Monday, June 08, 2009

Dog days

Yikes the thermometer spiked today back up to the mid 90's and I'm feeling it! Good day to stay inside and sew except it was Macbeth's day to go to the groomer and get his summer cut!

He looked better when we got to the car...immediately upon arrival at our yard he rolled across the grass messing up the beautiful job she did on his eyebrows and beard. I had to take a photo quickly since that bandanna had an expected lifespan of 10 minutes...he is not a dress up dog! Last I saw Brownie was dragging what was left of the bandanna to her fabric hiding spot behind the couch.....
I finished...and I mean a real honest to goodness finish...my folk saying wallhanging. It has a binding, a sleeve and a label! whoo hooo...now I just need to trim the dowel and it is done! This is hand pieced, hand embroidered/embellished and hand quilted. I think this came from a primitive gatherings book...I gave the book away before I left England so if anyone recogizes the pattern I would appreciate some help. I like to give credit where credit is due but that takes organization (I do know the booklet is at least 8 years old and had a garden angel on the cover.)

More daylillies are blooming....sigh....aren't the ruffled edges of this one so dainty...you wouldn't know that earlier this year the plant was run over by a lawn mower...

16 comments:

dianne said...

MacBeth is too funny! Ebony hates it when the groomer puts bows on her ears - they last about ten seconds - and she tries to roll in whatever poop she can find as soon as she gets out of the car...

i love your wallhanging ... i think that day lilies must like to be abused, because mine come back with a vengeance when i (accidentally) whack them

Sunna Reyr said...

Our dog sends us hurt looks every time she's forced to take a bath, grooming would surely do her in. She's 10 years old, behaves like a puppy most of the time and has jet to learn to be still and relaxed.

I have Tiger lilies, Kaiser lilies and Japanese lilies that won't bloom until some time in July. Are those what you call day lilies? I just love the variety of yours.

True Blue Nana said...

Great daylily, I think I have some of those but they haven't bloomed yet. Our Gus isn't a dress up dog either but he does want the other dogs in the neighborhood to see his bandana when he comes home from the groomer.

Mary said...

He looks good! I always hate taking Chesty but he's so cute when he's just been groomed. I've never figured out why I make an appointment for a certain time and it still takes them several hours to get him done.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

love the hair cut! mine need it too... I was hoping it would get a little warmer first. I still have my sweatshirt on with my shorts! its' probably 80 but I'm cold. ;-)
your little wall piece is great. all by hand! what a treasure...

Elaine Adair said...

Dog days? Oh my, we have the heat on here in western Nebraska! Rain, hail, no snow though LOL (thankfully!)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oooh send us some of your weather...we've gone cold and rainy and it is miserable.

Love the finished wallhanging...very cherry.

*karendianne. said...

Your folk saying wallhanging is a true charmer. It reminds me of how quilts are "supposed" to be (for whatever that means). It's warm, perfectly chosen scrappy fabrics and I love it.

And MacBeth is so handsome... and Brownie is cracking me UP how she makes off with the rest of the bandanna. What a silly girlie she is!

Clare said...

I bet I know what he's thinking. "I wish she'd hurry up so I can get rid of this damn bandana."

The quilt is lovely and all done by hand. Woo hoo.

Here, things don't get mown down. They get strimmed to death!

Karen said...

Congratulations on a finish! And a fine one. I do not recognize the pattern.
Your dog is adorable!

sewkalico said...

Cute dog! Great quilt! Survivor flower!!

Magpie Sue said...

My Reilly is not a dress up dog either. The first year I had him I had a bandanna made with his name on it... It ended up in my black and white friendship quilt instead of on the dog!

Piwacket said...

MacBeth is a darling. I really like the wallhanging. I clicked on it so I could get a better look at all the detail. Absolutely delightful!

Bonnie said...

what a spiffy boy!!!!

When I'd get buddy trimmed....the bandana would make it home...and then into my stash if it was 100% cotton...*LOL*

Bonnie

Tammy said...

MacBeth looks so cute with his summer hairdo and I bet he feels so much cooler. Why is it that you can't keep cute stuff from the groomers on them, it's like they know where it's from and they're not going to stand for it. Your flowers and little quilt are both grogeous.

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on a finish! The wall hanging is adorable!