The Alpha Dog

Australian Shepherd, Alpha Dog, Roxie, Family

As you may recall, we have two Australian Shepherds named Roxie (age 7) and Ruby (age 4).  Ruby is the younger, more animated pup–while Roxie is the undisputed alpha.

Roxie, Ruby, Australian Shepherd

Roxie is the strong, silent type…the dog you can count on when there’s trouble around (deer, moles, Ruby getting out of line…)

Australian Shepherd, Alpha Dog, Roxie, Family

She is very calm and sweet, and is most often found right by my side or snoozing at my feet.

Australian Shepherd, Alpha Dog, Roxie, Family

and her favorite place in the entire house…?

Australian Shepherd, Alpha Dog, Roxie, Family, Dog Portrait

…On a quilt by my sewing machine!  A loyal sewing buddy!

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The Missing Bagel

Creative Inspiration

Photography, Tea, Creatvity, Taking Time

If you have three minutes to spare today, I think you will enjoy this very short video about a Dutch artist named Theo Jansen.

Amazing!   (Bonus:  the setting is a sunny, quiet beach.)  Theo Jansen: Kinetic Sculpture

You might also like:  Franconcia Sculpture Park

The Witch of Fox Point I

The Witch of Fox Point II

A Good Day to Sew…

Vintage Threads, SewingSupplies

Another cold day in sunny Minnesota…  I hope to get time in my sewing room.  I am working on a free motion quilting project/tutorial using all of the motifs we have learned so far.  I hope you have been practicing!  Even if you don’t have time to stitch the motifs, it is very helpful to practice doodling them on paper.  Please check out the Quilts tab above and try one tutorial each day this week.  Anyone interested in a Link Up—sharing photos of your doodles or practice pieces?  I’d love to see them!

You might also like:  The Doodle Notebook