There are really no words to comfort someone, so I made a remembrance to honor their furbabies.
easyweimaraner and I pulled two images of Easy for her. This one is sweet Easy, snuggling with her on the bed.
It is 6" square with peltex instead of batting. The corners are funky because it's so small and stiff and I was doing good to just make it in the first place.
I haven't sewn much since November. I sew from a happy place and my heart hasn't been in it. I was grateful to be able to sew again, for a friend, for a reason, and my heart needed to reach out to theirs.
There were tears.
The heart is lame'( the really thin metallic dress fabric), stars on the orange (Katty loves bright colors) are metallic embossed, and I beaded it with bugle beads like exclamation points! I free motion wrote his name with metallic gold thread. Easy was very bright and bold and lived life with an Exclamation point!
This image is more like "naughty" Easy chewing Daddy's shoe... it's on the reverse side. Somehow I managed to take this picture skewed but it's evenly sewn.
All the little quilts are a mix of improv, photo transfer, applique and piecing. All machine quilted with gold metallic thread.
3poodlesandanana) Printed onto printed treasures fabric, it printed out more pale than I wanted. I got out my prismacolor pencils and inks and made this
forestpoodles) quilt honoring D'Art. I almost called Cole D'Artagnan but he misbehaved the day I did so we chose Cole, and he was quite pleased with that. Eliza lives with several poodles but D'Art was her constant companion and shadow...
I love this image of him, with his reading glasses and a book.
Poodles love a good book.
Again, colored in with pencils and inks, but the background was from her image. I liked the blurring there.
I felt Cole's spirit on three occasions after he passed over to spirit form. Unmistakable.
On one occasion I felt him jump on the bed while I read my book.
Strong and sure, which told me he was young and able bodied again.
When Cole's ashes came home to us, we put them on his sofa. Slowly we added in his favorite things, The pillow I made, his duck, his giraffe ball, the quilt my friend Mary made to honor him and help me, her friend.
"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault really" by A.Turnball
Remember this funny Cole-di-Locks and the big bad bed post? We three loved Lake Placid trips... the link
when you are finished looking at Cole, look at this video on the power of puppies. Each view brings a pound of dog chow to shelters
linking to show-off-saturday