Fluttering By

October 25, 2017  |  Featured Posts

It seems like no time since I last stopped by but so much has happened in between. Suddenly autumn is here and it will soon be winter.
It’s so dark in the mornings when I get up to go to work – not my favourite time of year.

I often wish we could keep summer all year round as here in Scotland it isn’t that warm even in the midst of summer.
The colours are what I miss the most as winter here is so very grey.

I’ve been busy knitting and sewing in between visiting my mum in the nursing home and going to hospital with my husband.
I find making teddies very therapeutic – I think there is something eminently soothing about a teddy bear – they are timeless little creatures.

I’ve also been making some “Little Chirps” which are fun to make …………….

On the knitting front I’ve been knitting these little mice – they are a lot of fun to knit.

Almost all of the above have gone to charity, I only kept the little grey bird and the ted which will most likely be gifted at some point.

I’ll leave you today with a little blessing………

May your day be filled with blessings
Like the sun that lights the sky
And may you always have the courage
To spread your wings and fly!

This little one says thanks for stopping by and take care wherever you are.


  1. Such lovely pictures Ann. You have become so very good at creating those precious, little creatures. 😀 How kind of you to donate most to charity. I do so hope your husband is alright presently with treatment.

  2. You always put on a beautiful post Ann .
    Beautiful flowers and I love every thing you make , the birds are so cute love the teddy and the mice are wonderful, what talent you have.
    I hope your mother is doing ok, and also your husband too.
    I know it’s not an easy time for you.
    Sending lots of hugs .

  3. Oh how adorable and love those butterfly pictures. Keeping you and your hubby in my thoughts daily.

  4. You still have wonderful flowers in your garden, Ann. They are so bright and colourful, a joy to look at.
    Your little creatures are adorable. Love that little teddy and nice to read that you loved making him. Sweet little birds and oh, look at these mice, they are so sweet, too. You’re a real artist, Ann.
    Sending lots of hugs and positive thoughts to you and your husband.

  5. You are in my thoughts Ann. Sending {hugs} your way.
    Delightful makes you have been crafting. A teddy to me says comfort, you are never to old to give a teddy bear a cuddle.

  6. Oh, Ann! Your little creations have such personality! They are all so darling and precious.

    When I was little my aunt crocheted me a little mouse family complete with a doggie. They all had little sewn clothing. Your sweet mice remind me of them.

  7. I love all of your creations Ann, and think it is wonderful that you donate most of them to charity.

    Teddy bears are very soothing. Our local funeral home has a basket of teddies and anyone is welcome to take one, regardless of their age!

    I hope your husband, Mum, and of course yourself, are all doing OK.

  8. Your work is so beautiful. Love the teddy and the mice! And the little birds too! Hope things are going as well as possible for you and yours.

  9. Oh I’m partial to your darling birds – but then the teddy bear is such a timeless classic and the mice are adorable – I am glad you are finding pleasure in crafting. It is hard to stay up-beat with long nights and dark gray days. I am happier and more productive when the sun shines.

  10. Your little mice are darling! You should open an Etsy shop!

  11. Hi Ann–It’s always so nice to see a new post from you! The little teddy is darling–I can see why he would quite soothing to your soul. And the birds are precious as are the little mice. You are so creative 🙂

    We don’t get many light and sunny days here in the winter either. I think the older I get the more it bothers me. No wonder so many of the U.S. northerners head south when they retire!

    Sending you a hug and all positive thoughts for your husband…

  12. I love the Chirps, all your creations are adorable.
    The kitty photo is so sweet.
    Thank-you for sharing your photos of flowers with us.


  13. I have so enjoyed reading your posts..Your love for the little mice and birds you are making really shines through..as well as the beauty of your gardens in Scotland, they are gorgeous. What an inspiration you are for anyone having struggles, as you sure do. I am very far from you, (an hour away from Chicago, Il), but I share with you the care of a sick husband ( mine died over 2 years ago)…and I have 2 cats and a dog, as you do…you are not alone, your life is really blessed

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