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Sunny Day

Hello :)

Can I just begin by saying thank you to everyone for your lovely kind words about our gorgeous Foxy :) She is on steroids now, to try to control the cancer, and she is doing really well, she is happy, healthy and waggy, and that is all we wish for :)

I crocheted her a special little blanket, Foxy’s very own blanket, not to be stolen away by our other animals, lol, and she loves it. I crocheted it for her been such a brave girl after her surgery a few weeks ago, she had major surgery to remove lumps that were thought to be cancer, she had lumps removed from her elbow, side, part of a lump on her leg ( which is where the cancer is ) and her neck, but with these lumps been suspected cancer, they had to cut a lot away, so the surgery was major, and the lump on her neck which they removed, they could only remove by cutting away part of Foxy’s neck muscle too, so she was in a lot of pain, and it has took a good while for her to recover, but she has recovered, and is doing marvellously well now, thank God. I will not be writing to much about Foxy’s illness, as I find it too upsetting, as she is our little princess, and we love her so much, but I will write about it as and when, to keep you informed, but it will not be too much.

Here is Foxy snuggled in her new blanket :)

 

and here is the blanket, done all in soft fluffy wools, so it is extra comfy for baby Foxy :)

It is hard, to have this constantly hanging over our heads, but we are trying to keep life as normal as possible, as we do not want to stress Foxy, or our other animals, so keeping things as normal as possible does help, and on that note, I will get on with the rest of this new blog post :)

 

I am still working on the Venetian Opera Bag, from 1914. It is the most frustrating and difficult pattern I have ever done! If you remember a few posts a go, I said I had improvised on the first part, well, I did not like it, so I pulled it out and started again. I posted in a few groups on Ravelry, asking if anyone could help me decipher this pattern, as with it been such an old pattern, the wording is totally different to what we are used too today, plus it is extremely vague, as in the old days, they used to expect you to know what your doing, without it been wrote in the pattern, so a lot of guessing goes on, trying to get things right, by looking at the photo in the pattern, and trying to fathom the vague instructions. So, a few ladies joined in on this pattern, and it has turned into a Crochet Along, which is lovely! And we are all helping each other figure this pattern out, and we are finally getting there with it. I have almost finished mine now, I am currently crocheting the decorative baubles for the bag, then will crochet the handles and line the bag and it is done. I am seriously thinking of crocheting this again, in better thread, and entering it into one of our County Shows, as it is so pretty! So here it is so far ( it does not blocking to bring the frills out, I will do this when it is finished :) )…

 

Oh, in-case I forget to tell you, I am now an official member of The Townswomen Guild! And as an official member, I get posted out to me their quarterly magazine which really is a good read, this quarters magazine is a Jubilee Special, which I am so pleased about, as I am really looking forward to the Jubilee :) Speaking of which, if your on Ravelry, I am having a Jubilee CAL~KAL in one of my groups on there :)

( can you also spot my little badge I got when I became a member too :) ), I am a huge fan of Our Royal Family, and am especially fond of Our Queen :) I am going to crochet a filet crochet doily, with the words Elizabeth II 1952 on it, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, and use this for the Jubilee CAL~KAL on Ravelry, and also enter it into one of our County Shows in September, I will start work on it once the bag is finished, but it will be the first time I have crocheted using a chart, and done filet crochet, so it may take me a while to do :)

I have been enjoying all the programmes on telly recently, about the Royals, I watched one the other night, and saw old footage of The Queen knitting! She was helping Princess Margaret :) I took a screen grab of it via Youtube, want to see :)

Are you looking forward to the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, are you doing anything special?

Hasn’t this weather been gorgeous lately! And about time too, I was sick of all that rain, finally, I am able to get out into the garden! our fruit is all coming on a treat, and our flowers are doing wonderfully well :) The other day, we rescued a frog and a newt from our garden, bless them :) And we spotted a woodpecker in our garden too! I wish I took photo’s! I adore nature, and love to watch the wildlife, it soothes my soul to be in nature, but it is hard to be in nature when you live in a city, you have to make do, so our garden is a wonderful place to sit and watch the wildlife, and also, we take advantage of our local parks, when we want to see some greenery, and be soothed by Mother Nature :) We went to one of our local parks at the weekend, for a picnic, and it was lovely! I love picnics :) I took some photos to share with you :)

The above photo’s were taken from where we sat for our picnic, this was the view, and the following few photo’s were taken on our walk around the park…

And the rest of the photos are of the pond, flowers and shrubbery :)

We had a lovely day, the weather was perfect, and it soothed my soul :)

And on that note, I am going to say bye for now, as I am going to quickly get my days chores done, so I can sit out in our garden, and enjoy this beautiful day :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your lovely comments, take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)