Thursday, October 15

The Dogs

This sampler has been keeping me busy.
When I came across this sampler on Pinterest I simply had to reproduce it and itgave me reason enough to indulge my blue and white obsession.
The sampler immortalises our pets Blackie and Brownie in cross stitch. They are firm friends and up to mischief all day long. Our flipflops left on the front verandah have been chewed and the straps have been ripped off. They are mutts or Indian dogs.
 Blackie chases away the monkeys and has begun barking a warning should strangers come to our property. Brownie has some Dachshund in him and won't grow too big but he's the cute one and Blackie the handsome one.
We have a third  - Bullet. He's a wee one yet but it won't be long before he joins Blackie and Brownie on their trips around the estate, barking at monkeys and waiting with soulful expressions on the deck for treats.
I've started on another blue and white sampler - it's the nursery rhyme Hey diddle, diddle...

Everyday has it's challenges but the past two weeks have been particularly trying with internet and electricity problems but the pruned tea bushes breaking into bud, the chickens settling into their new coop and Bullet having found a home with us have made it all easier to deal with.
How are all of you doing? Is Autumn making it's presence felt? We're thinking of lighting a fire sometime next week when friends come to stay and in India the festive season has begun. Happy Navaratri and Dusshera to all those celebrating. Have a great weekend.


ELFI said...

bonne idée et joli résultat... mignon les chiens!

Els said...

Great sampler !!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Beautiful, love blue and white,the sentiment, and workmanship

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Thank you ladies.

Anonymous said...

Wow - wonderful sampler.. I love dogs too.

Marta Brysha said...

I can tell that Blackie and Brownie are doggie superheroes and partners in crime (fighting). Just gorgeous and the sampler is a lovely tribute to them and the love they bring to your home.

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