Friday, September 9, 2011

Gandolf RIP

 Gandolf died on August 20th.  It was a very peaceful death with his head in my lap after our vet administered a tranquilizer.  Seeing the pain leave his face is what I have carried with me the past couple of weeks.  He was a serene, gentle soul and I miss him.
 Here is Gandolf with his "don't mess with me" look.  Totally a bluff, he loved nothing better being brushed and hugged.
One final picture of Gandolf with his ears forward.  Always a sign of happiness!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Art Pillows!

Working with recycled sweaters is very satisfying because  1. it sews like butter, both hand work and when free motion stitching with the machine. 2. I feel good about reusing/repurposing something that might be headed for the landfill. and 3. I can get as creative as I want depending on my mood.  A simple pillow with nice lines and colors that please me or one wildly sewn with flowers and leaves.  All great fun!