Sunday, 18 June 2017

Stitching on Colour - Pink!!!

Hello Paw-Pals,

Shhh... Don't tell the sheepie that it isn't really the weekend anymore. He told me to post on the weekend... and he can get quite grumpy if I don't...

The Mother was thrilled with her stitchery presents.

Here they are! The stitcheries are from the book "S is for Stitch" by Pretty by Hand. 
It is one of Miss H's favourite books and she can't wait to stitch up the girl alphabet quilt from the book. 

Apparently these are accessories... not something I would ever wear or carry around with me!

No way would you see me wearing a dress! 

The Mother found this lovely fabric to make them into a mini quilt with (when she gets time). She loves getting stitcheries from Miss H because her favourite part is making them into something. 

Slobbery Kisses From, 
Snowy. Woof!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stitching on Colour

Hello Peeps,

I am back for good now. Yay! Miss H is feeling much, much better. Yay again! Now, just because we have been away from Blog-land doesn't mean that we haven't been making things. So I have some new things to show you over the coming weeks. I am so excited!!!

First of all, Miss H and the Mother have been trying something new. It all started when they were watching old fashioned movies (romance ones - ew!) which had quilts in them. They noticed that many of the quilts did not use white as a background but instead used a colour - usually yellow. Miss H and the Mother were keen to try using a colour as their background - not just in their quilts but also for their stitcheries.

That was when Miss H found a bag of scraps the Mother had given her that contained five pink squares.

Miss H was at home up in Auckland, but the Mother was away visiting the Geek so Miss H decided to stitch up four stitcheries for the Mother on the pink squares and use the last one for something else. 

Miss H drew the stitcheries with a water erasable pen. The Mother is usually the one who draws out all of the stitcheries as she is good at using a pencil (which Miss H prefers to stitch over), but one cannot make a surprise gift if the recipient has to draw it out! 

I was hoping to show you more pictures but... Snowy got grumpy and shoved me out of the way and insisted that Miss H do something with him *. He is even lying on her stitchery bags so she couldn't do anymore stitcheries!!!

Miss H decided to take pity on Snowy and took him out - she even bought him an ice-cream!!! 
He gets very sooky when the Mother goes away and acts as if his world has ended. 
Maybe if I did the same Miss H would buy me chocolate...

The reveal of the completed stitcheries will have to wait until the weekend, along with the coloured fabric choices Miss H and the Mother made to try stitching on. 

Love From, 
Baa. xxx

*Possibly not the actual story...

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Design Floor Chaos!

Hello Paw-Pals, 

The Mother arrived home from work to find her design floor a complete mess. 

"Snowy! This is not how I left the design floor this morning." The Mother exclaimed. 
I quickly told her that it was the cat!

"What? Me?" Purred Luna. "I am far too cute and innocent to destroy your design floor."

So it remains a mystery who caused chaos while the Mother was away... but maybe now the Mother will stop using the lounge's carpet as her design floor. 

Slobbery kisses,
From Snowy! 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Recent Happenings

Hello Peeps,

There has been a lot going on recently. Miss H and I came back to Auckland on Friday.

On Saturday we went to Miss Bee's oldest daughter's birthday party.

How cute is this puppy dog cake?!

And these adorable puppies? 
Not too adorable to eat though... mmmm, they tasted good!

Then on Tuesday something not as fun happened - Miss H went in for an operation. She hasn't been feeling well for a looong time and finally the doctors worked out what it is. Poor, poor Miss H has endometriosis and adenomyosis which have been causing her problems for several years. 

Don't her compression socks (they went all the way up to her thighs) and the blue ones over the top (so she wouldn't slip) look soooo coolio? Miss H was definitely rocking the hospital style! They were to keep her from getting blood clots.

And just so you don't think I suffered too much having to be in a hospital (a place I never wanted to go - EVER!)  they gave me Crème Brule for dessert. YUM!

Miss H is recovering at home in Auckland. I am taking excellent care of her - along with the Enemy who has broken the "No Dogs on the Couch" rule in order to comfort her.

Love from,
Baa. xxx

Monday, 24 April 2017

Wellington Adventure!

Hello Peeps,

Miss H, the Mother, the Boss and I drove down to Wellington (with a stop at a quilt show in Matamata). They went for the weekend to see the Geek as it was his birthday on the 24th.

Can you spot me flying with the pigeons?

This is the cenotaph in the middle of the city. 
It's a bit hard to see in this picture because of the building behind. 

These are on the cenotaph in honour of the fallen from WWI and WWII. 

This is at the top of the cenotaph. 

This is from the people of the UK and is for those who were awarded the Victoria Cross during WWI. 

Wheeeee! I I am standing on top of the Beehive (NZ's Parliament House). 

Miss H, the Mother, and the Boss had a tour around Parliament - but not ME! 
I was left in security with Miss H's camera and everyone's cellphones. Harumph!

It is almost ANZAC Day - which is when New Zealanders and Australians remember and honour those who fought. 
So our next stop was the Wellington Botanical Gardens where there was a display of crosses representing the Wellingtonians who dies in WWI. 

In 2015, 884 crosses were put up for the men who died in 1915 from the Wellington area. Then last year another 964 crosses were added, and this year 1568 crosses were added. 

The poppy is the symbol of ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps). 

The Mother and Miss H (who LURVE history) were interested in the fact that there was only two Stars of David. They thought that there must not have been a very big Jewish population in Wellington before WWI. 

These two crosses represent two brothers who signed up on the same day (their numbers are consecutive) and who both died fighting for their country. Their ancestors still remember them and added those little wreaths to their crosses. 

Miss H thinks this photo represents hope with the sun shining on the crosses - because of these men and women's ultimate sacrifice we are able to live in freedom. 

Love From,
Baa. xxx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Felt Narwhals in Navy!

Hello Peeps,

Sticking with the Unicorn of the Sea theme, Miss also made 5 cute little narwhals. 

Here they are - all dressed up in navy with coolio aqua bellies. 

They were very easy and fun to make - probably why Miss H made five when I told her she only needed one!!! 

Miss H is thinking about stringing them all together and making some cute bunting. 

Love from,
Baa. xxx

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter - Eggs, Sheep, and the Geek!

Hello Peeps,

Its Easter and we have had a LOVELY Easter this year.
The Geek came home for the first time since he moved to Wellington - YAY! 
It was SO coolio!!!

Oh, and of course there were Easter eggs!
Or should I say - EASTER SHEEP! 

This is all my dreams rolled into one - sheep made out of chocolate!!!

I am in Sheepie Heaven! 

Miss H also made this yummy Easter egg chest and filled it with homemade Easter eggs!
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Isn't it yum-dorable (yummy and adorable!)?

Mmmmmmmmm!  The chest are Tim-Tams stuck together with chocolate - YUM! And the eggs are made of Tim-Tams and cream cheese then rolled in hundreds and thousands. So so so yummy!

I hope you have ALL had a FANTASTIC Easter! 

Love from,
Baa. xxx