Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you! I hope your Christmas was spent with those you love! Our Christmas was very nice but we all missed my dad so very much. Not seeing his sparkling blue eyes and beautiful smile, especially during this special season, made the holiday a little difficult. But as he would say... "life goes on..." so we carried on.
Meet Oliver, my new puppy! He's a bichon frese and as cute as a button! I got him three days after Christmas! Gary sure surprised me as he's always the one telling the rest of us we can't have any more pets. Oliver seems to get into lots of puppy-trouble, too, but he's very cuddley so it's O.K.
I finally have a cross-stitch finish to show. Wish I got a shot of the back and sides though, as it finished up beautifully. The pattern is Sugar Plum Fairy by Country Cottage Needleworks.
I used the same threads as in the directions. I wanted to finish it just like the picture on the pattern so I went to TheTwistedStitcher blog and followed Vonna's tutorial on how to finish a "Cube". Vonna's directions are clear as can be and all her finishes are awesome!
I'm off now to do a bit of stitching and watch Andy Griffith with Cassidy. Although I've seen those shows many, many times, I never tire of them. Hope your night is spent in an equally satisfying way!


Tracey said...

What a swweeeet puppy! So precious! And your finish is beautiful.. I love Vonna's tutorials. They are great!

Nan said...

What a sweet little face on that puppy! I love your finish. Donna taught me how to do a cube finish also ;-)

Nan said...

What a sweet little face on that puppy! I love your finish. Vonna taught me how to do a cube finish also ;-)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

He's so sweet! What a great job on your cube. That Vonna is awesome, isn't she?

Siobhan said...

What an adorable puppy!! So cute. Our neighbors have a bichon that they named Lilo (as in Lilo & Stitch--Stitch waits for them at the Rainbow Bridge) and he is soooo cute.

Congratulations on the finish! It's beautiful.

Wishing you & yours a happy new year.

Cheryl said...

cute puppy. My in-laws had two bichon frese and one they actually called buttons because of his eys.

Joy said...

Your cube is adorable! I like making those to sit around the house. Love your cute little puppy!!