Difficult Decision

May 8, 2018  |  Featured Posts

Well at last Spring has arrived here in Scotland. We had one of the longest Winters that I can remember, it seemed to go on and on and I know it was the same in a lot of other places too.

At least now we have colour back in our garden.

We’ve also had this fellow back visiting although not as much since I stopped feeding the birds a week or so ago.

I’ve been knitting more of late rather than sewing so I have no finished sewing to show, only a couple of knitted shelf items.

The frog is my first attempt and I changed the pattern quite a bit – I’m not sure if she needs a mouth. I had a few attempts at giving her a mouth but none of them seemed right.

She was fiddly to knit but still fun. I hand painted the glass eyes which was a first for me.

This little bunny seemed to take ages to complete and I almost gave up a few times but decided to keep going and I’m glad I did. I quite like the end result and I’m currently knitting another in a brighter colour scheme.

Knitting is so therapeutic, it keeps me grounded at a time when life around me feels like shifting sands.

My blog title today refers to a very hard choice we had to make just after my last post. Given that my husband has moved on to a more harsh treatment we made the choice to return Bruno to the breeder. We had him eleven days and it’s taken a while to accept that we couldn’t keep him in our current circumstances. If we had known this prior to bringing him home then we wouldn’t have gone ahead.
He is now with a lovely lady who has kept his name and keeps in touch with regular updates.

The cats settled very quickly back into their usual routine.

Rosa turned six a few days ago and Poppy will be seven in August and yet it feels like they have only been with us a short time. Am I the only person who feels like time is running away from me.

I’ll leave you today with a photo of a lovely gift sent to me by Julie. It was such a thoughtful thing for her to do and actually crossed over with a package I had mailed out to her – it was as if we had been thinking about each other at the same time and not known it!
I’ve always admired Julie’s little rabbits when she’s shown them on her blog and now I have my very own which I’ve named Belinda.

I hope all is well in your part of the world, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh dear. I am sad to see Bruno go of course Ann. I am certain that was a very difficult situation. I am sorry dear. I am praying for your husband.
    Your knitting is just darling! I love the frog just the way she is. 😀
    And Julie’s bunnies are just so special!

  2. I’m sorry to hear about Bruno, but it’s so nice that you have updates about him. That’s so kind. I adore that frog. Still think you should open an Etsy shop! ;O)

    I’ll be keeping your husband in my prayers.

  3. Ann I am so sorry , but you know you have done the right thing for the for the time being , even though it must have been hard .
    Dogs take a lot of time to care for , I love dogs and would love one but we made up our minds that we could not care for another with all the things we do at the moment it would just not be fair.
    I will pray for your DH , I have a few dear friends who are also going through treatment right now.
    What a lovely thoughtful sweet blogging friend Julie is , such a sweet rabbit. Enjoy your warmer weather it is about time you had some nice sunshine. HUGS.

  4. Dear Ann
    So many times we need to make those decisions that are not what we really want but need to do. I love your knitted friends and glad you have something to keep your hands busy. Please know that I have you in my thoughts daily…you have been so supportive to me this past year. I think the frog is perfect just as it is! I love him!

  5. Good morning Ann, the little frog is delightful and the bunny you knitted…. now that is gorgeous. Belinda is the ideal name for Miss Bunny. May she remind you each time you look at her that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending you a {big hug}
    I hope you are having some of the lovely sunshine we have had this past week.
    much love xxx

  6. I’m sorry you had to give up the new puppy. Your knitted froggie and bunny are just adorable and congratulations on receiving one of Julie’s bunnies!

  7. Your milk chocolate bunny as charming Ann. I am so sorry to read that your husband’s health has led you to make a difficult decision about your puppy. I hope that you take some solace that the new home seems to be a wonderful fit.

  8. I’m so sorry about Bruno, but especially about your husband. I’m sending positive thoughts that his treatment will help him to recover. Love all your knitting. I agree, knitting is very therapeutic during hard times. Hugs.

  9. I always know I’m in for a treat when I see a new post from you, Ann! Your nature photos are so wonderful and your creative crafts never disappoint. I’m so sorry you had to make that difficult decision to give up Bruno, but just remember it will be better for him to have the full attention of a new home. At least you still have those sweet kitties to cuddle 🙂

    I’m so sad to read that your husband is undergoing further and more serious treatment. Sending you a caring hug and all positive thoughts, dear Ann ♥♥♥

  10. Gorgeous flowers, and cute cute little knitted animals. Sorry to hear about your husband and your decision. Understandable and it sounds like it was a good decision.

    I like to meet new blog friends and spotted you as I was making my way around today.

  11. Oh dear Ann, it must have been so hard to let Bruno go to a different home. But at least you know that he is also well loved by his new owner. Sometimes we have to make this kind of decision wether we like it or not. So sorry to read that your husband has some more treatments. I wish him all the best.

    I always love to see your knitted animals. that little bunny is really cute, I love his ears. And so nice to see a little frog appear here. I can see that it must have been a bit fiddly to knit him but you were doing a great job. And now your knitted animals have got company by Belinda. Such a sweet gift by Julie. Enjoy.

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