"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bed Hogs

I'm cracking up at this photo Mary Elizabeth just sent to me. When we go to dog shows, we always go back and forth about the temperature in the hotel room. She is usually dressed like Nanook of the North, and freezing. I usually want the temperature turned down low. Would you like to see some of her adorable little bed warmers? Let's see....left to right, Brazen, Grant, Kaizey, Emma, Hannah Banana, Feisty and Halo.

Happy Weekend, everyone! -CS ^..^

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Drumroll please....

Wowie! The One World One Heart blog event was really fun. I wish I had started visiting everyone's blogs earlier, and had signed up earlier. But there's always next year, eh? Anyway, thanks to everyone who visited me and for all of the nifty comments. The winner of a little Christmas Corgi original ornament is Gini Owen over at A Little Bit Of Shiny blog. I don't think she has a Corgi, but I smiled after I saw that the random number generator had chosen her as she called him a 'gorgeous fox in sox.' Congratulations, Gini! I plan on visiting everyone in the days ahead. Is there anything better than morning coffee or tea and visiting your favorite blogs? It is snowing here again. Fire in the woodstove. Milk. Cookies. Bed.
Nighty night, my lovelies! xo xo -CS ^..^

Sunday, February 7, 2010

One World One Heart Blog Event


This is my first time participating in this lovely blog event. It is hosted by Lisa over at A Whimsical Bohemian. I love the whole idea of this event! Do stop by her blog and read all about it. I thought since my blog and art business is called The Christmas Corgi that I would offer one of my signature wool felt hand stitched and needle felted Christmas Corgi ornaments, similar to the one in this nifty photo. I know that there were a few people who wanted one of these at Christmas and didn't get one. I had wacked my finger really well and tore the tendon in my right hand, taking a little piece of the bone with it. It still is a bit wonky, but it is getting better. We'll see what the orthopedist says at this week's appointment. Anyway, enough of my phalange woes. If you like my little Corgi and want one for your very own, all you need to do is leave a comment here on this post. That's it! For those of you who may not know what a Corgi is (horrors!) think Queen Elizabeth's little sidekicks. Big ears, no tails, small dogs the color of foxes. Think Tasha Tudor. They are truly enchanted magical wee beasties. Legend tells us that they are faerie steeds found by children in Wales. I can't imagine not having a Corgi, and now you can too :) Here's what the backs of my Corgi ornaments look like:

His little furry 'pants' as we call them, are needle felted from wonderful wool from a friend's sheep. The wool felt used for the entire piece is wonderful. There are embroidered touches on the ornament as well. This little Corgi is made with love from my own original pattern. On February 15th as soon as I get my act together (ie: menagerie fed, errands done, blah blah blah...) the old random number generator will choose a winner from the comments below. Comments made up through the announcement of the winner will be included in the drawing. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! xo xo Cathy ^..^

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!

While my Corgi prognosticators have determined that there will be six more weeks of Winter, to find out more about the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxutawney Phil (who has seen his shadow this morning) visit his website where you can make little e-cards like this one. CS ^..^