Sunday, 5 May 2013

Have a cuppa cross stitch. Muddy pawsteps from Jazz!

I hope that you are getting some share of the sun, if you are, we need some up here so pass it on!!

The poly tunnel has been slowly filled with plants and seeds of various descriptions with some experiments going on. I have cut one of those shoe bag tidies that hang over doors, in half and part filled them with strawberry plants. (in the soil I mixed a bit of gel retention crystals so they don't dry out to quickly)  A bamboo stick was threaded through the re-sewn hem, a bit of wire fixed either end of the stick and then hoisted over the railings of the roof of the poly tunnel, thus freeing up space on the floor and also bamboozling the ninja slugs. I am hoping this will work as I love scrummy strawberries.

Not been crafting much this week so will show this little cross stitch that was done a few years ago but I still love it.

  Tea tastes better served in a posh bone china cup....but I always have a mug and save the cup for special times. Need me tea, otherwise I collapse in a hopeless heap!

 Nikki was having a snooze and doing a good imitation of Aleksander the Meerkat....and wondering if she  there is a vacancy for a body double. (If anybody out there is an agent she would consider going into the advertising industry!! haha )                                                                                                                          
 Totally unaware of what Jazz was getting upto in the kitchen.

Jazz was saying 'what me guv, weren't me, honest'  All innocent about these very muddy footprints all over the kitchen floor!
But how can you be angry with those eyes looking at you.

This weeks linky parties are;#


  1. What a sweet puppy. He can't help that his paws are muddy.

  2. Dogs always have that look when they've done something !!

  3. Hahaha! My Lhasa Apso, George, sleeps just like that!! And I love that innocent look about the footprints - "couldn't possibly have been me"!!

  4. The tea picture is just lovely! Ah, cute puppy x

  5. What cute puppy pictures. I'm not sure which one is more cute.

  6. Aww Jazz is just sooooooo cute! I love Spaniels, i have one relaxing on my bed right now :) Nikki is just adorable too and a very good meerkat impressionist!

    Tea is a must for me too and i love your little cross stitch :) x

  7. Your strawberry planter sounds like a great idea. As you said it makes slugs work harder but it will also allow the fruit to hang without getting soggy on soil.
    You have a lovely pair of dogs.

  8. Love the tea cross stitch! I feel much the same :)

  9. I don't think I could have been anoyed with Jazz's apealing eyes. Nikki looks so sweet having a little nap.

    The cross stitch cuppa is lovely. I'm a tea-bag in the mug gall... xx

  10. Oh, my goodness!! How darling! Love the cross stitch, too. Would love to have you link to What to do Weekends also... very sweet. Linda

  11. What a good idea for the strawberry plants in the poly tunnel. Had to smile at your doggy pictures. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Oh I love your idea of growing strawberries in a shoe tidy. I really hope you've got those slugs well and truly confused. There's nothing better than a cup of tea. Did you see the Victoria Wood programme about it? Nikki looks hilarious. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

  13. Yep, I get the same all over my bed! x

  14. Looks like Jazz has been helping you in the veg patch and getting all muddy! Gorgeous cross-stitch piece. xCathy

  15. Hi there from your newest follower.

    I have just discovered your lovely blog and your fabulous makes. Those teacup coasters are adorable and your cross stitch is great.

  16. such a lovely cross stitch. I'm a coffee drinker and have earmarked a coffee themed cross stitch to get working on.

  17. The shoe tidy is such a good idea! (Ninja slugs made me properly laugh out loud - I know exactly what you mean!!) The cross stitch is lovely (never a truer word spoken ha!) but it's your dogs that have stolen the show this week, they're gorgeous! :)

  18. I used to do a lot of cross stitch!! Lovely!

  19. Lovely work as ever. And I WANT a meerkat dog like yours! :)

  20. Love the cross stitching. Thanks for linking up. Today a new party should open... and look forward to seeing there. Can't wait to see what you've been working on. ~ Rose