Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy July!

Happy belated Canada Day (July 1) to my friends across the northern border. I've been traveling for a few days and that's why you haven't seen any updates from me.

Last week, Vonna received a biscornu from me as part of the USEBB exchange. You might recall that Vonna had my name for this same exchange. This was the very first biscornu finish I had ever completed, and while it wasn't elaborate, I thought it turned out quite nice. I alternated fabric and fiber colors on either side using a Debbie Draper freebie called Spring Flowers.




Earlier this spring, I moderated an ABC exchange and one of the participants did not receive her package. I stitched this design from the Workbasket for Nancy K using Crescent Colors Tartan Plaid on a piece of 36 ct white linen from my stash.



We've also been kind of busy around here lately - with a new puppy! We adopted her from a shelter. She's a yellow lab/golden retriever mix although we think she's mostly lab. Her name is Maggie and she will be eight weeks old on July 8.



You might recall that we already had a chocolate lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix named Zeta. Zeta was also adopted from a shelter five years ago and we think that she's about six year's old. She loves to play with the puppy sometimes, but then she needs to take a long nap afterwards!


Zeta, Theresa (my daughter), and Maggie

19 comments:

S said...

Your maggie is adorable!! The best of luck with her. LOL, we had 3 labs at once a few years back and they were nothing compared to this bundle of energy, lol.

Kathy said...

Cute, cute puppy.

Isabelle said...

Hi Cathy! Your new puppy is cute!!

I love your exchange pieces as well. Great job, as usual :) :)

Susimac said...

Ohb your new puppy is so cute.

Love your biscornu and you pinkeep - really nice.

KarenV said...

Maggie is so beautiful! :) I'll bet she's been keeping you busy ;)

Love your exchange pieces, particularly the pinkeep - they both turned out so nice, as always.

Barbara said...

Love the family photo of doggies and daughter! :D Happy times with your new pup!

Your biscornu came out beautifully! What a great job you did! And the replacement exchange piece you made is also lovely.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous exchanges! I especially love the biscornu!

Carol said...

Your puppy is adorable - what a sweet, innocent looking face!!!!! And your exchanges - as always, impeccable!!

gertru aka campanita or diabolikitty said...

I love the yellow biscornu

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Cathy, lovely exchange pieces, you always do a wonderful job of them.

You're in for loads of fun times with Maggie, she looks adorable :) I love golden labs, my dad has one called Ruby, and she's a real treasure :)

Vonna said...

That is a lovely ABC exchange there dear Cathy and yoy know what I think about the biscornu :)

Zeta, Maggie and of course Theresa are all beautiful girls :)
Zeta taking a nap reminds me of myself after running after my puppies! LOL!

Anita said...

I love the biscornu that you made, just love the colors and fabric combination. What a cute puppy.
The pinkeep is very pretty as well.
Have a great 4th of July.

~Kim~ said...

Awww what a cute puppy! Congrats on the adoption!

Im always jealous of your exchanges! Both are wonderful! Thanks for sharing

~Kim~

ollie1976 said...

Maggie is adorable-congrats!
-Jen

Kathy said...

Your first biscornu is beautiful. I love the yellow. And congrats on the new baby. She is a cutie.

Lavender Rose said...

Cathy, your biscornu (Debbie Draper design) was made all the better by your wise decision to make it in two fabric colors!! You made something really special out of it!! I love it. Sweet new doggie,too..
Hugs,
Deb

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Your buttery yellow biscornu looks good enough to eat! (almost) Really, it's so beautiful. Very sweet puppy pics - have fun with that guy! And lovely piece for Nancy K.

mary said...

Absolutely lovely ! nice work, congratulations for this really nice blog !

tkdchick said...

Both pieces are gorgeous!