Although things have been a little hectic here, I am hoping for a little break, as we dropped Garin (our German Shepherd puppy) off for formal training this past weekend - he will be gone at puppy boot camp for the next three months. It is a big mix of emotions, as I miss him already...but I know his obedience and command training will be stellar upon his return (he is getting the same training Schatzi received as a puppy). Truth be told, I needed some time to get caught up on work deadlines and projects, as Garin seemed to be a full-time job (as any GSD puppy owner will tell you!)....but I am already missing him desperately and will be counting the days until May 19th when he returns home.
I also celebrated my birthday in February and was able to enjoy a lovely lunch with two dear friends. I received some incredible gifts (that I will share in a future post) - lots of creative, stitching, sewing, and quilting gifts - my favorite! To everyone who sent me wishes via mail, e-mail, and social media - thank you - my heart is full.
Today's photo inspiration is a selection of needlework finishing I recently completed for a wonderful friend and customer...she trusts me to finish her pieces however I see fit, so each piece is a joy to work on - I get to be creative and finish each piece as I would my own. Just a note - these images do not depict my stitching or my designs, just my finishing work....
|"Be Rich in Good Deeds" by Little House Needleworks|
|"F is for Friend" by Heartstring Samplery (Special Club Kit from The Silver Needle)|
|"Traveling Stitcher" by Little House Needleworks|
Pre-made Pouch and Needlebook from Elegant Stitch
|“Be My Friend” by the Scarlett House (Special Club Kit from The Silver Needle)|
Finally today - here is the last photo I took of Garin when we dropped him off in Minnesota...but don't worry, we will be receiving weekly updates with photos and videos while he is at puppy training camp!