Two weeks ago, our dog was hit and left for dead. It's a horrible way to open a blog post, but it's what we have been facing in this house. We thought it was just a small fracture on her front leg and a hip that wouldn't go back in, but it turned out to be way worse. We have been fortunate in that people have donated to her care so we could afford it better, and the surgeon is working with us so we can bring her home and give her a good quality of life. Here is Addie:
She's a great dog, and she really helps my husband. We never put her through Service Dog training, so she isn't official as one, but she really keeps him going on his bad days. We have had to figure out a whole new budget, but she is worth it all. Addie should be home by early next week. The poor thing made it through her hip surgery today, and she will undergo surgery on her front leg tomorrow.
In order to keep my sanity, I returned to stitching. I allowed Life to get in the way, and I found myself not doing something I love in order to meet the expectations and needs of family and friends. So, this past week, I pulled out a WIP and got to work on it. Today, I have a finish!!
I used a conversion that I found on a Mirabilia site on the internet and changed the wings to a gold color and backstitched in brown. I think this gives her a more "autumn" look to go with the sunflower.
Now, I will put her aside and get busy on the wedding sampler that a friend made for me last year. We are going to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary this year - better late on the sampler than never!