Sunday, January 30, 2011

And This Little Pig said One... Two... Three... Four


Yes people five puppies, so while most of you were sleeping, and after two sleepless nights, and definitely not looking forward to a third, Miss Evie did the right thing and started this afternoon, Sunday January 30. Please note these are photos just after birth, so some are a little icky.

Pup 1 - 3pm Girl, black and tan
Pup 2 - 3.53pm Boy, chocolate and tan
Pup 3 - 4.35pm Boy, chocolate and tan
Pup 4 - 6pm Boy, black and tan
Pup 5 - 6.17pm Girl, black and tan
This is what you call suction :D It's first born girl.
Just as puppy 2 arrived the phone rang, it was my good friend Sue, what are you doing she asks... Having puppies, as in right now! Can I come in? Absolutely!

See many hands make light work, and Sue is a nurse, she can come in really handy, for things like tying off puppies cords when Miss Evie was just a little too enthusiastic. Also when I took Evie out to the toilet, she changed all the paper in the whelping box, and put down clean bedding. Trust me it was clean. That is also Sue's hand above getting Evie to drink a little goats milk, Mum had sent down.
So what have I been doing these last couple of days of puppy watch, well a friend of a friend managed to get a lend of a copy of Sampler & Antique Needlework Vol 28 Fall 2002. This is the top section of the 2002 Rhode Island Sampler, designed as a tribute to early students at the Balch School, it was designed by Sally Hesketh.
It is quite a big sampler, but I really like the top, so decided to only do this part. I changed a few of the colours, the Lady, the Gentleman and Shepherdess, where all in shades of brown. I also realised that Samplers really should have your initials and year of completion, so had to rearrange the three birds in the middle.
Completed on raw 30 count linen, over two, a narrow piece, a little over 2 inches in height, and 11.5 inches in length.
Finished around 1.30pm this afternoon, right in the nick of time.
Well there you go, second finish for the year, and not one of my Crazies, and five beautiful puppies, what more could you ask for?

Well a good nights sleep... LiBBiE in Oz

Oops nearly forgot, thank you everyone for the lovely comments and emails re Evie and the puppies, been just a little busy... Thanks again.


  1. A celebration! Evie has her puppies and we do too! They are adorable...I just know you will post many pictures for all us aunties out here.....And how is the little mama doing?

  2. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!! Many congratulations to Miss Evie on the safe delivery of her precious babies. What a good girl. I hope she and the new little ones continue to do well. I can wait to see new photos as the weeks go by. Watching these little ones grow. :)
    That finish is just beautiful. So pretty with the color changes that you did. How are you going to finish it off?

  3. Congratulations! What beautiful puppies. :) Thanks for sharing the pics, Libbie. Cathryn

  4. Congrats Miss Evie Great job mommy. Beautiful stitching :)

  5. Oh, this brings back such long-ago memories for me. My dachshund-terrier mix, "Merrylegs", and her three precious 3/4 dachshund pups: "Ruff", "Duff" and "Muff"... hey, I was only 9, my naming abilities were still basic back then, lol.
    Congrats to Evie, to you and welcome to the world, little pups!

  6. You have been busy, haven't you?!?!?!? The babies are so sweet, good job Evie (and you and your nurse friend too!!) Congratulations on your start and finish! I love the color changes you made, it's very nice! *Hugs*

  7. Beautiful Pups Libbie. Loved your sampler too.