Friday, October 24, 2008

New quilt for my boy

This is the first stages of the dragon applique quilt I am making for my eldest son. Its all beautifully ironed down ready for the hours it is going to take to satin stitch it. I have decided to use gold thread which should hightlight the dragon. Fingers crossed. He has been warned that he wont be receiving it until his birthday next year as I am going to enter it in the local show in July. I have been very slack over the last few months and have not done any craft work. Working full time, exercises and planning the 50th birthday seemed to take every spare minute. Hopefully I can get back in the swing now.

belated birthday gift

This is the beautiful belated birthday gift my in laws had made for me. Each charm letter represents the initial of the first name of one of my sister inlaws, brother inlaws, neices or nephews. The heart represents my mother inlaw who I love dearly but she sadly passed away a year ago. Isnt it stunning.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Today I had to have my beautiful little dog Levi put to sleep. I took her to the vet thinking she had teeth problems that had become infected and it turned out she had a tumor. She turned 12 this month and I know I have done the right thing and not let her suffer but it is such a hard experience to go through. She really has been the sweetest girl and I am going to miss her terribly.