Miss Muddy Beak has got used to me being out there and yesterday she flew onto the table. I could not believe it. We sort of startled each other I think and she only stayed a minute but I am hoping she will return again and stay longer. I am going to pop some bacon bits in a tiny saucer on the table and see if she will eat it. That or I will be attacked by a gang of seagulls who are not frightened in the least ... It could all be like a comedy of errors if I am not careful. The seagulls here are large. A baby one came into our garden and when I say baby I mean a monster child! I have never seen anything so big.. It was not scared either and shimmied around the garden picking on all the little birds .. that was
in the garden...
There are baby starlings in our garden and they are noisy little youngsters, bathing in the bird bath and crying to their parents to be fed the mealy worms, which Momma and Papa are doing and look worn out.. Unfortunately I had to bury one yesterday afternoon a cat got one and through my tears I managed a large hole and to wrap it carefully in kitchen roll with some flowers. It is buried deep with a large stone over it too so I know where little floss is... I called it floss as I did not know if it was a boy or a girl but I now can let our gardener know not to dig there. I know it is nature but I can not bare it....
So yesterday after that not much work got done as I was on patrol in the garden and waiting with the hose if a cat came near... It just startles cats as they do not like getting wet at all. I had only gone inside to fill my water glass and look at the spaghetti bolognese sauce that was on low cooking nicely.
So today is a real catch up and I need to get stitching. We have our friend from Devon here for the next Bank holiday but from the Wednesday before until after the Bank Holiday Monday so I need to get my nose down in my stitching ...
This weekend we are going to Eridge Park to The Decorative Living Fair I am really looking forward to it, meeting some friends there too and as always it is such a wonderful social occasion as well as a good truffle and treasure hunt in the gorgeous countryside. The weather looks fabulous and the marquees will be filled with the most beautiful displays and dressed stalls.
I have put away my lovely antique quilt pieces that I bought from The Dorset Brocante and I am getting ready to stitch on two of the pieces that I purchased from there. I have managed to get a work basket ready and waiting so that is good. I have been designing some new things in the last few weeks and that means my design journal will be outside with me today so that I can pop any notes down when they come into my head. It is always good for me to be able to write it down straight away and sometimes do a little sketch initially.. That way I can develop it on my design days.
And if it was not enough to have to take care of a baby bird well then break the lid from one of your Susie Watson teapots...... So I went out and bought a bunch of white tulips and white roses and have now used the bit that is left as a vase! Good job it was not the other way round not sure what I could have done with just a lid!!
Some days do not go to plan but never the less I try and find joy and beauty in every day so today I
I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy this most gorgeous weather, we have had two weeks now of wonderful weather and I am going to enjoy working outside and with nature along side me.
See you back here on Thursday. Happy Stitching! XX