Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Best Medicine

Not all purchases, there are a few swaps in there too, of course!! Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush came a couple of weeks ago, it didn't initially grab me when it first came out. But then I received a few bits in a scrap swap and I was totally smitten with these colourways. I'm going to mix it up with my collection of Good Folks, ha, yes, one day!! My pal Amy has done a couple of really wonderful quilts lately this one and this one. I'm thinking one of these would work really well. Which one? I'm not sure. The lovely Katy has also recently made this one too, which I'm completely drooling over.

Anywho, I just wanted to make a short post, get back into the swing of things, I wasn't ready to replace my previous post before now. Thank you to those who sent me emails about Skeeter, those virtual hugs really helped. I'm collecting his wooden box from the Vet's tomorrow, plenty of courage and deep breaths will be needed. They are a wonderful bunch of people at my Vet's. When I went in the day after Skeeter died, the nurse helping me with the next step, was crying just as much as me. And yesterday we received a lovely handwritten card from them. GDV robbed us of Skeeter, and although I got him to the Vet very quickly, it was too late for an 11 1/2 year old dog with a heart murmur. It was an horrific experience to have, but the future has brightened. The experience hasn't deterred me from getting another Vizsla, but I will get a puppy, and have his/her stomach sewn at desexing time. For a biggish gun dog, they are an amazingly affectionate breed, I love their colour, non-doggy smell, cuddles and fun personality.

Cheerio for now,
x Mandy


Rachaeldaisy said...

The photos of Skeeter are fabulous. I used to love watching my little Daisy dog rolling on the grass like that - pure happiness!! Lots of lovely fabrics!!!

DeeRoo said...

Cute, cute, cute photos! I now think of your pup every time I see my SILs vizsla...who by the way is visitng our inlaws right now!:)

See...you can post photos and love looking at them...all good!

Amy said...

Oh, I somehow missed your last post. I am so sorry for your loss Mandy!

Lara said...

Love Innocent Crush. I was the same when it came out too :) Then I got sent some scraps and fell head over heals and saw a couple of quilts online and promptly ordered a FQ bundle!!! YUM!

I'm having a giveaway at the moment in case you felt the need for some DS :)

Lara said...

PS So very sorry to hear about Skeeter.

Dads Google Account said...

Devonian said

Mandy, lovely photos of Skeeta, I know how much you loved him, and how he snuggled up to you every chance he got for a hug, your memories will always be with you.