Yeah, it's Friday!!! How I do love my Fridays, they're my day, my only day off during the week with kids (and hubby) either at school or work. It gives me just a few hours to do what I please. I don't usually try to plan to do much, it allows then for the unexpected, like today.
After doing my usual drop offs to take one daughter to work and the other to school, doing the run-around for some screws my eldest had requested for his computer (don't ask!) I finally ended up back home. As I entered the front entry I was greeted by a rather awful looking package. Mia my beloved dog had obviously been unwell while I was gone. After trying to work out which end it had come from, (and cleaning it up) I pondered for a few minutes. What should I do? You see Mia's been unwell off and on for some months now, mainly with being off her food, vomiting and having her tummy make the loudest squirmy noises. But all of these would only last a few minutes or hours and then she would seem fine. So what was different today? There was the smallest touch of blood...panic!!! This is it, I can't keep putting it off any longer...Vet...I'm on my way.
Gosh it's awful the stress we put ourselves under. Thinking the vets going to give me the worst news I manage to get myself worked up to the point where I wonder if I need to book myself in too. As it happens, Mia could be suffering from 'Inflammation Bowel Disease'. That's OK. It's manageable, a course of antibiotics, some inflammation tablets and a special diet and all should be OK. Poor Mia, to think I've been putting off taking to get her checked out because I didn't want to hear the worst. A little bit of TLC and she should be fine, yeah.
And that's my Friday free time almost gone. While I wait for a pot of rice and some chicken pieces to cook for Mia I thought I'd do a bit of sharing...
A stitchery block I designed a couple of years ago, you may notice I was greatly inspired by Jenny of Elefantz and her curly roses. This block is special, it's for a much bigger project yet to be put together by some other special friends for a very special friend.
Here's a couple of finishes from the girls in our 'Craft Your Guts Out' group.
A gorgeous Table Topper, perfect for the dairy farm.
And a stunning single bed quilt for one special little pirate. The centre piece of the quilt is a 'Smee Design'. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a close up of all the treasure in the treasure chest...lots of 'jewels' in there, very clever thinking!
Thinking of treasures here's a few of mine...
My very first quilted wall hanging
My beloved Teddy Bears
Lucy was my very first bear, although the joints are a little wobbly she's still one of my favourites.
Will share more another time
Ohhhhh gosh, then a nearly forgot, the lovely Jenny of Elefantz has put a photo of my block 3 from her BOM on her blog, you can check it out HERE.
It may seem I've been a little quiet lately, but don't let that fool you. I've been busy...
I've been sewing a number of things for gifts recently which make it hard for me to share until now (well for a couple of them).
Firstly, a very dear friend of mine, Sheree, celebrated her 40th Birthday. Over the last few years Sheree has been studying to become a Councillor by correspondence, whilst being mum to her two young kiddies and wife to hubby. Finally at the beginning of this year her dream came true and she is now qualified. Sheree is now on a path of starting her own business and I wish her all the success she so deserves. So with business card in hand I decided I would create a 'one-off' for her...
Sheree's reaction was golden when I gave it to her, just loves it, almost as much as I enjoyed making it.
Also, my hubbies parents are off on another cruise on Wednesday, so I came up with a couple of goodies for them to take with them...
A couple of Shoe bags and a scented Kashmiri Drop for the suitcases. Rose Potpourri for her and Sandelwood for him. I'm sure they'll be much appreciated after 21 days cruising.
I've also completed Block 3 of Jenny's of Elefantz BOM
Looking forward to tomorrow, when block 4 should be available.
Time to put the computer aside as the 'Craft ya guts out' girls are about to arrive for an evening of fun, laughs, chatter and oh, craft of course!!!