Anyway, one of Tom's sayings (and now one of my sayings) was adopted from his Nan. They say "Love a chicken!" instead of "Love a duck!". I have no idea why, and I don't care - because it's just brilliant.
I wanted to make Marie something to incorporate her infamous saying - and for a while I'd been thinking about doing a cross stitch but when I came across a pattern for a chicken in one of my sewing books I knew I had to make it with the saying on it!
I embroidered the "Love a chicken" saying - it's not very neat but I think that's what gives it such charm!
I've only just sent it off to her - I hope she likes it and it makes her smile. I can't wait to hear what she calls him - considering they have a black cat named Whitey. I hope she names him Ducky.