Thursday, 17 March 2016

Doggy woes, stitching and a wee holiday!

Well here we are March already. It has been dry but cold in my wee part of Scotland for the first half of the month. I'm hoping for some warmer, sunny days soon. The garden needs tidied and I long to be able to get my clothes outside to dry.

My heart is heavy today as our dear boy is very ill. He has been very sick, spent a lot of time at the Vets in the past few days on a drip for dehydration, antibiotics and other medicine. We had to wait for blood test results on Monday afternoon and we could hear him crying for nearly an hour as we waited it just broke my heart. We had to leave him and when we went to collect him he wouldn't speak to us. My daughter Heather and myself stayed up all night with him. He was totally spaced out but thankfully slept most of the night. Tuesday the Vet kept him for the whole day. As I stay at home all day the house was so empty. I couldn't even bring myself to relax and stitch. He is still very lethargic today and just not himself. I know some people will be reading this thinking its a dog for goodness sake but believe me you love them and care for them as much as your human son or daughter. Cupar is only two and has never been ill like this. I hope he picks up soon.

Okay now some stitches. This is my progress on my March Ornament for my SAL  BeAnAngel from HeartInHand. I changed the colours to start with I did the tunic in a hand-dyed blue colour but it just didn't work for me so I changed it to red. I love how it looks now! I'm going to leave out the words so I just have the head and boots and it will be complete.

I have made good progress on my Summer Garden by Country Cottage Needleworks. Hopefully I will get it finished for my Mums Birthday in April. There is a cat on the original design but my Mums not a cat person so I added another bunny instead. The picture doesn't do it justice as the colours are so pretty.

I've also made a start on Wicked Witch by LA-D-DA. The fabric is actually lime green. I am working on this on Wednesdays. A few people on Instagram have joined me. If anyone would like to join in you can stitch any Halloween design you wish we just post updates on a Wednesday with #WickedWednesday. Christina I will send you the chart when I'm finished. Hopefully that will be well before Halloween.

As these quilt squares are done and have arrived at their destination I can now share them with you. My dear friend Mouse celebrated a special Birthday in January. She had asked if friends would stitch her squares as she wanted to make herself a quilt. The bottom one is a Carnation Janaurys Birthday Flower. This was a free design by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. The top one which gave me is Fur Friends by Country Cottage Needleworks. I had this great idea that wouldn't it be nice if Mouse's darling boy Bentley was on her quilt. The dog in the original chart was Brown and off course Bentley is mainly white. White on white is no fun and trying to change the head to look more like Bentley drove me crazy. At one point he looked like Batmans dog with a I'm glad to say that Mouse was delighted with my attempt. I can't wait to see her finished quilt.

We celebrate Mothers Day here in the UK in March. I came home from a week-end away to these gorgeous flowers, cards and money from my DS Craig, DD Heather and my DDoodleboy Cupar. I've treated myself to a few new charts from SewandSo which I will share next time.

A few weeks ago we decided to go away at the last minute for a few days. Hubby,myself and Cupar went off to a lovely cottage in Whithorn in Dumfries&Galloway. As you can see from the pictures Cupar had a better time than us. It is a beautiful part of the country. Lovely beaches, walks for the dog, cafes and pubs that welcome our four legged friends. The cottage was beautiful. I can highly recommend it to my friends in Scotland and south of the border. www.midbishoptoncottage  

Happy Stitches!


Terri said...

I hope Cupar is going to be okay! I have 2 furbabies that I would be devastated if anything happened to them! Hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Hope your pup is feeling better today and will fully recover. Your stitching looks great.

CalamityJr said...

Your trip sounds wonderful; nothing like a little getaway. Saying a prayer for Cupar. Our four-legged family members bring so much love and joy. Please keep us posted.

Julie said...

My thoughts are with you, it's so hard when a much loved pet is sick, I hope he is improving.
Lots of lovely stitching, I commented on your lovely quilt squares on Mouse's blog, a lovely addition to her special project.
Lots of nice stitches you have been putting into other projects too.

butterfly said...

Oh poor little one , hope Cupar gets better soon bless him.
Beautiful stitching and love what you stitched for mouse .

Vickie said...

Oh Lainey, I am praying for dear Cupar. Let us know what is determined.
Your stitching is great. I had seen your Bentley piece and I love it!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I do hope your sweet baby is well soon! Mouse's quilt s bound to be a beauty! Your WIPs look lovely and your holiday looks fabulous!

lynda said...

Lainey, I know too well what you are going through with Cupar. I am praying that he will be feeling better and back to his old self really soon. Give him a snuggle for me!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching, and lovely pictures from your holiday. I hope Cupar is getting better and will soonbeback to his boubcy self.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching!!
Sending best wishes for your cute little dog.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful stitching is going on at your place. And two lovely finished pieces for Mouse's birthday.
I hope that your little doggie will be well very soon.

Christina said...

Great news that Cupar is on the mend, Lainey! They really do become members of your family. La D Da is looking fab. I especially like the colours your have chosen to stitch it with...gorgeous!

Sarah Lindfield said...

((((((Gentle hugs))))))) to you and Cupar, I hope he recovers very soon, such a worry. Wonderful stitching and gifts, cannot wait to see what you've bought. Xx

Annette said...

Cupar looks so cute, Hope is better soon.
What a lovely piece sall.. you have been so busy!!

Lillie said...

Here's wishing your adorable Cupar a speedy recovery.
Beautiful stitching.