Lucky helping me sew.
It was her kidneys shutting down. The vet was so wonderful to not only us but so gentle with Lucky. When it was time (though I was crying) I squatted down on my hunches and looked into Lucky's eyes and told her how much I loved her and thanked her for 15 years of a wonderful friendship.
I wanted my face to be the last thing she saw and my voice the last thing she heard.
She's buried out the back and I can see her from the kitchen table. I wrapped her in a red woolen diamond jumper I knitted years ago. Lucky so loved the jumpers in the winter time. Popped her in one of my pretty quilting boxes as well.
Next month we are going to plant an orange tree on top and we'll call its "Lucky's Tree".
So my week of sewing went out the window as I struggle to get used to not having my little fur buddy helping me with cooking, sewing, cleaning and even keeping me company in the bathroom while I soak in the tub.
Until yesterday I had only made 2 hexi flowers for a swap I am in.
A trip up to Dawn's sure put my sewing mojo back in top gear. I worked on the first block of "Bluebirds and Blueberries".
Then yesterday afternoon and last night I made this little basket.
Its for my dear friend Amanda. She saw mine a couple of weeks ago and loved the whole look of it.
Figured a little item to be made over the day was a gentle way to spend my hours. I love the whole look of this basket and keep thinking...I wouldn't mind keeping it for myself.
Then I thought, some of these baskets would be good as stocking fillers. I have a feeling there could be a few more posts coming up about this little item.