Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sofie the Sheep

Hello Blogging buddies, I'd like you to meet Sofie the Sheep.  Sofie was a gift from one of my favorite knitting buddies, Kaylyn.  She presented me with Sofie yesterday at the knitting group luncheon as a thank you for helping her with her knitting. 


Isn't she just adorable? She is a very young sheep and seems to wander off all over my house.  I have to go and find her and see what she is into, well you know how sheep can be!


Sofie likes to snuggle with my favorite Santa.

She found my shawl and could not understand why her wool looks so different than the natural wool in the shawl.  I had to explain to her that we all come in different colors, shapes and sizes, and that includes sheep.

She found the family nativity set that has been in my family for about 60 years or so.  My Father gave it to me last year after Christmas.  I remember this being so special when I was younger.  My Dad always put a single light up there in the loft shining down on the scene below.


Sofie jumped up on Caroline the Dress Form who is dressed up in her Holiday attire.
 

I found Sofie climbing up the garland on the stairs.  She said the stairs were too steep for her to climb all by herself, the garland looked so much easier.

  She went outside to check out the new felted acorn bird house.  No residents yet!


 She plopped right down in the middle of Her Highness.  Sofie was amazed at the beauty  of the flowers surrounding her.
 

She climbed up into the holly tree.  I told her to look closely at the beautiful berries because the birds have been eating them and they will soon be gone.

She found some beautiful purple bougainvillea but had to watch out for the thorns.  She assured me that sheep do not get punctured all that often because of their thick coats, but I asked her to be careful anyway.  I don't need a vet bill this time of year.


Sofie found the items for my next creative idea, hmm.............what will they become?

She found the desk where I blog, I asked her to stay here for a while, but as soon as I turned my back she was gone.

I think I might have my hands full with this new little friend, but with her cute crooked smile I know I will forgive her anything.  Well that is unless she messes with my yarn, then we will have a talk.

Happy Weekend everyone!

48 comments:

Babajeza said...

Sofie is sweet.
Whenever I see a sheeü I think of you. :-)

Deb said...

sofie is adorable!!
love your knitting ornaments & felted acorn bird house ~ so creative.
have a wonderful weekend.

Bridget said...

Sofie is fabulous - and so very curious, she'll keep you on your toes!

Has she met Max yet?

kathyinozarks said...

Sophie is just too adorable-I love her

CJ said...

Wonderful! And what a beautiful little acorn birdhouse. I really enjoyed seeing where you blog as well. A lovely post Meredith.

Dee said...

Sofie is too sweet to mess with your yarn. I think she should stay with Santa. Santa will keep a good eye on her.

P.S. She is ADORABLE!

Betsy said...

Sophie is SO precious. She is a busy sheep indeed. My. Goodness, I don't know how you're keeping up with her antics and still getting any crafting done. Now that she's explored so much, maybe she'll be ready for a nap. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Meredith.. Sophie is a darling and so adventurous! The postman brought a box today.. hmm.. what could that be? Oh MY! A box full of surprises from one of the most wonderful blog friends ever! I am saving the wrapped one to open tomorrow after I take a photo of it's cute little polka dot wrapping. You are a darling and so generous! All the girls are going to be thrilled!

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*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Taciana Simmons said...

Oh my dear fiend... Sophie is just absolutely adorable. .. But again you know how buch I love little lambs :)

gilly said...

Oh she is just too adorable! I think everyone should have a little Sofie in their lives :-)
Hugs xx

♥´¯`•.¸¸.Linda Dawn´¯`•.¸¸.♥ said...

A very curious and adorable new friend you have in Sofie. How nice to swap gifts with some of your blogging friends. I love your dear old Santa and it seems Sofie was quite at home with him too. Thanks for your creative way of introducing Sofie to us all xx

moonstruckcreations said...

So adorable! Hope dear Max will get on OK with the new member of your family ;)

Helenxx

Plain Jane said...

Looks like you've got your hands full with your new woolly friend - I wouldn't leave her alone for too long at the computer or she'll be starting her own blog! Loved seeing her get around (especially climbing the garland - that really made me giggle!) Nice to meet you Sofie x Jane

Petunia Pill said...

OMG! What a fabulous giftie! And I love all her wanderings! Look at Her Highness! It's magnificent! Mine is blooming beautifully right now too! I love your staircase and the garland. I opted out of garland on my handrail this year, but seeing yours is making me rethink that decision! We have company coming to stay with us and they aren't used to stairs. I was thinking an easily accessible handrail would be wisest, but...I might be missing my garland too much! Also love the little decorations you have on the end of each step! Well, tell Sofie I enjoyed seeing all her wanderings...but no pic with Max? Is he jealous? :-). xoxoxo Annette

Hannapat said...

Softie is adorable. Wouldn't mind having my hands full with her, she's lovely xoxo

kristieinbc said...

I agree - Sophie is totally adorable! Just keep her away from your stash. :-)

steph said...

Sophie!! It looks as if you have settled in nicely.....beware of those holly berries. (They aren't good for dogs, I bet not good for little sheep, either!) You are much safer snuggling with all that wooly goodness.

Rose said...

I love how you used Sophie to share some of the beauty at your house! The acorn house and the bannister are so pretty! Thanks for being a blog friend! Merry Christmas!

Carla said...

Sophie is too cute! Also really like the acorn bird house. Did you make it? As well, the Elise shawl is lovely. Never get sick of seeing what you make. Take care, Carla

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Sophie is adorable and I enjoyed her visit through out your house so I can see all your lovely decorations!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Christmas Cactus!! Very Healthy!!

Lynne said...

Great blog post! Sofie is too cute! I love her little face, and how she is peeking at the nativity scene. She looks especially pretty against the bougainvillea.

Beth P said...

Sophie is such an adorable sheep! I'm glad she wandered around because that way we all got a chance to have a peek at some of the beautiful things you have made, as well as your lovely home! I am drooling over the staircase right now! LOL! That acorn nest is so cute... what a great idea!
Happy Holidays my sweet friend,
Beth P

Jennifer said...

Sofie, you are so cute and impish. I love your little face and your wooly golden fleece. You've found a wonderful home with Meredith, I know she will take good care of you.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

I love Sofie, Meredith. She is a mischievous little one. But it will be hard for her to hide due to her brilliant woolly coat!!
Loving all your outside flowers, we just had a foot of snow fall overnight!!! Hb still shoveling, my excuse I have a head cold!!!!
Your house looks great for the holidays!
xoRobin
Oh and I adorn the acorn bird house!!!!!!

linda said...

Oh she is so cute Meredith I love sheep and have quite an assortment throughout my house but you are right they can become somewhat wander-some, what does Max think of your new friend no jealousy I hope. Have a great week :)

Sarah said...

How cute is that? :)

Susanne said...

Every time I see a sheep I think of you. It is funny how we do that, certain things trigger thoughts of certain people in our lives. Your little sheep is quite the explorer. I imagine she won't mess with your yarn cause she might find herself knitted into the next sweater, lol. Looks like things in your corner of the world are doing fine. We have snow and I am wondering how your son is liking Ohio right now. It is cold!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Clare said...

Aww what a cutie she's a adventurous little soul
Clare x
http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

kathy b said...

Sheepy love!!! what a fun gift to get!! Glad she's getting around her new home and liking it

Joy said...

What a wonderfully entertaining post dear Meredith - I love Sofie, she's too gorgeous, and who cares if she gets into all sorts of places and investigates, her cheeky face will get away with anything! I am a bit concerned about lovely Max though, and while I don't think he would be 'nasty', there have been times when he's been blamed for 'things' that ought not have happened; but I'm sure he is getting plenty of attention too and won't feel left out! Thank you for this lovely intro to your new friend, Meredith, you've cheered me this morning!
Warm hugs, Joy xo

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

She is just totally adorable...love the wool.

I'd say stay warm, but I think you had mentioned that you found it a touch too hot, so stay cool.

Jen

Teresa said...

I love that she is so mischievious!!! You are going to have your hands full with her. I love how you used the sides of your steps, outside the railing. Pretty with all the statues on them. Now where will that sheep end up next???? I should get something and move it around to see how long it takes Jeff to notice!

Rose Red said...

That mischievous sheep! You will have to keep an eye on her!

Pooch said...

Is she the cutest or what?! I enjoyed the sheep led tour and think my fave pic is of her in the tree investigating the felted bird house, which is a thing of beauty, BTW!

:)

Gracie Saylor said...

Meredith! Sophie is such a precious addition to your flock! I am glad that you allowed Sophie to satisfy her curiosity about her new home, and let us observe the process. I enjoyed my visit to your beautiful home :) By the way, your Her Highness, and Teresa's Christmas cactus inspired me to invest in little Scarlet CC...who is still alive and blooming in spite of my care over the last two weeks! Amazing! Gracie xx

WildflowerWool said...

She is a cutie! I am so jealous that your Christmas cactus is blooming OUTSIDE! It snowed here all weekend.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Sofie's adorable….I love how she travels all around - inside , out…she's a sheep on the move

EMMA said...

She sounds like more work than my puppy! I hope she is getting along with Max!

Jo said...

Your post made me smile. Thanks for brightening my day. Jo x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Love Sofie the Sheep! She is adorable and very adventurous it seems.
Marianne x

Astri Bowlin said...

That put a big smile on my face this morning!

Toni said...

How adorable!!!!

Lisa N. said...

Very cute sheep Meredith! I love the photos it was so cute that she traveled around :P what a kind gift to have received!
Lisa

elns said...

Haha! I loved Sophie's adventures! Lovely gift!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha-ha! This had me smiling and laughing out loud all the way through. That Sophie is adorable and sure does get around. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh, she is adorable, and obviously going to be a woolly handful!

What a fun post. :)

Acorn to Oak said...

Awww....Sofie is SO cute!

Kelly Roy said...

Such a lovely little ship!I love it's yellow, it makes for a good pop of color and draws your eye to it in every setting you chose to put it.