Saturday, January 26, 2013

FNSI, Sad Day

Last night was Friday Night Sew In  hosted by Heidi.  Thank you so much Heidi for holding this again in 2013. I decided that I needed to work on projects that I must have finished by the end of the month.  No finishes as yet but hopefully by tomorrow I will have a couple completed.
Some secret stitching to be posted on Tuesday.

Some preparation on blocks two and three for my Girls Day Out quilt.

Front and back of Erica's Backpack  (13 UFO's in 2013)

I completed  hand-stitching on the front and the back  of the bag.

Two of  three pockets, still one to turn.
I was happy to get the prep work done on my Girls Day Out blocks as I always find this the most time consuming part.  In all not a bad evenings' work.
Here he is with my sons dog Brodie.  Cain is on the right.

This morning we had to say a very teary good-bye to our dog, Cain.  He was around sixteen and in the last few months his walking has deteriorated to a stage where he was unable to get around very well or do things most dogs want to do.  It meant a visit to the vet which I have been putting off but could not do any longer.  He has been a wonderful, faithful and loving pet who I will miss very much every time I go out the back door and he is not there to greet me.   Rest in Peace, darling boy.
Till next time...............


  1. oh Noela you have me in tears RIP little man,what a lovely friend.
    Love your sneak peek Noela.xx

  2. Loved the sneak peak It is so sad to lose a much loved friend
    Thinking of you xx

  3. Oh I am sorry for you and your family, Pets are like one of the family aren't they.

  4. Oh Noela, crying here with you. It is the hardest thing to do. We had a black staffy with a white front who was the love of our life...they give us such love and joy. I am sending you big hugs xxx

  5. Thinking of you. Letting to of a loved pet is so hard. Hugs xx

  6. Such a sad thing to have to do. So pleased he was such a faithful friend to you for so long - a good, long life. Hugs..xx

  7. I'm so sorry about your dog! Sending hugs for you.

  8. Letting go of our loved pets is so hard. Sending hugs.

  9. So sad letting the dog go to rest .... staffies make such loving pets... big hugz... your sewing looks wonderful and I hope you find lots of solace doing it...

  10. Hugs to you and your family for the loss of your pet, always a very sad time. Love your fabrics.

  11. Gorgeous projects you have on the go!
    Tough call and brave decision, feel for you in the loss of a 'friend'.

  12. If Cain could talk, I'm sure he'd thank you for loving him enough to make that heart-wrenching decision for him.. so sorry for your loss.. they become such a part of the family. xoxo Loved reading about all of your projects.

  13. Oh Noela, your beautiful Cain has had a wonderful life in a loving family, it's so hard to let him go... x
    many hugs to you x

  14. I love your projects.The backpack's fabric is gorgeous.I'm sure Erika will be very happy with it.
    Sorry to hear the news about Cain, it's always very said to say goodbye to a pet but it was very brave of you to have made that decision.

  15. Oh Noela, I feel your pain. So so sorry about Cain. My beautiful boy is getting close to that stage too, and it will break my heart to have to make that decision, as I'm sure it did yours :(
    Your projects are gorgeous!

  16. I am so sorry to read about Cain. It is certainly a heartbreaking decision to make no matter how old they are. Just think of all they happy fun things he has done. It helps.