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Dog Days of Summer.



Henry has figured out that there is a built in seat in the pool. Sorry Craig you will have to find a new place.


Duke lives with his parents Fred and Sueze in Vancouver, British Columbia. Duke’s Mom is a talented lampwork artist, knitter and spinner of wool into yarn.

The caricature of Duke  and set of beads was a lot of fun to make.

Henry and his Mom having fun.

Henry knows it time for a swim when he gets his life jacket on.

Henry’s bestest friend Randy


Nothing better then watermelon on a hot day.


Who cares about swimming and watermelon.



Ruby and I spent most of the afternoon outside. She loves to go for a walk and play in the rocks. I took this close up picture as she was preening herself.

Summer Love

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I took this picture out my living room window yesterday.

After a long hot day

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I don’t remember it ever being so hot in June 100 degress in the shade yesterday.

I’m just being a Dog.

Being a DOG

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Sadie was a rescue dog and when we came home with her our friend Mike said, ” Well, Sadie you just won the lottery. That was 6 years ago and she has been a sweetie. She has many nick names and one of them is Sweet Pea.

Happy Days of Summer

Show Time

Memorial Day Weekend festival at Lake Lure our first show and a good learning experience. Next show is in Cullowhee, NC the 20th Mountain Artisans the 5th and 6th of July. Our first juried invitational show.

Spring 2008 BOC Hearts

Spring 2008 BOC Hearts

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I really wanted to make 100 hearts on the Beads of Courage Spring Challenge hosted by Maggie on WetCanvas but ran out of time. I did get 76 hearts made…so watch out Maggie I’ll be ready for the fall Challenge

Our day lillies are in full bloom.