Friday, 30 December 2011


Two brilliant things have happened at Toad Hall over Christmas.
The best is we have a new member of the family, he is so lovely,
And I found my ribbons!!! All of them, I've counted, 24 were in a drawer in the sitting room, not as exciting as a new dog, but very good news.


  1. Oh wow, a playmate for Dolly! He's gorgeous. Hope your New Year is full of many quilting adventures.

  2. He's so big! What breed is he?

    So happy you found your ribbons. I knew they would turn up!

  3. What a beautiful big lump og love! He is gorgeous! I hope he doesn't think he is a lap dog!

    Congratulations on finding the ribbons! What a relief! And you thought you put them in a safe place! Very safe!

    hugz and have a Happy, safe and creative New year!

  4. He's absolutely gorgeous, Sally! Is he the same as the one in the Harry Potter movies? No matter — he's magnificent. Congratulations on finding your ribbons, too! :)

  5. Good Lord, you don't do things by halves, do you? He's amazing, we need to know more - what breed and where did he come from because he sure didn't fit in your stocking!
    Have a terrific New Year,

  6. Great news Sally, and good news about your ribbons too - I just KNEW they would turn up somewhere soon!

  7. So happy you found your ribbons! That's amazing.
    that is one pretty, big dog!


  8. Is the hound a 'dogue de Bretagne', or possibly a sharpei?. Has he got a quilt yet?

    All the best for 2012.


  9. Sally, most people mean a puppy when they say they got a new dog. That is definitely NOT a puppy!

  10. Sally I can't believe you have got the same type of dog I had for 10 years !

    You are very brave taking on an English Mastiff, they are beautiful creatures with amazing personalities. We regarded ours as our gentle giant. When we took him for walks, we were always stopped...he was beautiful and had so much character. Especially when he learnt how to 'shake hands'.

    What an adventure you've started!! Can't wait to see more pics.

  11. Congrats on the new family member! He's adorable!

    Glad you found your ribbons.