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Thursday, August 10, 2017

We've Been Painted!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Maggie, Mom, Dad, and I got a delightful surprise in the mail this week -- thread-painted ornaments of us Siber-girls!  Check them out:

"Cam! Mags!  Look at how beautiful these are!"
"Oh, WOW!"

"Hey!  It's us!"

Mom's very creative friend, our Aunt Denise (some of you may know her as Genny and Chai's mom!) MADE these!  With thread!  Let's get a better look!

Thread painted ornaments!

Aunt Denise started up a business not long ago called "DogGone Memories" (website at that link, FaceBook page at this link).  Here's a quote from her website to help explain:

DogGone Memories uses fabric and thread to create artful memories of our beloved companions, past and present. Pet memorial quilts with photo images and thread painted portraits are my specialties. 25% of proceeds go to animal rescues.

Isn't that fabulous?!?  We love the part about animal rescue!  Mom has gifted a couple special friends larger thread paintings of their pups, and a while ago, Aunt Denise asked if she could use photos of us as models for prototype ornaments!  Wow!  We were honored.  As a surprise, she sent us the ornaments this week!!!

Here is the photo Mom sent her of me:


... and here's a close up of the thread painting she did:

ME in thread!

Her colors are perfect and she captured my "look" perfectly!  Let's take a look at Maggie's!

Here's the photo Mom sent:

"Ha roo!"

... and here's Maggie's ornament:

The Peep!

Her attention to detail is remarkable - and to be able to do it on something this small is amazing!  Mom knows that is a huge challenge!  Aunt Denise is so creative, so skilled, and wow, so very generous, too!

If you're interested in her work, please check out her website!  She does all kinds of thread paintings and quilts, personalized just for you!  Fellow pups and kit-cats, maybe you'd like to be thread-painted -- or perhaps your people would like a memory of a past pet stitched into something special!  She will work with you, creating something unique and oh, so special!  

Thank you again, Aunt Denise!

(And Mags, Mom, and Dad!)

PS:  We were gifted these ornaments with no strings attached.  (Threads, yes, strings, no. 😁) We asked if we could blog about them because they are such lovely, one-of-a-kind keepsakes.  We know some of our readers would be very interested to know about DogGone Memories and wanted to share with you!


  1. OMC - those are amazing and so detailed.

  2. Thank you girls! I am honored to have done these for you and thank you for being such bewootiful models!

  3. Oh my cats Maggie and Cammie they are absolutely stunning!!
    Just threads attached...no stings you two are funny ladies!
    Sibe Question: we know 4 Sibes and Maggie, Lightning and Misty have blue left eyes We know the blue eye is normal but how normal is it to be on the left?
    Hugs Madi your bfff and Mom

    1. Cool question, Madi! The short answer is they can be on either side - or two blues! We'll do a post tomorrow with more info!

  4. Oh girls - now that is something extra special ! What a clever lady your Aunt Denise is. My human is going to take a look at that super website.

    Inca xx

  5. OMD, they are absolutely fabulous!

  6. WOW!!! What amazing work, I finks Aunty Denise is a very talented lady....mind you she did have two BEAUTIFUL subjects!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Those are awesome. She's very talented.

  8. How nice! They look just like yous! Why was your mom wearing gloves?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Ha roo, Murphy & Stanley! Mom took her hard splint off and switched into a soft one (no, she's NOT supposed to do that yet ...). The red BUFF is to cover the Velcro, which is very sharp and scratchy.

  9. Those are EXQUISITE!! We are going to follow her for sure! That is such detailed work, she is sooo talented! They are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! DakotasDen

  10. Those are just amazing!!! Beautiful pups made into beautiful keepsakes.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  11. Those are amazing and so beautiful. We'll be posting about her business soon. We need an angel Barkley ornament!

    Abby Lab

  12. Oh your ornaments look just like you and are so very beautiful (just like you two)
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. Wow...those are so very beautimus, gals! The attention to detail is amazing!
    Jakey & Arty

  14. Oh thoze r 2 of the best thingz we ever did c - almost az purty az u 2. Just make shure your mom don't try 2 hang u 2 on the Christmas tree an'think the thread doggiez r u.
    Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

  15. Oh, those are FABulous! How cool is that??!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Those ornaments are beautiful. Our mom has tried that thread painting stuff so she know what a difficult job that is. What a lovely gift. We can't wait to see which tree you put them on this Christmas.

  17. Oh wow, those are pawesome! I've never heard of thread painting.

  18. Those are so wonderful, especially the close ups! Our mom is already checking the website out!