In Which I Humiliate A Dog

Hello, hello, my friends! Jayzus, I kid you not, I have literally nothing to say about sewing because I’ve sewed NOWT but I missed you something chronic, like a pain in the gut, and I just had stop by and say, ‘How’ve you BEEN?!’ Did you survive the season of Death By Baileys? If you’re reading this, I can only assume so.

If I sound a little, ahem, frazzled that’s because I am. Christmas was incredibly lovely – one of my best for years – but I never quite stopped working. And then I came home and decided to work some more. So then I gave up on the make-up. And then I decided washing my hair was a waste of time. Eating became one of those boring tasks you do to stop yourself from dying. You know the type of thing. Or hopefully, you don’t! If it hadn’t been for Ella nagging me and clawing at me when she thought my auld arse was about to get permanently moulded to the office chair, I’d probably have the neighbours asking what that smell was by now.

And in the midst of all this, I did not pick up a needle. Chronic, I tell ya!

Anyway, the craziness was all self-inflicted, a project dear to my heart and I wanted to start 2019 feeling that it was done. And now it is. So now I can sew again.

I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. And when I next return I promise to stop doing a bad Marian Keyes impression and I’ll be back to my calm, placid self.

In the meantime, here’s a photograph of Ella wearing an Elizabethan ruff from one of our rare excursions (on New Year’s Day, no less) and it makes me laugh like a drain. I hope you do, too!

PS Did I mention that I missed you? Because I really, really have.

ella in ruff

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18 Responses to In Which I Humiliate A Dog

  1. JenL says:

    Well then, Happy New Year! Ella looks very cute in her ruff…

  2. Polly Peirce says:

    Oh poor Ella! She doesn’t look overly happy wearing her ruff but she gave me a chuckle when I really needed one. Thank you & Happy New Year to both of you!

  3. Jenny Lester says:

    Missed you too and wondered whether we may meet up on Saturday I i journey south from Cheshire to see the Edward Burne Jones exhibition at the Tate and made a pilgrimage to TMOS!! How silly of me not to realise that he would be having an extended Christmas break!! So NO MOS!! However as I am trying to reduce my stash of both fabric and yarn it saved me buying even more to add to it!! Ella looks lovely although unimpressed. Did I say that the raw edge coat from The Makers Atelier book is an amazing make especially using some boiled wool from above named Walthamstow icon. Happy New Year.

    • didyoumakethat says:

      Oh man, I went to see him on Saturday and he wasn’t there, was he? I SO want to make that coat from boiled wool. Hope you’re well, my lovely friend.

  4. jackallcraft says:

    Makes me think of Colin the dog in Spaced.

  5. Brigitte says:

    Okay, I’ll be the one to say it–the poor pup looks terrified! Ella must love you very much. Thank you for the post and Happy New Year!

  6. Megan says:

    Glad to hear you had such a good Christmas, pity about all the work but good to have it all done especially if it was a ‘dear to your heart’ project. Ha ha ha… the look on her little face, priceless. I have a black dog and she looks at me like that sometimes, you can just she the whites of her eyes and it is too much. It is attention after all what is she complaining about. Oh whoops my dog is dialling the number for the RSPCA must go and stop her….

  7. Candie says:

    We missed you as well. Now we need to hear from Barbara at Sewing On The Edge and all will be good in the morning world once again.

  8. SHAE CANNON says:

    OMG Ella’s eyes! Like Mama what are you doing to me???? Thoroughly loving this post!!

  9. Connie says:

    “Laugh like a drain”??? Must be some kind of UK slang thing. Ella does look terrified poor girl and I am glad to hear from you.

  10. I am laughing because you give no apparent reason why Ella is dressed like that – just fun maybe?? Happy sewing in January. Jo xxx

  11. You are incredibly funny. Thank you.

  12. I wonder what her speech bubble would say….?

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