Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rough August

I feel very bad that I have neglected my blog for such a long time, but it has been a rough August. We got home from our wonderful vacation in Maui and began to deal with the reality that our 16 year old dog, Shannon, was going blind. She is the love of our life and I had a very hard time dealing with it. In reality we probably had a harder time with it than she did. She is completely blind now. She is such an inspiration and always has a happy wagging tail for us and lots of kisses. She has learned to negotiate the house pretty well, but I still worry quite a bit. This is a picture of her resting on her pillow. How could you resist that face?

Once she was in better spirits and seemed like she was getting back to her old self, I decided it was time to pick up my needle and thread again and start sewing. So, I have been quiet busy cross stitching, but have not found the time to get much of the finishing work done. Here are some of the items that I have stitched up in the last few weeks. Every time I got one project done I immediately started a new one.

Click on the picture to make it bigger and you will get a better view. As I get these items finished into pinkeeps and ditty bags, I will post pictures so that you can see how they came out. Warm wishes to all.
Nan

13 comments:

~Judy~ said...

I do the same thing!!! You wouldn't believe the pile I have. Yours all look great and can't wait to see how you finish them.

Judy

~Judy~ said...

I am so sorry about your precious little dog. I'm sure your heart is breaking for her.

hugs...Judy

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so sorry for your sweet doggie. I would be sad to if this happened to either of my little pooches. You'll both adjust but it's so hard when we can't do anything.

Love your pile of finishes and can't wait to see them all complete!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Sorry about the dog; they do have a way of winding around our hearts, don't they. Have missed your blogging; love the new projects.

Robby said...

Nan I am so happy to see you posting again. I am glad to hear that Shannon is able to get around and that you are back into sewing again. xxxxxxxxRobby

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Thanks for all the well wishes and support. I really missed sewing and blogging too. Blog friends are wonderful aren't they?

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

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Ann's blog said...

I had tears in my eyes when I read of your love for Shannon and her blindness. She will manage with your love and I am glad she can negotiate your house. Take care and give Shannon all the love and care she needs. I also wanted to say how much I adore your stitching, when I have a bit more time I will look right through your older posts. So far I am in heaven and you are a wonderful inspiration! Do you post to Australia from your Etsy shop?

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful projects! Can't wait to see how you finish-finish them!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Ann, thank you for your kind words. I would be glad to ship internationally. It there is ever anything you are interested in, just contact me and I will get a shipping quote for you. BTW....your quilting is just beautiful.
Warm wishes.

CindyMae said...

So sorry to hear about Shannon! What a sweety!! Love all your stitching!!! Great job!

big city prims said...

I have been thinking of you, Nan. I am in love with you doggie -- what a face!!! Just love him and he will be ok -- my cousin's dog went blind also, and somehow figured it all out -- guess that wet nose goes into overdrive!! Lighting a candle for the pooch-- what a sweetie.

Karen said...

Hi Nan- So sorry to hear about Shannon- I miss my dog so much- Mikki, a Husky mix,was 15 when I had to make the decision to have him put down due to his hips. I am sure Shannon is comforted by your voice and lots of loving hugs. I have missed your blog and I love your newest projects! Can't wait to see the finishes. Glad your back- Karen from New Hampshire