Thursday, 15 August 2013





I've been housebound this week with a very poorly Harry.  We have been back and forth to the vets and they are unsure whether he has a really bad stomach infection or pancreatitis.  Either way he hasn't been himself and has even been refusing food (this has never, ever happened in all of his 7 1/2 years!)

Silver lining, I have been able to get on with lots of orders.  The fire engine bunting is now finished and has gone off to Australia and I have started on my Christmas makes (sorry!)  I know it's ridiculous talking about a day in December when it's baking hot and August, but if I don't start now I will be in full panic mode by October when I have lots of fairs!

We have been promised rain here tonight and tomorrow and I'm really hoping we get some, everywhere is parched and the garden is really suffering.  I have noticed the evenings are getting cooler and the evenings are getting darker earlier.  Whilst I will be glad of it being cooler I will miss the lovely light evenings.  I do enjoy September though, I still  get that back to school feeling with lots of possibilities and I love autumn.  Is it just me, or do you still feel like this? x

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  1. Lovely makes! Hope Harry feels better soon.
    M x

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  2. I really like the cooler evenings (although that isn't usually a problem most summers) and I like the crispness that sometimes comes with September. Hope Harry picks up soon. Juliex

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    1. Me too! We need to see some updated photos of your puppy soon! x

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  3. Oh, poor Harry. I hope he recovers very soon.
    Love the card with the little robin!!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. He's much brighter today, but we won't really know until he finishes the antibiotics next week Jx

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  4. Oh poor little Harry, I do hope he get better soon. Looks like you have been very busy making lovely things.

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    1. It's horrible when pets are ill isn't it, they can't tell us what's wrong Jx

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  5. How worrying, do give Harry a get well pat from me :(

    Love all the Christmas things though especially the little girl and the robin - gorgeous x

    Hope it's a good weekend and Harry is back to his old self.

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    1. Harry says thank you for the pat!! Jx

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  6. Poor Harry hope he is better soon. It's never too early to get stuff done for Christmas, it will be here soon enough!! I seem to have lost you from my "blog roll", along with 4 others!! So I will rectify now, serves me right for always messing around with my layouts etc xxxxxx

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  7. Your layouts are so lovely though, whereas I just stick with the one I started with! Jx

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  8. I not only feel that same sense of possibility, I also blogged about it. But I suspect summer will yet manage a last hurrah!!

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  9. Yes, I read your post and realised we'd touched on the same thing. I'm not really hoping for an indian summer this year Jx

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  10. I've been getting that sense of Autumn in the air feeling too i think maybe I mentioned it in a post last week too, was dark by 9pm last night eek. I was just thinking the other day need to start work on the C card and a crochet wreath I'm planning. I hope Harry's better soon, nothing worse than when your Pets are ill and can't tell you whats wrong
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Thanks Clare, lovely to hear from you, am popping over to your blog now and look forward to seeing your crochet wreath! Julie x

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  12. I absolutely adore autumn, it's my favorite time of year!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your poorly guy... pancreatic problems are horrible so I hope its not that.
    I love that stocking! I've secretly been thinking about Christmas as well, though I don't have to worry about fairs, I do have many children to buy for and make for.
    I hope you have a great rest of your week,
    Tammy

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  13. Thanks Tammy. I think everyone starts to secretly think about Christmas once we get into Autumn. I look forward to seeing your makes in the weeks to come. Jx

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  14. Ah yes, the fast (in shop making terms) approach of Christmas - sadly, I think you are right to start the making now, it's the busiest time of year (with by far the highest sales) for me, so it makes sense to start early. I hope Harry is feeling better and you're enjoying these late summer days. Love the bunting. Beth

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  15. Me too, the sales at Christmas are more than the rest of the year put together! It's a shame because by the time we get to December 20th I'm all 'Christmased out' (if there is such a word!) but it has to be done. Loved your blog about your fab holiday Jx

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