Biscuits and Bones

Biscuits & Bones. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Biscuits & Bones. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Babe's New Digs. SMdelgado
Babe’s New Digs

Growing up, we had a husky mix as the family pet. My dad Pete rescued her from a drunk old farmer, who was shooting at the mama and her young pups. Babe ran across a field and onto the dirt road. He almost ran her over. She was shaking, scared. He brought her home that day.

Tug of War, Babe and Pete. SMDelgado
Tug of War, Babe and Pete.

We had just moved into a new house. After waiting all summer for it to be finished. New town, new school. Junior high. Nothing but dirt in the back yard, and beyond that a field and ditch. I learned to drive a stick shift on the road you can see in the distance. But that was several years later.

Babe on her chair, that she is not supposed to be on.

Pete found a dog house that had been tossed out. He fixed it up to look like our house. Little by little we got grass, then the fence. Soon she had her own dog run. She was a happy dog, and she loved us as much as we loved her.

That was the inspiration for my Spoonflower Design Challenge entry. Barkitecture. I had a request for a pink version. I thought red might be popular as well. Voting is open now, until November 1st. There are 627 entries.

Biscuits & Bones Fabric Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Biscuits & Bones Fabric Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dad Joke Wall Hanging. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dad Joke Wall Hanging. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

My Dad Joke wall hanging placed at 147 out of 292, with 48 votes. That puts it at just over the 50% mark. 50.3. Woo Whoo! I’m so grateful, really. To everyone that takes the time to vote. Thank you. Many of you really liked this one. It even received an awesome comment from a designer I really admire. I was stoked. Thank you, Tina! I am going to turn this into a repeating pattern.

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend.
The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Lord Byron, poet of Epitaph to a Dog

If a man aspires towards a righteous life,
his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
Albert Einstein

I have found that when you are deeply troubled,
there are things you get from the
silent devoted companionship of a dog
that you can get from no other source.
Doris Day

6 thoughts on “Biscuits and Bones

  1. Nelvia

    Ok so why are you always at the bottom? Anyway it is fun to scroll through so many different variations. Love the back story.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha. Sorry about that Nelvia. Not always, but maybe, always for you. Haha. I wish they would make it easier.
      Thanks so much for taking the time Nelvia. 🙂

  2. Dorothy H Seiter

    Biscuits, bones, and BABE! Loved the story of Babe. The color palette you selected for the blue version is a palette that appeals to me, but the red version feels the most aligned with the design. Woof, woof, Sheila!

    1. Sheila Post author

      So glad you enjoyed it, Dotty! There are many Babe stories. She was a hoot.
      True of most fur babies I am sure. LOL:) The blue came to me. I thought of the dog house first, and for some reason, I saw it in blue.
      The red was an after thought. (Christmas coming up.) But I really like how it turned out. 🙂

  3. Val van der Poel

    This is such a FUN DESIGN Sheila. I really like it in the blue/grey colours although I think the balls should have been yellow to make them really recognizable. I will definitely vote on this one!

    1. Sheila Post author

      You are right Val. I could have added more color. I will try it and maybe upload a revision. (won’t count for the contest)
      Thanks so much for taking the time to vote! Have a great night Val! 🙂


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