This week flew by! I am always happy for Friday to get here but this week I was surprised it got here so fast.
I've been working with some of the gorgeous cabs I won from Lori at Out Of The Flames. (And you absolutely should go to her blog today and see what came out of her flames most recently!) I'm nearly done with this embroidery piece and will post the final product soon!
I also completed a ring for a ring swap:
In the meanwhile - I've had a very crazy week! In a somewhat sudden turn of events, we have a new family member!
A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided that we were ready to get a dog for the family. Both he and my son have dog allergies, so we decided to look for a dog that falls under the "hypoallergenic" category. So for a couple months, I have been casually checking craigslist and the local shelter websites for a cockapoo or other poodle mix. Then this past Tuesday, I saw an ad on craigslist for a "young Maltipoo". So I responded to the ad with a couple questions and a little bit of info on us. A lady responded that night saying she was giving her up because her medical problems interfered with caring for her and to call her for more details. I called her the next morning and she gave me all the info on the dog and was really pressuring me to meet her soon. It turns out she has Parkinsons that is progressing and she is in so much pain in the mornings she can't keep up with the dog. I met her at 2:30 on Wednesday and fell in love with the little pup. I said to her "well, I really love her and I think she'd be a great fit for our family...but I would like my husband to meet her too before we decide." So she handed me the leash and said, "Here, take her home if you want, and if your husband likes her you can keep her, and if he doesn't I'll meet you back here tonight."
(meeting my husband)
The rest you could say is history! We really lucked out with her. Although, now that I have gotten to know this sweet little pooch for the last two days, I know it must have been heartbreaking for her owner to give her up. But we plan to give her a wonderful life.