Showing posts from December, 2011

December 2011 Creations

Well, I thought I should do a post of what I've been up to creatively.... it's been a busy month, but I am happy to say that I finished up a couple of things and did a couple of new items. Most will end up in my shop, two were for my kids. I have a couple of works-in-progress that I will include in another post. I hope to finish them before the new year... but that will depend on the new foster we brought home this past Tuesday.... Miss Lola :-) She's a cute little corgi mix and she is looking for a forever home. I will also blog about her another day.

I did this on in my favorite shade of green... I like to call it Spring Green or Synergy Green :-) The pattern is available in my 2nd Artfire shop; 3PeepsDesignsToo.

I needed to make another one of these for my Artfire shop. I simply love this bracelet and need to make one for myself... perhaps with fuschia colored lips. And I should make one for my daughter too. You can buy the pattern at my 2nd Artfire shop; 3PeepsDesignsToo

Just in case you are curious about what we do for Betty and the pups every day....

It's Dec. 16, 2011 and we have been done with our part of taking care of Betty and her puppies - another volunteer stepped up to help and we are on the back burner in case our help is needed again. I can't say I'm that upset, I don't mind not spending 2 hours in the car every day going back and forth. And I also don't mind because we realized we are still hooked on Fiona and while this is fun, we would rather have her back in our household.Anyway, this is from a note I posted on Facebook on Dec. 8, 2011 so that our friends and family could step into our shoes and see what we have been up to.
Well, taking care of Betty and the pups is a big job, as I am sure you can all imagine. We stepped in and volunteered to help when we heard she was going to be taken to a kill shelter in a city with a breed ban. We originally volunteered our garage - not perfect by any means but it was a place to bring her to until we could figure something better out and learn more about…

Betty the Pit Bull and 12 Puppies 12-5-2011

After we lost Fiona we sort of shut down. We just went through the motions and did a lot of crying and moping. Well, I guess God had other plans because we were presented with the opportunity to help rescue a pit bull in North Little Rock. The poor little girl was found in a ditch eating paper by a good Samaritan. Betty was obviously malnourished/starving/near death and very obviously pregnant. But, the woman took her home and hid her because North Little Rock has a breed ban and if Betty went to the shelter, she would be killed. A few days after rescue Betty gave birth to 12 puppies... all healthy and beautiful. The woman contacted several rescue groups but no one locally had the space to help her. So, Cheryl of the Pit Bull Ambassador of Northwest Arkansas put out the word and we along with another lady, Ashley, volunteered to help. So, transport was arranged (again by another nice lady) and Betty and her puppies arrived last Wednesday.

So, my family is healing from the loss of Fiona…

Fiona Dec 1, 2011

I haven't blogged in a while and I haven't beaded either. At first it was because I didn't have time with the new puppy that we rescued, Fiona. But, sadly, she started having seizures 10 days after we found her and they wouldn't stop. We elected to put her to sleep instead of having her suffer because the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. I never want to have to go to an Animal Clinic E.R. ever again. I imagine that is one of the most depressing jobs there is because of the highs and lows. But then again, I am thankful to them for their kindness and their understanding and their effort to figure out what was wrong with her. We also found out what we thought was a decent veterinary practice was indeed overworked and just not very interested in figuring things out. So, we've looked for a new vet and will be checking him out later this month when Charlie and Apple are due for heartworm checks. He was the only vet we could find out here that woul…