Monday, September 2, 2013


It has been a while since I last updated, but it has been a busy summer for us. We were looking for a house, made an offer, and then had it inspected. It was well worth the money for the house inspection. There was too much wrong with the house, so we walked away, and are back to looking at houses.

We also adopted a second dog from Helping Shepherds of Every Color Rescue. Her name is Ellie, and she is a 1-2 year old German Shepherd. She is very sweet. Unfortunately, Mandy, our first dog, is not interested in sharing our apartment. Mandy growls every time she see Ellie inside. However, they get along fine at day care and the dog park, so there is hope! We also DNA tested Mandy, and she came back half Belgian Malinois with a little lab and Cocker Spaniel thrown in (I don't see the spaniel in her at all). It was a fun little test to do, and I think the Belgian Malinois explains a lot about her personality-her high energy for example.

Ellie at the dog park, and Mandy in the background.
Mandy with dog slobber on her nose :)

Since my last blog update, I finished Little Miss Sunflower by Little House Needleworks. She turned out cute :)

I have been working on Evening Primrose by Nora Corbett. Her skirt is much easier to see this time. I have her wings, some backstitching, and beading left. I hope to finish her by next week.

I will probably start When Witches Go Riding by Prairie Schooler soon-I love Halloween patterns :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Jenni Mills said...

Well done on a finish ... looks great, and I love Nora Corbett, so I look forward to seeing that.
I've never heard of the doge rescue foundation you mentioned or the DNA test (sounds fascinating, where did you get it done?). my two are rescue dogs.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great progress on Evening Primrose. Congrats on the new edition to the family.

Brigitte said...

Great stitching and finishing on your projects. And good luck with your house hunting.

Pull the other thread said...

What a lovely addition to your household. A beautiful finish and lovely work on Evening Primrose. I'm looking forward to seeing your new start.

Chris said...

I hope things with the pups continue to improve so that they will live together as friends.
I love your sunflower finish. I am looking forward to seeing all the details added to the other piece too. I hope that the perfect house shows up soon!

cucki said...

sweet stitching and very pretty stitches on evening primrose...
good luck for the house hunting.
hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Love your finish on Little Miss Sunflower!!!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

I'm sorry your house fell through, hopefully you'll find a keeper soon! Congratulations on adopting Ellie :) Your Sunflower finish is indeed cute, and your Evening Primrose WIP is looking lovely!

♥ Nia said...

I love your Pixie :) looking great!!

Julie said...

Never heard of Testing your dogs DNA.Would love to do that with DD dog and see what she really is.

Love the LHN.Not seen that one before.

Good luck with the house hunting.