Squirrels, Acorns, and Leaves
I've gotten a bit more stitching done, and with the fall season this is an appropriate stitch.
Acorns - Little House Needleworks
32 ct Belfast Linen
This is on the same piece of mystery color linen as Strawberries was done on. While an odd cut of fabric which I found in the odds and ends bin when I bought it, you can see how perfect it worked for the two thread packs. This is a fun one, I love the pudgy little squirrel. The original pattern had the tail in the same color brown as the tree, but I changed it to be the same color as the squirrel. The other change I'm thinking of making is instead of leaving the eye as it is (with the linen showing) I may do a small black french knot or seed bead. Squirrels have such lively, mischievous eyes that it seems appropriate. I'm watching two of them steal seed out of my bird feeders right now.
I've found a play friend for Jazmine. One of the ladies in my area has a 7 yr old golden retriever who is an absolute sweetie. We've been meeting and taking Jaz and Sadie for walks together. Also, once a week we try to get to the dog park for them to be able to run free in a safe area. Jaz seems to love it. Sadie is so sweet and goofy that Jaz is not intimidated at all. Jaz is still the same outside if Sadie is not around (nervous and just wants to go back home), but at least this is giving her some time outside with a playmate so she can see the world isn't always a scary place.I'm still working on catching up with everyone, you've certainly been a busy group. I'm a little over halfway through reading blogs, so hopefully I'll have caught up with everyone by the end of this weekend.