Sunday, February 08, 2009

First finish for the year

I loved stitching this...it was so simple. The colours were great. The linen was stiff...almost like hessian.


Blue Bird Zipper - Bent Creek

Once finished I wondered what I could do with it. Then I had a brainwave. You know how I said I was going to tech this year....well I decided I needed a bag/satchel to carry my books in. So I took myself off down to the library and looked through some books, found a pattern, then I went to the op shop and found some heavyish blue curtain fabric... 2 metres - more than what I needed...for $2.50. Noticed that the blue of the fabric was the same as the blue on my blue bird. So my blue bird stitching had found a home. On the front flap of the satchel.

Here it is all finished for school tomorrow :)



It didn't take me long to make the bag and it was therapy in that it took my mind off Zoe for a little while.

Thankyou so much for all the lovely comments about Zoes passing.

I'm all set for my lunchtimes at tech. We get an hour, I can go home for lunch...10 minutes away...or else if it is raining or I don't feel like going anywhere, I have some stitching and I also have all my unread issues of the Gift of Stitching on a flashdrive so I can read them on the tech computers Hows that for planning to use my time efficiently.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Heartbroken :(

Last Thursday I had to say goodbye to Zoe...my old black labrador. It is one of the hardest things to do because I will miss her so much. She was only a little over a month away from turning 15. I have had her since was 5 weeks old. She slipped a disk in her back...must of happened in the night...the vet felt that even if her back was fixed, she wouldn't have a very high quality of life. Even the vet shed a few tears...she had got to know Zoe last year when she spent a few nights in the vets due to getting geriatric vesticular syndrome.


Zoe has gone away to be cremated and when we next go down to Otago, I am going to scatter her ashes where she used to enjoy chasing the rabbits when we were down there. There were many places we used to go walking or camping and Zoe would take off only to be seen miles away in the distance in dried up river beds or running up the sides of mountains.

I loved that dog...I can't stop crying...this morning I got up and went to feed her, only to realise shes not here anymore :(


Here are some pictures I took of her and the cats on Christmas Day.



RIP Zoe 13.03.1994 - 29.01.2009