The Dog Bed
I began sewing a quilt for a friend's baby a little over a year ago but midway through totally screwed it up and then lost steam and fortitude to try and repair and finish the gift. It has been tucked away in a drawer until this weekend when I pulled it out and decided to re-purpose the failed baby quilt into a dog bed cover for our rescued Goldendoodle, Wilson.
Wilson is doing amazing here at the Smith Homestead. He has changed alot since his arrival a couple of months ago. The sores on his back finally healed (after 2 months wearing the cone-of-shame), he has put on some much needed weight and he holds his head high instead of dragging his jowls on the ground.
We are amazed that for a dog that has spent the better part of his 2 years of life living in a barn alone on a farm, he is so well behaved (even loving his garden hose weekly bath).
Canaan and Ezra are still acclimating to life with a dog and Otto has found the experience completely exhilarating. Wilson may have just got his first dog bed but Otto has had his own "dog bed" for 2 months now ~ continually using Wilson's body as his own recliner...which Wilson seems to tolerate quite well.
On another note, being back at the sewing machine after a long 3 month hiatus felt great. The rhythmic hum was a heavenly stress reliever after a long (yet fun) week at the shop.