Summertime! x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Our Dog Ruby....

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine! I hope there is still some more to come.....in a weeks time our local Rescue Dog Charity, from where we got our dog Ruby, hold their annual sponsored walk, unfortunately this year we are unable to take part, due to our boys football match. Recently I have been thinking back to how we came to have our beloved Ruby. I often think of her early years with us, when she came to us, she was so scared of the cars, when we walked on the pavement, I couldn't vac up with her in the house or the garden, she was so frightened, she wet all the time with nervousness. We didn't know her history, only that she had been in a council compound up north and the charity had taken her on, monitored her character etc before trying to rehome her.


















As soon a I saw her, my first words were "you are a pretty girl" the charity thought she would be good with children, and that has proved to be the case, she loves to be the centre of attention, so much so, we try to include in all we can. As time as gone on she has learnt to trust us, there is no more nervousness, no more being scared of the vac or cars. On our walks around a nearby field, I see how happy she is running freely, I can almost see the smile on her face, she is our dog now, not just the dog we rehomed. She is loyal, loving and so eager to please and so remorseful if she steps out of line. The time she has been with us, has flown by, she is now showing signs of age, a little grey around the mouth, the other day someone commented and said "she is getting old now" I dare not think of that day in the future, when she is no longer with us, she has made our family complete with her specail character....
































The moral of the story is if you would love a dog, a special friend that will make you laugh, sometimes make you cry with joy and anger (only sometimes!) then please think about rehoming a dog, they will love you for it!
Also I just wanted to say I have been reading all your lovely blogs, but I haven't left many comments recently, life has been very hectic here over the past few weeks, (we sadly lost the elderly relative (my father in law) at the end of Feb), and blogger seems to take an age sometimes to load blogs then comment pages etc. that I just haven't had the time to do it all. I will catch up with all very soon! I shall also be adding some bits of new stock to the website, hopefully in the next few days.....
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sewing Saturday and a little bit of Sunday too.......

What's a girl to do on a wet and miserable Saturday, to be fair it did fine up somewhat in the afternoon, the boys go off to football training in the morning, I rush about and get my housework done and then.....

I can go into my own world and not feel guilty........

For the last couple of Saturdays I have been making cushions and trying to perfect a template for hot water bottles, ( I am not a natural at sewing, but I am rather enjoying it )

The top image is my second attempt, the fit was a bit tight and the backing felt a bit baggy, the lower image is my last attempt, which I am happier with, this one will be a gift for my lovely niece Martha......
Here is a selection of cushions made, all different sizes...



















The more sewing I do the more I learn, the more mistakes I make, the more mistakes I learn to put right.......
I am already looking forward to next weekend!
Have a great week!