Texting, Birdwatching, Knitting Toolkit and A Bonus

18 Jul

1   The American branch of the family, my younger brother and my sister-in-law, are staying in St Mawes and we’ve had fun today texting making arrangements to meet up tomorrow, the skies being leaden again today! I’d love to say it’s been beautiful being so quiet but the truth is it’s too quiet and I’m missing everybody so much! The house has been so full of laughter and chatter for a whole week!

2    Being so quiet and, truth to tell, not busy enough, we have had time to notice the birds and my favourites, the Long Tailed Tits, have turned up today. I love it that they live in several generational family groups and at one point we saw ten. At the same time, the Goldfinches, a Blue Tit and a Great Tit were at the feeder. Beautiful!

3   This afternoon I read on about the tools we knitters carry about with us for knitting, was inspired to carry on with my current project (hoodies for both the Grandchildren) and to take a photo of my tool kit which was my Granny’s. It gives me enormous pleasure to know that she and my Mum both used these things before me. Thank you, Veronica.

4   Bonus Beautiful thing!    The sun came out this evening and we went down to Chapelporth to blow away the cobwebs. It was so beautiful and did my spirit much good –  lots of flowers, crashing waves in a turquoise sea and the magnificent Wheal Coates engine house on the cliff.

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19 responses to “Texting, Birdwatching, Knitting Toolkit and A Bonus

  1. agujasblog

    July 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I love your knitting kit! Thank you so much for sharing. And i really enjoyed looking at those beautiful flowers and that last picture especially.

  2. Samsara

    July 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Beautiful image!

  3. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    July 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    You sure do have an international family! What a blessing to have them all together again, enjoy the rest of your week…Blessings ~ Patty

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      It is remarkable! It’s 19 years since we were all together but our little sister (who lives in Hawaii) was sadly unable to come to this one so we’ll have to have another soon!!
      Thank you for your kind blessings 🙂

  4. Dilip

    July 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Nice pictures I particularly like the birds feeding. The flowers too are lovely! Made my day.

  5. Felicity from Down Under

    July 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    That is one very snappy toolkit that was your Granny’s. I either inherited or ended up with – there’s a difference, I suppose! – most of my mother’s knitting needles and I wouldn’t be without them. It’s like having Mum there giving me advice sometimes, just picking up a pair of needles that I remember her using. I’ve been to Cornwall and it’s certainly a very beautiful part of the world. Thanks for sharing some of that beauty.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I have knitting needles too and I know what you mean by Mum being there with you when you knit!
      Glad you liked the photos of that little part of Cornwall. It is certainly a beautiful part of the world 🙂

  6. Mitzie Mee

    July 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I really want to take up knitting again…but I never have the time, nor the patience:/ Beautiful pictures of the flowers.

  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    July 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

    love the cornish snail shells

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Me too. They are always so pretty, so many colours even blue sometimes 🙂

  8. niasunset

    July 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I loved and enjoyed, they are all so beautiful photographs. Especially the Wheal Coates made me busy my mind, what means and what is this building, I wondered. You captured amazing photograph. Thank you dear Sally, have a nice day, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Cornwall is full of these amazing engine houses. They used to hold the engines for pumping water out of the tin mines.
      Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂
      Have a lovely day 🙂

  9. Choc Chip Uru

    July 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful images my friend 😀
    I’m sure you are going to have a ball!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      We have another 12 days together and we will be having fun! Thank you 🙂

  10. dhphotosite

    July 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Wonderful images and I’m glad you had a chance to get out. We’ve been socked in with a heat wave and cabin fever is setting in!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      For us it’s been relentless rain but it stopped! Very glad you liked the pictures. 🙂


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