A couple of weeks ago my littlest girl celebrated her 10th birthday. Back when she was 4, and attending preschool I started to stitch this design by Natalie Bird for her. The plan was to make it into a bolster cushion, but then I had all sorts of trouble with the weaveline I used wrinkling, and puckering, and I put it aside in disgust. This issue sent me looking to fellow bloggers for help, a post which still remains one of my most visited, even now over two years later. I decided if it was ever going to happen it would have to be very simple, so here we have it finished onto a canvas instead! The look on her face when she opened it was priceless. It certainly was a big surprise - she had asked me every now and then if I was ever going to finish her fairy cushion, I don't think she thought it would ever happen!
Stitchery from Fairyland book by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse
After lots of discussion(and more than a little begging) I have agreed that my big girl could start a little blog of her own. She is a girl who is crazy about animals and is keen to become a vet one day. Her blog is focusing mostly on her pets and animals at the moment, but who knows where it might lead ......... maybe you might be so kind as to click through and have a little look at Farm Girl Junior....... thank you in advance from Miss FGJ and myself! She is keen to find some blogs of other young girls similar in age or interests to her(she is 12) so if you know of any, or maybe your own daughter or granddaughter has a blog, perhaps you could leave a link either here or over at Farm Girl Junior.
I have the next four days at home on the farm, I'm finished at my off-farm job for the week, so I see lots more lamb-feeding ahead for a couple of days. There were about 20 pets/orphans to feed tonight, so it all takes time!!
Thanks for looking.......... happy stitching......Nicky