Thursday, February 14, 2013

Best in Show

Hi everyone,

Here's my choice for Best in Show.  I love a real dog!  Although the Sporting Group may not be politically correct right now ....especially GUN dogs.  But Emily is a gun dog through and through!

I recently broke my foot following that little gun dog around the backyard so I have had a lot of time to stitch and watch tv. And Emily is practicing extended downs. :)  My latest finish is yet another cracker.  This project is a BEAD FIX.  If you like to bead these are for you!

Now that the bead fix is over I have moved on to the next Melissa Shirley 12 days of Christmas (#5).
I hope to finish 4 of these this year so that's through 8 Lords a Leaping!

Here's the first pass of the turkey work- do you see a heart under there?

Cut loops
Looks like a bad haircut...

Side view

Here's the cleaned up heart - still needs a little more TLC.  I think I'll take it outside into the natural light!

Happy Valentines Day,



  1. Your Boykin is beautiful! My husband and I are both competitive sporting clay shooters and avid wingshooters and he desperately wants a gun dog. We have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and truthfully they are the only breed I'll ever have but I'm slowly giving in to his gun dog wishes and Boykins are at the top along with a Sussex. He knows that to get his flusher, it must be a spaniel. ;)

  2. Thanks. Emily is a great dog - she is willing to try anything and has no fear. She swims, flies in the helicopter and flushes and retrieves instinctively. She's the best! You cannot go wrong with a Boykin Spaniel :)

  3. Hope your foot is healing. Your crackers are beautiful.

  4. Thanks. I'm doing my best to stay off of it and stitch!