Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Precious Puppies 'n Poochies

I'd like to take a moment to Thank my friends for all of the messages and emails that have come my way the past month... my health has been in a decline and I'm very grateful for the prayers and uplifting thoughts... Hopefully I'll be able to play "catch-up" this month... obviously I'm terribly behind with posting and visiting...

So... with that being said... won't you please get a cup of coffee and enjoy looking at the talents of some amazing ladies from a small swap group that I'm in...

We rotate each month with selecting a "theme"... then we create either a Hang Tag or an ATC... Here are the small pieces of art from our "Dog/Puppy" month... In the photo above, from left to right, the artists are: Twyla, from Two Crazy Crafters... Deb, from Garage Sale Gal... Kathy, from Kat Collects... Deb, again...and Lindsey, from Two Crazy Crafters...

I thought it would be a fun way to show y'all some of the poochie figurines I've collected... my sweet friend, Deb, gave me the adorable puppy with the blue collar on the right... she looks very happy to be sitting next to the ATC that Lindsey made... to the left is a tiny ceramic bulldog that I found at the Flea Market... I just adore the expression on his face...

Isn't this long, stretch of a dog funny?! He was hanging out at the Flea Market, too...

The details on the tags by Deb and Kathy, above, are just wonderful...

Funny black poodles! The ceramic poodle sitting on the tiny chair was in a storage box that I got from the Thrift Shop... I tied a little black ribbon around her neck, but I'm not sure that much can be done to make her beautiful...

A pretty red flower and trim to match the collar on the dog tag from Twyla... check out the bone paperclip on the tag Deb made...

Kathy was right when she put the word "Sweet" on the tag she sent to me... love those blue pom-poms and the cute expression on the sparkly dog... I think my funny bulldog looks good next to Kathy's tag...

I forgot to take photos of what I made for the ladies before mailing them... so I snagged this from Deb's blog... thanks Deb! I did giant hang tags while singing "B-I-N-G-O"

In keeping with the "Dog/Puppy" theme... below are some recent photos of my precious baby girl, Cocoa Puff... it's hard to believe how much she's grown in the short time she has been with us... Cocoa is 8 months old now, and brings great joy to my heart...

We keep old Beach blankets 'n pillows around for her since she's deep into her "chewing-on-everything-in-sight" stage...

She will soon be making her first, and much needed, trip to a Poochie Parlor for a Summer hair cut...

Look at that precious face... she's standing guard next to her baby blanket, which has now become one of her chew toys... I sure do Love my Cocoa girl

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit... next there will be more creations to share from my swap group... and an upcoming post to share about my recent Birthday... as well as a post with photos from the "Date Night" that my darling husband took me on to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary... and I want to show y'all some of the "baby planters" that I've recently begun to collect...

Of course, I'm very much looking forward to being able to get around blogland to visit with everyone and find out what I've been missing while I've been away... Thank you all, again, for your kind expressions of concern and prayers... your friendship is indeed a true blessing in my life... hope this new month of June will be filled with Love and enchantment for everyone...

God bless...

Until another time... Pearl

6 comments:

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Dear Pearl, So glad to see you posting! You have been in my thoughts and prayers! So sorry to hear that your health has been in decline, I feared for that! Hope things are improving! :)

You girls are so very talented and crafty! All of the tags you received in the swap are so cute! I just love the one you created! "Bingo" was the neatest touch!"

Happy Belated Anniversary!!! Can't wait to hear and see more of your big date night! :) And Cocoa is getting so big! And she (he?) sure is a real cutie! We got our Cocoa when he was about 2-3 years old, so we missed the chewing stage! :)

Take care of yourself and look forward to seeing more posts from you! ~love ya, Rhonda :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello Pearl,
So good to see a new post and Cocoa is getting so big and still a little cutie pootie..
It's almost time to get our next swap cards out...
Talk to you soon..
warmly,
deb :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you feel up to a post today! And a grand post it was! I enjoyed every bit of it! Don't our tags look nice all together? I love your dog figurines. I can see why Cocoa melts your heart. She's a sweetie. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Holly said...

Hi sweet Pearl! Glad you're up to posting! I've missed you!

That's a fun swap group you all have going on there! I knew right away which card was Lindsey's! ☺

Happy belated Birthday and aniversary!

I can't wait to see your baby planters! ♥

Picket said...

Hey sweetie...I am so sorry you having been feeling well lately...I pray that you feel new strength and make a complete turn around with each passing hour.

Great collection girl and I love...love ..love those tags you made with the boy giving his dog a bath and the old Bing card..oh they are so vintage looking...I'd have to frame it! lol

Your furbaby has really grown and I am sure she is a joy to you ...take care dear friend and have a great week. ~♥~

KatCollects said...

Awwww Cocoa Puff is so sweet! I love seeing the picture of all of our tags together, love this group of ours. I hope you are feeling much better soon, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Can we go ahead and set up themes for the rest of the year for our swap? That way when we find goodies we can get them and be prepared. Can't wait to see everyones cupcake ideas. Please take care of yourself, sending big hugs your way!!!
Kathy