Friday, September 23, 2011

"Learning" what comes natural

Here is a shot of our sweet puppy, Ratchet, on point.  It isn't so much that a pointer needs to be trained to do what comes naturally.  Ratchet will point every bird on the way to the potty corner.  He's learning to find specific game (pheasant in this particular session), point and hold.  He loves this play time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Check this out!

Hurray!  I've been waiting to share this little tidbit.  Months ago, Kathy Schmitz asked me to quilt a table topper for a book she's been working on with her sister, Bonnie Sullivan.  Doing a bit of blog surfing this morning I came across Kathy's blog and there was the quilt and the beautiful pictures and projects included in their book, French Inspiration for Artful Hands.  The two of them have done an amazing amount of work and it's obvious they have done a terrific job.  The table topper is called Acorn Manor, here .  I can hardly wait to get my own copy and create a few of those adorable pin cushions.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Puppy!!

Introducing.....Ratchet!!! All legs, super sweet, eager to please, and full of energy.  He is an English Pointer, came to us from Kensington, KA and he's fourteen weeks old. 
Scott and Ratchet are already enjoying their yard time.  We had a great time calling him back and forth to us in the wheat field across the road.  Who knew having a dog again would be so much fun (other than you who are dog people).  We are looking forward to many great dog years with this guy.