Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Well that was a fast year...

Clancy O'Shay, momma's little boy - July 4, 2005 - January 7, 2016

Where do I start?  First I can't believe it's been a year since I last blogged.  Stitching and dogs took a back seat to the yard.  It seemed like I had a good start in the year but lost my ju-ju really early.  I started work on a new koi pond for my yard in February.  Lot's of planning and the actual building started in March.  I didn't even get any koi in until May.  And I put it to bed in November with still a ton of work to do and things still left to buy.  What a huge money pit.  And I don't even have a nice photo to share.  :-(  How did that happen? 

I only have one finish to show - and that was from last week.  Shepherd's Bush Goodness and Grace pin cushion.  I made a start from that series on the pin keep also. 
I signed up for a crewel work class from the Shinning Needle and I've been making good progress on that.  It's going to be a giant strawberry - I'm filling mine with shot to make a frame weight.  
 Isabelle and Benny sharing.  :-)

I adopted another lab in September.  I started fostering for Chicagoland Lab Rescue back in the summer and the fourth dog I fostered for them was Benny from Puerto Rico.  I knew within 30 minutes of his being dropped of, I couldn't let him go.  Isabelle loves him also so it's a huge plus.

My 2016 started out very sad.  On the 7th of January my beloved pug Clancy died in a tragic accident while I was away on vacation.  He will never be replaced and always remembered.  It's been so hard without him.  I love all my dogs but it was different with Clancy. 


Dirty Martini Queen said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know losing a furbaby especially unexpectedly is heartbreaking but I hope soon that laughter will replace your tears when you think of Clancy and his antics.

marly said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Words cannot express how very, very sorry I am to hear about Clancy. Run fast and free, momma's little boy.
Pug hugs :)

Robin in Virginia said...

I am sorry to hear about Clancy's passing. May you find comfort in the memories that Clancy left behind. Thank you for expanding your home to include Benny. He and Isabelle are looking very innocent at the moment.

Sandra said...

I am so sorry to hear about Clancy, that must have been so upsetting for you not being with him at the end. I still think about my two dogs and it is 17 years since we lost the last one.

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Glenna said...

I am so sorry to hear about dear Clancy--how heartbreaking.

Yay for Benny, and the fact that you are blogging again.

Syd said...

Sorry for your loss.

Edgar said...

I am so very sorry about Clancy.... Benny is so lucky, all our Chi's are rescue and so wonderful!!

Karen said...

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved dog.

Sweet Sue said...

oh margie, such sad news about clancy, so very sorry. no matter how many years pass, the heart always remembers the love doesn't it! nice to see you posting:)

phann son said...

Good for you on developing a stitching spot for yourself! I hope it works for you; if not, move the furniture around again. Your finish is darling and you have made good progress on your crewel piece.