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April 2, 2011

The great debate

In some houses people debate politics.  For years and years in our house, we debated this guy. . . . .  . .was he a cow or a pig?  I saw cow.  Just look at him.  Of course he's a cow.  But then again, some times he looks a little like a pig.  I love folk art objects and when I saw this one made by a local crafter I had to have it.
Moo

Speaking of crafting, that is how I initially got my start.  Back in the days of craft malls (where I bought the cow-pig), my mom and I rented space in a local shop.  I made dolls and quilts and my mom painted acrylic wood plaques and objects.  After working at it for a few years I began taking out a few ads in a crafting magazine selling doll patterns.  All the while I was still cross stitching.  The day came when I took a leap of faith and bought a computer program for my Mac and started designing.  That's when I sold my first patterns to Leisure Arts.

Mr. Spot is back on the shelf above my desk.  He needed a good dusting anyway so I'm glad I took him down to show you. 

Happy Stitching,
Diane

15 comments:

  1. You know I adore cows, but if 'he' is a cow then he must be a she!! But definately a cow and I adore her.

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  2. Very cute...? cow...yes I see a cow.

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  3. Hmmmm...perhaps it's a Cip or is it a Pow you know a cross between a cow and a pig. Things happen on a farm. LOL

    -missy-

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  4. I love him!!! I think he's a cow..:) I miss those craft malls; I still decorate my home in "country" style. :)

    Hugs, Shar

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  5. Hello Diane,

    is it, because I´m from Germany? I see a pig. I really cannot see a cow...Where is the udder? No, no...this is a little piggy...

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  6. Ha ha. I think he's a pig. But only his creator really knows. He's cute either way. I used to have a stuffed giraffe. For years my friends would insist that he was a cow. They were wrong, I don't care that no one ever agreed with me. So stick with what you see, regardless of how many of us disagree. ; )

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  7. pig - cow - pig - cow - oh I can't take the pressure - ROFLOL

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  8. does he have a curly tail? :)

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  9. We definitely need to bring craft malls back! I love them!

    Sharon. . . . his tail is twine and has a little knot at the end. MORE confusion!

    Love the comments. . . . . wouldn't we all have the greatest time together debating this? lol. . .

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  10. I am assuming this little guy has no tail? That would be a dead giveaway. Curly tail = pig. Tasseled tail = cow. He is very cute, no matter what his species!

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  11. Your cow is a Holstein, I just looked it up. I'm glad you jumped into x-stitch, we all get to enjoy your patterns in our homes. I love your monthly ornaments,soooo cute! deb-bee

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  12. Indeed, it is very difficult to say what he is a cow or a pig :-) but is he is special and sweet.

    Mireille

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  13. Pig, he's definitely a pig.... yep, no doubt about it.

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  14. lol! I can't say I know just what he/she is but he/she sure is cute.

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Thank you so much for taking time from your day to drop me a line or two!

Diane