Sunny Saturday.

April 28, 2012  |  Featured Posts

I bought this flower this morning when we were driving back from Edinburgh.  We have a little purple corner outside our patio doors and I thought it would fit in nicely as we had just lost a plant with recent frosts.

I’ve been making a bit of progress on Flock but not as much as I should have.  I’m now onto part two and part three came out yesterday.  It’s a fun piece which I’m glad I decided to stitch.

I would have been further on but I’ve started a couple of new things and then changed my mind.  I was going to stitch a pincushion but decided to make one from Week’s Dye Works wool felt instead.  I’m hoping to sew it this afternoon.

I’ve also been knitting this little rabbit which is gradually coming together.  This morning I bought some wool to knit something completely out of my normal knitting zone.  Hopefully I will have some of it to show in my next post.

This fox was very close to my husband when he was working in Edinburgh a week or so ago.  If you look at the photo in my last post which shows the side of a large building as you look up to the castle – he was working there and this little fellow came to visit most days.

On the subject of wild life, this little one loves to watch the birds in our back garden and this photo shows her totally engrossed.

I’ll finish with a photo of a lovely little plant we bought a few weeks ago.  I can’t remember it’s name but I couldn’t resist it as it’s in my favourite colour.

Finally a little Scottish word to finish with – “CUDDIE”  – I wonder how many of you have heard this term or know what it is.  Look below for the answer.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your recent comments.  Have a good weekend wherever you may be.

(A “CUDDIE” is a horse or donkey.  Usually called an “auld cuddie” if someone has put a bet on a horse in a race and it loses.)


  1. Lovely stitching and knitting, and very pretty plants. The fox is cute!

  2. A great group of photos today! I’m jealous of your fox. I read Alexander McCall Smith’s Sunday Philosophy series and the lead character has ‘Brother Fox’ who lurks in her garden. The columbine is lovely – I like old-fashioned flowers and what a great picture of pussy cat!

  3. Good morning, Ann. Will you send some sun this way? 🙂

    The flowers are lovely. The purple is columbine, the red one I can’t really tell from the photo. At first from the leaves I thought it might be a primula. It’s a lovely red!

    Love the Flock of Birds and the little bunny is cute.

    It’s nice to see wildlife both outside and in!

  4. I love your floral and animal pictures Anne. The fox is so distinguished looking, and Poppy is just beautiful! All of your needlework projects are coming along nicely. Enjoy your weekend, and it is fun to learn Scottish words.

  5. Wow, that purple flower is a lovely specimen.

    I like your Flock piece, can’t wait to see how it progresses.

    Love the fox photo. I think they are beautiful creatures.

  6. Margaret Stedman

    Your flower photos are lovely. And Mr Fox too! Can’t wait to see how your stitching and knitting progresses.

  7. Love your photos Ann! That purple flower is so pretty and is one of my favorite colors. Great progress on flock and it looks like your knitted bunny is really shaping up! So cute!

  8. Lovely projects, Ann. Very cute stitching project. Very interesting red plant. I’d love a close up photo of it 🙂


  9. Lovely post Ann!
    I think the flower pics are beautiful. Such vibrant colors.
    The flock is looking great. This looks like a fun stitch.
    I wonder how different gray foxes look versus this red one? I need to call to check on my little guy.
    Hugs to you and Poppy!

  10. Your new addition to the purple corner is beautiful Ann as is your stitching..I always enjoy seeing your latest stitchy projects.
    Love you animal pics…fox, bunny and Poppy too of course…Oh my, I hope the birds keep their distance…she has a very determined look there!
    Hope you are having a happy week,
    Susan x

  11. The Flock is looking lovely as is the little bunny.

    The new columbine is a lovely colour.

  12. The Flock piece will be great. I love this long legged bird and I’m very curious to see wat follows.
    Great flowers!

  13. What a pretty columbine. Flock does look like a fun piece! And the little rabbit you are knitting is so cute. 🙂

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