It’s that time of year again – yes, the dreaded exam season is upon us. I remember when Rosie was very young she used to worry about exams and that her results would be disappointing (I don’t know why she thought this). Anyway, I used to reassure her by telling her there was no need to worry, I would never be disappointed as long as she had done her best – cos after all you can’t do better than your best! And so, for everyone taking exams this summer – and for those who aren’t as well, I have included this cross stitch design in the June magazine (out next week) ….
I didn’t use waste canvas this time – simply printed the cross stitches onto Sulky Sticky Fabri Solvy and then worked the text onto a vintage fabric doily I picked up at the Frome Vintage Market last month. Then I mounted it onto some modern fabric – Grid in Pink from the Nordic Design Studio with tiny stitches in white thread and I’m pleased with how it turned out. I am going to try to take some better pictures though – it’s quite a pale piece and we’ve had bright sunlight here all day (yippee!!) which made it hard to photograph.
But how, you may be asking yourself, did Daisy do her best today? After all it’s not as though she is going to be taking exams any time soon. It was after this morning’s dog walk. Imagine the scene… we were all invited round to friends for a nice cup of tea in their garden as Ben and Daisy are great friends with their two dogs. They made us very welcome and soon I was sitting in the sun with a nice cuppa, while Ben was being a VERY GOOD DOG and lying quietly in the shade. Was Daisy being good meanwhile? I am sure you know the answer which is – oh no – of course not. While we were drinking our tea and chatting Miss Daisy was doing her best to make a BIG SPLASH in their pond! The first time she actually fell in (typical Daisy) ….
And here she is, looking a bit bewildered and wondering what has happened!
We hauled her out and rinsed her off – she was COVERED in duckweed and smelly mud. Then we made our big mistake – we momentarily let go of her collar. She charged off – sprang into the air – and landed right in the middle of the pond (on purpose this time) with the most enormous SPLASH!!
And she is doing her best mud-monster impression! What a BAD DOG she was! She looked so pleased with herself and even the promise of a session with the hated dog blaster when we got home couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. There’s always one I know – but why is it ALWAYS Daisy?!?!?