So, yeah, Lennie Lulu is spoiled rotten, but here's why I can't resist her. This is from a nap this weekend. This is a dog toy I got at PetSmart because *I* thought it was cool (it's a little hen house with a fox you can take out, and it rustles and also squeaks. I mean, really: what more could you want in a toy?) and because it makes the potato-chip-bag-rustle-y sound they like. I didn't really think they'd like it, but they adore it—it has some odor that makes them go crazy and drool like miniature St. Bernards. Catnip on a dog toy? Nah. Must be something else, probably something else I don't want to know about. Anyway, here she is from this weekend:
And here she went, "Oh. Are you taking pictures of moi?"
I don't think I'll do more of these, however, because stitching on the rib knit just wasn't satisfying for me. I prefer stitching on linen, and cotton is next. Cotton knit is after that, and then denim (which I love if it's soft and not too thick—for hand stitching). Rib knit would be down there at the end of that list but above, oh, you know: p-o-l-y-e-s-t-e-r. Not that I actually know that, seeing as how I've never, ever hand stitched on it. Maybe I haven't even sewn on it with a machine; I try to keep it out of the house entirely.
I worked this morning on an article, and now I'm going to try to finish up the binding on a jumper I cut down into an apron-ish thing. I have something else that's almost ready to show you but is bound up in a big wooden embroidery hoop right now and so is all wrinkly and stuff. Soon, I hope.
In the meantime, you might be interested in the series I'm starting over in my blog posts at Art is You, about simplicity and minimizing. Fun stuff, at least for me. I hope you enjoy them, too.
Thanks for coming by! XO