Our Sunshine Girl .........
When I saw the colours for this week's CSI Challenge I decided to give it a miss, but ....... we are in this for a challenge ....... and boy was this CHALLENGE!!
I have been wanting to do a layout of our "Sophie" for some time and as she brought so much sunshine, love and laughter into our lives what better than using these lovely bright colours. The testimony challenge was also to write about a pet or animal - so just perfect. But just oh so not me!! - way out of my comfort zone.
For my evidence I used:
- a grid design
- painting (acrylics)
- a transluscent element (transluscent pocket for my tag)
Whilst I was sewing my patchwork pieces I suddenly realised that this would fit perfectly with the current Anything but a Card Challenge which is A Stitch in Time. Do click the link and have a look at the super array of Design Team projects and the entries so far. Julia's cover for a charity shop book find is wonderful and would make a lovely idea for a Christmas or Bithday present.
She blasted into our lives after we lost our old spaniel when the boys were in their early teens. The vet asked if we would give her a home (she was 9 months old) and she was flown from one of the outer islands, on her own! with no lead and promptly did a bunk the minute the door of the plane was opened. We looked all day for her and couldn't find her but at 5 pm she walked into the airport lounge as if to say "Enough is Enough - I'll go home now".
You can imagine the state she was in after a day running in the hills, but we didn't want to stress her by giving her a bath and brushing. However, we left the kitchen door open that night in case she felt lonely.
My husband and I woke the next morning to find her, not on, but IN the bed with us! Life was never the same again and we miss her terribly.
Have a lovely weekend x
PS My patchwork grid looks rather squint! I think it is the angle of the photograph (I hope it is!) The stitching is definately squint - I forgot that cardstock does not crumple up like material when sewing - it took alot of rolling!