Thursday, 24 July 2008

Horsey Tales

Once apon a time, there were four wild ponies. They were brothers, but you wouldn't know it just by looking at them. They were all so different.
And they were looking for a home.

The black one was called Sooty. He was very proud of his muticoloured mane and tail and he loved grazing in the clover patch in the sunshine.

The palomino was called Goldie. He loved to rear up on his hind legs and make everyone think he was really important!

The brown one was called Ginger. He was very fond of the taste of flowers, especially pink ones, which he ate at every opportunity.

The green one was called Gooseberry. He was rather shy and liked to hide in the forest. When he was hiding under the big leaves, nobody could find him.

One day, when the ponies were out galloping across the fields, they met Farmer Callum, and told him that they were looking for a home.
"Come and live on my farm", said Farmer Callum.
And so they did.
Goldie's idea of good fun was going for a ride in the back of the farmer's pick-up truck.
Ginger liked hiding in the haystack. But he soon came out when it was feeding time.

Gooseberry liked hanging around the water cooler to hear the latest farm gossip.

And Sooty just adored his new home in the farmer's red barn.

And all four ponies lived happily ever after at Farmer Callum's farm.
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No, I didn't make this delightful quilt.
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It was a gift from a family friend to baby Callum when he was born five months ago.
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I've been commisioned to sew loops at the top to turn it into a wall hanging until Callum is old enough to have it on his bed.
But I thought you'd like to see it before I give it back.







28 comments:

Beverly said...

Oh, that is so adorable. Lucky Callum.

the Bag Lady said...

OMG that is just so cute!! What a clever idea. (Wish I'd thought of it!) I am totally stealing that pattern for the next baby to come along....

Neva said...

how very sweet! I love it! I do NOT have the patience to quilt and am amazed at the people who do...and knitters as well....amazing.

Luke Wiley said...

They look really nice. great shots.

Peter said...

With the loops you added, I suggest you keep it on the wall; a fantastic decoration! ... and you can tell your nice story to Callum!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What an adorable quilt and I very much like your story to go with it! Those Horsies have a wonderful home and Baby Callum will no doubt LOVE his quilt when he gets to be old enough! What a great and sweet gift!

CanadianSwiss said...

What an adorable quilt! I'm sure it will be the background for many more stories.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lucky, lucky Callum!

Hilary said...

Very cute idea, ex-S. Gotta love happy endings.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Absolutely fabulous! What a clever friend and a wonderful gift.

Indrani said...

Looks very comfortable, must be very soft too!

Changes in the wind said...

Wonderful....truly wonderful:)

Suldog said...

Swell gift. Did your friend make it? Wish I could have one, even at my age :-)

TorAa said...

This is a treasure to be taken very good care of. I loved the story and the work behind.
A strong A.

Ginnie said...

That is just...WONDERFUL! Oh, how very creative and sweet! :)

photowannabe said...

Absolutely adorable. I just love your Grandma story for Callum's quilt. This will make a perfect wall hanging for a while.

June said...

How clever and cute! I never stop being amazed at people's creativity and talent...

Ming the Merciless said...

Love your story! I enjoyed reading it a lot.

I also love that the phonies have individual "homes" on the quilted "farm". Very imaginative collection of toys.

Kerri said...

WOW! Lovely quilt and fabulous story to go along with it!

m.e. said...

wot i want to know is who is going to round up the horsies every night and tuck them into the blanket?

most unusual. i've never seen anything like it.

Ash said...

How sweet and adorable. Love them all :-)

michico*Adan said...

I like these works~!
Just love it!
And adorable for sure!

Kostas said...

Cute the fairy tale with the four pony and makes me cheerful the happy end!

sonia a.m. said...

Wow! So beautiful! They looks adorable!

lorenzothellama said...

Sweet! Did you make them?
I've not been on the computer much because for once we have nice weather and I have been gardening non-stop. Must catch up with the rest of the bloggers!

Libbys Blog said...

How wonderful, wish I could do things like that!!!

madretz said...

I honestly have to say that it is one of the coolest hand made things I've ever seen!!! Lucky Callum indeed!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful gift. You are so lucky! Loved the horse story.