The batiks are selected for the Stitchbird pattern, one of four in a series of New Zealand Native Birds.
The fronds are cut and placed on the background fabric , and when ironed will sit better, The birds are not ironed, and are on baking paper for easy removal after I iron them. This promises to be quite stunning, and the other birds are equally showy with their colours as well.
Poppy by the fire on 3rd June, her leg is still raw but healing well.Previous photos not suitable for viewing, even friends thought the wound was a lot worse than what we had explained.This is four weeks after she degloved her leg, we still cannot find out how and where she did it.
Today she is so much better, and allowed outside again, but shut inside at night. Again, so many thanks to all the team at SRVS,( Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services) Rick,Dave,Lynn, Becky,June, Di , and the rest of the support staff.I know how skilful, caring, and compassionate they are,and in other years they have shared in our sorrow when we said goodbye to Toto ,and to Finn. Poppy's bed is black velvet sort of fabric, with a soft cushion insert. The top is a tapestry cushion cover I made so many years ago.
Quotation of the day, from an unknown author,
a comment on a Sharon Creech book review
“ Magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness”
Cheers from Jean