Well...from my last post you all can see we got a puppy named Sophie. She is such a delight and I love having her in my life. In fact she was so wonderful that shortly after we got her, my daughter and I went back and got me a puppy!
He is also a cross breed of Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu only he takes after the Bichon side (has curlier [is that a word?] hair. He's the four legged love of my life! His name is Sawyer and this is the best picture I have of him (he isn't still for photos very often..lol)
However, having 2 puppies, trying to housebreak and basic obedience train them has kept me very busy all this time. I've done a little tatting and other creating, but finding the time to post here about them hasn't come easy. Now that Sophie is nearly 1 year old and Sawyer is 10 months old I'm starting to get back into a more normal schedule and getting back to work on some of the projects that got set aside.
This is my newest tatting. It's a bookmark I made based on Jon Yusoff's Rose Window design. I worked it up in a deep rose thread (Lizbeth's English Rose Dark I think is the name) and the picture really doesn't reflect how pretty this color is.
I also tried my hand at something new for me...beaded crochet rope. I had bought a kit for this a while back, came across it one day, and decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed working this up and was very pleasantly surprised at how nicely it came out. I plan to make more beaded crochet rope items and have already started on another one in a different design.
The bookmark and bracelet are available in my shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com
My posting might be a bit less often but I am going to try to post more when I do post. I want to also say thank you to all the other blog people out there who continue to provide me with such wonderful inspiration!