So, all the chock blocks are (nearly) finished, Ta Da!!  I just have to finish the eyes and I have half of those done. 

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And I have finished Mr Fox. I don't like the shadow of the darker fabric under his chops but  think that might get lost in the whole quilt.

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I found the white fabric didn't show the definition of his face so I added a light shadow with some ink intense pencils.

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Now I have to cut them to size and stitch them together, do the borders and then it will go off to the quilter.

A bit more on the cross stitch,

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and not a lot more.

Trying to cross the T's and dot the i's

I know I shouldn't worry  but I want everything in order before I start the intensive part of my treatment.   So, I mowed the lawns, did the garden and got things in order and wore myself out in the process.  But now I'm happy.  (My husband went absent during this time and was no help at all.) This is the back garden which is sheltered from the wind off the water. 

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It is a lovely warm spot to sit and read in winter but can get a bit humid in summer.

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I have bird baths positioned all around my garden.  One I placed amongst the ferns for the little birds that hide in the trees.  They are very shy and very quick.  I can see the disturbance in the water,

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but just can't get them in the frame.  I did at one point get their reflection in the bird bath.

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I will just have to keep trying.

 Now back to those chooks, who I am heartily sick of.  I am positioning the eyes.  I think I will leave it for a day and come back.

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I still have that fox to finish yet.

Sally Whitwell

I first heard Sally perform as the accompanist of the Gondwana Children's choir.  There was something about her performances that made them different from every other accompanist I have ever heard. This one one of her compositions.  She is a very talented artist and composer.  (She is the accompanist.)