of the bag to make the handles. It sewed up quite quickly and easily, I want to make more of these.
Here is another picture of the bag, and my new dog, Sadie.My neighbor Gwen saw this old dog wandering down our road a few weeks ago. She stopped to look at it since she didn't recognize it. The dog began to approach her with a hopeful expression but when she saw it was not her person she ran off. Gwen saw the dog a week later, still on our road. The rain had come by then and she determined that the dog was homeless. She said it took about 20 minutes to entice it to her car, and she brought the dog home. The next day when I went to Gwen's she showed me the dog and I took her home with me. Gwen's 3 dogs were not so happy with a 4th.
She is an old Golden Retreiver, I am guessing she is about 11 or 12. She seems in perfect health and as though she had been well cared for all her life. She and Rocky get along like old friends. Not a problem at all. I named her Sadie.
You can see she is still rather tense, she hasn't quite settled in here.
Charlie cat doesn't much like her yet so he has taken refuge on Rocky. Good boy, Rock! It is nice to have two dogs on the walk again. Sadie is sweet and I'm glad to have her a part of my family. No owners have responded to my "Found dog" ads so she must have been abandoned. She has a forever home here.