Here it is!
Block 2 in my Block on the Month!
Welcome to The Hen House! Please, I would like to introduce you to Fred the Rooster, his two faithful hens Vera and Ginger, and their cute chicks. A farm is not a farm without a rooster and some hens, and Fred knows all too well that he is of utmost importence to Farmer Jack and Betty. Well, at least he thinks he is of utmost importence. He tends to take his role rather seriously, and insists that he is responsible for waking up the farm at 6am every morning. Even though he has a rather plump belly, he struts his way up to his favourite fence post, and lets out a loud, "Cock - a - doodle - dooooooooo!!" And not just at 6am either, but whenever he feels it is necessary, or basically whenever he wants to.... No one would dare hurt his feelings by telling him to be quiet.
Vera and Betty are firm friends, and are happy to put up with Freds obsurdities. They like nothing better than caring for their chicks and pecking for snails in the warm sunshine. They love their home on the farm, and overall, are very happy hens. Except when Rusty the dog thinks it's fun to chase them around the hen house of course. And don't get between them and their food... or their chicks! They are fiercely strong and protective mother hens, just as they should be!
To stitch "The Hen House," please go here for the instructions and pattern. The first block, "Rustys House," can also be found in the same place.
Have fun creating Fred, Vera and Ginger, and please show me your finished blocks! I would love to see them!