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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Redwork Wall Hanging

This little girl and her puppy are very busy doing all kinds of things in this little redwork wall hanging. I just love that puppy dog because it reminds me so much of my little Cleo---a Bichon Friche that we lost this last summer because of a brain tumor. He was 18 years old. That's a good long life for a dog, but I still miss him terribly. We get very attached to our pets, don't we?

The weather has been nice enough for walks around the block and our little poodle loves to go, anytime he sees me putting on my shoes for any reason, he prances around and barks, and is so upset if we end up not going for a walk. I do let him outside, but a fenced in yard is just not the same, he says!!!

I'm working on the quilt that is not supposed to be, I think! First I cut the pieces wrong for the half squares trianges (too small) and didn't discover it until I had all the half squares triangles made (102 of them), so I had to go get new fabric for that. Then I cut one of the new pieces wrong, but I went stash digging for a piece that would work and lucky me, I had one that would do. Now I'm working on the half square triangles again and measuring and comparing every so often and everything seems to be right so far (knock on wood!!!) Sometimes things just go that way, don't they!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Myra said...

That is so pretty Jan. Yes, we do get attached to our pets. Sounds like yours is a smart little boy. :o)

pollyanna said...

I just love your redwork! And those pups are adorable :) We do love our furry friends and miss them as the days go on. How lucky for both you and Cleo that you had one another for 18 years :)

Debi said...

Very pretty wallhanging Jan! It would look great in my office...did I mention I love RED?? I would love to see the quilt you are having so much trouble with. I am sure it will turn out beautiful.

Terry said...

Your redwork girls are so cute Jan! Sound like you're having the same kind of luck on your other quilt I had on my little Christmas wall hanging. All kinds of things went wrong on it! Hope you have only good luck with the rest of it!

NanaKaren said...

Very pretty...great work! I'm fond of redwork embroidery too.

julieQ said...

Absolutely so pretty!! I love that pattern, old-fashioned and lovely.

Priscilla said...

I love red work this is especially cute with the little dog in it - we have a little jack russel dog who has personality+!!
He loves walks too, and as soon as you put his lead on he is at the front door quick as a flash, he not very patient while we get our shoes on lol.