Friday, 9 April 2021

9 April 2021 Photo Hunt - Farm

 Hello everyone.  It's Friday once more.  Another week has slipped by....

My original idea for this week's photo did not happen so it was time to put my thinking hat on again and move to Plan B.

For months we've watched this huge, new farm building emerge from the ground.
There are now cows living inside.  I dread to think how much it cost to build.

Beloved thinks this is an old Zetor tractor.  It looks so sad
but possibly beyond restoration.

Red ants farming the pears on our pear tree.  The pheasants
pecked them first and then I noticed the ants!

Another definition of farm is to farm out, ie get someone to do a job for you.  One of my friends is part of the 400 Roses dancing troupe.  Click here to see them in action.  It is a fusion of tribal belly dance and Morris formations.  So back in October 2014 my 400 Roses friend presented me with a black waistcoat and asked could I embellish it, using my imagination and following their colours.  She gave me a few paper roses.

The front.

The back.  She was so happy with it.  I even used needle punch 
to make the 400 Roses motif on the back.

Was I allowed to rest?  No!

Gloves were needed next....  December 2014.

Back in 2018 I was asked if I could make her some gloves; it was my fault as I sent her, without thinking, the following photo.

I should have known better as I was asked to make 
her a similar pair.....

Here they are, not finished or sewn up.

Someone modeled them for me but they were not
properly sewn up.  Sadly I forgot to take a photo 
when they were finished.

In a recent email from her, she mentioned that she might have some 'jobs' for me once we are allowed to meet up.  No idea what these are!

Sorry if I've rambled on a bit!  Once again click here to return to Astrid's photo hunt page. I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the word FARM.  Until next week,


Friday, 2 April 2021

2 April 2021 Photo Hunt - Chocolate

Well Astrid, what a good word to start your Photo Hunt journey with.  I like chocolate, yum, yum, yum!  

A search of my archives has not produced any chocolate goodies I have made over the years but then my brain cell work up.  It's nearly Easter and I have chocolates!!!

Look what my Quilting friend gave me
recently.  She introduced me to quilting
in about 1993 ish...  I've not opened them yet!

I bought these myself and yes I've
opened them; sadly I can't hang them
on my tree as they would melt!

The next day I was thinking about the word chocolate and thought of the colour chocolate.

It's sort of a chocolate colour....

And so is this recent visitor to our kitchen doors.

Mrs Brown!  She is chocolate coloured with other bits added, eg,
white chocolate chips.....

Ah well, I can't wait to see what the other chocolate offerings are going to be.  Please click here to return to Astrid's post and she who else has joined in.

Thanks Astrid for taking over the reins; I'll try to behave.


Friday, 26 March 2021

26 March 2021 Photo Hunt - Light/Dark

Well, amazingly just as I posted last week's photo hunt post I knew what I'd post today.  Problem was it was not finished!  So I've been sewing a lot of late and I now have a reasonable photo to share with you.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to make it.  It's just laid on top of some
black fabric.  I will add a black border around it.  It's a Project Linus quilt
and it was fun to make.  Hopefully you can see both the light/dark stripes.

I had this fabric lurking in my stash and decided I could cut
out the cartoon characters as they were just about 2" square.

This is truly dark!  Taken inside our agricultural shed at our
fields on 26 March 2006; note the date!  15 years
ago to the day.....

Now can you see what caught our eye in this light photo?
A Tawny Owl sitting on top of the metal roof frame.
It soon flew out through the open door; we were glad
it went as we did not want to shut it in.

Well, that's all for now.  Many thanks to Hawthorn for organising the Photo Hunt for the best part of 5 years; hard to believe this.  Don't forget to click here to see what other delights await you on her post.