February Furtling

As a lover of words, I was very happy to learn, last month, of a word that is not only new to me but rhymes with turtle…The word is ‘Furtle’ and ‘Furtling’ means ‘having a rummage, a delve, a look at the contents of something’ (Helen’s definition).

So I have furtled around to see what I have been doing this month and now I’m going to furtle around the blogs of anyone else who links up over at Archie the Wonder Dog!

I have caught up with the TAST stitching (above) – this really is just doodling and learning some new stitches for fun.

I made a quilt for the next Endeavourers Challenge. This is just a peek because the Reveal Day is not until May 1st and, although it seems ridiculously early to have it finished, I thought I’d just make it and, if I have a better idea nearer the time, I can make another one!

And, last but not least, I made a doll called Ellen. You can read her story in my post ‘Ellen and the Star Dog‘.

Lately, I have received several comments from noreply bloggers. If you have a blog and leave a comment on any of my posts, unless you are quite certain that your comment will link back to your blog, please leave a link to your blog with your comment so I can visit you.

Happy Furtling!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I am linking this blog with Helen at Archie the Wonder Dog for February’s Furtling.

11 thoughts on “February Furtling

  1. piecefulwendy

    Oh, now I’m really curious about your Endeavourers quilt! Mine is still knocking around in my head, but I have some fabric ordered :-) I was going to use my stash, but I had some inspiration and no fabric that fit. You have some fun projects in the works!


  2. Kay

    Love your little embroidery and the glimpse of the Endeavourers mini quilt. There is another definition of furtling which the Victorians were fond of -‘ derived from the Latin word FURTIVUS, meaning hidden. It refers to the long ago popular entertainment of manipulating your hand underneath a photo that had a small area cut out. This cut out was where the legs, breasts, or genitals would have been on the photo.’ They also put them on beer mats!


  3. Carol DeLater

    Furtle. Where did you ever see that word? I would have been off to see Mr. Google if you hadn’t told me what it meant. I’m pretty sure I won’t remember to use it at the appropriate time, lol. Thanks for a peek at your Rain. I’m off to check out the Archie link.
    xx, Carol

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  4. Hazel

    Your Ellen is marvelous and dressed for the snowy weather we’ve been having! Love her and will be heading over to read more. Isn’t this furtling stuff so fun?!


  5. Sue Grout

    I just 💕💕💕 your TAST stitching!! So pretty and inspiring. Ellen is beautiful too so I’m just off to read more x


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