Friday 29 September 2017

Septembers Hawthorns photo Scavenger hunt.

Hi everyone, I have got my photos for you to see.
 1.Shut .
Not very inspiring  ,however this box has a history,  predominantly it was used in  the age of steam on  the railways.It was used to hold tokens that the drivers had to pick up at the beginning of a single  track rail. To  prevent another train entering single  line working as  only the owner of the token  could be on  the line. The age of steam  has  passed and so this  box  is "Shut".

2. Copper.
The other evening the light was so good I  managed to get a  shot of  this tree  by the roadside outside our house.
 I love  this time  of year and the colours of the trees.


Our new  retrievers wrist. I struggled  with  this one  as I did  not want an  ordinary wrist or a watch. So hope this complies.

4.Quarter .

Again this one kept coming  as a  quarter to ,or a quarter past.  When  I suddenly thought of this.
Fat quarters  of fabric. Ready for a bag.

It  starts with a C.
A cross stitch Cushion. I made.

6. Foam.
Cheated a bit with this as it  was going to be C ,but it  is  standing  on  the foam  I used to stab him  with.


A woven scarf and pin from  the Hebrides.


A line of mugs  in the kitchen.


 This was taken  in a black house we visited in Scotland.I  remember  Vim well.

10.My own  choice. 
Our golden  retriever Effie  wondering  what on   earth it is. A friends tortoise  Mork that we  were  looking after whilst they were on  holiday. 
Not  a very inspiring set this  time ,will try harder next time . Off  now  to see some of  your  tens.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Lots to share ,Lots and lots.

Hello everyone , I  have  been missing  for  ages ,due to a certain little lady, meet Effie our new golden retreiver.

She is 2 (last week) and is a rescue.Very timid and had not been walked off the lead at all  . She has settled  in  well and found  a corner of  our hearts that we share with our other goldies who are no longer with us.
As you can  see she has made herself very much at home.  None of our others were allowed on  the furniture ,but we   gave in  as she was so worried when we got her. A month in  and she is  off the lead in  the fields  and  comes when called,  it is  a joy to watch her bounding through the grass. Full of life and  happiness. She  is still wary of other people ,but now thinks  every dog is  a  friend  ,not got round  to playing chase yet but I think it will  come.
This one was  taken from the computer ,as  somehow it is not on my camera ,   Up in the fields,she likes  the sea but is not sure what it is, she paddles in the shallows  then lays  down  and rolls in it.  So funny to  see after out other swimming boys. We have booked her in to be spayed in a couple of weeks time. We are not allowed to breed from her and we  would  not want to. She has been very interested in  our friends  tortoise  that we looked after for  a few weeks.
Not quite sure what it was, but knew the routine of  getting  it out in  the morning and putting it away at night. I  think  she wonders where it has gone,as she keeps looking for it,
I  have done  a little stitching and have 3 finishes to show you.

JBW designs French Country Crow,
Promise Me by Lizzie Kate,made for  Kate our daughter to put on her desk at work,This I did whilst stitching along with Sally on our Lizzie  Kate Monday nights.
Christmas Rose by LHN. Now on to the wip ,I have a love of Jane Austen as some of  you  just had to stitch this one by Lindys stitches.This was done on Friday nights ,with Sally as this is sheepie night.

I also have something else but that I cannot show  you as it is an Halloween exchange piece with Tina.That piece I am stitching on Wednesday night over at Needlecraft Haven .
Something else I have done this month is  needlefelting. I  bought a  kit from Krithinas Kritters  and here (or should I  say hare) us the outcome.
My moon  gazing  hare. I then thought I would try a couple more from out of a book    I have.
A retreiver  and  a penguin, the dogs legs  are a bit strange but practise will hopefully make me better . I bought a book ,oh yes you know  me  and  books but this  one is a doing book not a reading book lol.
So you may see more felties coming  at a  later date. I mentioned books hmmm  , should I tell you I have got more . These were my latest purchases.

Sorry it is  on  its side.Tilt the head to  one side.

My bedside pile  grows ever taller.I have a very dear  friend in Orlando who I was really  worried about as the Hurricane Irma  was projected  to hit there on  Sunday. I  think it veered left so maybe she was ok. Havent heard so I am praying  no news may be  good news. She kindly sent me  these 2 charts.
Looking forward to doing  these. I also gave in  and ordered 2 from  The Primitive Hare, I do love her designs.
Another Jane Austen  one . Then a Halloween witch one.
So I have put these in folders so I do not lose or use the threads. So much goodiness out there. I have got another 2 ordered that I am waiting for so they will be shown next time . I will leave you with another picture of the new addition ,and hope that I will catch up sooner next time. Meanwhile take good care of yourselves and this comes as usual with many hugs and much love. Barb x
Is  there  room  on  the chair for  2.

Hawthorns Scavenger Photo Hunt June

Well hello everyone ,super sets of photos last  time. Mine this time  again has been last  minute so shall we begin. The  words this month ...