Christmas is a time for friends and family, for spending time with loved ones. I’m sure that our animal companions enjoy the festive cheer as much as we humans do, especially the tasty titbits which somehow find their way into bowls and the new toys that appear on Christmas morning. But many animals don’t have loving homes, and although the lucky ones will find new families, some are destined to remain at animal shelters for the rest of their lives, however long, or short, a time this may be. The most unlucky of course are left to fend for themselves, with varying degrees of success.
Amy, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was adopted by me … physically crippled and heart broken at the loss of her previous family (who didn’t have time to help her cope with her poor broken body). But with lots of love and care, plus many visits to the vets, she learned to be happy again (check out the photo above!) and became the busy, bustling furry body at the heart of my home. (plus a great judge for giveaways!)
And this year, in honour of Amy, I’ve decided to donate profits from this new applique pattern “At the Heart of Your Home” to our local animal rescue centre, Gables Farm, near Plymouth, to give many more homeless animals the care and support they need together with the chance of a new life with a loving family.
The downloadable pattern features three applique houses with embroidery details,
and has transfers, photos and detailed instructions for creating your applique panel and making a simple envelope style cushion cover. It costs $3.50 and profits will be donated to the animal rescue centre (that’s not just dogs, but cats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc etc etc) If you’d like to purchase (as an instant download), then you can do so here …..