When my mother saw the study buddy I made for my daughter, she asked if I could do something similar with a picture of her Schnauzer, Dozer, who died many years ago. Dozer was the first Schnauzer in our family and my mother’s only dog. She misses that imperious beastie and I was delighted to recreate her old couch-mate in time for Christmas. The old girl, made up as a photo transfer pillow and embroidered with wool and ribbon, turned out rather well. My mother is very happy with her.
A little holiday cheer, courtesy of the high mica content in the rocks I’ve collected from the beaches around Galilee, Rhode Island. When we were kids, we’d come out of the water or from playing in the dunes looking lightly dusted with glitter. As the temperature drops, their sparkle reminds me of those wonderful summer days.