Mum’s birthday owl

Happy Birthday Mum xoxoxox

MUM

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My mum loves owls, I thought she might like a cusion to lean on while reading.

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To get some colour into the owl with out having to keep changing threads I loosened the bobbin tention and used a muli coloured thread in the bobbin then I  tightened the top and used a gold thread the effect turned out as I hoped the top thread pulling through some of the bobbin thread giving the owl some extra splashes of colour and some texture.

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I stitched up a load of leaves and added a moon.

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I made the panel into a simple cushion, I hope she likes it,its her birthday tomorrow, 5th November, she will be 80 something,I have lost count.

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Julie

My good friend Julie from Bangor in Northern Ireland came for a visit.

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We were in luck with the weather so went out every day exploring the countryside and coast.

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I taught Julia how to make soap, she made a batch of citron and another of lavender.

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We had long walks along the coast even if it was very windy and Julie had to hold her hat on!

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Navigate the cows.

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Super paths.

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We went to the Dyrepark.

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Took the kitties for walks.

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Next time we meet up it will be in Bangor, I can’t wait!

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Beautiful afternoon walk

It was such a beautiful afternoon yesterday I abandoned the studio put on my wellies and went for a long walk, it was warm and breezy so I enjoyed every step.

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I set of along my usual path where I came accross these super mushrooms.

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Through the corn field.

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Past the polar bears which I cant see at the moment as the hedge is too thick.

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On towards the willow woods and to my great delight the farmer has opened up a track through them which is perfect for me.

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I came accross a little stream.

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Giant hog weed way taller than me!

Lovely silver willow.

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I found another track!

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Amazing reeds.

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Back into the willow woods.

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Out of the woods and back into the sunshine again.

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Then it changes again to an area that is left wild.

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Where I sat for a while and watched the clouds.

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And was eyed up by some beautiful deer.

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 On my way home.

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Past the farm.

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Throught the corn field.

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The little woods.

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Past the blue woods.

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Through my woods.

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Nearly home.

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Maria’s soap

My friend Maria is allergic to a lot of perfumes and scents and finds most soaps do not agree with her, I last made her some soap about two years ago but she has now run out so I have made her this giant bar of soap that is free from additives and scents, enough for another couple of years!

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Cut up, it will be ready to use in a few weeks.

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