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Four and a Half Weeks and Growing…..

Pups are growing and adventuring now.

Playing at eating………….

Playing at playing………

Looking cute!!

This is how I found Granny

And mum

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Pictures speak volumes!

Other work:  Sorrell dyeing, blanket patches and sketchbook.

To be honest most of the time is taken up with canines at the moment and to finish this week here are some portraits of some of the pups:

This boy we call Bobby because it rhymes with Dobby, his grandfather.

Tabitha who is behaving beautifully this week!  No longer the mischief maker.  Very friendly and fun with a beautiful coat.

Balou!  Mr I AM JUST SO COOL!!

Bye for now!

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Not sure why the pics in the last post did not appear but think I have sorted it?

3 Week Characters

How quickly things change.  The weather in particular.  The pups as a good second.  Politics and current affairs.  I can not bring myself to talk about the awfulness recently in London and Manchester.  Grief and horror do not even come close.

Life continues albeit with more grey.  Things that are important we hold a little closer perhaps.  I am grateful for the things which make me smile.

At 3 whole weeks now we have little characters forming, opinions being voiced and bouncing being practiced.  So many legs and tails these days!

As you can tell, taking photos has become nearly impossible!  They are way too busy to pose!  So my solution is one at a time;

This little boy reminds me of his grandfather.  He is pretty and very serious!

This little girl is adorable.  Chestnut at the moment.  A sweet person, not a trouble maker – so far……

This stunning boy has the longest coat in the litter.  He is again, a sweet person, not a trouble maker, not too opinionated…….yet!  He is paler than his look-alike sister.

Another little boy.  Very pretty this one very gentle and sweet person.

Well, what can I say?  She is strikingly pretty, and has to be!  We have nick named her Tabitha as she looks like a tortoishell cat and sounds like one at times too.  This little girl is first up, last back and has opinions about absolutely everything, whether asked or not!  She is a character!

Merlin.  He is spoken for.  He is playful but not pushy, he is very drawn to people and loves cuddles!  I think he will be spoilt!  He is lighter than he was but has a gorgeous coat and dark markings.

The first pic shows the correct colour.  This girl will be blonde.    Mrs playful and curious.

The blondest in the litter.  This chap will have a long coat and he is so so pretty!  Mr laid back.

This girl is reserved.  No name yet.

Phew!  Does that make 9 or 28?

Other things, here is the Euphorbia dyed fabric which is amazing!

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Here are other plays;

And to prove that officially hats are no longer my only nervous habit!

Eyes Open and Opinions Forming

Our puppies are now 2 weeks and are opening their eyes.  They are sort of mobile in a rather drunken kind of way.  They are talking and voicing opinions too.  They are growing so fast and are incredibly strong.

One little chap has a name, Merlin.  He has chosen himself a lady to be much loved by.  He is a lucky little chap being much adored already!

Moving briefly aside from puppies………….

My meditation pieces, of which I create one a week, are now numbering 34.  This is a year long project for me to experiment with mark making in stitch on cloth.  The pieces reflect my week and my surroundings.

Dye bath on the cooker, this is a glorious mustard yellow from Euphorbia.

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Meanwhile………. back to puppies!

Puppy Worship

Just how much these guys change every day is astounding.

Mum asleep at the bottom!

I know – enough already!!  I am going………….

Puddles of Puppies

Hi!  Sorry to bore you with these but I could not resist now that the pups are one week old and huge!!

We are so proud and pleased with this litter!  As usual we make the best boys, and they really do stand out.  But the girls are also gorgeous and my resolve to look and love but not get involved is weakening.

However by the time they have eaten me out of house and home and wrecked the garden I may feel differently?

May is glorious as ever and there is just so much going on around the place!  A Jenny Wren who moved into the puppy house before it was thus occupied has raised and fledged her family, moving on – wise idea!

Nine Reasons to Smile

Ok folks, here are nine reasons to smile!

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Born 17.5.17.  5 boys and 4 girls.  Mummy is SO SO proud!

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This is Tweed’s (mum) second litter.  She has remembered how to be the very best mum.

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Leading up to this I confess resorting to my nervous habit of hat knitting.

As a variation I have decided to try socks instead, we shall see how that goes.

Till next time!!