Monday, June 02, 2008

A Riley card


This weekend I worked on a card for my sweet little neighbor.  He turns two on Wednesday (though--if you ask his mom, he has been two for a while--lol).  I love his happy-go-lucky personality.  His favorite things to do is go down the slides in our back yard (over and over again) and to throw rocks in the pond across the street.  Since I am short on rocks and slide stamps--I thought this Riley would do the trick.

HSC19 Happy Birthday Olaf

Riley and the plane is paper pieced, as is the banner.  I am not so happy with the banner--Perhaps I will redo it before Wednesday.

I learned a hard lesson with this--don't adhere your paper piecing till the background is done.  You are probably saying, "Well, DUH, Jules!  EVERYBODY knows THAT!!!"  And, I did, too, but I got ahead of myself (a hazard of stamping while my kids are around) and messed up the 1st background and had to cut Riley out again.  (I am getting better at cutting around the antlers!)

I am not going to type up the materials today, you can follow this link to see the list.  Sorry, just not up to it.

My dog died last night, she was 15.  We think she had a heart attack.  Her last day included canned food (a treat because I could tell she was getting stressed about the move--boxes and stuff moving around) and licking up spilt pancake syrup.  I didn't get around to giving her a bath yesterday like I had planned--so another blessing on her last day--she hated her baths.  She died on her walk with dh--one of her favorite things to do.  I just thank God for all of the years she gave me--and the transitions she helped me make.



Shelly said...

Your Riley card is darling Jules. As for your sweet dog, I am so sorry. Sounds like her last day was a good one though. (((((hugs))))

Julia Stainton said...

Gasp! So super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debi said...

Jules I am soooo sorry about your dog. I know how hard that must be for you and DH not to mention the kids. I missed chatting with you today hope to catch you tomorrow. Hope you got a ton of packing done today. Oh yeah and the card is really cute too!

Janet Swofford said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! I know how hard it is to lose such a cherished part of your family. I'm glad she had a great last day and didn't have to suffer. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the packing is going well. Your card is adorable. What a lucky 2 year old!

Deborah Anton said...

So sorry to hear about your dog Jules!! They are family too... I am dreading the day our little one passes on... she is 9 this year. Your card however, is just darling!! I love what you did and its just wonderful!!

Joan B said...

I am so sorry to read about your dog. That is rough. The card you made is really adorable. ((hugs))