My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Blink.....

Blink and you miss it is possibly the best way to describe last week! I settled down into my cozy chair after dinner on Friday night, with the aim of joining in with the other FNSI-ers from around the globe, but all I could manage was one row on my scrappy waves blanket before I called it a night and tumbled into bed.
I haven't shared about this project for a while.... I am relishing using my odds and ends of wool and all along just wanted it to be a mess of scrappy colour...which I think I've achieved. It's the project I turn to when I sit down at night and really cant be bothered doing anything. A row here and a row there and it's actually grown quite big.

I thought I'd give FNSI another try on Saturday afternoon...no dinner duties for me (yaay, it was kids' night cooking). Determined to get at least one of my cushions (shown in my last post) finished, I focussed and was just sewing the buttons on when I was called for our delicious tea!
And - yaay - my first finish for 2017!!
Baked cheesecake - yum!
Thank you Wendy for hosting us all on Friday night - signing up gave me the little push I needed to get something done! Thank you fellow FNSI-ers for your company!! You can visit Wendy by clicking *here*.

Our wee dog, who has been the hero of many of my photoshoots over the years, had a horrible injury this week.... we are unsure of exactly how it happened. He spent 2 days in vet hospital but we are happy that he is 'at home recovering' now. Not very happy about being under supervision and house arrest but doing really well considering the nature of his injuries.
Sulking... "I really want to run outside and chase something."
Stitches on his neck. Drainage tube, which you can just see, will be removed Monday.
Here's hoping for a calmer week!
Happy stitches :-)

28 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your scrappy blanket is very fun! I would want to go to sleep if that was draped over me! I used leftover yarn bits to make a Granny Squares afghan when I was in college. I think that was the last afghan I crocheted.
Your mouse cushioned turned out very cute. That kind of mouse would be welcome in any home. : )
Oh, the poor little doggie! Hope the recovery goes well.

Fiona said...

oh poor little dog... give him a gentle pat from me.... i love your scrappy blanket. The best thing about having the children at home is their cooking night!!
Hugz

Julie said...

Your scrappy blanket reminds me of the ones my Nan always had on her spare beds, mu sister and I would invariably have to swap them over, cos I had to have more purple in mine and she was after more yellow. Happy crocheting.

creations.1 said...

How nice to be abl;e to sew and be called to a prepared dinner - lovely treat.

kiwikid said...

Love your scrappy wave blanket, I like those in all colours kind of things. The cushion is beautiful, so nice to have dinner cooked for you!! Hope the little dog recovers well.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love mice and that mouse pillow it sooo cute--good for you that you did get a finish in--that always makes one feel better!!!
Poor pupster--hope he heals quickly--
enjoy the moments-di

Katie said...

Seems you were very busy! Love your cushion and glad pup is recovering. :-)

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh poor little boy, hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Suz J said...

It is great when small projects can use some of the odds and ends we end up making over the years. Especially great when it looks like that was what you planned all along! The cushions look terrific and I'm sure will be well loved. Having had a wee dog with injuries before... they always look so pitiful but you know you are doing the right thing keeping them inside and safe... and know that they will be back to their usual active wee selves very quickly.

Jo said...

That's a cute little mouse cushion and I love the scrap crochet blanket

margaret said...

scrappy gives the blanket a lovely look and the cushion is delightful. Do hope the little fellow recovers soon as is back to his old self

Karen S said...

Love your scrappy blanket. That is a great idea.
And the cushion is gorgeous. Well done on the finish.
Hope everything goes well with your dog.He is looking so sad.

Shirley said...

Projects looking good and baked cheesecake is one of my favourites. Hope your little friend is on the mend.x

Chantal said...

Lovely cushion finish! I love your crocheted afghan. It is so colorful. I have not tried this pattern before and you are making me feel inspired to give it a whirl. Have a lovely weekend.

Cisca Heiden van der said...

I love both your blanket and the mouse cussion, what a lovely pattern!
And your doggie is so sweet, I hope he(she0 is better now. So sweet, that red an white! x

loulee said...

Love the blanket, I plan to do something very similar.
Get well soon wishes for your wee dog. Its such a worry when they are injured or poorly.

I am said...

hi raewyn what a gorgeous blanket and that cushion is so very cute,well done.

Wendy B said...

love that scrappy blanket and yes, it's easy on a Friday night just when you start relaxing and enjoying the calm, to fall asleep! No guilt ever for that! and that mousey cushion is just perfect! Your poor baby.....he does look sad.....so pleased he lived through his ordeal though....it would heartbreaking to lose him! Big hugs xox

Lisa J. said...

I'm glad your dog is recovering. It sounds nasty. I love your blanket.

Maria said...

Your Scrappy Afghan is growing beautifully...
Gorgeous Wee Mouse Cushion....
Yummy baked cheese cake, one of my favorites...

Oh poor little doggy do hope he gets better quickly...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a cute mouse pillow. Poor puppy...:( :(

Susan said...

Love the scrappy yarn project and perfect for those times when you just cant focus on something else.

poor pooch - hope hes getting better now.

Karen's Korner said...

A great way to use up all those odds and ends of wool scraps. Looking good. Such a sweet mouse cushion.

newsurfiegirl said...

Your cushion is so cute!! Love your scrappy blanket too.

Needled Mom said...

I love the many colors while using all of the bits of leftovers. That looks wonderful. I also like the cute cushion.

Your poor dog. I hope that the puppy romps will soon return.

Lin said...

Hi Raewyn. Glad you managed something on Friday and your cushion finish is so cute. Hope your little dog makesa good recovery. xx

Sue said...

Poor little dog, hope all goes well for him. At least he has a cool sweater to wear!! Loving your scrappy blanket, so colourful.

desertskyquilts said...

What fun that afghan is! It makes me wish I had left over pieces of yarn around here, too.