Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bert n Ernie relax in a shared chair - hooked and mounted on a board

Bert and Ernie

Hooked and placed on a board the same shape with support to hold up the 2 pups :-)

We have always had Maltese dogs in our family - started with SeeBee then Sam and finally our boys Bert and Ernie :-) shown sharing a chair together as they were often found doing snuggling together. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cows and Rugs that will Moooooove you (sorry bad pun)

Here are several rugs of the COW theme, a series of 3 and then a few others

Original Design:  Mrs Saugeen
Celebrating a Hole in one at Saugeen Golf Course (Port Elgin, Ont) 
When:  tba (Barb's commentary - Yes it was truly a hole in one by Mom!)  Size:  about 24" x 18"

Original Design:  Mad Cow for Ottawa
When:  The year Ottawa was messing up! Sending a "MAD" Cow to Ottawa!
Size: 18"w x24"l
[Barb's Commentary:  You have to love a sense of humour - following the MAD COW to Ottawa!  How better to depict it than with the Parliament building, a Canadian flag and the uphill climb (for the battle)! That was my take... and I actually found out a little story tied to this.  So once upon a time, there was a colourful comment made in a neighborly way to Mom with reference to a Mad Cow in the same sentence...  from that came the motivation to design this rug - a Cow, she was Mad eating the flowers on Parliament Hill - submitted to the Quilt Show in Ottawa (and it was around the time of Mad Cow disease too).]

The Ice Cream Series... Three Original designs and variations with the theme of the Cow

Original Design:  Irish Cream (Size:  aprox. 36" x 24")

Original Design:  Strawberry Cream (Size:  aprox. 36" x 24")

Original Design:  Skim Milk (Size:  aprox. 36" x 24")

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Cat Punch Needle purses (2010)

Two Siamese Cats (with beaded handle - flap purse style with magnetic closure)

Nouveau Art Cat and Two Moon Cats (having a romantic moment looking at the Moon)
Notes:  Russian Punch pieces were sewn on as pockets to minimize the bending at the edge and exposing the [white] background.