As I have shared in the past, in general, Liesl is not a cuddly, sit in your lap kind of dog. Schnauzers are a working breed and in general, it is just not her thing. However, some days she can totally surprise me. This evening I was sitting on the sofa, relaxing after a long day of doctor appointments. For some reason out of the blue, Liesl came over, tucked her feet behind me and cuddled right up to me. I rubbed her sweet head for a while and enjoyed the puppy warmth for a while. Puppy warmth is one of the best feelings in the world and is up there with sleeping on freshly laundered sheets and walking barefoot on warm soft grass. I wish I could experience puppy warmth more often but I accept Liesl as she is and treasure the special moments that she gives me. I am sure she probably feels the same way about me.
I am stitching away on my needlepoint piece. I am having fun with it, although working with yarn instead of floss brings new kinds of challenges. It tangles easily and leaves fuzz on some of the canvas. I am kind of a neat freak about my stitching so this is kind of rocking my world. I am hoping that the fuzz kind of wears off over time. I think that the pillow top will be beautiful when I am done. I have another needlepoint kit in my stash that I may have to stitch up after this one. They do look very elegant. They also cost the big bucks when I see them in stores.
I have come up with a great idea for something to craft out of stash that I already have. Last week I was early to a doctor's appointment so I decided to look around in a nearby gift shop while I waited. They had really cute blingy lanyards with a lobster clip on the end that I am assuming you can hang your keys or a badge. They were very cute, but very pricey. That was when I had two epiphanies! The first epiphany was that I could hang a pair of embroidery scissors on the lobster clip, so that they would always be within reach. (and not somewhere in the sofa. ouch!) The second epiphany was that I have a drawer full of sparkly beads that I have collected with the intent of making jewelry. The jewelry making to date has not materialized, but I thought I could make myself a really pretty scissor holder. I also thought that I could add a ring to it so that when I am working around the house, I could keep a pair of reading glasses on the ring instead of the scissors. Hopefully, I will go through my beads some time this week. I will take pictures if and when I get it put together.
Well, off to dream about puppy cuddles. That was sure a wonderful gift today...