Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This old man has a new lease on life with a foster home. Daughter and I made a wild trip to K-zoo AC to test and pick up this guy for meeting a transport to his new foster home in the middle of a late march snowstorm. Shelter would release him til vet checked him between 1 and 2, shelter is closed from 2 to 3 and recloses for the day at 4:30. Good thing we aimed at making the pick up at 3 because of the storm they were closing at 3:30! Older guy with a golden attitude and horrible back legs and hips.
Note from Foster Family:
Barbara, I'm sorry to say that I don't have good news concerning Benson (formerly known as Strut). He had his neuter done today and we had him x-rayed while he was anesthetized. He has bilateral luxating patellae, severe hip displasia, and old fractures in both femoral necks. The vet was extremely surprised that he is not in terrific pain. We are going to treat with meds, nutrition, and supplements for now and reevaluate once we get some weight on him and gain some muscle tone. The neuter went without a hitch and everyone at the clinic loved him! My daughter and her boyfriend, Mark, as already so sucked in by this dog!! He has been a real gentleman since arriving here. I will suggest to Stephanie that she contact your daughter and get some pointers that may help Benson. I'd love to pull all of those dogs but we have relied on Chicagoland for 2 dogs in the last 3 weeks and I believe they are full right now. Steph was also considering Buck but felt that 10 dogs was her sane limit. I would have to agree since Benson is going to require some extra time and attention. If I could get this lunkhead of a Rottie adopted I'd take one of them but 2 large dogs and one medium dog is all that I can handle with the multitude of reptiles here. I'll put the word out and see if I can't drum up some interest. Attached are photos of Benson. Please feel free to use them in whatever way you feel is constructive. Thanks again for your help in getting Bennie out of the shelter and over to us. We really appreciate everyone's efforts to get that done.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

son's new Yoshi

This is my first attempt at 3-D sculpture with needle felt! My son's Easter Yoshi. . . I had so much fun
Can't wait til Easter to unvail it to him...but I will. Cruel, cruel mom. LOL
Off to needle felt a purple one for my other son. . . . .
Or maybe I'll make it a dragon. Humm. Maybe I'll post pics for you when I have decided

Monday, March 17, 2008

Library Display - March is Crafter's Month

Just part of a display at our local library showing off county talent - my purse and 2 shadow boxes of needle felt. . .

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ned the Needle Felted Horse

NEW . . . NEW. . . NEW
Ned the Needle Felt Horse can be Framed Art for a shadow box, Magnet, Broach or Pendant for a Necklace. Ned is 3" from nose to withers and 2" from ear tip to bottom of neck and because of the weight wool as a sculpture medium, it is be amazingly light. Nicely detailed sorrel horse sculpture can be prepared for a shadow box mounting, pin, magnet or handstitched seedbeaded bail can be added.

This hand handmade fur-baby heads is felted very densely, creating high end, quality artwork and detailed to breed specifics by an artist that has shown in the dog & horse breed ring and volunteers with multiple specie, breeds and mixes every week.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Treasury Needle Felters Team

My first try at making a Treasury for Etsy. I had great help from the HOST Team and great items to choose from in the NFEST Team. Thank you all

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Just testing . . . this is a mini - cat 1 1/8" by 1" wide. . . I hope ModaDesigns likes this cute little extra with her two calicos that just shipped.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Ivy the dog is now being shown at the Hastings Library Crafters Month special presentation, along with her friend, MamaKey.
Come on down and visit them.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Good Cook

I was fixing large meatballs (like mini meatloafs) and mashed potatoes, ummmm, it smelt good.

Looking down there were the dogs all attentively waiting and wishing for morsels from heaven to fall. I smiled at the compliment on my cooking, til. . . . *frown*

I remembered something. . .

Beautiful Ready belched. . . and managed to look bemused at the sound.

They had just gotten in trouble for raiding the horse pasture. . . . ewwwww. . . thier snack of the day. . . frozen horse. . . um. . . treats!?!

Guess they were not in the kitchen as a compliment to my food. . . Darn dogs will eat ANYTHING.

Laugh with me. . . not at me. ..