Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wilberforce in the Wars again

Poor Wilberforce has another eye infection.  It is only three months since his last.  His vet cannot seem to find the reason and we wonder if he is alergic to any of our plants or shrubs as he does seem to frequently blunder through the undergrowth and I have to pick burrs off his coat.  So he is back on the eye drops, antibiotics, and cream for his eye.  He has also got arthritis in his front leg and is taking tablets for that too.  Fortunately, he's already starting to look a bit better since I took this photo so we are keeping our fingers crossed.
I have finished another blanket (number three) for the local dog shelter we adopted Higgins from.  In the past I have sewn the squares together which took a couple of evenings but since taking a course on finishing and joining crochet I crocheted this one together using 1 double crochet and one chain in every other stitch and it took me just an hour and a half to complete.  Result!
 I am still working through my small cross stitch kits and made this little pansy card topper.  I used my new Big Shot die cutter I got for my last birthday to cut the apertures so it is proving very useful as I have also used it for cutting applique and designs for embroidering over in fabric as well as paper and card.
Because this house is crowded with Airedale Terrier paraphenalia I decided we should have more Border Collie stuff and whilst looking through my old stitching magazines I found this chart in New Stitches no. 63.  I think I will make it up into a hanging sachet. 



  1. Poor baby...i hope he will recover soon ...love from me...Ria...x !

  2. The cross-stitch of you is awesome, Higgins! Lots of AireZen is coming your way, Wilberforce. We hope you feel 100% soon!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Aww... poor Wilberforce! I hope he's better very soon! What a great blanket for the shelter, Shirley--I'm sure it will be very much appreciated :)

  4. Hi Shirley!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is wonderful and your dogs are so cute. I hope Wilberforce will be feeling better soon (such a darling name)!
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  5. Poor Wilbur. Hope this time is his last for the eye drops. We both have allergies and are itchy sister and brother. Seem to be worse this year. LOve the quilt and Collie x-stitch!
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

  6. Poor pup. Hope he feels better soon.

    Love the blanket. The colors are so happy!!

  7. Poor Wilberforce - I hope he's feeling better soon. xx