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Little Hands, Easter Nails and Shop Window

As I was driving to buy some more special boxes suitable for posting my glass pieces, I heard a quotation from Samuel Beckett which touched me deeply.  One of the loveliest things about having Grandchildren is that moment when you are walking along together and a little hand slips into yours. Even the ten year old still does this and I just love it!

“The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.” Samuel Beckett   Worstward Ho

I called in for our favourite bread today and the lovely lady who looks after us has had her nails painted for Easter. They look just like little sparkly Easter eggs and I asked if I could take a photo which amused her greatly.

J’s beautiful nails

I had a message today asking me to re-stock my space in The Craft Collective as two more pieces have sold, much to my delight. It was very pleasing too to see one of my pieces in the window.

A bit skew wiff but lovely to see just the same.

 

 

 

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Garden, Glass and the Beach

After coming to singing with me this morning, I let LiveWire No 3 loose with my camera in the garden and she took some beauties. This is my favourite.

Muker, the copper crow

Both youngsters finished off their glass shooting stars this afternoon.

Shooting stars

And, of course, we went to the beach later in the afternoon for another session of dam building and stream diverting.

Having fun

 

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A Card, Some Beads and A Poem

Happy Days to you all! All the letters here are glass.

Mother’s Day in the UK was a couple of weeks ago

I love scouring the charity shops, the thrift shops, for jewellery to up-cycle in my glass work. today I found this colourful beady necklace.

Long beaded necklace

There is a lesson for us all in the following poem by Brian Patten.

Inessential Things – Brian Patten

What do cats remember of days?
They remember the ways in from the cold,
The warmest spot, the place of food.
They remember the places of pain, their enemies,
the irritation of birds, the warm fumes of the soil,
the usefulness of dust.
They remember the creak of a bed, the sound
of their owner´s footsteps,
the taste of fish, the loveliness of cream.
Cats remember what is essential of days.
Letting all other memories go as of no worth
they sleep sounder than we,
whose hearts break remembering so many
inessential things.

 
 

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A Gift, Another Gift and Forget-Me-Not

Yesterday we bought a beautiful little tree and today the lovely Mr S has planted it. A very dear friend of ours will be 100 years old in May and she has asked that we don’t buy her ‘things’ but instead plant a tree in her name  in our own garden or in the family Forest Garden.  We have chosen a dramatic red leaved Corkscrew Hazel, Corylus Red Majestic. It has the prettiest red catkins.

Our new tree for Ti

Corkscrew Hazel

Another friend was in touch today as she was wanting to buy one of my glass pieces to send away for a birthday present. This is the piece she chose and it all wrapped up ready to post in its special box.

Sold today!

GoldenbootsGlass label

The Forget-Me-Nots that I brought from my Mum’s garden after she died in 1993 have just begun flowering for this summer.

Forget-Me-Not

 

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New Glass, Active April and Last Slice

Great excitement today when my order of new glass and copper tape arrived!

Beautiful new glass

Action for Happiness have sent along April’s daily chart which I share here with you.

Active April

The super delicious Chocolate and Raspberry Tart was finished this evening.

 
 

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A Spring Lunch, A Yellow Splash and A Gift

A bright day today with the odd hail shower found me first pruning odd shrubs and then indoors working on my glass pieces. An easy and favourite colourful lunch was what we needed.

Avocado, Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Between the tree trunks and through other bulbs, the splash of bright yellow seen from the kitchen window brightens up the garden.

Daffodils

I am loving playing with glass, creating pretty pieces especially using bits of earrings etc given to me by friends. Yesterday I came home to find a little bag hanging on the front door handle.

From Margaret – thank you so much!

Here are my newest pieces at the design stage. They may change before they are done.

Two pieces in the making

 

 

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A Play, A Pie and My Glass for Sale

A few weeks ago, a lovely friend saw the poster below, advertising a play that had been written from one of my Dad’s novels – The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

I saw the play last night and was moved to tears by this production. The interpretation of the story, the bringing up-to-date of elements, the cast – especially the two amazing 11 years olds who played Matthew and Jeremy – the music, the use of technology, the very cleverly designed set all combined to make an unforgettable evening and one which my dear Dad would have been so proud to know about! I sat there almost bursting with pride that all those people were there, on stage and in the audience, because my lovely Dad had written this story! Thank you to Judith Nicholls and to all involved. Let’s hope it can be put on again. It deserves a much wider audience.

I made a Turkey and Leek pie for dinner tonight.

Turkey and Leek pie

I visited the display of my glass in The Craft Collective while in town on Saturday! I’ve up-cycled  lots of the bits of sea-glass, earrings, bracelets and other beady bits that friends have given me and have lots more for the next series that I have started already.

Inside The Craft Collective

My first eight pieces

 

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