Saturday, 24 April 2010

A dog's tale.

Last weekend we had an unexpected visitor, my daughter found this little fellow wondering along the side of the A30 at 4 oclock Saturday morning. She was housesitting for some neighbours at the time so turned up here at 8.30 with a ''I found this dog can you sort it out and look after him!'' I was in a rush at the time trying to get ready for a craft market so I put him out in the porch with a blanket and some water and was out the door fifteen minutes later.
I came back later to a scratched front door, brand new front door at that! Found out it was a he without a collar so no name tag but with a retching cough. I worried that it would be kennel cough so made sure I kept him away from my dog. He was also absolutely gorgeous, very friendly and well behaved and I figured he was a Bichon Frise cross. I then rang the police with the info I had but no one had reported him missing, we also told the village shop and pub.
I had been told that the dog wardens are not available during the weekend so I had to wait until Monday to ring them. Fast track to Monday morning and after 1/2 hour on hold I got through to the dog warden, he hadn't been reported missing. But then a lady who I recognised walked down the path, the dog warden went on hold and lo & behold it was the owner's mother!
She had gone into the village shop to put up a lost poster (2 days later!) Apparently he had been let out at 3 in the morning and went wondering, he doesn't have a collar or tag or microchip! Luckily the cough isn't kennel cough, he's a Bishon Frise cross Maltese and 12 yrs old. I did have a moan about it being irresponsible and how lucky it was that the dog wasn't killed or indeed caused an accident. I did get some flowers for my trouble.
Some other quite nice things to happen 28 pieces of linen & crochet for £1.

And a sewing box full of vintagey bits for £3.
Have a good weekend hopefully mine isn't going to be quite as eventful as the last. Oh and the photo at the top of this post is of a gorgeous Magnolia, which is blooming in the village.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Spring at Eden, the woods and fabric.

Easter weekend saw us visiting the Eden Project to see if the tulips & other Spring flowers were in bloom as you can see from the photo overload we weren't disappointed!

We also went on an Easter egg trail through Cardinham woods. I haven't been there for a few years, which is often the case when someplace is on your doorstep! It's definately worth a visit if you're in the area, with 4 or 5 different walks through the woods, a cafe, barbecue area and small playground.

I also managed to acquire some barkcloth and brushed cotton fabrics from my MIL, all from the 60's/70's.
The brushed cotton is so pretty, I'll have to take a close up. It has tiny pink roses & a small blue daisy type flower. She was given it (about 4yds) in 1964 to make cot sheets with but never got round to it!

I nipped to the car boot as well to get some more strawberry plants and found this gorgeous jug and the canister. A few more bits too but more on that later!
I hope everyone has had a good Easter the weather here has been glorious just like Summer so I've managed to sort out the garden, planted about 30 different types of seed and the rest of the time has been spent on the allotment and now I'm going to update my allotment blog. Have a lovely weekend I have another craft/produce market on Saturday & L has a party to go to in the afternoon on Sunday we shall probably, weather permitting be on the allotment.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter & the rest of the crafty bits.

The daffodils are now looking beautiful all over the village green, we've done some Easter baking:
A rather messy ( helped by 3 yr old) bunny cake, egg nests, hot cross buns, Easter biscuits and jelly bean Biscotti.
I finished some more crafty bits: crochet Amigurumi bunny & chick, crochet eggs,
some more crochet hair slides.
I think the egg cosies are breeding!
A couple of lambs.
Yoyo & lace brooches.
and some Hen hearts.
L made this really sweet chicken card at school.
She also overloaded this table centre piece and the Easter tree :)
And finally I did the Easter craft and produce market yesterday, which was very successful in our new venue, even though it was absolutely tipping it down with rain.
Thankyou for all the comments on my last post re the 'makes' just to let you know they were made over quite a few weeks not all done in one :D and Gill I will try and find out the name of the hen/bird fabric for you, it is gorgeous.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the Easter holiday as the sun is now thankfully out I think we will be going to the beach for an egg hunt.
I'd also like to say congratulations to a family friend who had a beautiful baby girl in the early hours of yesterday morning.