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Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

It’s a Dog’s Life

I got my first sheltie in 1993 and my fourth in 2013.  I have only adopted adult dogs and have had some wonderful old dogs.  Here is a glimpse of my dogs’ lives:

Dec 2000 Misty and Celie

Celie, Misty, Rhonda & Fred

Dixie Dec 2001


and March 2002

dixie nap

Chip June 2002

chip 6-28-02

and  June 2005


Lola Nov 2013

ivie and lola in yard

Lola and Daisy  Nov 2013


© rw 2013



We are very fortunate to have so many cool activities this summer!

-building guitar

IMG_1359cigar box guitar

-jammin’ with friends

ivie and aidan

-petting alligators

petting a gator

-photographing nature


-viewing the super moon

super moon

-raising tadpoles (one of our frogs is on the leaf)

baby frog

-attending theatre


©rw 2013

Making items for others

I’ve hooked up with a few groups this summer:

I joined Craft Hope and sent 10 stocking for their Christmas in Dixie Project

I joined a Sending Love Heart Swap through Natural Surburbia and sent a heart bag, a journal, a gnome page-hugger bookmark (inspired by Wee Folk Art ) and a rose quartz wrapped in a vintage rose hankie.


And for Bits of Goodness, I participated in the Summer Swap.  I sent my Famous Frogs and some cool birds from a Myrtle & Eunice pattern. 

And the Rainbow Swap.  I sent the rainbow and the pot of gold (gold is beeswax balm).

And the Fall Nature Table Swap.  I sent bunnies and carrots. 

And the Halloween Swap. I sent bats. 

And the Mermaids Swap.  I combined 2 doll patterns on this to make an easier mermaid. 

I’ve also joined a Fairy Tale Swap through Bits of Goodness.  It is a 1:1 swap and the items are bigger and more complex as compared to our usual ‘bits’ for the group swaps.   I’ve picked out a story and started working on the figures so that my partner will be able to tell the story to her kids with beautiful table puppets as illustrations. 

Swaps are a great way to use up materials, meet folks from all over the world and I receive items back that are beautiful and lovingly made! 

© rw 2011

Full Moon Filly

Crystal’s labor began on Saturday, May 7 and after 10 long tiring days she gave birth late Tuesday night May 17.   Lovingly midwifed by the Full Moon and my Dad, this beautiful smoke grey girl is healthy and happy.

Mother & Daughter


So soon she will join the waiting friends outside the barn