New Look

February 21, 2010

Dogs and Roses

This weekend included Doggie Chores.  Beez needed a bath and a haircut.... and before you can do that he has to be combed.  Beez is a big boy who weighs in over 60# with a very thick coat.  It took several hours to comb him and then wet and bath him.  When that part was done I had this:
Mr. Clean but way shaggy for a poodle...almost sheepy looking.  
Multiple cookies and new clippers in hand I ended up with this:
 
So then we *had* to go on a walk....for he really was a good boy and held still for me for about 2 hours while I clipped and scissored until I was happy.  And *no* I don't felt his hair...and hair it is, not dog fur and it mats (read felts) but as I don't clip him looking to save his coat you can see it is very short bits.
I also managed to do a bit of sewing in the evening to work on the squares.  
I'm OK with the Prairie Clover but it is not as I visualized.  


 

The next is better...
The Bleeding Heart....the leaves were tricky but I was happy with the coloring.
 
 

 
I think the color is truer in the close up.  
And finally ... at least for today....my favorite for this weekend...
The Beach Rose....or Rosa Rugosa.


The color is not as nice here as the real item....that is the felted item...


So, that was most of my weekend and although it is only 8:30pm here in Rhode Island....I'm headed to bed.  




13 comments:

Jasmine said...

Your nuno quilt will be so luxurious whe its fiished. I love your patches. i have een thinking of doing a story board one for my daughter. We have the snow ma already, just need to work on some more tales.

Your dog is so cute :)

Joei Rhode Island said...

Jasmine...what a great idea! Snowman, Little Red Riding Hood, Three little pigs...the list goes on endlessly.

Doreen G said...

I can't believe it is the same dog Joei--my isn't he handsome.
Love the quilt blocks too.

yvette said...

what a beautiful blog and dog you have!

love
yvette

ArtSparker said...

I particularly like the Elizabethan quality of the blooms at bottom. And at the top, that looks like a very good boy indeed.

Tammie Lee said...

Your pup looks like that was a lot of meditative work! Your blooms really are wonderful. The colors in the clover are rich and fantastic.

yvette said...

Tammie is right about the meditative state of your work.
(ot..the last line on my post is in English, although I hope it is good English)

love
yvette

jackie said...

Pleased you liked the tip for machining. I think we all need some lovely Spring flowers at the moment.

karen said...

my grand father had a toy poodle and he was also really sweet. He always had the longest, cuddliest hair. My ye is fine now too, thanks so much for asking, hope you are well, Karen

Puddleduck said...

The machine embroidery adds so mucy light and movement to these already glowing flowers, Joei!

Diane said...

I think I like the look of Beez better when he is shaggy...it seems to fit his personality better...but he is adorable either way.

ArtPropelled said...

Your work is exquisite and I love your banner too.

Hello Beez!

Malka Sabroe-JoHanson said...

My puppy is about to go through a similar transformation. A poodle normally, but not she looks like some sort of mutt terrier. Beautiful poodle you have.