So - last night I hand stitched the latest Splendid Sampler block before starting the new crochet adventure. I should say, at this stage, that sewing is far easier! The crochet-a-long suggested that you do a sample first to get into the swing of things and check your tension. Normally I would ignore this advice and just get started but I was a good girl and started a sampler. Good job I did - by the time I had checked the different stitches on You Tube and made a start I had lost a couple of stitches and my "wave" was "wavey" - but not always in the right places. So, I have pulled it all out and will try again - if I can't get 31 stitches right then how will I fare with 181? I just need to get my head around the pattern so that I can "see" that it is right.
This morning, as you will recall, is Daisy's operation day. I have to say that it felt really cruel to send them both to bed without their normal treat (she wasn't allowed to eat after 7pm) and then not give them "breakfast" this morning. However I do understand that it is for her own good - although I did leave her trembling on the table before the vet picked her up and took her away. (It was really reassuring to receive the text that she had come through the op okay - I have to pick her up at 5pm.) Meanwhile, much as I love Millie, it just didn't feel right to only have the one dog! She isn't leaving my side at the moment so, presumably, is missing Daisy as well.
After dropping Daisy off, it was a quick trip to Aldi's and Trotters Trading (to buy some sealed tins for our weight loss support group) before popping around to Jean's for a coffee and sewing room advice before coming home for another cuppa and some sewing distractions. I am currently on my 4th "no milk" cuppa and I must say that I am getting used to it. I was advised to make the coffee half the normal strength so that it is not as bitter without the milk. Sewingwise I still have someway to go before I have done my sewing class homework - which is due in tonight!! Clearly I won't leave Daisy if she needs me but I suspect that she will just want to sleep the nightmare away! I also gave the wave pattern another go - it might not look like it in the photo but its actually more accurate and I feel as if I could actually start the whole throw - tonight if I don't go out!