I had today all figured out.
I would get everything ready for my class at Sevenoaks E.G. tomorrow.
Then I would met Gill for some knitting and a coffee.
But we were woken this morning by a dreadful hacking, gagging, coughing noise coming from the dog.
Plans of knitting were abandoned and a trip to the vet took place instead.
The poor old boy has kennel cough. Given his advancing years he was put on antibiotics, had an anti- inflamatory injection and I came home considerably poorer! So I thought I would use my time back at home by having a sort out and I came across two gifts that I have received in blog giveaways over the past few months that I've not mentioned. The first was this lovely patchwork bag from Angela. When I received it, it came filled with a large bar of chocolate (long since gone) and much as I like the idea of a bag for storing a stash of chocolate I think it will be used for my sketchbook materials when on holiday.
The second lovely parcel was from Heloise - two bundles of gorgeous fabric scraps. Beautiful silks, prints and some very old embroidered pieces.
I decided to turn some of the pieces into little Suffolk puffs. Given that I have never in my life made a Suffolk puff before it may have been a bit ambitious to make them this small but I persevered as I had a project in mind...
I wanted to make a little bracelet of Suffolk puffs like those made by Julie Arkell. I did a bit of research and worked out how I might assemble the bracelet. Julie puts little tufts of felt in hers and I couldn't quite decide how they worked so I used buttons on mine instead...
And I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out... I tell you... it doesn't take much to make me happy!
In fact I like it so much, I'm going to make one with the blue fabrics too!
And Barley... well as you can see, he's doing fine. In fact, he's not coughed once since we went to the vet. Probably doesn't want the indignity of having a thermometer stuck up his bum again!