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Cushion, Tote Bag and A Leaf

Today’s beat-the-blues was to create stuff. I have made a Harry Potter cushion cover and a reversible tote bag in the same fabrics for Christmas for our Harry Potter mad LiveWire No 4.

Next, I knitted a leaf in turquoise cotton for a very special project that is just beginning.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2019 in craft, knitting, sewing, Uncategorized

 

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Sea Views, Art Galleries and Music

This was another day designed to drive away despondency so – sea views, art and music. There was to be earring shopping but we couldn’t find any with the wow needed in any of the galleries we visited. We visited a small and very beautiful gallery, Morvah Schoolhouse in the tiny village of Morvah in Penwith.IMG_1096

View from the cafe

The beautiful stained glass  back door in the cafe of the Schoolrooms, artist Debbie Martin

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Morvah Church

Window in the church

From there we went into Penzance to browse the galleries starting at Penlee where in the garden is the charming piece by Kurt Jackson , Broccoli Juggler. Later, in the town, after lunch at Mr Billy’s, we happened upon Femmes de la Mer singing in the street – what delight!IMG_1114

Our treat in the Schoolhouse cafe was a piece of Hevva cake to share.

 

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Rumi, Tate St Ives and The Moon

Many of us are reeling after our general election.   As one friend we serendipitously  met in St Ives today said, “We all need some time for convalescence.” Like us, J had gone to the sea to help with recovery. We also visited Tate St Ives to touch those bits of our souls and hearts that need extra care right now.
We have to hold on to hope.

It was such a wild day, gusts of wind of 60mph and driving rain – pathetic fallacy at its best.

Porthminster Beach after we got off the train

Porthmeor from The Tate

Porthmeor from The Tate

We love The Tate and I will show you tomorrow some of the wonderful Otobong Nkanga’s exhibition. For now, one of my favourite paintings.

About to drive away from the carpark after a meeting with the fabulous artists from Fannie and Fox, the moon appeared over the roof tops. It was a full moon yesterday and this was just beautiful to see.

December’s full moon

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2019 in art, Cornwall, Postaday 2019, Uncategorized

 

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We Need Each Other Now

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Primula, Cathedral and Cyclamen

Truro was rather grey today but we always love being there whatever the weather. It was pleasing to see the winter plantings beginning to get colour.

The Cathedral rises up out of the buildings and can be seen from every angle as you approach the city.This view, for those who know the city, is from Redannick.

On the way home we stopped at Chacewater Market where this display of cyclamen was very attractive at the entrance.

 
 

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Reflections, Talk and Shoes

The light just caught the pretty green glass and threw lines onto the dresser.

I went to a talk this evening about the Greenham Common women. It was fascinating, illuminating and moving. There were several women in the audience who had been there and were able to add their own perspective to the discussion. If you want to read  more you can find some information here.

Rebecca Mordan has been researching the history of the women by collecting stories from those who were there and creating an archive of memorabilia and personal stories. It will be a treasure house of information.
One of the women present was wearing a beautiful pair of shoes which she was happy for me to photograph. When I asked where she had bought them, she told me that they had been hand made for her as a birthday present. Aren’t they beautiful?

 
 

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Delight and Surprise

My beloved Beetle has been away with Daughter No 1 for a couple of months being cherished and renovated and has come back today looking even better than when I bought her, two years old, eleven years ago. Absolute perfection!  I  am utterly delighted.

The roof hasn’t worked for many years – roll on Summer!

Just look at the wheels  and  the  finish  on  the  paintwork!

It is a joy to have my Beetle back and a joy to drive again.  Thank you so much, M, for your fabulous work.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2019 in Happiness, Postaday 2019, Uncategorized

 

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