I finished up the first block of the Frosty Forest series last night. Although, I think my raccoon looks like he is stuck in the headlights of an oncoming car. I wasn't sure how many times to wrap my thread around my needle. The chart recommends stitching the French knots in one strand of thread and the gap seemed sooo large that I went around six times! I definitely overdid it, so will correct that later.
Snowy Deer arrived in the mail today, so how is that for great timing - I can just keep on stitching.
Last night I made a start on French Country Baby Carriage by JBW Designs. I am stitching it using Crescent Colours 'Clay Pot'. It will be personalised for Annabelle, who is six months old today (since I never got around to stitching her a birth sampler - although I have finally seen one I very much like!).
Here she is about 11 days old. Looking back at photos she was so very tiny (a month early and some other small problems), but she is such a happy, smiley, placid, funny little girl who has grown so much that we can happily forget all of lifes less shiney moments encountered along the way.
We finally found a suitable friend for my bunny Cola. Meet Millie. Oh boy she is cute.
It is quite hard finding companions for rabbits. I like my rabbits to be around the same size in case of any dust ups, and most of them have very strong/dominant personalities (even though we like to think of them as sweet and fluffy). However, so far so good with Cola and Millie so hopefully they will keep each other company for a good many years.
Have any of my readers suffered from ovarian cysts? I ended up at A&E on Saturday morning after being struck by a sudden and intense pain. I nearly blacked out during this odd episode and they think it was possibly an ovarian cyst that ruptured. I have never had anything like it before. The Doctor says I may never have one ever again, and that would be fine with me! I was also very lucky that my DH was home and that I was able to get Annabelle back in her cot safely before my head went fuzzy. I'll eventually receive an appointment for an ultrasound to check things out (although I think that will be closing the barn gate after the horse has bolted).
I hope you are all having a great week and getting lots of stitching in.
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