Category: Home life

Look what arrived today….

I knew Mrs Pole was sitting somewhere but couldn’t find her. Last year she arrived with one chick in tow. Today she arrived with 12! five white, four grey, two brown and one black (I think that’s twelve…) She is so small I would only say she could cover 9 eggs at the most but […]

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Felted by the sun

I have had to take my skeins out of the studio window as the sun has turned some of them into felt

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Idea for weaving

one of my students wants to use this lichen on bark that is growing on her terrance as the inspiration for her weaving next week….the course is fully booked but will be repeated at Knuston Hall later in the year

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Happy birthday Bob

today is my husband’s birthday – his favourite pastime is boating  

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One of my chicks has died

but we still have four – you can just see them in the ark behind the other hens.

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Today is my twin daughters’ birthday

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The lovely Nola

is 22 today – I have had her since she was 8 years old.

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Daughters birthday socks

Having twin daughters means doubling up on all my knitting – I finished this pair some time ago – rushing to complete the last sock in time for 20th May – their birthday. They are in Rowan’s Fine Art Yarn and the patter is  based on at a pattern from Ann Budd’s ‘The Handy knitters […]

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Wool cycle

The wool cycle on my new washing machine does a wonderful job….thanks for the tip-off Kate.

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I joined Ravelry at last

My husband is wanting to know why I appear to be stuck to my iMac….I could spend weeks poking around in there.

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The chicks

Now we are five! (Pics by Julie)

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Grandson at his last game of the season

He  scored the winning try  – I was so enthusiastic I even cheered him on (unusual for me to get carried away on the sidelines) as he tore past. At the end of the game he took off his boots and walked back to the clubhouse in his socks  ‘They’re only size three and they hurt’ he said. […]

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First selfie

Got my first selfie recently -but had to enlist the help of my granddaughters for it!

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Thank you

Thank you all for your support, prayers, good wishes, kind thoughts, lovely lavender – a very appropriate healing gift – cards and messages. They worked! 12 days on and I ‘m feeling better! Hope to resume normal Spinning Life before long. Shall miss our woolly day on Saturday but am looking forward to Indigo day […]

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Getting better…chicks….walking

Now that the minor op is all finished I‘m slowly returning to normal life – put my boots on and went outside for a short walk this morning – not very far, and had to have a stick due to rubber leg syndrome but it felt good – and even better when I got back. […]

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One of Angel’s chicks from last year

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Operation day

Today is my op day  – the greenhouse has been put to other use this winter as I have been unable to do ‘normal’ things. Hopefully recuperation will be quick…

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Mabel has twins

Mabel looks as if she will be a good mother as she nuzzles her new lambs. Ingrid’s flock of Shetlands is keeping her busy with two cades…

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Setting a hen

This is Angel – the fourth year she’s gone broody so she knows all about it. I ‘set’ her on Monday night on 9 eggs; I use an odd number as an even number of eggs will never sit close together – one is always pushed out. I have been keeping hens since I was 18. […]

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Expert Weavers

My friend in Phoenix found this tiny hummingbird nest in the oleander hedge by the front drive. You can see how small it is by the size of her fingers! So perfectly made of the fluffy fibres and seeds that fall out of the oleander pods. It’s very tightly woven around the twig and the […]

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