Today's little phrase is N is for:
adjective - (of a man) to be annoyed, bullied, dominated, harassed, intimidated, nagged, etc. by a woman, usually his wife
verb - (of a woman) to do the above
origin - from the practise of hens pecking each other to establish their dominance over other hens (their pecking order), or of the hens plucking the rooster for the same reason
Oh, how could I not show some chicken-related charts to accompany henpecked?
59 Chickens by Jeanette Crews Designs
A Fresh Approach by Leisure Arts
Happy Hens by Heritage Crafts
My personal Ns include:
nagging - according to my children. But then if they did as they were supposed to do I wouldn't have to repeatedly ask them (i.e. nag) would I?
nocturnal - I'm very lucky and can burn the candle at both ends. I'm very rarely asleep before 12.30am and enjoy stitching late at night whilst the house is silent.
And my completed N piece is :
Celtic Christmas by Lavender and Lace
(it has NOEL stitched on it, hence the N connection)
This was my last finish before I started blogging. I adored stitching her but did make a few alterations to the pattern including a less complicated border and fewer beads. Naturally the metallic gold in her dress was a nightmare!
Sunday tomorrow, so a day off from the A-Z Challenge for you and me. Back on Monday with O.