Monday, August 11, 2008

Sleeping puppies are very cute.....


I can't believe it's a week since I posted! Not sure where the time goes but this bundle of cuteness has had something to do with it!! No one told me puppies were so exhausting or such hard work. We picked Jimmy up on Tuesday night and not sure that I've had a full nights sleep since! (the rest of the family have developed selective hearing!) Think toilet trips outside in the freezing cold in the middle of the night hold little appeal! He has fitted in well and we just love him to bits. An added bonus is that he plays with toys, something Jess has never done and something the kids have always wanted her to do. We will start puppy training as soon as possible, any hints particularly about chewing gratefully received!
We all went to the school play on Saturday night which was particularly well done although heavy going. It was 'The Crucible', a book I studied in English Lit all those many years ago. I at least had a sense of the story whereas the kids took a while to get where it was and where it was going. The school alternates between a musical one year and a straight drama the next. This year for the first time they are also producing a middle years musical which is the one 'the horsey one' is in soon. I think we will enjoy that outing more!
The Olympics of course are well underway. I am something of a couch potato at the moment. I love watching them. I didn't make it the whole way through the opening ceremony on Friday night but did catch up with what I'd missed on Saturday morning when it was replayed. I thought it was quite spectacular. I will watch most of the sports but love the gymnastics (the horsey one used to be a gymnast before she went to the dark side which is horses!!)and the swimming. Let me just point out I have no coordination whatsoever and do not play sports! I would love to but it just doesn't work. Luckily the kids received SH's sporting genes.....
I have actually acheived some stitching this weekend. Didn't quite get the sewing machine out as intended but something is better than nothing! I have finished - yes finished!! my christmas redwork stitching which I will post a photo of as soon as I dig out the frame I want to put it in. I also finished 2 of the 'Simple things quilt' stitchings. One of these I am going to frame as a gift and the other is for the quilt. I have now done 2/12 so still a few to go. Yesterday I also began a new project (well I had finished one!), and started a 'sashimo' (hope thats right) Japanese embroidery that I bought in Melbourne at the craft fair a few weeks ago. It is white on navy and I am loving doing it so far. Hopefully you will see some photos of finished articles before the week is out! I am back on my plan this week of working on one project each day so will report in. Have a great week.

6 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your puppy looks cute! Can't wait to see your japanese embroidery!

Carol said...

I can't wait to see the redwork, something I've always wanted to do but just never gotten around to.

And as for Jimmy, is that just a sight to make a heart melt, a warm snuggly sleeping puppy with not a care in the world.

Pen Pen said...

You have been very busy and the puppy is adorable!!! Can't wait to see your redwork!

Gina said...

Jimmy is so adorable.
The only help I can give on chewing is to try and teach him he can only chew his things. Don't get him anything to chew that looks like shoes/cuddly toys or anything else you don't want chewed as they don't know the difference between their's and yours.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love puppies - we used a bitter spray (you can get it in pet shops) you can spray the areas that the puppy chews and it tastes bitter - I think it is made from lemon juice or something like that - it worked for our little monster! Aren't sleeping puppies just the cutest - the little snuffles, squeaks .... and puppy breath ...

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
My wonderful parcel arrived day and the contents are fantastic!! I am going to find more spoons and forks to fill it up. Your patchwork is excellent and my husband thought the colours were lovely. Please accept the award the I have nominated you for on my blog.
Best wishes and hope to hear from you again.
Andrea