Friday, October 23, 2009

Poorly Mr. Pigeon

Mr. Pigeon and I haven't been well this week.

I came back from a weekend away in Oxford to find Mr.P flat on his back with a runny beak, aching wings and a temperature high enough to roast himself.

I thought it might be bird flu.

But then these appeared...

...closely followed by this...

Poor Mr. Pigeon

Looks like it's swine flu :-(

Monday, October 12, 2009

Breaking the silence!


Yet again I have broken my promise to post more frequently, so do forgive me. It's been a very busy summer indeed and a very busy post-summer too.

Let's see if you can guess where Mr.P will be for the next year ...

Have a few clues.

It's home to a famous castle:

Well, it was before the castle was destroyed and replaced with a mansion house instead.

It's also home to the Paul Smith flagship store:

(very very nice inside...but I'd better not post the photos, as I wasn't really allowed to be taking any)

And its most famous (fictional) inhabitant wore a hat very similar to the one which Mr. Pigeon is modeling:

Just imagine the bow, arrows and feather in his hat- I didn't have the time or desire to make any!

While you're pondering the answer, there is other exciting news. Do you remember the last post? The one where we met Amy Butler? Well, on one of the handouts were details about a competition. Entrants had to make something with Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics for the chance to win fabric and patterns galore. How could I not take part with a prize like that?

This was the design I came up with after a few failed attempts, many discarded feet and a lot of needle-related injuries:

And last week I received an e-mail to tell me that this little elephant was one of the winners!

This unexpected news was greeted with a celebratory sprint around the room...then a cup of tea and a nice sit down to recover from the excitement.

No doubt some photos of the goodies will follow when they arrive :-)