Wednesday, 10 April 2019

What's on your workdesk Wednesday #514

Hello Creative Friends

It's Wednesday that day of the week where creatives worldwide 
share their desks thanks to our host Julia over at the 

A scheduled post from me as there's been little time for crafting 
but here's two embroideries I made for Mom's on Mothering Sunday 
created from left overs, Linladan linen threads and help from 
Katrina Witten's Hand-stitched Landscapes & Flowers book.

Thank you to everyone who has left kind comments and best wishes 
regarding our dog Boni(ta) many know she had been very poorly. 

Recent tests confirmed there to be a tumour in her tummy 
and we sadly lost her on March 30th 😢

Here's a picture of her looking very regal at 4 months old, 
she never lost those puppy dog looks even at the age of 12.

The best companion, forever faithful with the waggiest of tails. 
She followed our children everywhere loving nothing more than 
sneaking into their warm beds on school days if given chance. 

Miss you little lady... until we meet again R.I.P xx

I'm a little fragile at the moment so please be patient with me.

I'll catch up with you all very soon to check out WoywW

Hugs Tracey xx


JFM said...

Gorgeous needlework!!!
I am so sorry for your loss. Boni(ta) looks so sweet.
Take your time Tracey...we aren't going anywhere.

Hugs, Jan ❤❤❤

Helen said...

So sorry to hear about Boni, but I hope you can treasure the happy times you had with her. Take care. Helen #?

Sarah Brennan said...

So sorry to hear about Boni. Hugs and best wishes at this sad time Tracey. Your mum must have loved those beautiful pictures. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Valerie-Jael said...

So Sorry to hear about your lovely doggy, I know how you feel. Give yourself time and hope you will soon be feeling better. Look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

Neet said...

Oh dear Tracey, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your loved one. I know just how fragile it can make you - it was four years after I lost my Oliver that I found I could talk about him. I wasn't involved in social media then so I hope that through your blog and other ways you can say how you really feel and it helps.
On a brighter note, those pictures for your mums are beautiful. How very talented you are.
Hope DH is feeling much better these days.
Gentle Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

These pets don't half leave a huge hole in our lhearts and lives when they pass on....I'm so sorry to hear your news and am sending you a big hug. The photo is truly gorgeous, what a characterful face xx
The embroideries are really lovely Tracey, I zoomed in for a closer look and all I can say is you have way more patience than me! They are beautifully and so detailed, you'r very talented!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Glenda said...

Your needlework is absolutely stunning! I know those pieces were received with much happiness! Happy WOYWW! Glenda #9

Marit said...

It's so sad that you had to let Bonita go... again: sorry for the loss and I wish you strength to get used to spending your days without her. I do love the embroidery, amazingly done! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #17

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, so sorry to hear about your beloved pet. It's so hard when we lose them. The pictures you made are gorgeous, so detailed. Sending you huge hugs, Shaz #6 X

glitterandglue said...

Morning Tracey. Yes, 12 years is a long time - you become very attached to hugs, waggy tails and smiley eyes! You will indeed miss Boni(ta). That embroidery you have done is superb - Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about Boni, Tracy. I always tear up even when other people lose their pets (I bawled my eyes out watching Marley and me) so I don't know what I will do if/when we lose Oreo. Our pets become a part of the family, don't they, especially when they grow up with the kids. We know they're on this earth shorter than we are, but it's still hard accept when they're gone. She looks so cute in that photo with those puppy eyes and I'm sure she had a wonderful, happy life with you and your family - the best a dog can have. xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

ps. The embroidery looks truly exquisite - the perfect present for Mother's Day. zsuzsa #21

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, sorry to hear about your loss. I fully understand how you must feel as they are so much a part of the family. I had a friend years ago that kept Border terriers and though they had several she was always heart broken when they lost one but she used to tell her children was, "We must enjoy every moment we have with them and when they're gone naturally go through the sadness of loss but look forward to that next puppy that is just waiting for us to take it into our lives". However it doesn't make it any easier. Sending you big hugs, Angela x16x

Elizabeth said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Boni was such a beautiful dog - lovely face. I'm sure she's much missed by you and your family.

The embroideries are beautiful.

Elizabeth x #26

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Sorry Tracey just realised I hadn't said what make the stamp was. Yes it is Woodware. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Meggymay said...

Tracey I was so sorry to read that you had to say goodbye to your beautiful Boni. They give us so much love, I'm sure you all will never forget her. Treasure her memories.
The embroideries you made for your mum look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful work, but I am sorry to her that Boni has gone to Rainbow Bridge. Our curry family members just give us so much love. It is hard when they leave us. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #27

AliWade said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Always hits us hard. Boni was truly beautiful. Ali x #22

Sue said...

Tracey, Firstly I am so sorry about Boni. Sending heaps of hugs (((Tracey))).

The Mothers Day projects are lovely.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #13

Anne said...

Hello Tracey. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. It is so sad to hear of the loss of your beautiful Boni. Hugs to you all.
The embroidery is stunning. You are so talented. Look after yourself and your DH. Hugs Anne X 14

Dorthe said...

Dearest Tracey ,
I`m so sorry for you that you lost your loving friend. You have done so much to try finding out what caused all the poorness for your Boni , and only too late getting the diagnose . Dear friend I have been thinking of you , -thank you for the pm. I have been in Copenhagen for another scan of the thyroid , and only returned home this afternoon. You will hear from me soon.
Your embroideries are gorgeous Tracey, so beautiful little wonders, they must be totally loved by the mothers .
Take care of yourself, my dear friend, I send you warmest hugs xoxoxoxo

Belinda said...

Hello Tracey. I am so sorry for your loss. Our pets are family so your grieving will be deep. Thank you so much for visiting my blog while in this difficult time. I really appreciate it. Your embroidery is extraordinary! I love how you have color on the material behind the threads. I had to zoom in because I thought it was a painting on first glance. Thank you for sharing. Sending big hugs for you and your family.
Belinda #25

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Tracey. You take care of yourself, friend~ Your embroideries are lovely!! Truly beautiful and a fine art skill too. I'm sure you miss your sweet Boni very much; she looks like an angel~ Hugs to you, karen o

Stacy Sheldon said...

((( BIG HUGS ))) I am so sorry to hear about Boni's passing. I know there are no words. Those embroidered pieces look so fabulous framed Tracey I bet your mama loved them :)

Shoshi said...

Tracey, I am so, so sorry to hear about little Boni. I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet. I really feel for you. Before we got our two little silver tabby girlies, we lost our 2 old cats only 3 weeks apart. It's very, very sad. Sending you such a big hug! Your embroideries are absolutely exquisite and way beyond my standard! Your mum must have loved those. What a lovely gift.

Thank you for your visit and I'm so glad you were able to see my photos. I think Wordpress is going to be fine for me, but I am going through major problems at the moment with logging on - managed only through the help of our lovely neighbour who allowed me to access her Internet connection this evening! Bluehost's help team are on it and I hope for some news over the next couple of days. Thank you for your good wishes for my scan. You are right, the 6 weeks will fly by. I don't know where the time goes these days.

Thinking of you.
Shoshi #23

Judy said...

Be gentle with yourself, Tracey. Because our pets love us for so long and ever so unconditionally, we unwittingly give them an enormous portion of our heart, it's impossible not to do so. When they take leave of out lives, the hole in our heart is vast and deep. So we grieve them, with a painful sense of loss. I lost my buddy, my Jack, the spirit who knew mine better than anyone ever has or will seventeen years ago. This many years later, I'll be sitting at my desk and feel him next to me, napping on his special rug where he spent many hours keeping me company. Sometimes, I glance quickly, I'm so certain he's there; I never see him. It was only when I acknowledged out loud to my husband that Jack truly is always here,it's the nature of things, he has so much of my heart and I have so much of his love still within me and that's the way it's supposed to be. When I finally believed that and spoke it aloud, I felt a rush of joy in the countless memories of our life together and all of that love lives on.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear Tracey..
l am very sorry to hear of dear Bonni, they are precious. They weave their love into the warp and weft of the fabric of our lives that there is an enormous hole when they go... she has the most beautiful face and colouring. Praying for you in her loss.
Wow! That embroidery is truly amazing that you did for your darling mum, I’d have those any day. Such skilful free flow of design a wonderful gift for your dear mother.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #15

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Lindart said...

So sorry about Bonni, what a beautiful dog. You can really see her soul in her eyes. I know you will miss her very much, and will treasure your memories.
Your embroidery pictures are beautiful! Thanks for your earlier visit, hugs, Lindart #29

Let's Art Journal said...

I had a tear in my eye as I read about your dearest dog, wishing you comfort and peace dear Tracey! Your two embroideries are stunning, I'm sure your mum loved them 😁. Thinking of you and sending you big hugs! J 😊

Redanne said...

I am so very sorry to be so late Tracey, especially in view of your hugely sad news. I am so sorry for your loss of Boni, she was certainly a beautiful dog and you must have some wonderful memories over the last 12 years. I feel so sad for you my friend, you need to take some time for yourself. I am thinking of you.

The embroideries are stunning, I especially love the right hand one, the colours are so appealing. Such wonderful gifts and I am sure each one will be cherished. Take care my friend. Hugs, Anne xxx

Mac Mable said...

Sending love and hugs on your very sad news x Hold on to the wonderful memories x

Jackie PN said...

oh my dear Tracey, I wept when I read this...
I am terribly sorry for your pain, I understand it completely. These furbabies are just like children to us,and they help our souls. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you thoughts for peace and healing-
much love,Jackie xoxo

froebelsternchen said...

I am so sorry to read this Tracey!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Can't find the right words.....

sarascloset said...

Tracey, I'm very saddened by your loss of your faithful companion, Bonita. She was a beautiful soul; I can tell by her photo. I feel for your emptiness in your home without her;I am praying you are comforted by her memory. Sending big loving hugs!