Thursday, March 18, 2010


The owner came and picked up Max last monday and took him to the vet. He called us later that day about the test, found out he has tumor in his stomach, not one but more. So sad to hear it but it cannot be help. The next day(tuesday) we went to visit him, he is outside again so we decided to take him with us. We don't know for how long he lives but atleast he is here inside and sorrounded with company. We'll see how long we can keep him. He sure happy when he saw us especially when we called him to come with us, so eager to climb in the car even if he was very weak, had to help him up. We are very attach to this dog and it is so difficult thinking he doesn't live that long anymore. We had given him some soft foods and he does takes it, so i am cooking extra during our meals for him too and as off yesterday he is eating quite some and seems improving.
I was out all day with a friend yesterday when i came home in the evening he's been following me and lie down next to me. (you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want). Took these pictures this morning. He does looks fit and didn't take a pause during the walk as he ussually does previously.

Sent a couple of pictures to one of the magazine in the U.K end of last year and one got featured. It was the Russian Doll which was finished into a pinkeep. I didn't renew my subscription early this year so when i received an email that it will be featured i'd asked Karen to help me out for the magazine. Thanks so much Karen for sending the magazine. Hope you got my emails. It seems a few aren't receiving my mails lately, anyone who is waiting for an email from me please check in your spam mails.
A close-up picture of the featured letter on the magazine.
Received a wonderful surprise from Edit earlier. Thank you so much, Edit! I Love them all especially the stitched items as i haven't made any Spring stitching this time.
A close-up picture of the Spring pieces!
Took a few pictures during one of my walks with a friend last week. Lots of lambs are out these days especially these last couple of days as it has been sunny and warming up a bit.
We came across the girls too, Grace and her friends, in-line skating!

Ah..the said sorting i had mentioned a couple of weeks ago, nothing was started yet. Pretty busy socially and also we are in the process of negotiations with a few different contractors for the renovation. Hopefully, we will know more and be able to decide who will do the job before hubby goes back to sea the end of this month.
My back is getting better only have a very bad colds again, stuffy nose and headaches. I do hope it will be over soon.
Before i end, I did have a new start, a Prairie Schooler-Summer Breeze.
Also completed a few scissor fobs but they are on the way to the new owners, will show pictures when they are received.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who come and visit my blog. All your comment are very special to me.


Sharon said...

Max is such a sweet dog-I am sure you guys make him happy too! Very cool having your finish posted in the magazine!

Threads and thoughts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Max, but I hope he can live comfortable at your home, surrounded by your family, which seem all so fond of him.
Congratulations on having a finish in the magazine!

Lisa S said...

Poor Max :( Give him an extra hug from me.
Congratulations for getting your pinkeep in the magazine! That is wonderful!!!
Summer breeze is comming along great!

Loraine said...

So sorry to hear about Max. He is a sweet thing. I hope he feels loved in his last days. (crying with you!)
Love your new start! I have this in my stash, and want to get it out every spring. So pretty!
Congrats on being featured in the magazine. How fun is that! You do so much for others. You deserve to be recognized!
Take Care, and many hugs.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I am very sorry to hear about Max, hugs.
I am glad to learn that your Russian Doll pinkeep is featured in the magazine. Congratulations! I know how pretty it is. :-)
Have a lovely day!

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about Max. It is good that he is with you where he will get all the love and attention he needs.

Congratulations on having your pinkeep published!

Katri said...

I know you will take good care of Max and that he'll be happy when he can stay with you!

Congrats on being published in the magazine! The pinkeep *is* lovely!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats on being published Mylene, you're a very deserving sweet and talented stitcher:)


Christine said...

So sorry to read about Max, I know his last days will be happy ones spent with you and your family.
Congratulations on being published in the magazine

Annie said...

The news about Max is sad, but he's lucky to have such loving people to care for him.

Congrats on the magazine item! You are a stitching star!

Have fun with the Prairie Schooler piece!

Annette said...

Ow what verschrikkelijk om dat te horen van Max, geniet van hem, en verwen hem maar goed.
Wat een prachtige foto's heb je weer gemaakt, hier ziet er zo mooi uit daar in het hoge noorden.... Je nieuwe start is heel mooi, succes...
Sterkte met Max....

Bertie said...

Mylene I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Max, dogs do become part of the family and I hope you may enjoy him a bit longer.

Lovely pictures of the landscape, you are lucky to live in Texel, the mainland is very crowded now.

Lovely PS project.

Wendy said...

So sorry to hear about Max!! I know he will have a good time at your home. We have lost our dog 3 year ago and it is still a missing in our family.

Thanks for sharing all of these lovely pictures.

Greetings from Belgium,

Ranae said...

Awww! poor Max (((hugs)))
That is great news your pinkeep got featured.
Nice surprise from Edit

Irene said...

Sorry to hear about Max. Lucky he has you and your family to love him.

Lizy said...

how sad about Max. Congralutions on the picture on the magazine.

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear about Max, glad he is blessed with such a loving family to take care of him.

Great gifts from Edit and congrats on being published.
Love your new start!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
I am so sorry to hear about Max. You are taking usch great care of him at the moment. I am sure he feels your love and care.
I adore the scissor fob you made for me. It's so pretty. Thank you.
I adore the Prairie Schooler design. It's gorgeous. I would love to stitch that too.
Good luck with your planned renovations. I hope you get over your cold soon.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so sorry about Max, Mylene.

Congrats on having your finish published in a magazine!
Can't wait to see your progress on SB.

Sally said...

So sorry to hear about Max. {{{hugs}}}}

Congratulations on having your piece in the mag!

Cath said...

Hope you are fully well soon . Max must be very happy to be with you all , as it's so obvious how much you love him. Enjoy the time you have with him.
Take care xxx

Lisa said...

sorry to hear about Max, he's such a beautfiul dog, he is surronded by love and care, so this will make his life happier
great news on getting your letter printed in the mag, and great prize
love the new start too
hope you feel better soon x

Jackie said...

Congratulations on being published! It's very well deserved! Your stitching is gorgeous.

So sad to hear about dear Max. How are the kids handling it? I'm so glad that he's able to spend more time with you and your family. I know that he understands how much you love him and I'm sure it gives him comfort.

Lisa said...

WOW you're a star!! What a lovely pinkeep to have published in the magazine, congratulations.

Stephanie said...

What sad news about Max, but I'm so glad you and your family are able to love him and keep him inside with you during these. He knows he's much loved!

Congratulations on being published! How exciting! Thank you for sharing your pics from your outings. Your part of the world is so very different from mine.

mainely stitching said...

That's so sad about Max. I'm glad he's got such good friends as you!!!

Kay said...

Mylene, I am sorry to hear about Max I know it is hard it never gets easy to see our furry loved ones get ready to pass away. Congrats on getting featured in the magazine. I would be thrilled and over the moon if I was lucky enough to have that happen! Congrats! Love the little spring goodies you got they are beautiful! Summer breeze looks like it is coming along nicely as well!

Jackie said... sad to hear about Max.

congrats on your works being published on the mag. keep up the great works and looking forward to see more ;)

and thanks for sharing the in-line skate pic, that is cool ! A whole road to themselves.

Lillie said...

Poor Max, I hope he find some comfort in your home. Congrads too for being published in the mag and that's a lovely gift received.

Thanks for sharing the pics from your walk. Take care.

Barb said...

You are such a special family to Max and his last days are going to be spent with him feeling well loved. It is just so so hard when they are so poorly and all you can do is give them love.I know how you are feeling believe me.As for the owner,words fail me.
Good news about the mag, Take care sweetie

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on being featured in the British magazine. From time to time I love reading the British stitching mags but I don't have a subscription. I sometimes try to get a couple of copies on ebay.
Edit stitched and finished some great things for you. Enjoy.

zaneymay said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Max. I hope that you get to feeling better soon. Love all the pictures.

Mouse said...

aww poor baby max , he's a lovey dog. my springer bracken is nearly 14 yrs and we are in the same boat don't know how long we have him for either :(
congrats on the mag special its lovely :) hope your back is better soon :)
love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Max. He is such a beautiful dog. Your gift from Edit is beautiful. Love the stitched piece you received. You have a great start on Summer Breeze. So sorry you have the flu. Get well soon so you can enjoy your DH's time while he is home.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Vicky L said...

Oh Mylene, how sad to hear about Max. I am so sorry. Congrats on the magazine publication. That is so wonderful and what a great gift you got. You are doing great on your PS new start. Hope you feel better soon. Oh, I love the sheep pictures.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Max, Mylene. When you mentioned his symptoms I worried that it might be a tumor because my dear cat had one and showed the same symptoms. We did have his tumor removed, but they couldn't get it all and he died a year and a half later. I know how hard this will be for all of you... Sending you a big hug ((()))

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a nice update. I know Max is happy to be with you, and you are happy to have him. Hugs all around, and puppy kisses from Pixie!

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear about Max. :( But I am and I am sure he is very glad that he has you all to help make him comforable. Rory and I hope that he continues to eat and improve with your care. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Scattered Threads said...

I am so sorry to hear about Max's health issues. Such a pretty dog. Congratulations on your feature in the magazine. The stitched piece from Edit is beautiful and I love the hangar she used on it. Love the scenery landscape pic also. Haven't seen a scenery like that in a while, so that was welcoming for me,and of course, I wish I could join you on the PS (smile).
Lastly. Please stop by my blog and accept The Sunshine Blog Award.
Always, Jackie.

Shari said...

hugs to Max!!!!!!!!!! Spyro says to get better...woof!!
Congrats on the magazine cool!!!!!!! If we get to the big city, I will have to look for that issue!! Is it the current one?!?!?!?!!
Love the pictures from on your pretty! There is nothing pretty here right now. Won't be long!!!
Summer Breeze is looking good!!!! Great job!!!!!!!
Hope you get feeling better, real soon!!!

Ellen said...

So sorry to hear about Max, hugs to him.
Congrats on being featured in the mag, so cool! Love your new PS start.

Take care,

Despina said...

Hugs to Max :(

Julie said...

Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Such sad news about Max, its nice that he will be spending time with you and your family.

Vinniey said...

So sorry to hear about Max. He is such a beautiful dog and great companion. I hope you will get well soon from cold. Take great care, Mylene! {{{hugs to Max}}}

Pete's Pixie said...

So sorry to hear about Max, Mylene ~ you will all miss him but I'm sure you'll all make his last days very happy ones! Glad Karen was able to track down the magazine for you. Love n hugs, Ally xx

Suzanne said...

I am sorry to hear about Max. I am sure that you all can make him happy and comfortable.

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine.

I love the new PS start.

PennyB said...

Congratulations on the adoption! Max looks like such a teddy bear how could you not love him!! Give him a big kiss and hug for me! PennyB

Mistylynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Max. Nothing harder than losing a pet. congratulations on getting published. your finishing work is gorgeous. Finishing work is one thing I can not do. I love the pincushions also you did. Beautiful.

lenna said...

Congratulations on getting your Pin Keep published it is just darling. What book is that in?
I am so sorry to hear about Max. I know what you are going through. My cat Knee ~ Hi is suffering from cancer too. She is undergoing chemo now but she keeps throwing up and I don't know weather we can give her the next treatment Tuesday.
I will keep you and your family and Max in my prayers. I hope he feels the love you all have for him and it makes him happy.
Your start is beautiful I enjoyed your blog.
Come by and see my blog if you have the chance and meet Miss Knee Hi. It is
God Bless ~