It's been a tough couple of weeks here, in many ways. The hardest part has been to do with Tishy. I kind of feel that it is my fault, that I tempted fate by proudly posting here 'Look at out lovely new pony!' Tishy has not been well, she had a nasty bout of colic about 10 days ago. I am pleased to say she is fine now, but there was a very worrying night, with several visits from the vet, and several sleepless nights following as I worried about her. We couldn't pinpoint the reason, and we suspect that she had had a very minor bout of colic a couple of weeks previously to this. Because of this, and the fact that she had never had colic before, I think it is likely that there is something here, either in her environment, or in her routine, that may have caused it, and so, with a lot of soul searching, we decided that she was better off back with her owner. Thankfully, she has an owner who adores her, and simply wants her pony to be safe and well, and though I have grown extremely fond of her in the last six weeks, I really think this is the best decision for her. Middle daughter is, understandably, struggling to see the wisdom of this decision, particularly as Tishy is well again now. So , we'll have to see how things go. I will be more cautious about tempting fate by feeling smug about life from now on. In an effort to cheer her up, I let her have a ride around the block on Red.
I've also spent a couple of days helping sort the textiles recycling at Proper Job, which gave me a chance to earmark some clothes from the scrap bin that will work nicely with my current project! The creamy coloured fabric above is a beautiful linen with a pale indigo thread running through it. As trousers, they are worn through, but there is plenty of good fabric left for patchwork.