A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
Happy Dance down on Sheepie Farm! This cute little design is a freebie from Bronny's Bits. She is having a sheep year. Have a look at her blog if you want to see lots of cute sheep. Last year was Snowmen, who knows what next year will bring! Her entry for 7th August tells you how to get the chart.
Stitched on 28count pale green evenweave.
I have changed the colours and one of the sheep into a piggie. The reason is the book under the photo. The small boy has 4 favourite books which we read every bedtime. They are all published by Barefoot Books and written by Clare Beaton. The illustrations are all photos of fabric collages and are lovely. I really recommend them for pre-schoolers. The theme of How Big is a Pig is opposites, each animal is shown representing a pair of opposites - so "some cows are thin; some cows are fat", "some dogs are quick; some dogs are slow" with the same refrain "but how big is a pig," then a rhyming question "can you answer that?" "Do you think you know?" Slightly less repetitive than many books!
And here is the progress on Joan Elliott's Green Goddess after 4 evenings:
Stitched on 32count hand-dyed Murano
She's getting her own Progress Page now! I am moving the pages back upto the top of my blog, I don't think they're very noticeable down the side. I like having all my followers up the top too, I can see ALL your smiling faces! The giveaway is going well, 25% of my followers have joined it and the prizes are all popular which is good. Don't forget, I will be giving away TWO prizes, one for the game of skill guessing our names and one will be a random draw of everyone who enters. This gives everyone an equal chance of winning something, even if you get all the names wrong!