So…to the exciting thing first – the winner of the Dropcloth sampler, Yarn Yarn silk embroidery threads and possibly a couple of other goodies from the depths of my craft room. Congratulations Nicola! Your post was picked at random and I will send you an email in the next few minutes… Thank you to everyone who entered x
And so back to usual business…the new chickens are settling in well, and I am most definitely head-over-heels in love with them. These girls are much more active that our last lot of rescue chickens. This is due to a change in the law for these kind of caged hens in the UK, who must now have (a little) more space, and a place to scratch and roost. It’s better, but still not good enough in my opinion. They have a some natural behaviour, but looked frankly amazed when I carried one outside for a wander. Fresh air is something completely new for my girls.
And so the names – Lady Dorothea Featherbottom (Dotty), Scarlet o’Hara (Scarlet), WPC Polly Parker (Parker) and Duchess Mimi the Second (Mimi). Here’s little timid Mimi. I knit her a wee sweater as she’s in the worst shape physically and is completely bald on her belly. She’s very pale and has been over-heated, so the sweater should help her adjust more gradually. She seemed quite happy as I got her dressed, but a little less tolerant a few minutes later. I’ll try it again when we put them outside, she’ll need it then and might be a bit more grateful!
Everyone in our house is getting new things this week. Mr Saz and I treated ourselves to a fancy new mattress and bedding and it is lovely. And so last night after the men were relaxing after getting the mattress upstairs, I sat down at my sewing machine and bound a little quilt for Penny that I pieced and quilted a while ago.
This is made from leftovers of a large quilt I’m making for the humans and as you can see above, is nothing really to be proud of! But the top is a lovely soft cotton flannel, and Penny seems very attached to it already…