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.