Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Thanks ladies for your kind words about my stitching and the little car accident we had. I can't believe it but this morning I had another drama.
I took my dog Matilda down to the beach for a walk this morning and she managed to eat something fishy! I tried to run to her before she could swallow whatever she found but being pregnant and running on soft sand didn't really help the matter so as I was running she was running away from me and eating this thing in her mouth. I was so annoyed and I am very paranoid because I thought it might have been one of those puffer poisonous fish, but wherever she found it, it wasn't close to the water so I wasn't sure it would have been.
Anyway I was very worried about her as she did swallow it so we went home straight away and I cancelled going into work as I would have hated myself if I had left her home on her own. I am so glad of my decision because an hour later she was violently throwing up and she started shaking alot and was finding it hard to breathe. I don't think I've gotten Matilda into the car so fast and sped off in a panic to the vets which is also an animal hospital. I was so upset in the car almost hyperventalating myself which is not good I know being pregnant and all, but she is my baby and I just kept having the worst thoughts come into my head with these stupid puffer fish. She threw up in my car and then when we got to the vets she kept throwing up so they had to give her an anti vomiting shot and some charcoal tablets. She was still shaking at this stage and the vet was concerned that if she kept doing that and was still throwing up when I got home we would have to take her back and do some tests and put her on a drip. He said she had been poisoned but with what he didn't know. The vet was lovely and offered to keep her at the hospital ( I think he saw that I was pregnant and was worried if she collapsed or something I couldn't pick her up) but my husband was also worried because I was so distressed that he cancelled his job at work and came home so we could monitor her together. The vet said if she did get worse we would need to take her back. Apparently with these puffer fish they can actually restrict their breathing and dogs often collapse and can't walk, but she was still walking fine other than the shaking.
So we got home and she was still trying to be sick but nothing was coming up but outside we did find some sort of seafood and white flesh that she had brought up earlier (I was dry reaching when I saw it) and we gave her water but she is not allowed any food. She was still shaking but since she's had the medication the vet gave her she has improved alot. She is breathing better, her shakes have stopped and she has wanted to drink.
I am constantly looking at her but she has just fallen asleep as she did fight it for awhile and I now have a headache. I was so upset at her for eating such a yucky thing but she is a dog after all and I do forget that at times. :-) I am just glad she is better and that I made the decision to stay home because she did definately need some help. I have not even felt like stitching, but now that she's ok I think I might be able to start some now.
I can't believe the luck I've had in the past few days. I hope everyone else has had better days, and happy stitching x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

More humphrey

I just wanted to thank everyone for your very kind comments about my feather fairy and stitching, it makes me happy and thanks for spending the time in looking at my blog to all my readers and my new followers too.

This week I have really enjoyed my stitching time of a night and I've finally been getting some good stitching progress in. I've really missed it and I've loved working on my sampler again. This is where I am up to with humphrey now.
I love this pattern and am enjoying my time stitching on it. I think it is because I love the colours so much since I am a lover of pastels and the pretty fabric. I am always itching to get home from work to do more. :-)

Today my husband Adrian and I went looking at cots and prams for our bub on the way and I came across a humphrey's corner cot which is white. That's the colour cot I want, it is so sweet and it would be so perfect for our nursery since I am cross stitching a humphrey's corner sampler. Adrian couldn't get over the smile on my face, but other than it being cute we have to look at other things of course with the price, how strong it is, how easy it is to operate etc..some cots were better than others. Anyway we had fun looking around and have narrowed down what prams we like and we left in a good mood until as we were leaving we backed into someone else's car by accident. The shop we were at is very hard to get out of and back onto the road and we were too far out on the oncoming traffic and a truck was heading our way so we reversed in a hurry only by a meter at the most and someone was very close to our car and bang! My bull bar went through the next persons car's bumper but there was no damage to my car. So it kind of put a dampner to our day, but at least no one was hurt at the end of the day.

I hope you have all had a nice weekend and happy stitching x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Another update

This past week has been really busy at work which includes me working quite a few nights so I haven't found much time to stitch except for last night which was really nice. I am loving the way the sampler is looking so far, I love pastel colours so that's why I think I am in love with this design and my fabric choice. Here is where I am up to now.
My two friends Gayle and Bek came over last Monday and we had a nice stitchy afternoon/night together. We had chinese takeaway for dinner and chatted and caught up on each other. I hadn't seen Bek since she got married in April so it was great to see her. I thought I was making good progress on my sampler until I realised I had gone wrong somewhere and it took me a good part of the night to find out where I had gone wrong. I just couldn't work it out, and I ended up finding the mistake late at night. So most of my work was pulled out which was a shame, I was back to square one again. Other than that it was a good night and it was good company.

I also picked up my feather fairy from the framers and I love how she turned out, she is beautiful. I am happy that I didn't go with any matting, the frame looks lovely on it's own. Here she is here. She will look much better when the wall behind her is painted nice, I can't wait to get rid of the wallpaper.
I am hoping to get more stitching done this week, I hope you all find some stitching time too.
Happy Stitching x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Another update

Over the last week I've been getting back into my scrapbooking again as I've been motivated to scrapbook my honeymoon photos and my sister Lori inspired me after seeing her scrapbooking. She also went on a European holiday lately and has got stuck straight into her photos, so I decided to start mine too.
But I've also been stitching of course and I've made a little bit more progress on my little elephant, not as much as I would have liked but a little bit at least. I just love the colours of the elephants, so cute!
My Mum and Dad came over on Monday night for dinner as Dad wanted to show Adrian how to start patching up the nursery walls for our babies room and my Mum being my Mum bought along roast pumpkin soup as she "didn't want me working too hard making dinner" she is so sweet. So we decided on making cheese scones to go with our soup and they turned out to be so beautiful, I am glad we decided to do that. She also had another suprise for me, she bought me the book 'the friday night knitting club' by Kate Jacobs which I've been wanting for ages but could never find anywhere. Mum ordered it for me and bought it over as a gift, so I've been enjoying reading it every night before I go to sleep. Even though it's about knitting I can really relate it to cross stitching which is fun, and being in a stitching group of girls. I am lucky to have such a wonderful Mum and Dad.

I am catching up with two of my girlfriends on Monday night for a twilight stitch meeting at my house since I am missing another stitch meet this month, and I am looking forward to it. It is so nice to sit back and chat and stitch. We did it last summer and it was such a nice night. This time we just wont have the daylight savings to keep us stitching in longer light.
This Sunday I have my sister's engagement party but I am hoping to get in some stitching time in the evening. It's about time, my weekends have been a bit crazy lately.
I also got a call at work today saying my feather fairy is ready to be picked up from the framers, can't wait to see her!

Happy Stitching xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Humphrey's Corner

I am so happy that I've finally made a start on my baby sampler, it's a nice feeling stitching something for our baby. I am loving the pale colours on the fabric I chose, I think it was a good choice.
This is what I've stitched so far.

I also took my feather fairy cross stitch into be framed, and I went down for a drive with my sister Kelly who also wanted to get a picture framed for her husband. I decided on going for a pale wooden distressed frame with no matting. I decided against the matting because the fairy has so many different colours I found the matting took the attention away from the fairy just because it looked too much. There was too much going on, just because there were so many colours. I am happy with what I chose though, so can't wait to get her back from the framers to see how she looks.

Tonight I've managed to get a little bit of stitching done between baking a sticky date pudding. We are off to my friend Natalie's house for dinner tomorrow night and I said I would bring dessert. Of course Natalie wants me to bring my stitching too. :-) I am looking forward to it.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and......happy stitching xx