Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Making up for lost time

Phew! Been a while since I last posted so, in an effort to catch up a little here is a little summary of some of what's been going on!!

We went to the museum in Stroud, Gloucestershire:

Old Boris was serious about it being called 'Whiff-Waff' after all

Hmmm, I never realised I was named after a Friesian

Baby shoes!

"A nest of young blackbirds reared on a kitchen mantel shelf  in a dwelling house in Dudbridge near Stroud"

the actual nest!
...which is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park:

That tree on the right looks like a pair of dancers to me

and has quite haunting casts of faces dotted around in unexpected places:

I spotted these ones through the cafe window, slick with rain, stoically enduring the weather

I mended a chair with a wonderfully curvy needle:

We went to the beach:

where Jess jumped off lots of rocks:

Milly's had fun playing with all the rain we've been collecting:

Some of the stones seem reluctant to make the dive "No, no I don't want to.... boink"

On the subject of baby birds, our second nest of baby swallows suffered a setback today: Dino caught two of the fledgelings this morning :-( I couldn't stop crying. Luckily Mama bird has one baby left... Milly took some persuading that they couldn't be fixed :-(

Hope you're all having a lovely summer x


  1. Good Morning,

    nice to see that you have been busy!

    The museum looks great and those heads are fabulous!

    Loved the photos of the park and the beach.

    Your little ones seem to be having a great time.

    Well done on the mending
    I would never ever be able to do that!!
    The chair would just have to be left!

    Nice to see you back blogging.

    Have lovely week / weekend and enjoy those children!

    x Fiona

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment Fiona!

    It's nice to have had a few minutes to post something, even if it was at midnight so I'm a bit hanging today!!

    xx Chloe

  3. Love the shot of Jess jumping! I bought some of the very same curvy needles yesterday in an attempt to sew the magpie doll together! Ive sewing thick layered wings from suede and wasnt really think about how it would sew the wings, body and tail together. I've got some sailmaker needles and upholstery needles too for back up! Just hope I dont get too many injuries :)

    1. I would have thought straight needles would be better for your magpie; curvy ones are quite tricky to manipulate unless you can press against a solid surface :-) looking forward to seeing the finished bird! Will he have a rag nest to sit in, lined with stolen jewels ?? X


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