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A new addition

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Oh look what happening!!! The eggs are beginning to hatch!

You can just see the first chick emerging from its shell (bottom left)

 

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Poor thing is exhausted

 

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First glimpse of the cutie

 

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OMG!!!!! its beautiful

 

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Looking fluffier this morning

 

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Having a little business while mum keeps focus on hatching brothers and sisters

 

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Unfinished Business

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Last week I made a little promise to myself, I gathered together all my unfinished knitting and crochet projects and had a stern chat with myself “you really MUST get these finished” I told myself, I thought about why I seem to leave this things unfinished and realised that its the stitching together that mostly seems to be holding up proceedings, closely followed by the desire to start a new project that is sitting calling my name, like most crafty people I have magpie tendencies when it comes to ‘stuff’ I just LUUUUUVE it!!! So I set about completing everything that is outstanding I promised myself that I WOULD NOT start anything new until these were finished and sat it their rightful place.
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Granny square blanket (just awaiting lacey edging) Bavarian stitch something or other (a cushion cover maybe) another granny square cushion cover (needs a back) a scarf of leaves and flowers (I’m just not sure why) an amigurumi cat (I only just started this so doesn’t really count), a large knitted owl (just needs eyes and beak)

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A happy flower from Lucy’s blog Attic24 which I adore (I need to stitch together and add beads), I tiny birdhouse (again just needs stitching) a little sail boat (not sure hat I’m doing with that) several flowers and leaves that I hope to make into a broach (you guessed it needs stitching!)

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and this is just a bunch of stuff that quite frankly I just don’t know what I’m going to do with, its things I make when I have a spare few minutes when I know I have to really be getting on with something else!

All started well

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Cute little birdie house got finished, shopaholic loved this and immediately a home was found!

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The Happy Flower Decoration this is destined for my bedroom

And that’s when I come to a grinding halt!! I’m distracted, its not hard, you see I suddenly have divine inspiration in the form of Kirstie Allsopp do you remember this little lot?

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Well I did this! I have since found better handles so will be swapping them.

Then I couldn’t stop so started on these………….

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I’ve given them all a coat of undercoat and am about to give them a top coat and a few finishing touches, in the meantime I decided that I would clear out the room which is at the front of our house which we don’t actually use, the primary reason being its a dumping ground! Further inspired by Kirstie and her TV programme Fill Your House for Free I decided to part with a few items that I really don’t need, so I made signs stating I’m Free Please take me! So at 8am I placed the stuff outside on the drive in view of passers by and waited, first to be go was a little pink chest of drawers that belonged to Shopaholic that were in perfect condition but really needed the owner to be about 10 years old! then things seemed to go quiet and I thought I would be fetching the things back in and taking them to the charity shop! but on my next sneaky little look through my landing window the wine rack  Had disappeared! woohoo!! Just as Son and Heir returned from work we saw the light fitting winding its merry way down a little jitty a few houses down from me! This just left a coffee table feeling alone and sorry for its self, Hubby arrived on the scene laughingly saying he wouldn’t mind that coffee table where should we put it? (ever the comedian) during the aftermath of feeding everyone and discussing fetching in the little table and setting it out again in the morning a knock came at the door, it was a young man wishing to thank me for the coffee table he was thrilled with it!!! and I was thrilled that I was able to give some of my unwanted stuff new homes, it really made me want to do it again, but alas it is raining today so I won’t be setting up a little stall, but maybe by the weekend I will have gathered more unwanted items to give away!

I did start to clear the room and together with Shopaholic came up with a master plan! so I feel that I can justify my broken promise to myself! (for now)

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This is the room after we have cleared of some of the junk (I see at least 8 more unfinished projects!)

The Doll’s House is on a whole new level of unfinished business, this project has been on going for at least 15 years!!!! one day it will be finished maybe in time for my grand kids!

 

The Birds!

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There’s never a dull moment where my girls are concerned each one seeming to have its own little foible!

Gwalice is a fan of the cats biscuits and will come into the kitchen and raid his bowl with no fear of Monty who will sit sulkily watching from the top of the stairs (I have yet to capture this on camera).

Phoebe well where to start with her, apart from being the instigator of great escapes she will frequently sit on the window ledge watching TV!

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But today the Blue Tits from the neighbouring garden fledged! Oh they are so cute 4 little pieces of very noisy fluff who are still shouting to Mum & Dad for food

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They have moved quite far from their nest box and 2 are now sitting outside my lounge window in the wood store, there is one in the tree above and I’m not sure where the other is but he is making himself heard! Hubby, The Son & Heir and myself along with a steady stream of neighbours children have been oohing and ahhing over these 4 little mites all day, I’ve carried the cat down to the bottom of the garden so he doesn’t “interfere” with them carefully watched by Mummy Blue Tit. But then disaster struck! Phoebe! yes Phoebe! as quick as a flash grabs one of the little fellows and is running off down the garden with it! I’m galvanised into action chasing her round with the garden fork closely followed by Hubby and a very bemused Daughter who has just arrived home from work to her mother frantically chasing a chicken round the garden shouting and brandishing the garden fork, Phoebe tries to give me the slip several times and Vinnie is weighing in with his “two penneth” chasing all three of us along with Phoebe around the garden! finally cornered Phoebe parts with her prize and I rescue the poor little mite, it’s not looking good he’s very distressed! After several moments he seems to come round but he is looking very dishevelled.poor mite

I think his wing is broken but can’t be sure, it’s so heart breaking, Hubby is beside himself and thinks he should stay up all night on predator watch! The chooks are now safely ensconced in their run where they are now complaining bitterly!

We are taking it in turns to check on them but as I said they are noisily shouting for food outside the window so all seems well for the moment.

Fingers crossed they survive the night nature seems so cruel.