Friday, August 13, 2010

The last Framed Sampler, an HOE Exchange and some Hound Snaps

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends what wonderful comments for yesterdays post - I thank you!!

Today's framed piece will wrap up the framing for this week. This sampler was one I finished this winter and one I really wanted to have framed an up on the wall. Here are some snaps...

It is the Memorial Sampler I stitched up for my Dad - I was wanting to have this framed for the longest time. Here is a detail close up of the frame. It has a cushion-convex look that I think is nice for this piece...


I heard from Lilllie that the HOS "For the Birds" piece I made for her had arrived - I got a snap before I sent it out....

I used HDF silk on a piece of Mystery linen and think it turned out quite nice.


-------- lots of Hound snaps at this point----

Almost every evening we have the pre-dinner "grab ass" exhibition from the who-hounds. This event usually revolves around the chew toys and chew hide things that litter the floor. I have thought about taking some snaps but just never have - until last night..... so here you go....

You can see the three main chew toys in this snap - starting off with the Statue of Liberty squeaker - a gift to the hounds from Rory - then moving to the left you can see the newest one - a raccoon skin - which is an unstuffed squeaker that is really floppy - and then towards the back is the long legged blue rabbit - which is the one that Lolly like to play tug-o-war with.


the Peach usually throws her weight behind her attacks and here she has Lolly kind of caught...


a butt shot of Lolly with Pete hanging to the sidelines - he is so timid that he usually will not get near the girls when they start playing...


going for the Liberty squeaker and the tough growls ensue....


the Pete checking out the rough and tumble....


this is what Lolly usually does - she will stand on the Peach - and again Pete is looking on...


the Peach has Lolly down and right after this Lolly flipped over and was on top of her with that tongue of hers just licking away - you can see the Pete has unrolled the "lipstick" which he is wont to do when the "grab-ass" is going on!! He has also unbeknownst to the girls has gotten a good sniff of the "raccoon skin" - at this point he will usually just pick it up a trot off without them even knowing what has happened.


a chew, bite, growl moment to see who is the top dog at Hacienda Hound.


more of the chew, growl...


and now the fight for the "Raccoon skin" ... again....


I will leave off with the tough - Peach as top hound, holding down Lolly to make her point of " I am older, fatter and a bit smarter than you - so wise up new gal!!"

There you go sports fans - another week of stuff. Thank you so very much for all the kind and encouraging comments this week. Have a great weekend - do stop back again next week!!

Take care,
edgar

34 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really like the piece you did in memory of your dad. The dogs are so cute.

Ann in Scotland. said...

Your memorial sampler is beautiful. I love it. Every time I read that verse it gives me goosebumps.

April Mechelle said...

Edgar, The Memorial sampler framed is beautiful! I have not finished mine yet... booo I am stitching Halloween ornaments. Happy Friday The 13th!

Loraine said...

Your samplers look fabulous! I'm so jealous! You sampler for your Dad is so touching.
I love the BB one you just got framed. All the pieces are wonderful.

Sharlotte said...

Super sampler Edgar! Looks fantastic framed and I know you are glad that it is finally up! You find the greatest frames. I should have you find me some! Love the exchange piece too! Those Who-hounds are so dog-gone cute! Pun intended!

staci said...

All of your framed pieces turned out beautifully Edgar! You must be so pleased to have them on display!!!

Margaret said...

I love how this memorial piece came out. Beautiful! How do you know the names of all the frame types? Nice choice! And the exchange piece is so colorful and bright! I really enjoyed seeing the pics of your hounds. When I was little I wanted a chihuahua so badly. Your three are so cute!

Jan said...

Edgar, first off I just want to say how beautiful are all of your framed projects of late!! Doesn't it feel grand to have these done?

Love your hound fight pics, they are so funny, what they will do!!

Kelly said...

Love the hound fight. Your commentary was cute. Your memory piece is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Isadarena said...

Hello Edgar,Your Memorial Sampler is really nice and the frame you chose for it enhances it very much:-)
Your little pets are too cute !!
Have a great week-end ,
Isabelle

Berit said...

Great post! Love the frame and the exchange--as well as the hound pics! I think my favorite is the second "Pete looks On" shot--the Peach looks like she's about to show Lolly the business end of her snarl! :D

Natasha said...

Awww such sweet pictures :) I love it when our two furbabies play rough and tough althoug it is usually the older dog who gives up and just rolls over he is such a push over LOL

Love that framed piece. I actually love the whole wall, such beautiful stitching proudly displayed :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic memorial piece for your Dad, it looks great all framed up Edgar!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog almost daily for quite a while. Your needlework is so beautiful and I love all the pictures of the produce in your farmers market jaunts. Wish we had those around here in my small town. Love the pics of your pups! I have five cats and it gets to be a circus sometimes. Pets are so funny.
Blessings,
Donna

Andrea said...

I love all of your framing and especially that memorial sampler, it's just gorgeous!
Your doggies crack me up! I loved the play by play action shots :)

Simone said...

What a wonderful poem that is!!! Of course the whole piece is gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Another perfect example of your having just the "right eye" for matching piece to frame. The tribute to your Dad is spectacular. I want to do that same piee for my Dad, but I'm still a little too "raw" to start it just yet.
I knew that waiting for pics of the exchange would be worth waiting for - what a wonderful exchange stitcher you are! :)
I had a great laugh at the Who Hounds. My little Japanese Chin has a flat little Christmas tree that she feels the need to "hunt, catch and kill" on a daily basis. (Yes, I did just admit in public that I buy a Christmas gift for my dog!) :)
I'll look forward to your Monday post - can't wait to see your week-end treasures. Have a good one! :)

Katrina said...

Gorgeous frame!!!! And what a beautiful piece to dedicate to your father.

Love the puppies too, they are so cute.

Bronny said...

What a lovely memorial Edgar - I have something in mind for my Mum, but I don't feel right starting it yet.
I love the hoo-hounds playfight. We've only one dog in the house - a kelpie cross - one day I'll take a video of him playing with his favourite toy... silly things aren't they?

Nancy said...

Your Memorial Sampler is gorgeous Edgar! You must be thrilled to see these hanging in your home. You are such a talented stitcher!

Those pooches are too cute! Enjoy the weekend.

Sherry said...

I bet it is hysterical as they all fight and flitter about - and I think the smartest is Pete - let the girls fight while i make off with the best toy!

What is the name of the Memorial Sampler - that would be so cool to do - my dad died six years ago this fall and I still miss him terribly! AS always, your work is stunning - and your blog one of my favorite to check out as I sit relaxing this Friday evening. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy A. said...

Oh how funny - they are quite the crowd when they get to wrestling LOL.
What a lovely job you did on the memorial sampler and what a wonderful tribute to your father.

Vicky said...

Love the memorial sampler and the pics of the who-hounds are great LOL

Sherry said...

The sampler is just beautiful framed! I love the simple black frame as it really brings out your work! The dogs are really funny.

Lynn said...

Love the piece you did in memory of your Dad. The pups are so cute and aren't they fun. I love our 2 cockers and they bring many moments of enjoyment.

Vonna said...

Oh Edgar the Memorial Sampler for your Daddy is just gorgeous. Simply stunning!

And I guess I need to fly out there and show the Peach that I'm older and fatter and the top dog ;)

Teri said...

All the newly framed pieces look great. The memorial sampler is beautiful and a very nice tribute.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your sampler is wonderful! What a great tribute to your dad.

The dogs are so funny! Sophie and Gracie sound like they're having a major battle sometimes - but it's al in good fun - MOST of the time!

Rebecca said...

The sampler for your father is wonderful! May I ask who the designer is?

Rebecca in IA
blake@cfu.net

Jennifer said...

Just love all the frame-ups but it's those hounds that have me howling with laughter. There's nothing like a multi-animals household, is there!?

Ruth said...

I'm amazed at the framing and that Michael's did such a fine job. The memorial picture is truly beautiful. Who is the designer on your exchange "for the birds"? Thanks.

MyLifesAStitch said...

All of your framing looks fab, Edgar! And the hounds are awesome. Thanks for the pics! :)

Kathy said...

Fabulous framing on the memorial piece.It is just beautiful.

As for the pups. What can I say? Adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the play time photos.

Bertie said...

Love the poem in your sampler, your father would have been so proud of you, such lovely stitching.

The dogs are so cute!! we should take their example LOL.