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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ends and beginnings...

The last assignment for this year has been sent off through cyberspace & will hopefully arrive at it's destination. It felt so good to hit that send button & know that I might have some sewing time again. I have so missed stitching & have so many things I want to complete and then some new starts I hope! Yay!
I have been stitching my TTS blocks, I was woefully behind the group but dear Chookyblue gave me a huge kick and now I am shamed into stitching...and enjoying it too. I have six blocks done...six to go!
Dear Anne Heidi had a giveaway on her blog & I was fortunate enough to receive this parcel all the way from Norway... some lovely fabrics, buttons and a sweet felt pincushion kit which I am dying to start. Thankyou!
This was the sweet bag I gave as a gift at the recent 21st...I would have loved this one...a rag basket...someone else thought it was just the right size!
 Sadly we lost our dear dog, Purdey late last week. She was 14 1/2 years old, and such a good girl. We all miss her unconditional love & trust...sad to have to make the decision to ease her distress... but such a loyal friend deserved our compassion. SB was unable to be here, so the VERY best of friends, Lea, came to console and help lay Purdey to rest. Not a nice job to bury a friend, but Lea added her own brand of sunshine on a grey & rainy afternoon. It would have been tough without her.
Cardygirl xx

26 comments:

broderie said...

sorry alison that you and the family have lost a dear old dog and a great friend. i am sure purdey lived the best of lives with you all.
and i am glad that lea was able to make the 'sunshine' on that otherwise sad day. take care!

Mary said...

I am so sorry about Purdey :( I just love dogs and my dog...the thought of having her gone just pains me. I am so sorry. But sewing your blocks will give you something to keep you occupied. I love the embroidery! And congrats on the last assignment ....I can't wait to see all your new starts :)

Barbara said...

So very sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful girl. Having been through it many times myself, I know what a painful decision it must have been. Hugs...

Fiona said...

Yay for getting the assignment done and dusted... enjoy the break... I love the fabrics you are using for the SAL.... so sad about your lovely dog... our pets are so important in our lives...
Hugz

SandyN said...

So sad when we have to say good bye to our family member.... what a cute dog her is too.

Sandyn

SandyN said...

what a cute dog she is too....

Sandyn

Anne Heidi said...

I am so sorry about your sweet dog :-( Hope you find some comfort in stitching- must be great to have your assignments all finished so you can get some fun sewing done.
Enjoy your pincushion kit and the fabrics!
Hugs

Katrina said...

I am so sorry about the loss of Purdey!!!! It's just the hardest thing to lose a pet, big hugs!!

Gorgeous basket too!

sunny said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear Purdey. Our pets really are members of our families. I love the rag bag!!!

shez said...

congrats on your win Alison ,and so sad about Purdey.oxox

beth said...

Love that christmas project and so sorry to hear you lost a good friend. Our dog is older and I know that day will come to us soon.

LeAnn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Purdey. Our pets are a part of our family without a doubt. Hang in there.

Farmyard Crafts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Purdey. That's really sad when you lose a precious pet. Thinking of you all.

suzitee said...

Oh Alison...I am so so sorry to hear about Purdey. Sending hugs your way.
Congratulations on your win and on sending that last assignment...what a relief that must be! Bring on the stitching!

Chookyblue...... said...

see I knew you would get into the stitching.........
imagining the tears you and Lea had together........lucky you had some rain......see told you you needed some farm boots.........take care my friend........

Sinta Renee said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Purdey. I dread the day for my sweet companion. Bless your heart Alison. My thoughts are with you.

Maree: said...

So Pleased for You that Your Assignments are done for now & you will get some Stitching Time...
Sorry to hear about your Dog..and Glad that Leah was able to be their for Moral Support...
Take Care
xx

randi said...

that rag basket it adorable!

so sorry to hear about your dog. she looks like a sweetie.

Too many eggs said...

it's so sad that you lost your very dear friend, i know that i rely on my little man for his unconditional love, and always know i can rely on him to make me smile....

good work on completing your six blocks, they look really great....

Chocolate Cat said...

I was so sad to read of the loss of Purdey, it leaves a terrible hole in your heart and is even harder when not all the family can be home to say goodbye. Hugs to you and Lea xxx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Big hug coming thru the door Cardy...so very sorry to read about your faithful old friend...Lea is such a treasure xxxx

Janet said...

So sorry about you losing Purdy but glad you had so many years with your pal.
Congrats on finishing the last assignment, you're free to stitch, yay.

Farm Girl said...

So sorry to hear you've lost a dear friend. Saying goodbye to a family pet is awful, thinking of you......

De said...

Sorry about your dog - so very sad to loose a pet.

Love the rag basket - excellent idea.

Robyn G. said...

Hi Alison,
Just wanted to say how sorry I was about your dear doggie... so sad xx

Love all that you're doing.. you rock! Doing this and study.. Wow!

I've got 7 weeks to go now (after 2 weeks off).. Wow where did it go??
BTW, Love that basket!! Yummmmm!!!

Carolien said...

I'm so sorry you had to let go your dog ... not an easy thing ...

Take care & hugs, Carolien