Rosie’s little goldendoodle, Tilly, has been staying with us for a few days – and getting herself and Daisy into lots of mischief. I can put up with their squabbling over whichever toy is the current favourite. I don’t even much mind being woken at 6.30 am by kisses from Daisy and Tilly jumping up onto the bed – but I do draw the line at their going into my workroom. This is because I do not trust them to be good when they are together and also though Tilly doesn’t shed fur Daisy does, and I don’t especially want my latest project to be covered in fine black fluffy hairs that have to be carefully removed before I can proceed.
But this visit they were particularly naughty. I was downstairs and the first I knew of their goings-on was a loud crash – before two furry bodies flashed past me at high speed – no that’s not quite true – one speedy and athletic golden dog flashed past me at high speed, followed several seconds later by a black furry body galloping as fast as her rather slow and clumsy legs would carry her. Leaving them to recover outside I headed upstairs and into my workroom only to discover that my scrap basket had been emptied and the now slightly soggy contents scattered across the carpet, whilst the loud crash was my button tin bursting open as it hit the floor (probably dislodged by a sweep of Daisy’s wonky – but very substantial – tail). Chaos!! And amongst it all lay my latest completed project, looking rather squashed! Luckily I was able to dust it down and reassemble it before tidying up the rest of the mess. So now I proudly present to you (no thanks to the naughty canine pair) …..
Just a little patchwork, some simple embroidery and a tail decorated with some of my prettiest scraps (the unchewed ones). I think my vintage style kite will look rather nice in my new bedroom above the bed, whilst one made from different fabrics would be lovely for a child’s room. I do hope you like it, and the pattern will be in the May issue of the magazine (out on Thursday 28th).
And as for the two furry partners in crime … well, they got away with it of course – but I will be sure to keep my workroom door firmly closed from now on!