On The Cutting Board
I had a few false starts on this custom order. The request included a black dog and two birds using the pretty grey fabric. Choosing the clipart of dogs wasn't a problem since I have some wonderful clipart designed by Laurie Furnell. Birds were a little harder because I could go in any direction. I thought about using a hummingbird and a Great Blue Heron, but no of the clipart appealed to me.
Back to my stash of clipart. Laurie to the rescue again! In her "Autumn Thyme", I found some birds that were perfect. I wish PC Hugs would reopen their website. They had the best selection of royalty-free clipart for sale.
Once I got the size, I realized that "Travels with Emma" and the birds were not going to show up too well with a grey background. Back to the drawing, I decided to embroider the title and birds inside the cream color design which means more adjusting. I made the cream design more plump with lots of area for the embroidery.
"I can see clearly now!".... the design that is....
Emma's tongue barely shows in this photo. I might re-do her tongue in a darker pink. Her paw is going to hang out the window once I have added it to the background.
This is all I have done for now. We moved on Monday to Seaside, OR. Back to civilization and shopping. Speaking of shopping. We went shopping yesterday in Hillsboro which is about an hour and a half from here. I did not get much done, but it was so nice to be near stores and restaurants.
Cape Lookout Photos
We walked to Cape Lookout near Pacific City before we left the area. This trail is only 2.4 miles or 4.8 miles round trip with a 400 ft elevation gain. The biggest problem is the deep mud on the trails.
I would spend more time researching the history, but I hear some mug rugs calling my name.Happy Trails!