Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sari Silk Challenge

My local bead store had a challenge.  We had to use Sari silk ribbon and beads to make something.  I forgot to take a picture of the skein before I started, but here is my finished piece.  I did a cuff with my Mirrix loom.

I used C-lon for the warps, Czech fire polished 4mm crystals, and a button from my stash.  It's backed with Nicole's bead backing so it will hold it's shape, and ultrasuede.  I did the edging in Toho size 11 seed beads.  I really like the way it turned out!  The sari ribbon was a little wide to weave with, and at the beginning I thought about ripping it out and cutting it in half.  I'm glad I kept it, although I may try another one with the ribbon cut in half. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013


After we lost Gunter, Wulfgang was very depressed.  We were really worried about him, he'd never really been by himself.  We took Gunter to see him every weekend while he was still with the breeder, and when we brought him home, they were inseparable.  So we decided we needed to look for another basset, even though neither one of us really felt ready.  We looked but didn't see any that really clicked for us.  Then a friend of mine posted this picture of a basset available through a local rescue on my Facebook page. 
I saw that face and that was it.  We went to see her after work that night (it was a Thursday) and arranged to pick her up that Saturday.  We had to wait that long because she had just been spayed and they needed to keep her until Saturday morning.  We brought her home and Wulfie was so much happier right away, it's amazing how much just having her helped.  She is my velcro dog now, and follows me everywhere.  She's very sweet, a little nuts and really playful.  She gets along great with Wulfie and the cats. 

I took this one the day we brought her home, and did the background on my phone.

She loves to roll in the grass, and run around and play.  She's good for Wulfie because he loves to sleep!  I took these while they were playing at my friend's house:

I caught Wulfie as he was barking.

This is a picture my husband took of her when we went to see her at the rescue.  I forgot how skinny she was, poor girl.  It's amazing how much of a difference a few months and lots of love make.  She has helped all of us as much as we helped her.