Monday, November 30, 2009

This and That

As most of you know we have lost several animals over the past few weeks. It has been very hard on all of us, like a lot of people we are very attached to our babies and they become more like family instead of pets. One of the pets that we lost was a beagle that was Andrews. Loving rabbit hunting like he does, he asked for another beagle for Christmas. So I had told him to look around for one. So long story short, Sunday afternoon we drove to pick up his Christmas gift! A new beagle!!!! This is not a good photo of the dog, we had just got him out of the truck and he was wanting to check everything out and Andrew was trying to hold him still so that I could take the photo. Anyway, Andrew is happy!!!! I told him that Christmas morning he would have to bring the dog up on the porch so that I could tie a bow around his neck so that he would remember that the dog was his Christmas gift!!! :) Of course, I will try to get him a couple of other little things to open too, like clothes!! Do you know how many clothes that a 16yr old boy goes through? He wears them into rags!
Now for some Donkey photos! Here he is snoozing in a LITTLE shoebox that I was storing quilt pieces in. He doesn't look comfortable to me, but he sure did sleep a long time! :)
Here he is snoozing again, this time on his new quilt that I made him. :)
And here he is getting in the way while I was trying to work on this wreath. I think he was trying to get the cord to my glue gun that is hanging there.
I had made this wreath for mom about 13 years ago and it had fell apart after so many years. So we striped everything off of it and started over. This morning while we were at Hobby Lobby she picked up some new things for it, the grapevine was still in wonderful shape so it just needed redecorating. So that is what I was trying to do, when Donkey kept getting in the way.
And here is the wreath after it was finished! Don't know why is looks so bright, but it is not as bright as it looks. Maybe I should have turned my flash off. The wreath measures 30" so it is pretty big. Now it is back at mom's and hanging over her fireplace.
Now I am off to bed, and hopefully tomorrow I can get some quilting done. I picked up some batting today while at Hobby Lobby for some customer quilts that I need to get quilted. I have one on the frame now and 3 customer quilts that need quilted also.


Michelle said...

The puppy is cute, Andrew is happy, your wreath turned out nice, and I can't wait to see the quilts you are quilting. Have a great Tuesday!
be blessed,

marit said...

I bet Andrew is happy! Does he use the beagle only for rabbithunting, or do you have roes too? They're used for roehunting here. My cousin has two- at least I think it's beagles, I seldom see them/him-but I just love their names: Dolby and Digital. Can you imagine getting back from a hunt and trying to call in your dogs with names like that!!???
Cute wreath.

Libby said...

Love the beagle! What's his name? Very pretty wreath! Glad that ya'll had a good day! Libby

Babs said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ole Jim. I am sending big cyber hugs to you and your family.

That beagle is very cute and the wreath is beautiful!

Amelia said...

I bet Andrew is happy and pleased with his early gift...what is going to be the name of the new beagle?

The wreath is so really did an outstanding job in the placement (and selection) of the flowers etc.

Have a fun week.

Kelly Ann said...

Your blogging world wants to know...what's the puppies name???

and thanks for the pictures of know how I love me some Donkey pictures...he rules..

KyQuiltlady said...

Looks like a very happy Andrew and Beagle. You did good job witht the Wreath.

Texan said...

Cute doggy!

Pretty wreath!

Try to relax (I know easier said than done) that BP is no good up like that girly, try to keep up your walking it will help lower your BP :O)...

Guðrún said...

The wreath is beautiful.