A New Start

A big thank you to our dear friend, Kathie, who guest hosted our blog while we stepped away for awhile.  Sandy and I appreciate all your kind thoughts and words of encouragement as we begin a new life without our father.

I decided yesterday was a good day to ease back into sewing and started working on a small project.  As always, Norma, our Bearded Collie, was right by my side offering encouragement and comfort!  She just got her spring haircut and her fur is very soft.    Sadie Sue, our Mini Schnauzer, was napping and enjoying some quiet time alone.


A few months ago, my very dear friend, MJ, gave me two completed cross stitch projects while she was de-stashing.  Aren’t these the cutest??  AND they are the perfect size for quilted mini pillows…a good small project that shouldn’t take too long!


Here is a close up of the donkey…I like the flag draped over its back.


Here is a close up of the elephant, its tusk is a creamy white.


I am thinking about using the blue background for the donkey and red for the elephant…or maybe a combo of red and blue for each.  What do you think?

4 thoughts on “A New Start

  1. sandradny says:

    Look at all those perfect stitches! I’m a traditionalist — I say treat them equally and incorporate the red/cream/blue motif on both

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