Two lovely ladies have moved into the back garden. That's right! We have two totally free range hens. They're named Dora and Penny. Penny is the confident leader and Dora the sweet but shy gal. Together they are best friends and the spend every minute within 2 feet of one another. They even sleep cuddled together in one nest box. They are about 4 months old now and have just started laying eggs. That's right....we're collecting two eggs a day and already are overwhelmed with the number.
|Penny knows snacks usually come in the orange tea cup.|
|Once Dora saw Penny checking out the cup, she came out from under the tree to look for herself.|
|Yep. Dora agrees that's the snack tea cup. Indeed.|
|So they finally had a look around the grass to find the corn. Happy, happy chicks.|
In other news, I've had the urge to knit again. I just wanted something portable to go with me camping and on long drives. I find stitching hexies a little much for my eyes when the car is moving, so the knitting needles become my best friend. If you remember, I did try knitting once before. It was a super basic repeated knit stitch that didn't give defined pattern. Still, I like it and enjoyed the process. That scarf is still not finished only because I don't know how to get it off of the needles. I'll work that out eventually. In the mean time, I've started another scarf.that has a basic rib pattern. The ends will be stockinette stitch and the a repeated knit two, purl two to get the rib. So far I'm loving it. I do really need to get into a class or something...You Tube can only take me so far.
Here's a small bit of semi-quilting for you. Jennifer of the Knotted Thread is hosting an I-Spy charm swap through flickr. Come join in the fun. You just have to follow this link to flickr and join in the group. Post a photo of the fabric you're tossing into the swap and Jennifer will take care of the rest. Easy peasy. I am using the wellies print from Fluffy Sheep Quilting.