Friday, 20 February 2009

The Weeks Goings On

I was going to leave blogging until tomorrow but had a phone call from OH at lunch time saying that he has to stay so that some job or other gets done in the morning, he will be back around lunch time tomorrow. DD#3 has gone out with friends so that leaves me myself & I accompanied by a bag of mixed nuts & raisins and a LARGE glass of red :-) excuse me if i start to waffle further on down the post, that'll be the wine! I do have finishes to share (note the plural?) first up is the LK double Flip It's i started this last year, can't remember when. Photos are taken in three sections because it is rather Long.
It is now in the safe care of my LNS for framing, to be collected next Saturday, i will try to get a photos of all of it then.


Next up is my SAL ornament finish for February

This is a freebie from Heidi's blog. Every month she is making a free primitive design available on her blog, (designed by her)this was the first one.I hope she likes my interpretation of 'primitive'. I do not find it easy to come up with ideas of finishing or sewing nor the fundamentals of a machine come to that, but i am quite pleased with how it turned out, my Home Economics Teacher would have been proud that her lessons had not been entirely wasted on me, however, i am glad that none of you could hear the expletives that were uttered whilst this was in the making :0
One last item before i go and that's a WIP.

I started a LHN called Yesteryear, i am a week into it and this is how it looks so far.

I must end on a sad note, my mother phoned late this afternoon to tell me that her little dog, Dot had been taken to the vets and has had to be put to sleep. Mum took her to have some teeth out at the beginning of the week and she has been poorly ever since, she took her back to the vet on Wednesday because she didn't seem herself, the vet gave her some vitamin shots and various other things but at lunch time today she took a real turn for the worst, luckily my brother was there and took mum to the vets with her where they gave her oxygen and put her on a drip. My brother took mum home but the vet phoned her about an hour later to say that Dotty was not doing very well at all , she was a very poorly girl, her kidneys had stopped working and they could not do anything for her, the best thing would be to put her to sleep, my poor mother was crying when she was telling me, i feel so sorry for her, i know she will not sleep tonight for thinking about Dotty and the fact that she wasn't with her to say goodbye properly, but the poor thing was suffering and they could only do what they did. My mum is going to miss her so much, she has always had a dog, in fact i cannot remember not ever having a dog in the house when we were growing up. Mum was 80 last August so i don't think she will have another dog, she has a cat that was a stray she took in so at least she has something for company, but i don't think she will replace little Dotty.
Thanks for visiting me, till next time.... Tara -a-bit x
Note added: I hadn't noticed until Sharon mentioned it that i had left out a photo of my LK finish, i have included that now, thanks Sharon, i wouldn't have noticed, well i did say i was accompanied by a Large glass of red last night, lol. Have a good day all x


Ginnie said...

Some lovely stitching, I especailly like the LK one. Sorry to hear about your mom's dog, my parents have recently gone through the same thing.

Nancy said...

Maggie your stitching is just beautiful! The Lizzie Kate piece is so colorful and cheerful. I can't wait to see what type of frame you chose for it. I hope you will post progress photos of Yesteryear - that is such a fun design.

So sorry to hear of your mum's dog. We had a very small kitten that the same thing happened to today. We feel very sad. Fortunately we have many other cats to east the pain.

Daffycat said... there a picture missing? You did say three sections.

You did a great job on Heidi's little ornament ~ sweet!

The new WIP looks wonderful! I wish I could stitch that much in a week!

Hugs for your mom. It's always so hard to lose your best little friend. What sad news.

Cindy F. said...

Hey Maggie!! Love your site and your stitchings! We like a lot of the same things:)
I love your Believe ornie!! Too cute! Congrats on your beautiful finish!
I'm also sorry to hear about your mom's dog. They are truly like our children.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

The LK piece is wonderful ~ can't wait to see it framed. Your LHN is coming along beautifully as well and your primitive ornament is terrific! I'm sorry for your Mom's loss of Dotty. I hope she won't be too sad for too long.

Maureen said...

Your finish is great - can't wait to see if framed..

Tara said...

Hi Hun just love your stitching it's lovely. sorry about your mums dog we all know that losing a pet is like losing someone from the family, i also just wanted to say how lovelt and colourful your whole blog looks and just adore your cats. Love Tara xxx

Siobhán said...

Beautiful stitching! I can't wait to see your L*K framed up. Your start on Yesteryear is wonderful, and the ornament is fabulous!! YGG!

I'll keep your mom in my prayers. I know how much a dog can mean to somebody, and I'm sorry to hear that your mom is taking it badly.

Brigitte said...

Oh, what beautiful stitching you are doing. I love your L*K finish, it will be gorgeous when framed. And Heidi's little Believe ornament is finished so perfectly. Congratulations!
Sorry to read about your mom's dog.

Mylene said...

The LK finished is sooo beautiful and the little ornament turned out great. Very good update on your LHN project too.
So sorry to hear about your Mum's dog.

stitchersanon said...

Your stitching is wonderful. Sorry about your mum's is so hard to lose a loved pet.

Roberta said...

Hi Maggie, just getting caught up, sorry about your Mum's dog, so very sad, it is really hard when we lose our little furry friends.

Love how you finished "believe", very nice.


Heidi said...

With all that is going on right now (just posted an update on things on CTS), I missed commenting before now. I did look as soon as you told me you finished the ornament and I love how yours turned out. I will be posting the finishes again soon on my own blog.

I am sorry about your mother's dog. It is so hard to loose a trusted friend.

Hugs ~

Crazee4books said...

Hey Maggie,

Congratulations on finishing the
Lizzie Kate flip-its. It's a great
design and a nice incentive piece
to hang on the wall for inspiration
and encouragement. Can't wait to
see it all framed up.

Your little Believe finish is
adorable, and looks great hanging
off of the bed post. Will you be
leaving it there??? Your finishing
technique is very good I think.
Love the red plaid fabric on the

You're the first blogger I've
come across to be stitching LHN
Yesteryear design. It looks
fabulous already and I can't wait
to see your progress on it. Hmm..
wonder if I'll have to get this
one myself now after seeing yours done. Oh, thanks very much for that! :)

I'm so sorry to hear that your
Mom had to have her little dog
put to sleep. What a terrible
thing to have to go through. It
leaves such a gaping hole in our
lives when we loose a pet doesn't
it. Hope your Mom is feeling a
bit better now and can take some
some comfort from her memories of


wichitastitcher said...

Your blog is so nice, your stitching is great! I will have to keep popping back in to check on it again.


MysteryKnitter said...

I am :( for the dog. But letting her go was the right thing to do. It doesn't make it any easier, though.