Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pete Pictures & My Crow Wall Hanging

Happy Fall Ya'All! It's quite nippy here this morning and it feels great to me, even if it does make my joints ache a little.

Yesterday I attended a big adoption event in town sponsored by PetSense. They opened a store in my little podunk town about a year ago and are making a big effort to make a difference around here for the animals. I couldn't take Pete because he hasn't had his vet check yet but I spent some time visiting the other rescues that were there. There are so many animals in need and I'm glad that some of them get help. I fell in love with a sweet 5 month old white girl pup of some kind. She was terrified and sat right by her foster mom's feet just shivering the entire time. I was told that she was found running down a busy street by herself. I just love talking to rescue folks!

I've let Pete out of the laundry room a few evenings this week and he's done great. He still has a little bit of the skunk smell on him so he still mostly stays in the laundry room. Here are a couple of pictures of him when I did let him in my bedroom though. He was quite happy to be with the rest of us and made himself right at home.

Late last summer I started a crow wall hanging from a pattern I had purchased at a quilt show the year before. I got a lot done but had to put it away to make Christmast presents. I was determined to finish the wall hanging in time to use it for this fall - it was one of the goals I listed in January.

I'm happy to say that I've completed the hanging and am pleased with the way it turned out. The details don't show in the pictures, but I used a silver metallic thread to topstitch the crows with. The black fabric is a beautiful print I purchased at Jinny Beyer's studio a couple of years ago when my sister and I visited there.

It's so nice to actually complete something! Now I'm working on Christmas gifts so won't be sharing any of those pictures for quite some time.

It's time for me to make some cookies for my neighbor who brought his horse down last weekend for my granddaughters to ride. I'll post some of those pictures next time. I had thrown a tiny surprise party for Alissa, who turned 9 years old. Her little 2 year old cousin came down from the D.C. area and it was a super weekend!

Have a nice week, everybody.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Poor little helpless animals of the world. So nice to know that you are able to help and so many others are giving of their time and energy for the cause, too. Your wallhanging is absolutely gorgeous! Yea for finishing! Have a wonderful new week. I am off to bed. Goodnite! Tammy

Anonymous said...

Aw, Phyllis, here's a great big ((((HUG)))) for Pete! What a sweet one!

Love the wall hanging!

I just bought a pattern for a 3D robin from The Goode Wife of Washington County Etsy shop. I mentioned to her that I was going to make it into a crow too and she actually tucked in a 2nd pattern specifically for a crow.

Her blog is on my site if you'd like to visit her. I think you'd like it. There's another one I found called A Primitive Place that has a magazine I just purchased. I love primitives. So homey and comforting.

Hope all of your other critters are doing well and YOU TOO!

Hugs, Diane

Dolores said...

I do like your crow wall hanging. I think I have seen the pattern before. Can you refresh my mind and tell me the name of the pattern and/or the designer? Thanks.

Dolores said...

I like the way you finished the crow wall hanging. I have seen the pattern before somewhere. Can you tell me who the designer is, the name of the pattern or the pattern company?