Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I finally got round to posting a pic of the sock monkey I made last week. I gave this one some lovely red lips.

Monday, February 15, 2010


here is a better pic of my little chick.

Oh isn't this cute???

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Val laird has a new free bom stitchery out today. Go and check it out for yourself on her blog. It looks so nice i will definitely be doing this one! thanks val.

Well I haven't done much this week really but I have finished stitching my shabby roses so now i just have to decide on the borders and sashings. I'm thinking of a narrow green border around each block..... not exactly sure yet but will show a pic when something is done. Oh i nearly forgot I also finished another sock monkey too. I started him when I made the first one for my nephew last june.!! got him done last night . Better late than never I suppose lol! I have to try and get a pic of him. They are the sort of a good thing to have all the machining prep done then sit and do the handstitching and stuffing . Chey takes his everywhere with him.

I haven't got back to finishing my stable bag yet but will be doing some this week is half way and I have to get some cord for the straps too, but can finish it as they go on last.

My little chick is doing good, still alive and the mother is so protective she attacks my hands everytime i clean them out...SHE BITES HARD !! Well I must go get the boys uniforms dry for school tommorrow, it raining a bit now but cool.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


well my chickens should have hatched the other day but only one survived! There were only 3 that were fertile. The mother hen smashed 4 with her bug clumsy feet! we started with 12.
I JUST HOPE IT IS A GIRL ! it is a soft golden tanny colour, very cute and soft here she is.this is not very true to colour at all. I might try for a better pic tommorow if the sun is out again.

And here she is just popping out of the shell a few hours earlier. You can see her beak just poking out. I just had to go and look and not wait till the afternoon . She actally has a dark stripe down the centre of the head but not much other colour.

Monday, February 01, 2010


Yestersday I made up some mustard pickle. I have never made that sort before so was wanting to try it. It turned out pretty good, tasted good too. Had some on cheese and crackers in the afternoon. I have a really old reciepe from a nice old lady who use to live up the rd, but sadly she died quite a few years ago, her name was shelia Green. We knew her son , JOHN GREEN. He was a well know potter, he made all these whimsical creations, all one off's and out of his head, sadly he too is dead, he had a massive heartattck a couple of years ago. We have alot of his stuff that we have bought over the years. Some are a bit too rude to mention LOL! ( you need to have an open mind) Really miss them both.
Some how when i was driving home the other day i picked up a boy up the rd (a rooster) I don't know what made me do it!! We now have a rooster for the girls, he is pretty, crows at 7'oclock in the morning. Someone dumped him, he would have died he was so thin!! He was litterally skin stretched over a skeleton!! very dehydrated too. He seems quite happy now getting plenty to eat and 14 fat girls to keep in line! ha! ha! He will hopefully earn his keep later on when he is back in condition!!!! I will try and get a pik on phone... when i figure how to make pic larger. someone tutued with it .....i'm not very good at figuring these things out, they take me a while. nevermind i will try.
I have been stitching my 'shabby roses' blocks still just got 1 block then the label to do.