Friday, 22 March 2019

Another catch up

Following on from my Fox, Oliver, I bought yet more fabric. . . . 

So with black and white fabric, we now have Hugo the Panda Bear.

We have Baxter the Polar bear (he looks pretty serious in his photo)

I've also spent the morning looking for chicken beak fabric . . . .

Then made a whole clutch of chickens!!  

Then by special request I made a Badger for the local Scout group ( There mascot is a badger)

And although I named him Colin (great name for a badger!!) the Scouts are re-naming him Brock.
Doesn't he look great wearing his neckerchief?

And finally I had a post delivery on Sunday!
My post had travelled around the town, eventually arriving at my brothers
 (My Sister in Law has the same name as me).

It was a lovely letter from my Friend in Sweden with some Swedish chocolate called Plopp.
(It was quite spooky as my brother arrived with the letter just before we set off to Ikea)

Monday, 11 March 2019

Lots of sewing. . . . .

This week I finished my first Fox!

So we had a trip to the fabric store with a new animal in mind.
My Daughter spotted some fabric, then the question ' Are we doing anything on Sunday?'
Me 'No, I don't think so. Why?' 
Daughter 'I'd really like a pleated skirt'

She said 'It's easy, I've looked on Youtube'

All afternoon she had me working on the skirt. She is a taskmaster, I hardly had any breaks!!

I've done lots of sewing, quilts, cushions, simple dresses and lots of animal heads, but nothing with a zip. So out came the sewing bible.

We just need to add a fastener above the zip but my Boss/Assistant/Daughter is at college today so I'm having a break from the skirt.
 (I couldn't be bothered finding the right coat hanger, so the skirt is just pinned onto the hanger)

Friday, 1 March 2019

Welcome to my hunting lodge!

Hello March (where did February go?)

I've been busy with lots of sewing.

I've also set up a Facebook page (very new to me)

I've had lots of animal requests, some easier than others!

Hopefully over the next few days I'll be adding a swan!!

Monday, 4 February 2019

RED January Day 31

I reached the end . . . . 

RED January and I've walked over 10,000 steps every day.

This is a lot more than normal for me (Desk job) and I do feel proud of myself.

It does lift your mood, you get lots of fresh air, you see the occasional chatty person, you definitely notice the weather and also sign of spring.

Friday, 1 February 2019

RED January - Day 26 - 30

The last few days . . . .

No words, I'm too tired.
 Just one more picture to come . . . .

Thursday, 31 January 2019

RED January - Day 21 - 25

Lots more walking. . . . .

With grey skies . . . 

A dusting of snow . . . 

A winter wonderland . . . . 

A thick fog. . . . 

All with my happy little companion.
Walking is great for your mental health but so is my beautiful Penny.
Shes always happy to go for a walk !!!

Monday, 28 January 2019

RED January - Day 16 - 20

Look at that, beautiful blue sky! Don't you just love it.

We haven't had long sunny days, me and Penny have developed a strategy of dashing out when the sun shines.

Just after my walk on the 18th my Fitbit fell off! (luckily at the table whilst drinking tea)
The strap had broken.

On the 19th I used the 'Fitbit in my glove' method of logging my steps.

So until my replacement strap arrives, its gloves every day.

If you fancy a read about the benefits of walking have have a look here.