Anyone who knows anything about Labradors, will know how they love to greet visitors with a 'gift'. For my shadow, the gift is usually a needleroll carefully plucked from the basket of needlerolls which I have on display. It is his way of saying 'welcome, here is something my mum has made for you'. Darling Ben, I am sorry to have to tell you this but no matter how glad we are to see our visitors, I really don't want you to give away my needlerolls. Anyway, after quite sometime of having to retrieve my needlerolls from my beloved shadow's mouth, I noticed some of 'our gifts' where becoming quite.....how shall I put it......grubby!!
I needed to take action and I guess since some of them had been in the basket for several years, a little TLC wasn't going to go astray.
Here are the de-stuffed, washed and out to dry needdlerolls.
A few days later, after being re-stuffed with all new stuffing, attention to their ribbons, and a basket make-over, here are the spruced up freshly smelling needlerolls posing nicely for a photo shoot.
Now to try and teach Ben to 'LEAVE'!!!
Sandra and I are into week 2 of our new SAL and are dedicating three hours stitching a week to it. These are our results so far.
It is interesting seeing these too different versions, stitched on different fabrics with different threads, taking shape.
"No matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich."