Saturday, 4 September 2010

Stitching.....stitchings...




Ive not posted for the last few days as Ive been busy with my hounds Scratch and Alice not forgetting Jazz the six month Akita bitch who is unbelievably in season!!
When Jazz is fully grown she will be speyed. I'm thankful for good high garden fencing, baby gates, lino tiles on the floor and my stitching to keep me sane.
All the dogs had to go to the vets Thursday for their booster injections and a check up. The vet looked at Alice and said considering the huge size of her tumour in her tummy, shes not got long left. I'm being thankful for the happy times we have had together and our moments together too now.... every moment just cherishing and loving all the dogs. I took this picture of my Scratch and Alice sleeping together on the sofa, its a nice photo,,, perhaps in the future I will draw this, who knows and play around with pencils on a cold winters day.
The postman came this morning bringing me some much wanted wash away applique paper, applique pins and the new Clover needles which alot of magazines and companies have been talking about so I had to get some.
I was naughty Friday..... feeling down, I took myself therapy shopping to the Fabric Guild to get some much needed different blues for the background of celestial sun.
Ive included a picture of the kit completed, please note this came from an exhibition a few years ago, I didn't do this, but it will give you a rough idea of what the quilt will look like. I'm going to change two blocks to include Scratch one corner and Alice in the other corner. I will have to draw out different ideas but I will let you know how it all comes together, good or not good. The experimental tree is still being stitched with the freezer paper. There has been a lot of swearing and cursing with this but.....its good exercise for me and a huge learning curve and challenge.
I hope all is having fun and not too much cold or rain where you are.
Nutbudx

2 comments:

Dolores said...

Oh dear, I do hope the needles you bought are not the ones that other quilters have had problems with. Read this blog post and the comments.
http://quiltsalott.blogspot.com/2010/08/hand-quilting-tools.html

Mama Spark said...

I did not know about the tumor. I am so sorry to hear about this. I know that she had had a wonderful, caring and loving life in your care. Your quilt should be fabulous! Can't wait to see the progress!!