Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 21 January 2018

The Fastest Fox Of All


I drafted the pattern pieces on Friday, cut a few parts out, Saturday, sewed some together, and today Foxy is all done. He went on an adventure in the garden, had a wee game with Boris,and maybe, just maybe, might have a lady friend join him later this week.

“ I sat on the table, quite a good view from here”

Foxy #1

“ Maybe a better one from the small shrub”

Foxy #2

“ This is it, high in the hedge, I can see to the front gate now”  

Foxy #3

“ Oh, the best of all, sitting in the shade under Hugh’s Dad’s Memorial  Weeping Silver Pear Tree” A special place for all photo shoots, so I am sure this will look great”Foxy under Hugh's Dad's memorial tree.

“ Time for a game with Boris, I hope he plays nicely!! I know he can be a bit rough at times! Oopsy, over I fall”

Foxy and Boris together

oops!! He fell over.Poor Foxy!!

“ Oh well, there goes Boris to check out the goldfish! That’s my fun for today”

Boris looking for a goldfish #1Boris looking in the pond

The yellow lilies are almost all open, the first ones dying off, and the perfume as strong as ever.

Last of the yellow lilies

Thank you all again for your special words and thoughts. Go slow is the story every day, no running!! Skating !! Housework!! ( as if ) and no stress!!

Quotation of the day, author unknown

‘ Advice from a Fox.”

“Rely on your instincts, Have  a playful  spirit.

Find a cosy den.  Be Bright-eyed and Bushy -Tailed.

Be Light on Your Feet.

Have Good Scents”

Greetings from Jean.

30 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So cute, Foxy went together really fast!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Do you have special plans for your speedy Fox?

Out To Pasture said...

Very cute fox, Jean. Also a clever foxy quote and one I'll pass on.

Millie said...

OH! He is sixteen kinds of adorable! I may have to make one of those for my granddaughter!

Carol Mattingly said...

Oh my goodness that cat is hilarious. I am allergic to cats but had them years and years ago when I was younger. Carol

Susan Heather said...

I love the fox and am amazed at how quickly you made him. The lillies look delightful.

Leeanne said...

Your Fox looks great sitting up in the hedge! I hope Boris didn't get the fish!?

The Furry Gnome said...

Foxy provides good advice!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love this cute little fox! Wherever you put him, he's fits perfectly (except with the goldfish) and I'm jealous of the beautiful lilies you get to enjoy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love your cute Foxy. He looks good in all the pretty settings and photos. Boris is handsome too. Your lilies are gorgeous. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Jenn Jilks said...

That is adorable! You are so clever.
I keep forgetting you have summer.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Jean how special is your little fox - he's darling!!! Boris seems more interested in the fish though, lol...your lilies are gorgeous!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You have a knack for matching those quotes with your posts...this one is perfect. I loved seeing that tiny nest...always marvel how they make them with a beak as the tool! Your fox is adorable and no, we are never too old for a teddy bear or hugs. Oh as well, so nice for me to see your lilies...all white and gray here lately(but warmer!).

Paige said...

The little fox is adorable! Love seeing Boris out and about in your beautiful yard! You take care!

Sandy W said...

Looks like the fox wasn't the only one having some fun!! And sounds like you have a good health plan made! We should all lean that way, especially the housework bit, lol!! Take care and know my thoughts and prayers are with you...thanks for linking up with Let's S.E.W.'s last link up too!!

Raewyn said...

What a cute wee fellow - and it looks like he likes to have fun too!

Tish Stemple said...

Jean, I absolutely loved this post, what a fun foxy story :) I can't wait to meet his lady friend. Hope you have a great week.

Fundy Blue said...

Foxy is darling! You are amazing talented with fabrics, Jean! I loved his antics in the garden! All the best to you and Hugh!

Julie Fukuda said...

That fox gives some pretty good advice. Let's all listen and take note.

Janet said...

What a fantastic fox you have put together! I love how bright and eclectic his colours are. I am sorry to hear about your medical issues. Get well soon!!!

Our photos said...

That’s a cute fox ! I like your yellow lilies !

KB Bear said...

That is great advice from your foxy friend! I loved the photo under the special tree, and I loved seeing Boris play with your fox!

fromsophiesview said...

Foxy Lady!
"Go slow is the story every day, no running!! Skating !! Housework!! ( as if ) and no stress!!"
Now be a good girl and listen to the powers to be!
Winks!!
Ron

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

What a wonderful project. And I really enjoyed your foxy post. The silly antics and the quote -
all very fun. Thanks for the smiles.

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh! This guy is so CUTE!!!!! I am seriously in love. And seriously impressed - you made the pattern for him yourself? I don't think I have the spatial expertise to do that with a 3D pattern.

Sharon - IN said...

Your batik Foxy is adorable! He makes a fine garden tour guide. I hope he does get a Mrs. soon!. ;-)

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. Foxy is getting some friends, 3 are cut, one is partly finished, one stays here, the other two will fly away very soon, one to Tennessee, the other to further south near Christchurch in New Zealand. The pattern was in an Australian Homespun magazine, not my original at all, full credit to Anthea Christian. I will mention her when I post the rest of Foxy's friends.

Mystic Quilter said...

With all the goings on at our place recently I must have missed this post!!! Adore Foxy and I have the pattern but it's languishing in my file - must get on with it!! Lovely to see the lillies - I can almost catch a little of the scent if I try really hard!!

Heide said...

Your fox is just adorable! So is your little orange helper, Boris.

Tanya said...

Hi Boris! Nice to see you again! Your fox friend is so cute!