You get the picture though, the fields are so long in grass which has now turned to gold.Ollie being a golden retriever can hide quite well if he lays down.
So now the nights are drawing and we are all going to hibernate (suits me) and here in the UK the last ever series of Downton will be coming soon and in a couple of weeks the Strictly series starts. Of course on Strictly nights I will be stitching along with my fake tan and sequins ,with Miss Julie and Mr Stick ( Needlecraft Haven U.F.O. night )I am picking up Lavender Hill again so you will be seeing progress on that. This is where I have left it at some point.
I am really pleased with how they have turned out ,I have backed them with glow in the dark stars fabric.The black and white stars are on an orange background a little of which you can see at the bottom of A. I have decided I may get the Christmas set that Isabella has designed. NO NO I do not need anymore . I had to get a thread or two and as we have no local shop that sells anything other than D.M.C. The pattern calls for WDW I just could not put in such a little order so I ordered a Teresa Kogut pattern called Sunflower House,of course it features sheep and Home Sweet Home on it too, take a look and you may like it too . Talking of Sheep had the Fa-la-la arrive ,Sally and I are looking forward to stitching that one in our Sal on Fridays. The stockings were hung is finished and here it is.
These have been made for 2 ladies that asked if he would make them , they are both spinners and weavers and knit too ,they too love all things woolly. Martin came home from collecting his glass exhibits and he found these animals loitering with intent so he brought them too.
Yes this is the rag rug sheep cushion I fell in love with ,she has a white fleece back . Although I think she has had a sex change and turned into a ram as I have named it ISAIH for obvious reasons one eyes higher than the other . Sorry got a silly head out of the cupboard this morning.
He also brought these 3 retrobates home. Where shall I put them all.
I think the bottom one could do with lipstick and false eyelashes. So that is me done with sheep.
Yesterday we went to visit and exhibition by the felt artist we went to see a while ago and took some pics of her work to show you. Di is a very talented lady and is wheelchair bound.
The photo does not really do it justice of how vibrant these were. She had also done a wall hanging on the words of Flanders fields.
Isn't it wonderful , there are some very talented people about. Here is Horace totally made out of her hand made felt.
All the little bowls behind him are felt too. He was just sitting enjoying his ice cream cornet. Fun isnt he.
I did hand the camera to Martin as he is better than I am at taking photos. I wonder why he did not photograph the sheep!!! I would have been sorely tempted if she had her workshops on offer , she said it has completely taken over her life and it is wonderful to inspire others to take it up too.
So there you have it , Graeme ds, and family are coming down on Sunday so we shall be seeing pics of their holiday in Tenerife. Kate dd and brood are all well and surviving after being left to cope yesterday(but only just ) Katie ,Jacks other half sent Kate a text answering a query if all was well the comment she sent back ,"Alfie is hanging out of the window ,Sam is locked in his bedroom. Jack is just burying Caitlin in the garden," Kate and Iain went to London to a book launch by Amanda Prowse , she invited Iain and Kate as her guests and they had a wonderful time. Met lots of celebrities and really enjoyed it. So photos of that to see to at some point. So my friends and followers , thanks for visiting hope you have liked seeing all the bits and bobs. Take care of yourselves and those close to you , see you on your next visit.