There are an abundant of wild flowers on a wild park we have in the city of Calgary. I am so lucky to have a large open park for the boys to wonder off leash where there also deer, coyotes, porcupines, crows and insects.
The purple flowers are thistles, so we will be avoiding this area in the fall 🙂
I has been very cold this winter so not much opportunity to go kick sledding with Monty and Quincy because the runners of the kicksled sticks to the snow when it is below -5 degrees centigrade.
There has only been a couple of times we could go in the last 3 months but when we do the boys really enjoy the freedom of it. This is a nice break for me as most of the time I’m in the house working.
Here is a video of us enjoying a 0 degree centigrade day.
It has been an awful weekend for me and my husband. Our Newfoundland Buster who I post about on occasion passed away early Saturday morning. We are very sad for his loss and will miss him terribly.
Life must go on and we have two other loving dogs to help us through this.
Russ and I got our new puppy Quincy last June and I had forgotten how much work a new puppy is.
We now have three dogs that need regular grooming and keeping clean which is my job and which takes up several hours of my week.
I love these fluffy boys but it is a life work and eating into my stitching time 🙁
Bathing the two OES took an hour. 6 1/2 Monty is on the left, 10 month old Quincy the puppy is next to Monty and 8 1/2 year old Buster is napping in the kitchen next to the fridge, waiting for it to open and for treats to be popped into his mouth.
Monty and I love the winter, we like it when it snows. When everyone else in the city is longing for a warm day to melt the snow, we are longing for the snow to fall so we can get out in it and have fun
One of the activities we enjoy is kick-sledding.
The kicksled is like a bike but with ski’s, you can stand on the skis and hold onto the handle bars and kick the ground between the skis to push the kicksled forward. Monty also enjoys pulling the kicksled and is a good way for him to run and for me to be with him.
In this video he spots a deer partway into the run. He loves deer and wants to chase them but fortunately I stopped him before he decided to go.
I have added a page to my website with pictures of embroideries that I have stitched of dogs in the needle painting technique.
These embroideries were done as commission pieces or as gifts and are worked from a photograph of the dog.
I just wanted to show you my two fluffy Old English Sheepdogs, Monty and Quincy the puppy. They bring me much joy and happiness, they are a bit of a distraction at the moment from stitching as I am busy training Monty for agility and the puppy.
Oh and I can’t neglect to mention Buster, my lovely quiet in comparison to the other two, Newfoundland.
I have had not much time to myself over the last two weeks, thanks to the lovely review that Mary Corbet of NeedlenThread wrote about my website with the 10% discount offer and thanks to all my customers who placed orders over the last two weeks.
I still have the 10% discount available on purchases from my website until Friday 27th of October. If you are interested, please visit the NeedlenThread and read the article for the discount code.
I took a couple of days off this past weekend which I spent with Monty my Old English Sheep dog who loves to do agility. This was one of our most fun runs, Monty took an extra jump just before the last tunnel but Monty had fun and this was our smoothest run of the weekend.
Monday was our first snow day for the fall. My dogs love the cold and it makes them super lively and somewhat obnoxious if they don’t get out and play. Monty is the obnoxious one, barking at imaginary squirrels in the trees or at his brothers 🙂
We all need some playtime in out lives whether it is sitting and stitching or running around a snowy back yard.