Saturday, February 26, 2011

what was..

This ...... Was similar to this...

...Until we got this...

A few weeks ago we "lost" one of our girls, Ruby. That's all I'm going to say about that. .................. Zoe, our Sheltie, didn't like being alone, nor did DH and I like how quiet the house was. In the past we've learned the only way for us to go onward is to put all that time we spend being sad into a new friend, so we got Maya. She is a Springer Spaniel (field breed) puppy.

Really what were we thinking LOL. Most certainly not that we were getting a tatting eater :-)

Both the original and the redo dachshund were tatted in size 20 Lizabeth thread using a pattern from Martha Ess' More Critters on the Block. I had originally made the dachshund to attach to a fabric postcard for our friends who recently got a new dachshund puppy. I also wanted to make a second one for Patricia, a friend from work. I still plan to make the postcard and tat another one of these fun creatures for my friend, but having a puppy has taken up alot of my time!

Plus, I am working on some secret projects. You may have seen some of our tatting friends talk about the secret projects they are working on, well I am a part of that too. That's all I can say about it though. :-)

Since Maya and the secret projects are taking up alot of my time, I don't have any other tatting that I can show you ............. right now :-)

Tat On!



Eliz (tatknot) said...

Ahh, Maya is a lovely puppy! I got an older puppy at Christmas, a rescued fox terrier who was 10 months old. While they take lots of time in terms of training and care, the return is terrific, isn't it? She really brightens my day and my daughter's lab is loving her company. Congratulations on your new family member. I eagerly await the big revealing about these projects!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I would love to have a dog some day. It won't happen until I retire, though. I just wouldn't feel right leaving him/her alone all day while I'm at work. Your new puppy is adorable!

Lily said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved doggie.. I can certainly understand everything you mentioned above as I too, lost a beloved dog of 7yrs just last September. Maya is definitely beautiful! and I'm sure she is already filling the void. We got another (lab/pit) also, as my 10 yr old mutt was wasting away of a broken heart (as were the rest of my family)

When I saw your rendition of the dachshund, I thought it looked perfect!! The scrap piece made me think of a squashed bug (LOL, no offense)... anyway, you did a lovely job on the tatting~!

Enjoy the new changes to come!!

God's Kid said...

What a cute dachshund tatting! :)

Linda said...

That is so cute!

Tatskool said...

She is gorgeous, forgive her on little mistake!

Fox said...

I am so sorry about Ruby.

Congratulations, however, are definitely in order for pretty Maya! So cute!
Fox : )