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The first gifting opportunity came shortly after joining TAG.  This one was for Bethenny Frankel, star of Bravo TV's "Bethenny Ever After", and former co-star of "The Real Housewives of New York.

Our first gift was to go to Bethenny's Lhasa Apso mix Cookie who suffers from a rare disease causing her to bruise spontaneously and without cause.

That meant that designing and making a little outfit for her could be problematic and an alternative was needed.  After finding this picture of Cookie in a closet, the idea of a special blanket with Cookie's face embroidered on it was born.

First the blanket was knitted with red yarn and then stretched over a large quilting hoop.  Then the embroidery began.

The pictures below show the process from the start of the embroidery to the finished product.


The finished product!