Hello everyone, I have something a bit different to show today. (Well yesterday really, because I am writing this on Tuesday night).
Winter has arrived in my corner of Spain, with chilly winds and cold nights. I don't mind the cold nights because last week we felt it was time to put the duvet back on the bed, and I like the weight of it after using just a sheet all summer. However, I digress. Although it is cooler, and we have had a little rain now, most days are still sunny with blue skies, so I am making the most of the last chances to sit out on our sheltered porch for the afternoon. Hence my desk this week, is the somewhat scruffy cane settee outside the back door. And what am I doing there? Well I am putting the finishing touches to Fatty Lumpkin, a fun little pony made from crocheted African flower motifs.
Some of you may remember that I used these motifs recently to make a hippo, (Happypotamus), but the pony proved to be a lot more awkward to assemble. There is no stitching involved. the motifs are all crocheted together, and he was quite a handful when I got to the last few. But I stayed at 'my desk' until he was done, and here he is.
He will be going to my sale of work in the village next week, so I hope he doesn't get too attached to his new friend Happy.
Here they are together. Like me, they are enjoying the last of the sunshine.
I expect I will be moving my desk back indoors next week, and lighting a fire next to it if it gets any colder!
By the way. if anyone is interested in the patterns for these, and other similar animals, they can be found here.
Now, if you'd like to follow me to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground, you can join me as I visit other folks work desks and see what they have been busy with this week.