Monday, July 21, 2008

Gone to the Dogs

I'd like to tell you I finished stitching that white house on Edgar's RR this weekend. I did do quite a bit; the house has a front door and four of five windows. But I know you're all feeling me with the white. Fortunately, Edgar is a doll and he tells me to take my time. Words he may live to regret!

In between loads of laundry and an obscene amount of cooking*, I started a new project. I know. It's LHN's Dog House Sampler. I'm making it as a Christmas gift for Sissy. And since Belle was right there--that is, on the other end of the couch--the whole weekend, I tried to match her. Not easy since she has that beagle/shepherd mix coloring.



I'm thinking of further personalizing it by substituting the dog's name where the sampler has "Bark." Just because I like to get way ahead of myself, I'm also considering making it for my mother and getting rid of bark in favor of writing her name, "Coco," in the first line or substituting "ball" for bark because that chocolate lab is crazy (as in OCD) when it comes to balls. Then I'm thinking all the dog lovers in my family should get one. I just need to figure out how to work in something specific about Jameson the airedale and Jett the bedlington terrier (French knots down the nose?). But maybe I should finish this one first.

* turkey breast slow cooked with marmalade and cranberry sauce served with roasted CSA carrots and potatoes; CSA pesto; CSA zucchini bread; pesto eggs; cold brewed ice coffee; sausages with peppers (from our garden) and CSA onions; and roasted CSA eggplant with baked ziti. Now we're almost ready for Wednesday's delivery.

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

What's the recipe for the turkey breast? Sounds good.

XmaryX said...

Did you take a second look at the dog bone you started but didn't finish? Or maybe my mind is always in the gutter.

doahleigh said...

Mmm.. your cooking sounds delicious. Can I come over?

Jennifer said...

I do that sometimes too, getting ahead of myself and thinking about stitching different variations on the same pattern to personalize for different people. Then I finish it and think, Yeah, I don't really want to stitch this again. At least not right now. And then I get involved in other things, and that's just how it goes.

Barbara said...

I guess you have been busy with cooking!!

I'm no fan of stitching with white either. I cannot seem to make the stitches look uniform and wind up frogging and frogging just to get a decent look to it all.

Anna van Schurman said...

Mary, the dude is way ahead of you. Asked me why I was stitching a "boner" next to the dog. You two are real mature! ;)

Megan said...

LOL, I had the same thought about that bone!

Isn't cold brewed coffee awesome? I finished the last of mine yesterday, so I need to brew up another batch.

Michelle said...

Looks just like her! I hate stitching white. My stitches always look crappy in white.