Monday, March 1, 2010

WoolieDale George

Mom was visiting Carol Usher's website a week ago on Monday and she discovered that Carol had a brand new book for sale on the history of the Wooliedales! Seeing as she owns quite a few of them, she thought that this would be a perfect gift and decided to treat herself but before she left the site, she took a look at the woolies for sale and discovered an Airedale that she thought was just adorable (heck, they're all adorable)! She learned that his name was George. Our dad's name is George and last Monday was George Washington's birthday so she knew it was deja vu that she have George!

George and the book arrived in the mail and mom fell in love like she does whenever a package from Carol Usher arrives here!

Back in October, when we were at Barktoberfest, mom saw this handsome guy and had to have him! He made the cover of Carol's new book! Is that cool or what?!
Thumbing through the book, Goosey Gander that mom bought in 2005, made the cut. Goosey is #415.
Macintosh Mitch(#739) is now famous and Maggie with her teddy, bought in 2003 (#281) is sleeping with her teddy just like this guy is!
Meet George! He made the cut too! Isn't he so handsome? And Sarafina was in luck! Sarafina (#433) from 2005 is normally sitting on her beach chair enjoying the Nantucket surf!You have to see the back cover of the book! It's Jessie and Scuffer - Carol's furkids!Two Woolies that didn't make the book were me with my ice cream cone and Mitch begging for a lick! These are 2 of mom's very favorite Woolies of all time! They're called "Two in Paradise"!

Can you see Squirt and his fire hydrant in the background? Mom won Squirt (#275) in the Barktoberfest raffle in 2003!Carol Usher has been needle-felting WoolieDales for 9 years and she numbers every single one of them and names them all! That's what all of these above numbers meant.

The WoolieDale in the middle of this next picture is Fuller and she's numbered at #38 and mom got her in 2001. She's our very first WoolieDale and we got her at a Barktoberfest event! What a fun day that was!
There's George again in front of Mitch. His number is #810 and he's a 2010 WoolieDale! So mom has been collecting for the nine years that Carol has been needle-felting WoolieDales!That's a picture of Carol and to the left are all of the Woolie tags that have the number and names. Mom sure has lots of them!Carol's needle-felted beauties go all over the world! Our mom feels so very fortunate to have so many of them. They are some of her most prized posessions!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Niamh said...

Well all those little wooliedales are cute but of course our favorites are you two with the ice cream! Your mom has quite a collection. If we had woolies, Ambrose would think they were stuffies unfortunately.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What cuties - we'll have to check out her website.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Dexter said...

Those are amazing dales for sure. Hey! I like the new action header photo.


Blue said...

What a wonderful collection!

Love, pats & pets

The Black and Tans. said...

We love the woollie dales. Going to make our Mum visit her website.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Gus said...

We are so glad your mom has collections too, and we love it when you guys share them.


Ruby and Penny said...

We loved seeing your Woolies. They are so cute. Carols work is awesome.
Love Ruby & Penny

Remington said...

Great job! Very cute!

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Your collection is incredible as is Carol's work! Thanks for sharing it with us and have a great week!

BRUTUS said...

Those wolliedales are amazing! I've got flat Brutus and a sock-doll version of myself (custom made to look just like me), but us guys have us trumped big-time! They are so realistic, we love the poses and the names Carol gave them (especially "Squirt"). If she made Frenchies, I think mom would need to get an extra job to support what would surely be a huge collection!!

Brutus the Frenchie

The Oceanside Animals said...

The wooliedales are very cute! Just like the reallydales!

Sue said...

What a fabulous collection. If only Carol made Porties!

Unknown said...

Wooliedales? They're adorable, but not like the real thing. Right? I wonder when the Barbie doll makers will come out with my Barbie...

Jake of Florida said...

What a wonderful collection of beautiful wooliedales!!! It's a good thing Carol doesn't make wooliewires or our Mom would be in big trouble!

Enjoy the book and George and the whole -- we're thinking of what to call a collection of dales -- can't think of one, so we'll settle for - entourage.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Patience-please said...

That is quite the collection! You guys must be famous. Well of course you already are: you're Maggie and Mitch!

wags from the whippets

Kapitein Haakje said...

what a super cute collection!!

El'bow & Hauwii

Anonymous said...

I went over right away and looked at her webbie thing. Gosh! She is a Most Talented Human! You mom really is lucky to have so many of her beautiful creations - along with the real, live beautiful creations - YOU!

Wiggles & Wags,

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What a pawsome collection your Mom has! Carole be very talented! Mmu knows how hard needle felting be, and she amazed you two can get to close to them without chewing them up. BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

Hollie and Janie said...

What a fabulous book and you are so famous being forever in print!! All of your wooliedales are so beautiful!! Miss Carol is such a talented person!!


Hi Maggie and Mitch,

What a gorgeous book! And what an honor that you got to be part of it!

Your mommy's collections are quite a treasure and I bet in her eyes, you are her greatest treasure of all!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Eric said...

Oooh they are fab! What a lovely collection.Muts wag over to see her web site. Funny but Mom has been needle felting doggies lately and LOVES it! She's thinking of starting up something this space!!!

Wiry love Eric xx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch & Sue,
What a great collection of wooliedales you have. Airedales are very special dogs and I have enjoyed so much getting to know and love Maggie & Mitch!!!!!!!!!
Thank-you so much, Bambi & Fern

Mack said...

Carol is just so dang talented!
What beauties she creates!

Clive said...

What a fantastic collection your Mom has got. Carol is one very talented lady.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

All the wooliedales are so nice. And what a great hobby for Mom - you have some beautiful ones.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! What a cutie ... will check out the site. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Teddy Bear said...

Look at all those Woolies, they are pawesome!

Teddy Bear

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Some hoomans have furry talented paws!

Thanks fur sharing all those WoolieDales!


Sonic said...

Everytime I see pics of you guys, I go nuts about how cute you are. Most of the time I can't even tell the difference between the real you and the plushie versions... that's how cute you are!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow! Those are such CUTE woolie Dales! Your Mom is such a cool collector...I wish my Mom collects something unique like that too! *grins* Thanks for sharing all the lovely Woolies with us!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

What adorable woolies. They look almost like you.!

Lorenza said...

Your collection is beautiful!
I know you feel very proud of it!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

M and M
That is too neat... you are super action felt figures. That carol is amazing. i'd sit and look at her book all night too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweeties!!
I know I've been lacking in reading this year but I'm catching up.

I love all your WoolieDales! I know a woman who makes them too. Maybe you know her? Her name is Connie Versagi ...I know her from Facebook. She has the 3-legged 'dale named Max. She makes lots of very fun stuff.

Anyway, I'm so happy you have a big house to put all those dad jeans and people shoes in. Humans seem to need so much stuff! BOL!

I've never ate butternut squash or alfalfa sprouts but the look on Mitch's face with a mouthful of sprouts is PRICELESS!!
I BOL'd and Ma LOL'd!!

I was looking at your your pinks toys and I thought I spotted a familiar looking Flamingo in the bunch. I have a long-legged pink flamingo...I don't play with it much but it looks great in my corner of toys!

Super huggies and snuggles 2 u both, Autumn

Inky and Molly said...

Aren't they just amazing. And it seems that your mum has quite the collection there...

Maggie said...

THat's really lovely!!!!
i wonder if I have cocker figure?
awww so niceeeee

Thor and Jack said...

What a pawesome collection!
Those wooliedales are so cute!
I don´t felt the effects of the earthquake. Some states in southern felt smalls earthquakes. So sad to hear about Chile.


The Musketeers said...

WOW ! you guys sure have lots of woolies ! they are a great collection ;) Super duper cute ! :D

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Thanks you for showing us your whole beautiful collection of woolies. We only own a needle felted ball, and that was taken back from us as we turned it into a pile of mushy wool. We are impressed by your will power to not chew on your mommy's woolies! We couldn't be so strong.
BabyRD and Hootie

Amber and Nala said...

Those Wooliedales are so neato! Wish we had a Ridgeback Woolie! :)


snoopydogknits said...

Those wooliedales are very, very beautiful. I need to pop over to Carol's site and have a look. They're not quite as beautiful as you guys though! xx from Oscar! Have fun! Ros

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh! oh my gosh!
what an amazing collection you have!

we love them all and the wonderful book!

thank you so much for sharing them. this made our day!

m & e

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great post. It sure is the favorite possession..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

tammy said...

Sending hugs to the cuties Mitch & Maggie, nice pictures of you & all your friends.

Teddy & Louie

shhh! don't tell Mom we are using the computer. she comes, bye!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi everybody, Thanks for your visit tonight!! I always enjoy your company!!!!
Kiss Kiss, Bambi & Fern

Life With Dogs said...

So...are you charging for pawtographs now? :)

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love love love your wooliedale collection. You know we do. What a wonderful family you have.

So happy to know you,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

How Sam Sees It said...

OMD! What an absolutely adorable collection!


Oskar said...

Those are so very adorable. I wonder if she makes woolie schnauzers?

Persephone and Buster said...

wOw your mom has quite a collection of woolie dales... my humomm loves wooliedales... she saw them the first time when carol made a woolie for the wheaten specialty and the humom saw it...danger danger will robinson!!!!
but they are so very CUTE!
theBUSTER, MS.Persephone, & Ms.Blue

Lacy said...

w00fs, mama still has the little bear u all sent her when angel lacylulu went to the bridge...she will always and furever treasure it...

b safe,

pps, she has ur note too....