Scout...Dib! Dib! Dib!....
Not that sort...to be honest I was a bit too rough for the Brownies/Girl Guides round our way, whilst they were knocking up bivouacks and whittling splints in the town hall (as was my understanding of what went on) me and the bezzie were trying to work out the best way of procurring the parents stash of Malibu, mixers and Quality Street out of the "Christmas cupboard" in the living room
Fortunately the "Christmas cupboard" also housed other delights such as the collection of casettes for taping the charts off the radio of a Sunday eve, a tin of "useful bits" like burnt out flash cubes and the family board games.
So we developed a cunning strategy whereby she would distract the folks, (which was quite easy as my kitty at the time-Pepsi-had anger management issues and would pretty much launch herself at anyone who entered her field of vision) and I would casually announce we were just coming down to get the Scrabble.
Then whilst the bezzie was being mauled on the corner unit, I would be squirreling bottles of whatever weirdness the folks were trying out that year (anyone for Bezique?!) and whatever else I could get up my batwings
Once she'd got her hand out of the kitty's mouth we shot off upstairs...the perfect crime...least we thought it was til many moons later the folks pointed out the clinking noise coming from my jumper combined with Frankie Goes to Hollywood and hysterical giggling blaring down the stairs half hour later pretty much gave the game away...bugger...rumbled!
Suffice to say were weren't really Guide material...still arent for that matter! x;0)
Anyway..where was I? (See the perils of Christmas cupboard excess finally catching up with me) oh yes, Scout!
Remember this piece I did for Judith and her crew, a pawtrait (titter) of their rescue kitty River.
Well, big sigh of relief to know that he landed safe and sound in Texas; fortunately Judith wasnt put off by working with me and commissioned another picture, this time for her sister Deidra!
So introducing Deidra's precious pooch Scout currently winging her way to the US of A
Hot pre-stitchy action! See Scout all watercoloury in shades of browns, blues and purples with her pretty freckles and floaty soft ears!
I had the brief of: sweetpeas, Scout's favorite butterfly, a much loved scarf in shades of lilac, blue and brown and Deidra made up this little song she sang Scout from the moment she got her, basically "darling girl, darling girl, darling girl . . . "
Here she is again with my stitchy interpretation
Scout is nestled amongst a stitchy shrubbery of leaves in a variety of cottons and silks in shades of green and blues with flashes of silky shiney yellows, golds and browns. I hand stitched sweet pea blooms in soft lilacs, pale baby blue and pinks echoing the scarf colours
Her wee butterfly friend is hand stitched in black thread with glittery metallic blue and has flittered past Scout leaving a trail of glittery gold and Darling Girl tune behind her
I'm currently in my usual state of postal stressing but hopefully Scout will be touching down Stateside soon.. So once again a big THANK YOU to Judith (and Deidra!) for trusting me with their precious furry family members!
Once again I cannot tell you how much I love doing this sort of work...just gimme a picture and few guidelines and I'll give you a unique portriat of your loved one. On the other hand give me a bottle of Tia Maria and a copy of Welcome to the Pleasuredome and I'll give a you bad rendition of The Power of Love!
On that out of tune note I bid you adieu...but stay tuned for some hot Miso Funky action!
Mimi say RELAX....and pass the Quality Street
Ta ta for now my bloggy chums
Thanks for droppin' by!