Saturday, January 3, 2009

My first 2009 finish

I stitched this up for a friend of mine (Ralph) to memorialize his akita that he had to have put to sleep in October. He was almost 14 (Barney, not my friend Ralph!)

It was a pretty quick stitch, I started it last Saturday - it's hard to tell from the picture, but it's on a light sage green fabric.


The akita picture was an old out of print pattern from Pegasus that I tracked down on eBay. I personalized it with Barney's name, and I don't remember where I saw the phrase before, but I added that myself as well. It's going to be a birthday gift for Ralph next month. I think I'm going to try to frame it myself.
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10 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

How sweet of you. I'm sure Ralph will so appreciate you stitching this for him. Nice job stitching!

For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

This turned out Beautiful Kathy. I am sure Ralph will appreciate all the work you put into it. What a terrific thing to do for such a good friend.
Debi

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely gift, I am sure it will mean so much to him

Lou's addictions said...

what a sweet gesture, and what a true phrase. I bet he loves it.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That is so beautiful. Great job.

Frishawn said...

I love the stitches that you did for Ralph and Barney. I know that wonderful gift will always bring Ralph so much joy.

Mayté said...

It's a lovely tribute to Barney. I'm sure, Ralph, will love your present :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovey, it will make very nice gift.

Cindy F. said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Sharon said...

It's lovely Kathy!