Thursday, 1 May 2008

Cuckoos and dreams




I heard a Cuckoo!...it's official summers coming. At first we wondered if it was a pigeon with a sore throat but no, it was a Cuckoo. We were walking along the old Somerset and Dorset railway line near Shillingstone with Wrecks the dog on Sunday afternoon when we heard it. Looked out for the kingfishers on the river but didn't see any this time. It's a shame but at the station end of the walk they have a problem with Japanese Knotweed, every time we go it seems they are trying to deal with it but it always seems to come back, it's so rampant.
I've been playing around with colours and strips with the patchwork lately and enjoying the different effects you can get by putting a central colour in each block that is the same. I'm inspired by
www.heartstringsquiltproject.blogspot.com
and wonder if I might make one for charity, however this trial one is my first contribution to our dream of setting up a Bed and Breakfast of our own.We are planning to go more rural and have a bit of land to make into a small nature reserve to appeal to people who want to get away from it all, maybe birdwatchers, walkers, artists etc... Well it's a dream at the moment and as Christians we need to do a bit of praying about it, but I've started to make quilts for the beds so maybe it will happen!

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