My little puppy of 6 or so months ago has turned into a monster but a very beautiful, loving and loyal 40kg monster ! He still has a bit of growing to do and is estimated to reach 60kg or so.
He is just delightful and I love him dearly. His training is going well. He sits, drops and comes so that is a great start for such a big fellow.
I am currently training him to spend time with me in the studio. There is a couch for him to lay on but he prefers to lay at my feet which sort of makes me feel guilty when I have to get up and move as he wakes. I'm sure over time we will get ourselves into a routine.
He certainly has filled a hole in my heart after we lost our beautiful Ruby so tragically but sadly Toby still does not like him. I'm not sure that will ever change.
Even though I haven't blogged for the past month I was busy on the sewing front. Here is my current progress on "Confetti". It's a lot of fun and I am enjoying working with more traditional colours than I am used to.
This weekend I spent some time finishing up the wool embroidery for the magazine project. The pieces really are teeny.
They are all stitched down now and the project is together - Just the pattern writing left to do.
I'm hoping to have some time later today to put a little dress on this old fowlers preserving jar I recently found whilst treasure hunting. I love it's height and shape. Hopefully I'll get it finished and show you next time.
It's been over a month since I last blogged - Please forgive me. I have plenty of excuses though.
I finally have a health diagnosis ! After a lifetime of issues and false diagnosis I finally have a reason for all of my issues including the recent discovery of multiple joints having worn out - I have EDS - Type III Hypermobility Syndrome which has developed to a point of not being able to avoid or fix a lot of my issues but at least now we can work towards getting some management in place. We are working on some of the major issues first so my visits to doctors and surgeons etc will not cease but somehow I feel slightly better having my issues labelled !!
I've been pretty busy in the sewing room. A few new designs have been finished including some wool embroidery. This one is for an upcoming Australian magazine. I've also been working on some ongoing projects as well as some new ones
Including a sampler quilt designed by Helen Stubbings which will be released as a STITCH ALONG in cyber land really soon. It will give sewers the opportunity to use her iron on english paper piecing shapes. I have to admit to being very sceptical about them but after using them in the past week or so I am almost sold !
It is so much easier leaving the papers in as they are made from a water soluble paper.
I've almost finished one corner of the quilt so as soon as I have it together I'll show you.
And I've popped into the odd op shop for a spot of treasure hunting. These are from my visit to one last week. I love the sandwich plate and the forks are just gorgeous with a gold and silver tone.
And I made a trip to the newly refurbished local K Mart - Who knew about all of the lovely cheap home wares they now sell ???? OMG so many lovely things. This stand I think was $12 and these large plastic tubs with lids are perfect for storing large ongoing projects inside for just $8 each. I will be re-visiting again really soon.