BIRDS OR ELVES?

BIRDS OR ELVES? My dear ladies and occasional gentleman THANK YOU for your kind interest in my entries for our ANNUAL VILLAGE AUTUMN SHOW.

In the FAIR TRADE ZINC FRAME is my ART TEXTILE entry of free-style hand stitching.

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I am on the HORNS of (a dilemma).

Shall I enter the BIRD BUNTING or THE ELVES & SANTA HAT BUNTING? (The elves hats have red Swiss embroidery and bells on)

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Shall I enter the SHAWL or the FURRY SCARF?

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Which of the HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS shall I enter?

imageThese are freestyle hand stitched using aged lace and fabrics.

Thank you for the lovely comments about the POM-POM HAT, I am afraid Ronald has rather taken a fancy to it!

imageMy dear ladies and occasional gentleman, I appreciate what busy lives you may have but if you can spare a few moments to give me the benefit of your advise, I would really appreciate it.

Yours Expectantly

Celia

THAT BURNING RING OF FIRE

THAT BURNING RING OF FIRE to quote JOHNNY CASH.

imageMy dear ladies and occasional gentleman it is our ANNUAL AUTUMN SHOW on Saturday and here I am imagemaking  a POM-POM for a hat to be entered into class 74.

I have made the POM-POM the old fashioned way with two pieces of cardboard cut into a ring donut shape. Wind the yarn round and round until it is covered and plump, then cut around between the two pieces, tie a piece of wool tightly between cardboard rings until secure, then slide off the cardboard and VOILA  a POM-POM.

This is the finished hat.

Ronald is not amused at the millions of orange fibers scattered over the sitting room as if I had fired the POM-POM out of a SHOTGUN!

Yours Fiberly

Celia

RONALD’S SPOTTED DICK!

imageRONALD’S SPOTTED DICK!

My dear ladies and occasional gentleman I know you will appreciate a SPOTTED DICK and look how perfectly formed Ronald’s is.

Ronald has been a busy little bee and following on from DECORATING our bedroom and hallway he has now redecorated the kitchen in ‘CHERRY SODA’ and the utility room.  So I think you’ll agree he deserved a little treat.

I COOKED a  BEEF AND VEGETABLE  casserole with DUMPLINGS. Whilst I was making the dumplings into soft round balls, I thought of Ronald and that he deserved a treat, so I steamed him a SPOTTED DICK. It made him very happy.

Yours Cookingly

Celia

DO DOGS DO PERSPECTIVE?

DO DOGS DO PERSPECTIVE?
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Hirsute Roley having a post breakfast cuddle on my lap, started barking at a far field where the cows were racing from one side of the field to the other.

Ronald remarked “does he know they’re cows or do they look like dogs to him from this distance?

After reading several articles it appears he may well be seeing them as dogs! Roley along with most dogs sees more movement than size.

If only this applied to humans my dear ladies and occasional gentleman. If we were feeling a little plump, we could just keep moving slightly and everyone would only see the movement and not our expanding waistline.

Men when they wanted to appear bigger would just keep still.

Yours Movingly

Celia

TO VEST OR NOT TO VEST

TO VEST OR NOT TO VEST, that is the question? We have had the warmest September since records began, it has been really HOT this week.

Today is the 1st day of October and the WEATHER has turned! It is cloudy and definitely cooler, for the first time this SUMMER I have dressed in LINEN trousers with a 3/4 length sleeve BLOUSE and CARDIGAN.

It is now mid-day and has warmed up, so it looks like October may be warm, hooray!

It may be sometime till I get my VEST out.

Yours warmily

Celia

RONALD GETS DOWN AND DIRTY & DISPLAYS HIS GENIUS

RONALD GETS DOWN AND DIRTY & DISPLAYS HIS GENIUS.
Wanting to plant some CABBAGES and CAULIFLOWERS we went to look at some CLOCHES to protect them from the voracious SLUGS and SNAILS.

They are EXPENSIVE almost equalling the cost of a small PRIVATE JET!

Ronald takes control and we head to a CHEAP and CHEERFUL value shop, where whilst I am having a RUMMAGE amongst RIBBONS, TRIMS and CRAFT paraphernalia he FERRETS around trying to discover an alternative.

We check out three £1.00 POP-OUT MESH LAUNDRY BAGS and some GREEN PLASTIC GARDEN PEGS. As we head for the car, it goes through my mind that Ronald may have been watching RE-RUNS of 1970’s BLUE PETER.

Here is the result over the CAULIFLOWERS. GENIUS!
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Now we know it works, we will return for some to cover the CABBAGES.

Yours Greenfingerdly

Celia