Peas

Hey mom, I'd like to help make dinner tonight.  That's nice of you!  What would you like to  make?
Sugar snap peas...
Snow peas.  I mean snow peas.

Ach, don’t use me as a prop for your terrible jokes.

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Country Fresh

For your next dinner, skip the snow peas, but do serve warm bread wrapped in this hand-stitched Chicken and Egg Bread Cloth!

Chicken and Egg Bread Cloth (and many other fine gifts) are available from my shop.

Shoveling Snow

Wheee!!

This is why I have lower back problems…because my boys are such good “helpers”.

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Bear Paw Quilt

This rustic Bear Paw Quilt will keep you warm on cold winter nights. Bear Paw Quilt would fit nicely at the cabin by the lake or thrown over the couch. The pattern is geometric, and the colors are bold yet earthy. The overall effect is of paw prints in snow. On sunny days, the colors look so inviting it is hard not to lie down on them and take a nap.

Bear Paw Quilt is available from my shop.

Tumbleweeds

Ew! For heaven't sake woman, have some shame! What? I've been in quarantine almost a year. Nobody sees me.
So we're not "somebody"? For the purposes of this argument, no.
Why is it acceptable that you guys are all furry and not me? 'Cause we're adorable.
Two Cairn terriers pant in the sun.

See? I told you we were adorable!

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Handmade olive green tweed cardigan for men.

If you have been considering buying a soft, handmade cardigan for yourself or someone you love, now is the perfect time. Order what you want while you can before fuel prices go up.

This lovely Olive Green Cardigan is hand knit of soft merino wool and alpaca. It has set in pockets, and the buttons are made of eco-friendly coconut shells.

This sweater and many other fine gifts are available from my shop.

Latin

Mommy has been teaching me stuff. She said that in Latin, we are called Puppius Doggus Atthey oesn'tday oundsay ightray.

When I was in school, the students approached administration and asked for Latin courses. The faculty said “No”. This is what happens when you don’t teach young people Latin.

Mommy also refers to me as Stinkius Buggus. I don’t get no respect.

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Give this hand painted, eco-friendly German Shepherd Hankie to anyone you love. I realize that no one can catch regular colds and flus this year, but they still may cry at a sad movie! Make sure that those teary eyes are blotted by this 100% cotton hankie with a smiling German Shepherd on it. He is sure to cheer up even the saddest of friends!

Hand painted German Shepherd handkerchief is available from my shop.

Introductions

Hi, my name is Star. Your name is Toaster.
Sigh...
Can I at least be Toastar?

Despite the similarity of their names, The Tobester does not like The Toaster.

Cairn terrier stands over slain toy

Mom, you can’t draw a car for crap!

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Orchid Bread Cloth

To display your golden toast when company comes over, consider using this lovely hand stitched Orchid Bread Cloth to line your bread basket. Made of 100% cotton, it will add an extra touch of festivity to any occasion.

Orchid Bread Cloth and other fine gifts are available from my shop.

Toby and Tiger

Ouch. Doesn't this smack of copyright infringement? Nah, it's an homage!

While Toby’s bestie for trouble-making is Blue Puppy, his partner when it comes to food is Tiger. Tiger is actually a cheetah, but my family named the toy “Tiger”, and this is what I picture in my mind when they say it.

When Toby first started bringing me Tiger, I thought he wanted me to chase him. It took several tries before I realized that Toby was saying “Tiger is hungry too”. (D’oh!) So now after Toby eats he brings me Tiger, and then Tiger has his share.

Tiger waits patiently for his snack while Toby heads off by himself.

Toby had tried to steal a pair of pajama bottoms from the laundry to trade for food, but the more he pulled the more he closed the door on himself. Eventually he gave up and took a nap.

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If you would like a Dresden Plate Quilt like the one in the pictures above, I happen to have one! This colorful quilt has been hand appliqued and hand quilted over many painstaking hours. With the quilt are two matching shams so your new bedroom ensemble will already be complete. For more information, click here.

Checkout for the quilt is available through my shop.

Boots

Mommy’s boots and puppies’ boots

After a day of play.

They go with us on our ADventures

and then by the door they stay.

Climbing hills, breaking trails,

They go wherever we go.

We take them off when we say goodnight

And dream of more days of snow.

Two puppies make snow angels in a snow bank.
Two puppies look at their snow angels. One is an angel, the other one a devil.

Ooh, tough break Toby.

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Handknit man's cardigan.

Many fine cardigans and sweaters are still available at L Bowman Studios! These incredibly soft cardigans are hand knit of merino wool, superfine alpaca and Donnegal tweed. The buttons are made of eco-friendly natural coconut shell. Warm cozy sweaters allow us to keep the thermostat turned back to save both money and the environment.

Many gifts are available at my shop at L Bowman Studios.

The Tall Snow

Puppy standing in deep snow, looking up in awe.
Puppy stannding at base of huge snow pile
Mom, can I poop in the house like when I was a puppy?

Toby thought he liked snow until he encountered the deep stuff.

Now, like the rest of us, he is waiting for a thaw. *

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

Escape your snowy world with a trip to The Museum of the Imagination in Dream Our World! Inside Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun. Dream Our World makes a great gift for all ages.

Dream Our World is available from my shop and from Amazon.

*After the Storm, oil on canvas

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