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Mamie's Tutu

Mamie’s Tutu

Mamie with Snow Dog

Mamie with Snow Dog

Mamie with Boys 1 in Window

Her first day with us. Just like she had always been here.

 

Mamie Eisenhower Walker

Mamie Eisenhower Walker

Mamie and Lincoln getting to know each other

Kissing Lincoln

SAMSUNG

Throw my toy please!

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Sleeping with Pig

 

Mamie sleeping on MY pillow-her favorite nap spot

Mamie sleeping on MY pillow-her favorite nap spot

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving – the most honest of all holidays.  We give thanks for the family and friends in our lives and for the bounty we enjoy.  Today I am giving a special prayer of thanks for our wonderful Mamie.  We lost her yesterday to liver failure.

We only had the pleasure of Mamie, a feisty little Cairn terrier, for a little more than 2 years.  She came to us from previous homes who could not keep her.  What a loss for them because she was an amazing little dog.

She loved pigs.  We are not sure how she could tell the difference but she knew her pigs…..and she had many!  And she loved to play fetch more than anything.  We would throw her pig, a ball, a stuff toy, and most recently her squeaky airplanes (a gift from neighbors when she first got sick in July) down the hallway in the house for her to chase.  And chase she would hundreds of times if you would throw it that many.  She LOVED it!

And she loved playing with her brothers Jed and Lincoln….especially Lincoln who was patient when we first got Mamie to help her overcome her toy aggression.  It took several months but she finally understood that he just wanted to play. (You can see more about Mamie in this anniversary post.)

Mamie was our sweet little girl.  She was devilish and clever.  She was adorable and manipulating.  She knew how to work the room.  And many of our Facebook friends loved Mamie as well.  We post photos on Facebook almost each day of our visits to the dog park and many people got to know her that way.

So today we send up a prayer of Thanksgiving for the time we had with our little girl, Mamie.  We loved her so much and are so happy that she is feeling no more pain.  We will miss her forever.

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The Cutest Apron

20141118_055635 On my quest to embroidery everything I see (LOL) I found these cute aprons recently at Target and of course, I thought the apron bib was the perfect place for a little embellishment.

Here is one with a Mamie look-a-like.

Birthday Girl Rhea with her painting.  Great job!

Birthday Girl Rhea with her painting. Great job!

Helping the painters stay on track.

Helping the painters stay on track.

The Party Girls

The Party Girls

Mom with the Birthday Girl

Mom with the Birthday Girl

We had the most fun Birthday Paint Party yesterday afternoon at The Studio.  Rhea had many of her friends come to paint to celebrate her 7th birthday…and boy did we have fun.  She requested to paint a “castle with purple flowers and a tree”!  So we did.

Do you have a young painter who would like to have a Paint Party?  Contact kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .  We will be glad to help.

Cute Gourd Snowmen

Gourd Painting B

Step 1- Pick a great gourd!

Step 1- Pick a great gourd!

Step 2-Paint it white

Step 2-Paint it white

Step 3- Paint a cute face

Step 3- Paint a cute face

Step 4- Give him some buttons

Step 4- Give him some buttons

Step 5- Add a scarf, ear muffs and arms

Step 5- Add a scarf, ear muffs and arms

Step 6- Add a hat

Step 6- Add a hat

A Snowman Lineup!

A Snowman Lineup!

What a terrific time we had yesterday at The Studio-A Place for Learning.  Janice and Ruth taught a super fun class on making snowmen from gourds.

And everyone made the cutest little snowmen and snow-women.  The laughter was contagious and fun was had by all.

Thanks everyone for making this workshop a success!

Snowman Projects

Snowman Family on canvas

Snowman Family on canvas

Snowman candle holder

Snowman candle holder

Here are a couple of the Snowman projects I have been working on for the upcoming Kid’s Gift making class.  We have so many fun things planned for this session.  You can learn more about it here.

This fun event will be Saturday, November 29th from 10-11:30 for kids ages 5-13.  Register by contacting kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .

20141117_065843I love Facebook because I am always seeing cute sayings that people post.  I saw this one a few weeks ago and thought it would make a cute embroidery pattern if I added a little dog to it.  So here it is on a pillow.

I love this one!

Wed Class KidsThe kids painted these wonderful Thanksgiving paintings of a colorful turkey yesterday in class.

 

Wed class PatAnd Pat completed the beautiful scene she has been working on in this tray.

Great job everyone!