Six Word Saturday

It’s been a funny old week

Foggy mornings and evenings with mist, low cloud and drizzle in between.

Wednesday afternoon was special:  a poet friend brought another poet friend on the spur of the moment and the three of us workshopped our  poems while Jock waited on us with tea and hilarity.

Mister Foxy head

I am besotted with the embroidered Mister Fox which Jock has just finished, and he’s started another using a photograph taken by my son of a Canada goose with goslings.


I’ve been fairly productive too this week – I’ve finished the three  embroidered butterflies on my pineapple scrap quilt, sandwiched it with help from Jock.  The cramped state of the workroom made it almost impossible to get round the tables, one of which will have to go.

Minimal hand quilting  is started in the central blocks and I’m hoping to quilt smaller butterflies in the side triangles to echo the embroidered motifs.   These photos are included for Kate’s Scrap Happy/May blog at  You will enjoy a trip over there when it goes up tomorrow.

pineapple child;s quilt sandwich_pe

 pineapple child's quilt sandwich 2

That’s been my week.  Do pop in at Cate’s Place to see what other six-worders have been doing.



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24 Responses to Six Word Saturday

  1. Magpie Sue says:

    Beautiful fox! Jock is to be commended. Which is not to imply that your pineapples and butterflies are less than wonderful. 🙂

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  2. I’m ashamed to say my week was not nearly as productive as yours. Mostly I unpacked and moved stuff around the house.

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  3. anne54 says:

    It must be lovely to have a chance to workshop poems with other friends — and to have tea made for you! Like everyone else I am wowed by both the fox and butterflies. A talented couple indeed.

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  4. restlessjo says:

    A hive of industry, Viv! Jock’s fox is superb, and what a treat to have your own poetry workshop. 🙂

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  5. Sunshine, gardening, blue jays, back aches!

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  6. have a lovely weekend – I too love this fox!


  7. Still looking for my “one thing” but until that time, I’ll enjoy your creations. I LOVE the pineapple quilt and anything with butterflies. Jock’s fox is stunning. What an needle artist he is. Good to see you having a better kind of week even though it is a funny one. 🙂

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  8. Mlissabeth says:

    Yay for productiveness, and the time to do it.

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  9. You are a very talented couple! 🙂


  10. I wish I’d been there to workshop with you. I ran a workshop this week but that’s not as much fun.


  11. Ron. says:

    Foxes & butterflies. Both beautiful. And it’s great to see you back in full swing, V!

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  12. Debbie Smyth says:

    Mister Fox is definitely gorgeous.
    Embroidery based on my photos is something I want to try too – just need a bit of spare time!!

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  13. tialys says:

    What a fabulous foxy face Jock has created. Your quilt is looking beautiful and, if it makes you feel any better about your weather, it is pouring of rain down here today 😦

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  14. Becky B says:

    Love the butterflies – wish I was able to create like this but after numerous attempts over numerous years have realised my talents lie elsewhere


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