Thursday, July 28, 2011
Amanda Soule's book...where someone draws on the fabric and then it is embroided over...I have made all sorts this way now, but this time I peiced family members drawing together with vintage fabric finds, to make a quilt for one of my sweet neices, commemorating her birth....I bakced it in a soft duckling yellow polarfleece...so she can have it over her chair or the end of her big girl bed one day. I so hope she likes it, as a wee peice of her kiwi extended family is in each of the squares....and I so hope my sister doesn't look too closely at the needle/sewing work - eep!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
he's not overally thrilled tho!
and crunching the grass underfoot when you go and collect the eggs and check the chickens is so satisfying...(or rather you send a kid, 'cos its cold!)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
A couple weeks ago the sweetest mail arrived, and to my shame, I haven't been able to blog about it yet...so ta`da!! Here it is....these arrived from the fabulous Fran, from Frangipani...isn't she the cleaverest?!!...Handbag slippers...I must confess, I was a bit perplexed how such sweet little knit handbags could fit my huge feet...but hey presto! they fit snug-as-glove...and I LOVE THEM, lots!!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
about 11 weeks ago we brought 10 lovely brown shaver chickens....18 weeks old. Over the last little while, they have become a big part of our day...watching their funny antics, their 2 legged sprints from here to there, their dirt/dust baths, and personalities emerging. We have added 3 more to the flock, and so far, while they aren't best buds, its working out good. So, now we have around 75 eggs a week! ...thankfully lots of people love sharing with us...eggs have never been consumed so much! I am even looking for reciepes with lots of eggs. ... a blessing for sure, to have these little funny birds!