Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Today is a beautiful, sunshiney day, so I decided to take a quilt and some morning tea out into the back yard and work on my candlewick cushion for a while. I felt I had earnt it after three loads of laundry, baking, mopping the floors and taking dogs and children for a loooong walk! The delicious chocolate slice in the photo was freshly made this morning, and I was very proud that I have done so much this morning.
These beautiful little dogs are our family pet, Abbey(brown and white), and Mum's little fellow, Shiloh(black ears). They are young Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Shiloh is visiting us for a few weeks while Mum is in New Zealand on a well earned vacation. He arrived by plane yesterday evening, and will travel home with Mum as she spends a week here with us before she goes home.
The illusion of the perfect morning break didn't last long. About 30 seconds after I took this picture of the dogs they broke into a scuffle and managed to up end the tea all over the slice and my stitching work. Aaargh! Fortunately it isn't too marked, so I'll try to finish the stitching today so that I can wash it in a bit of oxyclean. Fingers crossed that it will be ok. I also managed to quickly eat the slice so it didn't go soggy sitting in its little pond of tea! Things never really go according to plan, do they?