Thursday, 23 March 2017

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS



From left to right,  fox, stray cat, Tom's and mine.
Nuff said..

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

ALL LINED UP



Here they are all lined up and in place for movement in the back garden,  Rowan is the watch and no doubt if there is the slightest sound the others will turn around to check it out.
No worries the others are close by.

I really do hate these Webbox boxes on the table , they come filled with dog rolls that I put out for the foxes but they all love their turn in them and I haven't got the heart to get rid of them.
As soon as they get tatty I replace with a new box.
Who's ruling the roost in this house do you think?

By the way, the freesias were a gift from my Grandson at the weekend, he came down for my Birthday and left my pressie on his bed, these were to placate me.
I'm keeping a watch on the post as he has posted it, might be here today. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

EVIL EYE

Yesterday my daughter came in with a little gift for me, a wicker pig carrying an African Violet on its back.

But today while sitting on the sofa watching tv I caught its eye and it gave me the creeps.



What do you think?

Monday, 13 March 2017

GLASSES PURSE ALMOST FINISHED



I think I have finished the front of the new glasses purse.
It's always a job to know if you could put a little bit more embellishment on but I think I will leave it there.


 I've had a go at ribbon iris in the bottom corner.  Again useing the white ribbon and colouring in afterwards, I am reasonably happy but practice will improve things I'm sure

 The Wisteria turned out not too bad and on the whole I think it will be okay once made up
Just got to finish the back and put it together now.







Friday, 10 March 2017

OH DEAR..


Not a very good photo but, someone has been chomping on the ends of the Bonsai tree.
I wonder who the culprit is?
Noticed Polly taking an interest last night and Willow has been sniffing around it, maybe one of those.
Have just looked up to see if it is harmful to cats and am not too sure, this means that I shall be passing it on to my daughter who has no pets.
 Better to be safe than sorry.
I just hope Tom (Grandson) understands, I think he will.
Just as I have got the hang of how often to water etc and it is coming along nicely.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

NEIGHBOURS BEAUTIFUL TREE



From my kitchen window, looking through the remainder of last years beech leaves I spy a most beautiful tree that blooms at this time of the year.  Just what is needed on these gloomy days.
I think she said that it was an Acacia tree, but what a wonderful sight, so, so pretty.

Monday, 6 March 2017

DAILY BRUSH



I'm waiting for my brush Daddy.


Hey, can you not see, I'm waiting for my brush..


About time,  notice how I keep my escape route clear..


Mmmmmmmmm, lovely.  Same time tomorrow please..

Friday, 3 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

CROCHET SHAWL / SCARF PATTERN


Yesterday I posted a picture of Willow on the sofa and several people admired the shawl on the back of the sofa.

I made this some time ago and did post about it but maybe a lot of new bloggers did not see the post.

 
It is a shawl / scarf but could easily be made bigger for a throw.  Notice someone had to get in on the action.

 
Here's a close upo of the flowers.  I made this with Alpaca yarn, nice and warm but it could be made with any yarn of your choosing.

 
The pattern comes from this book, only problem is that is it written in Japanese but if you have a knowledge of crochet patterns you should be able to follow the diagram below.
 
 
good luck if you decide to give it a go.










Wednesday, 1 March 2017