Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Newest Arrival in Rescue

This is little "Hope", a young yorkie/maltese puppy. She is almost a year old and weighs a whopping 4.7 pounds. She was a surrender to rescue and is being fostered by a family with two dachshunds. She is so sweet and cuddly!
And The Winner Is .......

"Peggie" from Tucson, Arizona

Please email me your mailing address, and Lark will mail your book out to you. Congratulations!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Masters Art Quilts Volume 2

Martha Sielman has done it again! Masters Art Quilts Volume 2 is every bit as exciting, stimulating and inspiring as the first volume, if not more so. In this new volume, she has chosen 40 more artists to spotlight. These artists represent a diverse array of themes and techniques. They come from all over the world and share insights into their inspirations and techniques. Many of these artists were new to me, and I loved seeing their work and reading about their motivation and processes. There were also many artists that I already knew, but I was able to see new work and gain more insight into their work. This is truly a book that belongs on your reference shelf!

*** Lark Crafts has generously given me a complimentary copy of this book to give away to one lucky person. If you are interested, please leave a comment, and I will draw a name on Sunday morning, August 28th.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Cuteness

I checked out a new shop the other day that is full of surplus infant stuff from Carters. I picked up a couple of shirts to remake for Mya and a chew toy for Logan. Here's Mya, all decked out in one of her new shirts that says "I'm a Little Cutie", along with one of her new bows in her hair. A friend of mine made Mya about a dozen ribbon bow barrettes for her hair. Mya is not too enamored with them, but I think they're cute!

And here's Logan with his new toy --- a stuffed bunny with teething rubber for paws. He loves it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Mornings

When we first got Zeke, 4 years ago, we started scrambling an egg for him on Sunday mornings. Then we adopted Mya a year ago, and she joined in on the Sunday morning ritual. Today we introduced Logan to the taste of scrambled eggs since this was his first Sunday morning with us. I think he is hoping for a forever home where they will continue with this tradition!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I got an email from a rescue friend in IL. A puppy miller in her area was releasing some of her older dogs, and since they were Yorkies, she wanted to know if I was interested. I said yes, and eventually the miller released two female Yorkies that were approximately 7 years old and 5 pounds each. Both of them had numerous health problems and required extensive vetting, but through it all they remained happy and appreciative of their new life, and they are both in great foster homes. Yesterday I got to spend some time holding and photographing Ribbons, one of the two Yorkies. I absolutely love her!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sketch of a Monarch

I started this sketch of a Monarch on the coneflowers, but then I got busy with other projects, and now I've lost interest in it. I think I like it half finished......LOL.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Logan, The Sweetheart

Logan, our little foster Yorkie, is settling in quite nicely. He follows me around the house, always wanting some attention, and he tries so hard to please. He's quickly learning the house rules and a few new commands. I can't believe someone surrendered him to a kill shelter. He is such a sweetheart!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 15, 2011

A New Foster

You knew we would get another foster, didn't you? This is Logan, a 4 year old male Yorkshire terrier. He is housebroken, crate trained, and a total sweetheart!

Logan LOVES to be outside in the yard or going for walks on the leash. I think he would stay outside all day if I'd let him!

He also loves all kinds of rawhides and chew toys. Today he discovered Dingo bones, and I think those are his favorite so far.

This afternoon, Logan and I went to visit Keaton at his house, and the two dogs had a great time playing for a couple of hours. I thought they were so cute together!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 08, 2011

A Return to Sketching

A good friend of mine has been sketching dogs from the photos that I've taken, and she has inspired me to get my drawing pencils out. I had forgotten how portable this can be, taking just a sketchbook, a set of pencils, and a good eraser with me --- no paints or collage supplies! The sketch above is one of my friend's foster dogs. He's been adopted now, but he was such a cutie!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

James Arthur Vineyard

Last week we took a few days off and stayed in a bed and breakfast with the dogs and did a bit of relaxing. This is a vineyard that was nearby, so we stopped one morning to look around. I had been here before, but I had never walked around the grounds, so it was fun to see all the acres and acres of grapes growing in the sun.

Grape vines growing as far as we could see, field after field, acre after acre.

Lots of grape leaves, but we didn't see any actual grapes. I guess it is not the right season yet.

This was a waterfall that was in a garden area on the property. They have several areas where you can sit and enjoy the sprawling views.

I chuckled when I saw this sign. I guess the lovers have a tendency to wander off the trails.........