Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017


I have decided to have a go at some ribbon embroidery for this glasses case and thought Wisteria would look nice over the top.

I haven't done much ribbon work and so it is a bit experimental
 I found a site that does the ribbon work in white ribbon and then colours the ribbon in afterwards, I think this is more effective that using coloured ribbon as more subtle shades can be made.

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Rupert says, 'Look how tall I am'
Polly says, 'Hissssssssssssssss'

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


After a break from patchwork I decided to make another glasses purse.
I've chosen blue this time.

I have picked some of my vintage lace to add to this one, all stuff picked up at the car boot sales.

One set back was that I had to get another chair from the next room to sit on as my had been commandeered by a large scruffy cat who delighted in doing roly poly's just to show that he was in charge.

 Here's the front and the back now waiting for the bit I love most, the embellishing.

More to come soon.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


This is my eldest son with his beloved Murphy, I think I see now why people say that we grow to look like our dogs. 
Not sure if I like the current trend of men with bushy beards they look better on the dogs. ha ha.

Monday, 20 February 2017


Having recently had the lurgy as you know, I read quite a lot.
A book has to be good and interest me  and to hold my full attention  and in the past I have been known to get half way through a book and give it up, but these three fiction books I really enjoyed reading.

All of them are by the same author, Margaret Leroy, and are about the WW2,  I know this sounds boring and usually I would not read books on this subject but I was surprised how much I liked them all.
Each book is about a different area.  'A Brief Affair' is set in London,   'The English Girl ' is set in Austria and 'The Collaborator' is set on the Island of Guernsey.  Each book is so different and I gleaned so many facts to do with the war and how people had to make ends meet.

One of the things that hit me was the subject of pets.  I had never given a thought to the fact that a lot of people had their pets put down owing to the fact that there was no food for them,  it must have been such a hard thing to do.

Anyway, here are the 3 books if you fancy a good read.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


I don't know how this happened but Mummy Polly has a little taster of soft food at 4 o'clock.   
None of the other have this, they have dry at this time but she knows the exact time that we should bow down and get shifting into the kitchen to dish out the taster.
I think the fact that Polly was a stray has made her more canny than the 'kittens', she must be going on for 10 years old I should think, I don't know how old she was when we took her in but the 'kittens' are 9 this year so around 9 1/2 10 years old my thinking.

 And so at this time she will place herself in position to get noticed.  See who she is in front of, they are not my feet, lol.
Tom is the feeder here and it is him she sits in front of, not me.

The above postition clearly isn't working so she moves in a bit closer, surely this will make him shift..
Notice the gaze, her eyes do not move from his face.

Finally she climbs onto the feeders lap.  This should do it, and of course it does.
We who serve will obey. lol