Friday, 18 January 2013

Woolly Toadstool and a Wink

Well I thought I was on the mend but apparently not...but we won't dwell on it, I'll just apologise for my absence, I'm feeling much more myself now so we're back to normal bloggy service...hopefully. As you can see above Gilbert the Gnome has now been machine embroidered and finished with a little hand embroidery. 
 I enjoyed creating this little toadstool.

 I'm just waiting for a delivery of red spotty lining fabric to make Gilbert into a bag for Hilary. I may be waiting a bit longer than usual as there is a lot of snow about here in the Dales.
It looks beautiful while its all clean and fresh. I've not been venturing out much but snapped this one on my way home from the doctors surgery. You can just see the gable end of a barn in the distance, the hills behind are just a white-out with snow. I thought you might like it.
Somebody else who seems to be a bit under the weather...Cluck. Poor old girl. Wonderful Man brought her in from the cold today to see if we can perk her up a bit. We've left her next to the radiator in the kitchen huddled down in a bundle looking very sorry for herself. 
Fingers crossed she'll soon be feeling better.
I hope you are all keeping cosy and taking care in the ice.

love Fi x

27 comments:

Maggie said...

I can imagine it looks as lovely where you are as it does here. We have lost a couple of inches over the past day but more is due later today. At the moment it's -2 outside!!! Cold enough to freeze the you-know-what's of a you-know-what!
Keep warm, keep getting better, and LOVE that gnome!
x

Annie said...

Hi Fi. I was up your way last week [on my blog] but thankfully no snow then. Love your little gnome.
Why not join in the fun on my blog today....I'm sure he would put a smile on many faces then :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sue Vaughan said...

I love the gnome - beautiful. Sue x

Annie said...

Thanks for joining in the fun Fi.
Hugs,
A x

voodoo vixen said...

Oh yes, that wink will do the trick, he is really lovely and the spotty toadstool is a gem, I hope we get to see the bag when finished? Annette

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes, the snow is much the same here Fiona - looks much prettier than it feels if you are out in it.
Love that gnome.
Keep warm - the farmer has had the bug and has had the most awful cough which will not go away. Hope youare soon better/

Anne said...

You live in the nicest spot in the world I reckon Fi! Simply beautiful. I can imagine a bit grim in winter though not to mention cold.
Love the gnome and the toadstool.

Twiglet said...

Little Gilbert certainly put a smile on my face. Hope you feel fine soon. x Jo

Just Original said...

Remember that view from over the bridge from our visit last year to Hawes!

I'm in love with Gilbert, the mushroom is gorgeous!

Vanessa x

moleymakes said...

Gorgeous, lovely felt work as always. Your creations are always so stunning :)

Noelle the dreamer said...

Gilbert looks perfect Fiona! Happy to hear you are back on your pins!
Perhaps the poor little gal needs as much sunshine as heat!
Keep toasty warm!

softearthart said...

So cool, cheers Marie

Angela Coles said...

absolutely gorgeous embroidery, and a lovely snowy photo.

many blessings to you from Angela

Caro said...

That gnome is adorable and I love his toadstool. Thanks for sharing the lovely snowy photo too...so picturesque. I have joined in with the Friday smile as well...I hope mine makes you smile too!

JoZart said...

Super pics and I think one of the gnome's relative is in my garden. Love the toadstool too!
Jo x

MaggieC said...

ithffed 2335Is that photo taken at Hawes. It looks very like a photo I took some years ago, but without the snow and with a torrent pouring down. We have had about 5 inches of snow here, so we are tucked in in front of the fire. Your gnome would put a smile on anyone's face. Thank you for sharing him with us. xx Maggie PS did you know you have the Word Verification turned on - it is impossible to read.

Creative frills said...

Hallo , i love your work. I anvy you. the gnome is beautyfull, your flowers in fellt and fabric are gorgious . the place you live in is also beautifull.

With kind regards.
Esther

Teresita said...

Me gustó mucho!
Que tengas un maravilloso Año 2'13!

Anonymous said...

Gilbert is looking great - and I love that there is a toadstool in the scene. I do hope you are feeling better soon. Hilary

Plain Jane said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well - things seem to be difficult to shift this year for some reason. I hope your gorgeous little chook is feeling better too - it's always worrying when a pet is ill as they can not tell us the problem. Hope you are still enjoying the snow x

Claire said...

Hey Fi, love the snowy pic, hope you and Cluck are feeling tip top ASAP.
Gilbert certainly has a cheeky sparkle in his eye and I love the toadstool......
Stay warm.....

Claire x

Granny's Button Box said...

Hi Fi - hope you are feeling better today. Love cheeky Gilbert - what has he been up to, there is mischief in his eyes! Best wishes to the chicken, its awful when our pets are poorly. Cheers Sharon

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your Gnome is so very beautiful. The Toadstool is lovely. So sad about your weather and the poor Hen. I hope she recovers from the cold. Hugs Judy

Winifred said...

Love your gnome. The colours are gorgeous.

Hope you and the poor hen are feeling better soon. We're having a bit of snow to here in the North East so keep warm!

Elizabeth said...

That's a very impish looking gnome - your work is beautiful. As is your part of the world - that's a lovely shot of the stream in the snow. And I think I've seen everything now - the dog doesn't look too sure what to do about that chicken in a box - thanks for sharing :) Elizabeth xx

sandiart said...

Whenever you do your felt work, it is like you are doing it just for me because everyone you do is everything I love. Have been thinking of starting some myself, nothing like yours just little things. The snow is lovely but I can imagine how dangerous it can be (and cold). Hope cluck gets better poor little lady but it looks like if Sneaky dog has anything to do with it, she will get better.
xx Sandi

Carol said...

Gilbert is looking wonderful. Oh poor Cluck, hope the warmth has done the trick. Wonderful snowy photos, think it will be cold for a little while longer, stay safe and keep warm.
Carol xx