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Topic: Ries the Raccoon (Attn: Wine Lovers!)  (Read 819 times)
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« on: April 08, 2009 12:01:53 PM »

This little guy has been my most ambitious softie to date!




Inspired by my vino-loving uncle, this raccoon was hand-stitched using brown corduroy and a wine barrel printed calico. The abstract look of the wine barrels is subtle yet still discernable. It conveys the wine theme in a masculine manner yet does not overwhelm the imagination and detract from the whimsy of this playful raccoon. Safety-lock animal eyes and nose were used for that curious expression he seems to be making! I'm thrilled with the way the rings on the tail turned out. He's holding a cork from one of the random bottles of wine I've been known to enjoy on occasion.



Anyone who knows me will recognize the similarities between his name "Ries" and the name of my favorite variety of wine, Riesling. I simply fell in love with its lush flavor while studying abroad in Germany. I was fortunate enough to participate in an internship at Pieper Vineyard while there in the spring of 2005.

"It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason." - Latin Proverb

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009 12:14:35 PM »

So this little guy is sweet! I love his little eyes Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009 12:15:57 PM »

He is so cute! Also, I love the use of courderoy.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009 12:29:56 PM »

It's adorable!  I love him.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 12:38:09 PM »

He is so adorable!
Did you design the pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009 12:53:40 PM »

Too cute Smiley
You did a great job on him!
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CUTE!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009 03:16:44 PM »

Aw, cute! I like the little cork in his hand Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009 02:57:50 AM »

Very cute, great wine fabric, and even greater use of it!
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