Sweet nothings.

October 8, 2012  |  Featured Posts

It’s been another eventful week with our pets yet again.  Poor Rosa was very unwell mid-week and had to be hospitalised overnight at the vet.  She took an acute urinary infection which laid her very low.  The general feeling is that the flu virus has reduced her immunity and an infection was the result.  She and Poppy are both fine at the moment but I’m not counting any chickens yet.


When the two of them settle like this then I can get on with a little knitting or stitching.

I’ve been wanting to finish a little rabbit for ages now but it’s the type of knitting that you have to be in the right frame of mind to do.

She is “Lily” bunny from the pattern by Susan of “Mary Jane’s Tearoom”.  Susan produces the loveliest of patterns for knitted toys.  They have so much detail in them and she has such an eye for choosing the perfect colours.

I finished this little piece of bargello last week and have since made it up into a small pincushion.  It’s a lot smaller than I thought it would be but that’s okay as it’s only really for parking my needle whilst stitching.

I’m hoping to make a start on a stitcher’s sewing case tomorrow or the next day depending on if the chart arrives.  I’d also like to stitch a new blog header using Mary Engelbreit type colours.

I’ll leave you with a photo of Brandy who obviously decided that he didn’t want to be left out of the vet visits.  He swallowed a marble that the cats knocked on the floor and had to be rushed to the emergency vet to get an injection to make him sick.  If it had travelled out of his stomach then he would have needed surgery.

I’ll leave you on that note, till next time.  Have a great week and take care.


  1. Very eventful time at your place. Love the knitting and stitching!

  2. Love your little knitted bunny how sweet.
    All your pets are lovely so happy they are all well again.Hugs.

  3. Ann – Boy your pets are putting you through the wringer! If it is not one thing, then it is TWO things in your case. I hope poor Rosa continues to imprve and Brandy shows more discretion in what she eats in the future.

  4. Oh Ann, poor you and poor kitties. Hope you are all past the worst now. Lovely stitching and knitting. You have done well.

  5. Hi Ann! Glad to see the kitties up and about. Hopefully they are both on the mend now. Brandy is bravely holding the fort I see!

    Love the cute bunnies you’ve made!

  6. OMGoodness, the kitties and pup are certainly keeping you on your toes. I hope that they are all doing better and continue so. I just love your knitted bunny and your bargello pincusion!

  7. I’m glad all your babies are ok, and I hope it will stay that way. What a charming bunny doll! And the stitching is lovely too.

  8. Oh my, Lily is such a sweet little bunny. Lovely stitching as well.

  9. Hello Ann…My goodness you are being kept busy with those vet visits aren’t you?
    Such a lovely pic of Rosa and Poppy…I do hope they are well on the mend now….they are so lovely!
    So glad to hear that Brandy didn’t need surgery after swallowing the marble too…that would have been dreadful. Isn’t it strange how these things tend to come all at once?
    And now you have a little LILY Bunny to add to your busy household.She is lovely Ann and thanks so much for your kind comments…you have made my day!
    Love the colours in your bargello too…beautiful work as always.
    Happy Sunday,
    Susan x

  10. Wow your family pets have had a rough go of it lately and how stressful that must of been for you!!!! I hope that’s the las Tibet visit for a long time!!!!

  11. Glad to hear everyone’s all well now but that does sound like you’ve all had an eventful time.

    Your bunny is gorgeous as is the pincushion

  12. Oh dear Ann! So glad your furbabies are okay now. But that must have been quite the ordeal. Love that piece you stitched and made into a pincushion. Very intricate!! Love that little box you have in the picture there too beside it!!

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