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Thursday, July 16, 2015

A disaster - and it was all my fault!

I was making up one of the ornaments I had stitched last week.  I had just the last side to finish when I decided to have a short break, and sat down at the computer (in the next room) to check on this month's GG posts. Minutes later I heard the sounds of a very happy puppy growling and rough-playing with her toys back in the lounge room.  Something made me go and check - too late, unfortunately.  Miss Angela had got into my work basket (which was on a box well over a metre (3 foot) from the floor - and was playing with my almost-finished ornament.  Luckily she left the needle behind in the basket.  This is what I retrieved from her (eventually - she thought it was a great game):


She has not only chewed off some of the edging and inner border beads, she has torn several holes in the stitched design and shredded the seam allowance of the side I hadn't yet stitched.  I have no option but to start again. Fortunately for Angela, I love her a lot.  And she is still a puppy - almost. It's not the first time she has got away with one of my stitchy projects (though up till now I have always rescued them before too much damage was done), so I have only myself to blame for it.  I am going to have to get cleverer about protecting my basket.

Oh well, tomorrow is another day - and hopefully life goes on!


9 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! Puppies will be puppies. At least she didn't swallow the needle. But your beautiful stitching...so sad.

Justine said...

Oh no! Good job she is so cute.

Linda said...

Oh no. I have 9 cats but have been very lucky especially with my yarn.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Oh no, we must be grateful she didn't eat the needle. At least it was a small and not a BAP you'd been stitching for ten years!

Lynne Frankham said...

True!

Lynne Frankham said...

True!

Julie said...

Ooopps!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh no! And I bet she thought that you had made her a nice new toy to play with!!
Hugs xx

Annie said...

My youngest furbaby is a bit of a nightmare at times, but so far he's only managed to get hold of threads. Thankfully!! It's a good thing they are so cute; one just HAVE TO forgive them ha ha!