Yesterday was a very special day – it was Miss Daisy’s first birthday, and Rosie, her number one fan, decided that we should mark the occasion with a canine birthday pawty! They spent the morning baking …
….a whole pile of crunchy peanut butter treats, as well as a doggy birthday cake …
Before long it was time for the birthday girl to put on her pawty hat ….
As her special guest was about to arrive – the extremely handsome Lionel ..
Whilst the youngsters played and the humans chatted (Daisy was sure Lionel was laughing at her hat!), Ben just wanted to sample the cake …
Not long to wait Ben! Light the candle and join in the singing .. Happy Birthday Miss Daisy, Happy Birthday to you.
But all too soon the pawty came to an end and it was time for Lionel to go home. Everyone, especially Daisy, had a wonderful time.
Happy first birthday, Daisy. We hope you had a pawfect day!!
On my Facebook page today I was asked how I managed to get so much stitching done? Was it down to excellent planning? I’m afraid not Gabby!! I think it’s because sewing is such a passion of mine. I’m one of those people who simply can’t sit down and relax for even a moment without picking up my latest project, and it’s amazing how much I do manage to achieve this way.
Of course Daisy would tell you it’s because I have such a hard heart – (I am very good at resisting her canine charms when I feel she’s had enough petting/playtime). She thinks my stitching is VERY boring!!
And I suppose from her point of view it probably is!!
Daisy was desperate to be a flower girl at Rosie’s wedding – until she discovered what she’d have to wear!
Today my friend Lesley came for lunch in the summer house. We first met when she had her lovely shop “This’n'That” in Totnes, and for several years I had a table at her Nostalgic Mix fairs. Lesley hadn’t met Daisy before so the small furry one was made to promise that she would remember her manners. (Ben loves Lesley, and can generally be relied upon to behave in a gentlemanly fashion!). We sat down to a tasty lunch – quiche, salads, minted new potatoes and lemonade ….
Followed by local strawberries, meringues and cream. ”Delicious,” said Lesley…
”Where’s mine?” asked Daisy – totally forgetting that she was supposed to be remembering her manners!
Daisy stared very VERY hard indeed at Lesley, but was destined to be disappointed ….
Far too nice to share with a naughty puppy!
”MUM! LESLEY! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! YOU HAVEN’T SAVED ANY FOR ME!! I am going to get into mischief for the whole of the rest of today!”
And she did! But that, as they say, is another story.
Back soon with your free Grandmother’s Bunny pattern – until then, here’s a peek at the September Magazine cover – published next week.