Our walk today was highlighted by yellows, started after I spotted the yellow Holly leaf. After that, the yellows just shone out at us.
Category Archives: embroidery
On their last morning, the LiveWires made Croissants au Chocolat for everyone’s breakfasts.
The fog hasn’t cleared all day and I was reminded of this charming little poem.
Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comeson little cat feet.It sits lookingover harbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on.
I needed more embroidery silks for finishing off the pillow cases so went to my favourite shop, Redruth fabrics which is an Aladdin’s Cave of gorgeousness.
This afternoon I finished off the pillow cases which each say ‘Goodnight ******’ (Insert name of Grandchild here). As I was doing the embroidery, I was thinking about my Mum who did the same for our four children nearly 40 years ago. Two, at least, of our children still have their much loved pillow cases!
Our children and their children love the picture story book, ‘My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes’ and visiting next door this afternoon, I was reminded of it when Cato came to sit near me, not on my lap or on the settee but in the box lid.
Many, many years ago my Mum embroidered pillowcases with Goodnight, the child’s name and kisses for all her Grandchildren and two of our four, now in their 40s, still have theirs, if a little worn. I have started today making such pillow cases for each of our six Grandchildren for Christmas.
I iced the Hummingbird cake tonight to take to a shared supper and it went down well.
We love our small town. You might enjoy watching this video that tells you about Redruth, its history and how it is blossoming recently.
What an exuberant Summer Exhibition this year, curated by Grayson Perry! It is full of humour and politics and there was lots to enjoy and admire but with only one piece this year that truly moved me. Have a look through the gallery.
The piece that I looked at for ages and found most moving was a collection of carved Buttermilk prison issue soaps called Prison by Lee Cutter, just a small selection of detail for you here.
Today I took our exhibition posters and supplementary material to The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth as they are going to put it all on display in the near future. While I was there, I spent time, as always, with the remarkable Tregellas tapestries. Here are two more to add to those I have shown you before. You can read some of their history here.
We stomped around Burncoose Nurseries’ Gardens this afternoon. The various Hydrangeas are looking lovely.
In the last couple of hours before the family left this morning, LiveWire T wanted to do a bit more on her embroidery.
Spring is on the way! We have Tete a Tete daffodils, Iris Reticulata and Snowdrops brightening the back garden.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. This is the 50th Valentine’s Day that the lovely Mr S and I have been together!
Yesterday we collected flat pebbles at Portreath and today LiveWire T wrote kind and loving words on them.
This morning the family went to visit The Poldark Mine and found it fascinating. I couldn’t go as I had to go to my Pilates class which helps me stay mobile! LiveWire J was full of information that he had learned and was very struck by the fact that boys his age had to go down the mine to work! We feel that the time is ripe for him to be given my Dad’s, his Great Grandfather’s novel, Jeremy Visick to read. He has promised to look after it and to tell me how he gets on with it.
LiveWire T has continued to work on her free embroidery and is taking great care with each stitch. This is our last day with them so we will need to finish it off early tomorrow morning before they leave at 9.30.