Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Sorry I haven't been around much! But where has the time gone? Why is it when I have time off work, that it just passes by so quickly? We had a wonderful Christmas and had all my family in for Christmas dinner - 18 of us! It was wonderful, if only I could have made Christmas last about 3 days, it would have been perfect.

I have a very special Christmas present to share, well not actually a gift from anyone, but one we had been promising ourselves, since we lost 2 of our dogs last summer. And here she is - she arrived on Boxing Day, little Bella!

Isn't she adorable!!! What a cute little puppy face. She is a Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle mix) and 3 months old. She has currently become the Diva-Miss of the couch and chair and won't let any of the others get any attention while she is around. What others might you wonder? Well I have been dogsitting for Nick's friends the past 2 weeks, a Chihuahua named Mason, and I have Stu and Kelsey, Maisie and Maddie. That's a lot of dogs!

The kids are all off to various parties tonight and we are having friends over to help bring in the New Year... and yet another dog.

Just to get in a little stitchiness, here is a pillow I finished off in time for Christmas. Its hardly timely to show Christmas stitching but I thought the sentiment appropriate for tonight!

Happy New Year!

33 comments:

Heather said...

Your puppy is SO cute! And you do have a lot of dogs at your house LOL! Fun! I am excited for you having a new dog around.

The pillow is very pretty, I like the border you put around it, that looks good framing it.

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the new member of the family - she is adorable!! We are going to a get-together tonite with friends - there will be 6 dogs there - all sizes from XL to XS so I know what you're going through. Your pillow is very cute! Happy New Year Wendy.

karenv said...

Bella is very cute, congratulations on your new addition to the household :)

Melissa said...

Hi Wendy,

What a wonderful new addition Bella is to your family! She's adorable! (Your pillow is pretty nice too!)

Happy New Year!

Nic said...

Bella is very cute - a Happy New Year to you all!

Svenja said...

Awww, a puppy! She is adorable!
Happy New Year!

Alberta said...

Happy New Year Wendy and family. I'm sure Bella will bring you lots of joy in the years to come. Love the pillow sentiment...right on target.

staci said...

Bella really is a beauty! What a cute puppy!!!

AnnMcD said...

Love the puppy Wendy...but then I am a bit of a sucker for dogs too!.
The Christmas pillow is great!
Happy New Year!

Ranae said...

Little Bella is sooo adorable.
I love the pillow, super nice finishing

Teri said...

Lovely finish and cute, cute puppy! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Vonna said...

What an absolutely adorable puppy...and that pillow is GORGEOUS! Happy New Year Wendy!

Katrina said...

Your puppy is adorable. I love the hybrid breeds, you get the best of both dogs. Ours are a Bichon Shitzu mix.

Love the pillow too.

Cathy B said...

Bella is adorable!

Sharon said...

Bella is beautiful! Love the pillow-very pretty. Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

Bella is gorgeous!! She'll be a lot of fun i bet!
Happy New Year to you and your family x

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your Boxing Day gift. Bella is so adorable and I am sure she is a wonderful addition to your family.

Love your pillow and it's great design.

Wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous 2009.

Julianne said...

Wendy,

Your new puppy is such a sweetie!

I love your HE finish. I looks fantastic!

Carol R said...

What a sweet little 'schnoodle'.

Great Christmas pillow Wendy - it's never too late to show off Christmas stitching!

Melody said...

Cute puppy! Also, love your pillow you finished. I have had that design on my 'to-do' list for awhile.

Happy New Year.

Melody

Redwitch said...

(Playing catch up.)

Oooh Bella is so cute!

Lovely cushion too!

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

Andrea said...

Happy New Year!

Bella is just gorgeous. Love the pillow too.

stitcherw said...

Bella is so cute, what an adorable little face. I'll bet your household is a lot of fun right now with all the activity from all those furbodies. Wonderful pillow too, and what perfect timing for your finish.
Sue

Beatrice said...

She is a striking looking pup.
I'm so happy for her to have found such a loving home! Her name suits her for sure!
Sweet little Santa pillow too.
Take care!

Lelia said...

Oh, Bella is fabulous!! What a sweetheart : ) Your holiday pillow turned out great : )

Happy New Year!

Michele said...

Bella looks like a diva :) way cute! enjoy her!

Love your pillow finish!

Sonda in OR said...

What an adorable gift...the dog, I mean. The stitching is fabulous, too. Happy New Year!

Heidi said...

What an adorable puppy! And a great pillow too. How long are you dog sitting? That sure is a lot of dogs!

zoomcity said...

Bella is beautiful. Shnoodles are my very favorite dog.

Hazel said...

Cute pup! and nice stitching too. xx

Lynn said...

Happy New Year Wendy! OMG, that puppy is sooooo cute! I've never been much of a dog lover but I sure could go for that little girl.

Solstitches said...

What a sweet little puppy.
That's a gorgeous pillow. Wonderful stitching and finishing!

CraftyT said...

OMG Bella is SO cute!! Very sweet face. Enjoy!
natasha