This is maybe the prettiest venue we've ever competed at, especially in January.
We run on a mixture of clay and sand. Nice footing but all my shoes are getting red! Has a good Premier run this morning
We got a nice view this week at Long Point Park. Looking across to Melbourne, FL. The tiny island you can see is called Scout Island where dogs can play or scouts can camp.
Another view of the campground.
Who wants to come out and play in the x-pen patio?
Some of the birds that hang out around the fish cleaning station, here in Long Point Park. Located on Orchid Island off the Treasure Coast of Florida, the fishing here is pretty darn good. Cy like to surf cast off the beach. I like to eat the pompano.
Nice lot of bluefish from last week.
Friday at the agility trial in Vero Beach Florida. We had 2 runs today, the first 2 runs of the day.
Ok, don't ask about out first run, Excellent Fast. The send was jump, tunnel, back over the jump. I stupidly called close, and she, good girl, csme to my hand and took an extra jump.
Here is the course map for our Premier Standard course. The judge is Gil Chapman, very nice, subtly tricky courses.
We had a chance to visit the Concord Museum of Art in the charming New England town of Concord, MA where the have the original lantern of Paul Revere. Really, the very one.
Anyhow, we went to see the special exhibit of dollhouses. But not just any dollhouses. Many of these date to the 18th Century, with some furnishings back to the 16th century. Wow, blew my socks off. I've always loved the Queen Anne wooden dolls. Here they had big ones, small ones, baby ones, boy and man ones, black ones and even a ghost Queen Anne doll.
According to the museum early dollhouses were more like cabinets to display wonderful tiny things for rich people. This one not only shows the richly decorated rooms but the servants rooms also.
Look at all the tiny silver details, a popular collectable of the time.
After the dolls, this miniature embroidery covered early psalm book was my fav.
Or maybe this 16th C. tiny "wire" doll.
Father and baby dolls. Oh, and the embroidered bedclothes.
I hope you enjoyed this visit. I was thrilled to see things I've never even dreamed existed. And if you can possibly go before January 15, 2017, well you really should go.
A fun weekend trip, we went down to Weathersfield CT to tour the Webb Deane Stevens museum house for an up close textile tour. Very fun and worthwhile. Below are the kitchen with a clock jack to turn the roasting meat, and the buttery shelves.
We were able to see textiles not normally on display, like this 18th C dress of Spitalfields brocaded silk with sac back. I wish you could see the matching silk shoes. And of course our charming host. She wore gloves and was able to lift and turn and display everything for our edification.
And here is my most very favorite thing, this practically perfect crewel embroidered man's wallet. Perfect! Now of course I wonder why I did not take more pictures. I'll just have to go back!
I guess I am just a compulsive collector of old stuff. Anything old here. Out front I have for no good reason a well sweep, found at Brimfield a few years ago, a staddle stone and a marble trough I bought this week from a local picker. Adore it! Did I need it? No. But that didn't stop me.
If you don't know staddle stones are usually English, though not always. There would have been 4 to hold up the corn crib off the ground and hopefully away from rodents.
If I keep this group I might have to get busy with some nicer landscaping this spring. Any ideas? Please comment below.
You know me, I love dogs. Can't get enough of them.
And, I know I have more than a few customers who feel the same way as I do!
Here are some fun dog paper clips to remind you of your puppy. Have a little fun in life!
Here's the Amazon link if you want some of your own!