Makings, Lyla progress and a Plea


Sorry it has been busy here, but here’s what has been happening.  A little pouch was made for a friend’s birthday. The lining reminded me of Victorian end papers in books.


Zodiac fabric on the front and a twisted cord to the zip.



Another friend had a birthday. I tried a new to me technique with stained glass following a you tube video.

This was very much an apprentice piece! I will stick to lead I think. I am a lot neater!



Lyla is settling in well.  I can’t believe it has only been a week and a half!


She enjoys walking with the others.


There had to be one facing the wrong way- Bungle!


She was a bit in awe of the greyhounds when she arrived but she is coming on nicely now. She will join Bungle on the sofa and is more at ease with Squeak. When I am studying she just snuggles against me quietly.  When nothing is happening in the house she sleeps, but when something is happening she is all waggy tailed and wanting to join in.



Sorry tilt head left for the final stitcheries for Quilting Mouse by Nikki Tervo. They wont rotate for some silly teckie reason.


“Piecing by Machine”


“Reel Vase” -ah that’s where those needles went! I was beginning to wonder if they dissolved after a time.




Now for a plea.

I am asking for Blogland’s help to try to find forever homes by sharing these photos, descriptions and videos of 2 dogs. They were with Lyla when she was hiding in the tyre after being dumped in Cyprus. They are both friendly, submissive and sweet tempered. They are still out there living rough at the mercy of people who see them as pests to be poisoned. In Cyprus it is normal for people not to even slow down when they see a dog in the road. Lyla was initially very fearful of traffic. The volunteer can get them passport ready for a plane trip to their forever home.

The first is a one year old Beagle cross called Ace, who is only a few cm taller than Lyla. He is mainly black and white but there are some brown colours to his face.


A volunteer is feeding both of them but as they are sweet tempered, she has to keep the more dominant  big dogs from stealing their food while they eat. This is what she says about Ace:

Oh my……Ace is also living on this wasteland with Lyla (the beagle girl in the tires).
He is too loving not to have a home. He is not aggressive, not dominant, very sweet, and just too fantastic to ignore. I have to rehome this boy no matter what because whoever adopts him will thank me forever I’m sure.
Don’t take my word for it, you can watch his video !

Ace’s video is here

The 2nd dog is a one year old pointer called Poppy. She has a pet passport already so if a forever home is offered she is almost ready to fly. She is spayed and had all vaccinations apart from the rabies one I think. Like Ace she is gentle, submissive and loving. You can see her character clearly in the video.

Poppy Collage


The volunteer says:


Who loves Pointers? Well Poppy is still living out there in this weather! 
Only a year old, spayed, vaccinated, and blood tested, Poppy is looking for a forever home. She is too sweet not to be a family pet. I am doing whatever i can for her out there but there is only so much I can protect her from when she is living so exposed. Please share, Poppy’s home is somewhere out there.

Poppy’s video is here.

The volunteer runs this facebook page if anyone wants to contact her directly.

So I am asking everyone who is reading this if they can cut and paste this part of my blog post and put Ace and Poppy’s photos on their blogs and ask everyone who reads their blogs to do the same. Both of them may just be a blog post away from finding their forever homes.

Blogland is such a caring place where I have been at home for a number of years, so I hope we can come together and get these 2 lovely dogs into safe homes away from people who would hurt them. Every day the volunteer worries about what she may find when she goes to feed the pack of dumped dogs. These 2 are desperate for love and have done nothing wrong, it is just a cultural attitude which has placed them in this position.

Please help them. Please share their photos and descriptions on your own blog and ask your readers to do the same.

Thank you.

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