Monday, May 15, 2017

South








South end of dog going north.
Lots of walks!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lumps in your bed












First there was a lump in my bed!!!

Then there was a hairy black and white lump!










With a guilty looking face! Bobby is not a fan of cold and he gives me new blogging material.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The New Guy

Meet Bobby. 4 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Rescued from a hoarding situation. Likes walks, doesn't mind the sewing machine. The first night I had him I took a shower and when I walked in my bedroom he was in the middle of the bed looking at me like "what took you so long?"
They close the shelter at 5pm so they are probably out of there at 6pm and there is no activity till they come back in the morning. It's a new life for The Bobster. I bet he adapts in no time!
He is camera shy.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Head and Tail








Lots of stitching,
but lots of stitching to go. I had to go with circular stitching on Joe. He was an appaloosa after all





It will be fun to see where the background stitching heads. I have been looking at embroidered flower pieces. I definitely want to bring colored flowers into this. Right now it is white flowers in the background. I foresee pink, blue and yellow flowers. It would be great fun to have lightening bugs (fire flies) that light up but we will see about that.

I have named it "Joe in the Garden of Eating."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Raspberries and rhubarb oh my!


After 2 years of planting raspberries and
having a handful at a time it looks like the mother load has arrived! Yum. I probably won't get enough for a pie but maybe a bowlful.










Plus the rhubarb has sprung up.
Things are looking up.


Friday, March 31, 2017

High Hand Joe

Joe has shown up on my design board. He was my first good show horse. He would be upset when we were not called first for a ribbon and would swish around the exit gate. Poor horse, I was learning the show ropes. We did get better and he was able to leave the ring in what he perceived to be the correct order.

I took this photo at twilight so his pinkish orange color is enhanced. Being an appaloosa, spring was always a rush to see what color he would shed out.

He had been foundered before I purchased him so the farrier had a job keeping him sound.

Most of the horses I have owned have been good for children to ride. Joe was not fond of them. He was picky as to what his rider could ask of him. It was Joe's way or the highway. Fortunately he liked me, especially after I learned to ride better. He would untie himself at the horse shows and wander off in search of something better to eat.

Monday, March 20, 2017

And the winner is. . .



WRT won the Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2017 challenge award!!!

Love this business photo of my dad, his tie is bright pink beads. He liked to dress up his suits with bright colored or flowered ties. My mom bought them for him. His secretaries always looked forward to what he would wear.

Way to go Dad!