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Sunday, January 1, 2012


Yup, it's me....the hopeless Blogger!!! Figured I would start the New Year right! I HAVE been reading my favourite Blogs, but most time I cannot comment, I have no idea why...something to do with the settings on my computer I think, but I can't figure it out.......
I won't bore everyone with all that's been happening around's been typical.
We did loose our beloved border collie on Novenber 17th. We were all devasted! Nallie-dog was my friend...I loved her dearly...she was a unique and wonderful dog.(she was 13 1/2 and healthy until just about the end....) It was especially hard on my youngest....she grew up with Nallie and had no idea what life was like without her.....there was a lot of crying from everyone in the family that week...(and since....). We did however, add to our family with Hemi....who is now called "Herman" more than Hemi....he is a 5 month old pekingese/chihuahua...and he's adorable. It helps to have him...I could not imagine a house where a dog did not greet me at the door! We didn't get him to REPLACE Nallie, but to add to our household.
We had a great Holiday......the weather was mild and wonderful around problems with travelling around the area at all.....
I made a swedish weave blanket, which was a Christmas gift to a dear friend....and I managed to finish up TWO cross-stitch pieces and get them professionally framed.
Please excuse the bad photos! While the weather is mild, and great for travelling, it is dark and rainy and not good for photos!
And that fellow Bloggers is my last few months in a nutshell!!!
Happy New Year to everyone!!



  1. So good to see a post from you. Sorry for the loss of you Nallie. They do become such a big part f our lives, don't they? Herman is so cute!

    Your framed stitches are beautiful!

    Happy New Year!

  2. It's good to see you posting! I'm sorry about Nallie. It's so heartbreaking to lose a pet. Your little Herman is adorable! Love that blanket you made -- wow! I hope you explain Swedish weaving sometime. :D Love your finishes as well! Happy New Year!

  3. I'm so sorry that your lost your sweet Nallie. I think Herman is a perfect addition to your family. I love the Swedish weaving... beautiful. Your framed samplers are beautiful too. Happy New Year.

  4. It is never easy to lose a beloved pet. They become so much a part of our families, that they are almost like our children. Your little Herman is adorable.

    Your woven Swedish blanket is beautiful. My husband is Swedish and has done some Swedish Huck Weaving. In fact, his first project was a beautiful Christmas table runner, which we display on our dining room table each year.

    Wonderful needlework pieces too. Your stitching is lovely.

  5. I am so very sorry to hear about losing your Nallie. We recently lost our Golden, and it is without a doubt such heartache. I hope you are finding comfort in the newest member of your family. What a cutie.
    Lovely finishes!

  6. Marion, I love your blog as I read this one I am so sorry to hear about the lose of Nallie. We have 3 poodles so we understand 100%.
    I hope Hermin brings you and your family alot of joy, laughs and comfort to you and your family!!!They are just like having a child but in fur, LOL!!

    Hugs and Kisses,'Tricia

  7. Hello Marion

    It's horrible losing Nallie. We lost our Millie in 2009 and it was heartbreaking. A big hug to you and your family.

    Herman looks sweet.

    I would like to know more about Swedish Weaving, I haven't come across this before.

    I am looking forward to folloiwng your blog.

  8. Oh Marion...I'm SO sorry to hear about your loss :o( It is hard, even when they are older. We still miss Duncan.

    Nice to see you have a new family member and I hope Herman fits in well :o)

    Lovely SW! Your two framed pieces turned out great.

    Happy New Year!