Sunday, July 26, 2009

Peaceful stitching...

Applique & stitching (4 1/2" square)

Watercolor and stitching (8 x 10)

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Jack Pack

Getting pictures of the Jack Pack takes a lot of patience. Here is one of all three actually standing still. Only Whiskey is looking at the camera... Annie is looking at a bug, and Jackie is looking for a good chew.

Here is the usual blur... dogs running at high speed thru the yard... hot laps.

JRT's are a very active breed of small dogs, they are like a big romping dog in a little body. They have a huge play desire, as well as being lovers of mischief. Jackie is a water dog. She delights in catching the water out of the hose and in challenging the sprinklers.

Jackie was very hard to keep dry this past week of 100 degree weather. The stitches dissolve naturally and you do not want to speed up the process. Both pups are doing great after their spaying. We're ready for a action packed weekend around here!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

two birds... three dogs...

The two birds are cut from batik fabric and appliqued onto the blue (I dyed the blue).
It is 9"x 8" and on etsy...
Yesterday (Friday) the pups were spayed.
Here is a picture of sick-bay.
Annie is playing nurse.

Needless to say, it will be a quiet weekend around here.

Happy Weekend to you!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Inspired by the hollyhocks...

The first is stitched on gently dyed muslin.

The second is a Sharpie line drawing.

Hollyhocks originated in China and were cultivated to symbolize the passage of time.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Meanderings

Twenty some years ago I visited Portugal and watched the sun set on the Atlantic Ocean. I remember seeing the little fishing boats come in and the women waiting for their men to return from fishing. I've been waiting...

My sweetie returned today from a week fishing in AK with his brothers. Yahoo happy day. He had a great time, caught LOTS of Halibut and is home now! Here is a picture of him (in the brown) and his brothers…

I think that is a little boat to brave the big ocean in!
And... to the girlie stuff... My holly-hocks have all been pinks - white, light pink and darker pink. Look what came up this year! Isn't it a beauty - dark dark burgundy!

Happy Weekend to all. I sure am having one!

Thread sketch

Just experimenting with sketching a rocky creek in thread and adding watercolor.

Monday, July 06, 2009


I keep checking if "lilies" has one or two l's...
you know how I can skip letters and words and entire sentences!
Is there a heat wave everywhere right now?
I kind of LOVE it... and kind of don't. I ride my motorcycle to and from work and FEEL THE HEAT! Heat comes in the wind, it comes off the engine, and it comes off the pavement. I have to tell my self it is a relaxing sauna.
Smiles to all!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Thread Therapy

Happy 4th of July.
No new stitch art this weekend,
just a little thread therapy to relax with yesterday.
I hope everyone has a happy 4th.
Long weekend, Yahoo!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009