Never say that I am not diverse!
I have been panicking all week. Presents and cards to finish, gardening to do, clothes for wedding to get. Well, I'm part way there, on Thursday we went serious wedding outfit shopping. Andy was a doddle, I sorted him out easily, and he looks really smart in his new outfit. But moi - Aaarggghhh! Clothes shopping I always find a complete nightmare, especially for an event - the shops are full of completely unsuitable things for small, dumpy people - grrr, I do not like fashion! I have got something to wear for one wedding, but the other is still questionable. I even contemplated getting a pattern and making something (yes, I know, Jules making clothes - frightening. I scared myself, believe me.....). The only redeeming thing is I am going to hire hats this week (I love, love, love hats and never get to wear them!)
I finished the wedding cards today. I opted not to stitch, and did something very simple. I used 2 pieces of text I particularly like and thought would be appropriate, then printed them on to silk. I chose two of my floral photos to complement them (the orchids were taken in the Botanical Gardens in Singapore and seemed perfect for the I Ching). This card is for Jessamy, my cousin's daughter, and her fiance Douglas.
The Iris card is for Katherine and Todd, it had to be yellow, as it's Katherine's favourite colour- I wanted something different, and roses seemed too overblown for this poem. I took this picture in Scotland last June and it brought back many happy memories ( except of the midges biting!)
I hope they like them!
I feel mean that I haven't stitched anything for Jess, but I'm not sure of her taste and colour scheme preference, so I'm going to ask her and make something after the wedding. I also need to make something for Katherine's younger sister as it's her birthday in 3 weeks. I have some funky Amy Butler fabric I bought last week, which will make a lovely bag. New doll notes are still sitting on the craft table, plus another gift... Oh well, it will all get done eventually!
Ok, that's cards, now for the chookies! Now, this isn't a joke - I would like to get on my soap -box for a bit. Andy's mum and some of her friends are knitting jackets to help rescued ex- battery hens recover and get a new and happier life, see here! Chickens need friends too, especially these poor little creatures who are so abused as a commodity. I think it's a brilliant idea, and can really help to save their lives. It's so sad that life appears to be cheap for many. I know several people who've rescued battery hens and they usually turn out to be the most lovely , friendly little creatures - and great layers too. I'm going to help Little Hen Rescue now as there is a new design for a fleece jacket - hooray - for us non-knitters. Jackets can make all the difference to a recovering bird, usually all is needed is time, warmth and tlc to go from this:
To this happy ending:
If any of you in the UK have a bored knitter in the family, please consider asking them if they would be willing to do this, and please pass it on! Thank you so much.
That's it, Sunday almost over - have a brilliant week, and I hope the sun is shining on you ! x