Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oriole Update & Dudley Update

I have not had a whole lot of stitching time lately, but I finally got to a point that I thought a picture was in order. I was surprised at how much progress I had made since the last picture I posted of it. I am ready to start on the female oriole now. I then have more leaves to do & it will be finished. Excuse the wrinkles....I didn't take time to press it before taking the picture & putting it back in my Q Snaps.
Update on Dudley.....
I took him to a new groomer today....she grooms in a room attached to her home. She asked if I would like to/ could stay....I said I would love to stay, because I felt he would do so much better. And I am certain that he did. He was a very nervous boy, but she was able to get him groomed. She doesn't have a whole lot of experience with poodles, so she didn't do some of the things the same as our previous groomer, but I am thrilled to have him looking like a poodle again. (for the first time since we got him!!!) He was in need of a groom back when we got him.
He is adjusting real well...he does great with us. He does great with the people I babysit for. He did great with our grandsons when we visited them down there. Now men who come into our home...another story...he is not fond of men....He is getting better, but it is taking much time.
well, this is short, but I would like to go stitch for a while now....
Male looking for his Mate

Before Grooming Today

After Grooming!
I was gone all afternoon with Dudley. I won't say how long it took!!!! :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Log Cabin Home

Log Cabin Home!
EDITED: to add a picture of the actual cabin that we stayed in! See the similarities?!!?

As some of you know, my husband & I love a place in Millersburg Ohio called Tranquil Acres. They have 3 log cabins that they rent out to visitors. We have stayed in the one called Shady Maple. We truly love to go over there & I decided I wanted to stitch a log cabin for the owners. They are such sweet & caring people.
the cabin we stayed in!
I searched & searched for a pattern that I thought would work well.
The one I found is by Funk & Weber Designs & is called Twilight Treasures. I edited it to suit what I wanted to stitch. I stitched it on a remnant piece of fabric that I got at House Of Stitches in LaPorte IN the last time I was there. It is jobelan & is called Denim Blue. I left the tag on it, so you can see it!!! The remnant was on sale for 1/2 price, so you see, I got this piece of fabric very cheap!!!!
I used all of the called for flosses, except for the brown. For some reason, I didn't have that DMC color or it was kitted with another project. So, I went to my supply of Victorian Motto Sampler flosses & chose a brown I thought looked good.
I think I am going to make this into a small pillow, but I haven't decided yet. It is going to be very hard to give this away....I really love how it turned out!
have a great week & thanks for visiting my blog!