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My Glass Decoration, Paddington Bear and Daffodils

Here is my completed glass hanging so that you can see the design more clearly. I have incorporated one of a pair of earrings that I no longer wear though they were much loved so now my piece contains memories too.

The piece I am very pleased with

We found this commemorative 50p in our change yesterday – Paddington Bear at Paddington Station. It is strange how the photo makes it appear see-through.

50p piece

One of my readers and a good friend sent me a photo of some daffodils so here they are, one of today’s beautiful things thanks to A. They are locally grown.

Spring in December from Anne

 
 

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Glass Class, Stars and Ivy

I am so enjoying my Glass workshops with Lisa Macfarlane! Today I went for something without a template and created a design that I am delighted with. Here are the pieces with their copper foil, awaiting the solder  and tomorrow, when I can photograph it against the light, I’ll show you the finished hanging piece.

Beautiful pieces

Other people made some lovely decorations too. Click on the image to see the whole.

Outside, on the wall of the car park, the multi-coloured Ivy caught my attention. It’s a bit fuzzy as I took the photo through the windscreen.

Ivy

 

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Special Cake, Light Show and Christmas Tree

What a day today turned out to be! A dear friend called in for coffee this morning and then we were invited to a special showing of Bill Mitchell’s attic. Sue had made an attic cake and after each person had seen the film (See below) and Bill’s amazing attic full of remarkable things and inspiration, we were invited to make a cake decoration of something we had seen. This is the cake as we left and I will show you the finished cake later.It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. You might like to read my tribute to him written last year. https://mybeautfulthings.com/2017/05/03/bill-mitchell-our-friend-next-door-2121951-1442017/

 

After that we ventured into a very cold town for a brief visit to Redruth’s Old Tyme Christmas Market in the newly refurbished Butter Market. Clare Summerson’s  Light show, ‘Spirit of Light’ was fabulous, truly beautiful. They were hard to photograph they were moving so only two here.

The Christmas Tree was lovely too.

Christmas tree in the Butter Market

 

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The Suitcase Singers, Decorated Trees and An Angel

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, were due to be recorded for a TV programme this morning. I have missed so many of our choir events this Christmas and did not want to miss that! Our lovely choir leader gave permission for me to go along and mime so that is what I did! The lovely Mr S dropped me at the door and picked me up at the end. It is to be on ITV at 6pm on 21st December as part of a programme about typical Cornish Christmas celebrations. Here we all are in Penryn Town Hall.

The Suitcase Singers – thanks to J for taking the photo.

The lovely Mr S had a plan when he picked me up and I was whisked away to have lunch at Falmouth Pavilions where the annual Christmas tree event was in full swing.

One Angel caught my eye.

Pretty angel

A question for my fellow Bloggers – has anyone tried the new editor, Gutenberg? I am about to renew my (expensive) subs to WordPress and am concerned about the complexity of the new editor. I’ve given it a run-through and didn’t take to it though that was just a brief try. If it’s going to be a pain rather than a pleasure, it may be time to call it a day or maybe I just need to spend some time re-learning!  I’d love to know what other Bloggers are thinking.

 

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Recycled Glass Workshop and Roses

This afternoon I went on another glass workshop to make Christmas trees from recycled materials. I took some old earrings along and we used recycled glass, other old jewellery and wire out of cables. Here are three of mine – still to finish another. It was a brilliant encouraging class and I am delighted with my trees!

Recycled glass trees, strange perspective makes them look not triangular

I came home to find that another dear friend had called in with some roses! Thank you N,G&T, you lovely people.

These roses are not pink! They are a rich, deep velvety red and are gorgeous!

 

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Christmas Boxes, Tree and Hugs

You may have read a few days ago of the Christmas Boxes we have contributed to, to provide Christmas dinner in a box for the most impoverished families in Cornwall. Today, they have been collected from all over Cornwall and these are the words of the lovely, hardworking organisers.

“965 boxes donated – that’s something like £30,000 of food, helping around 5,000 people this Christmas.
That is awesome!
We are so proud of the people of Cornwall!!”

Isn’t that amazing? What generosity from one of the poorest areas of Europe!

The lovely Mr S put up our tree today. We’ll decorate it tomorrow.

Our Scandinavian tree

I loved the idea of hugs being like jump start leads. Thank you so much to the makers, creatorsneverprosper.

Hugs

 

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Lights Tree, Cyclamen and An Angel

The lovely Mr S put up our lights tree in the back garden. What a delight when darkness had fallen!

The tree of lights

I have put two Cyclamen we were given in among the various house plants and added the glass lights tree-cone which illuminates it all beautifully. Thanks A and P.

Forest of leaves and lights

We were also given a pretty little angel to add to my collection. It is simple and very lovely and I will add it to the tree when we get it up later this week.

Porcelain Angel – thanks A

To all those kind people who have been wishing me well, I am on the mend and I thank you all for your love and concern.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Christmas, nature, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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