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New Mugs, New Glass and A Quilt

We have found the perfect place to keep our new mugs, bought from our potter friend in Open Studios week. Isn’t the turquoise colour  just gorgeous?

Last week I was sent some new earrings to use in my glass work and this is the piece that they inspired – purple, white and green, a Suffragette piece! 

I came across this quilt a few days ago and loved it. Just look at the work that has gone into it with words from Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, a favourite song that we sing with my choirs.

Chasing Cars
We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own
We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me
 

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Leaves, Kit and New Glass Piece

Leaves from our edible garden were on our lunch plates today.

We were next door for supper this evening when one of the children announced, “There’s a baby rabbit in the sitting room!”  It was rescued and taken out to the back field and five minutes later the same announcement was made. Another smaller one had joined us!  It, too, is now back in the field.

I can show you my latest glass piece now as this evening it was collectedly by those for whom it was made. Their favourite colours are pink and purple and they just celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary (pearl) so……..

 

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Victorian Glass, Lamp-post and Doughnut

I’ve been working hard on cleaning up the glass which together we removed from the window pane on Sunday. I’ve been wondering how it might cut and am delighted to report that it cuts like a dream! The only issue is going to be the thickness. I am used to working with 3mm and the old glass is mostly 2mm with wiggly variations in thickness. The red is uniformly 2mm, the other two kinds more random.

First pieces cut

Walking through the park this afternoon I noticed that the lamp posts have been painted. I like them! That’s the Pednandrea stack in the background between the trees.

Today we bought doughnuts! Scrumptious!

From Berryman’s Bakery – the best!

 

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Six on Saturday – Boody Garden and More

1.  I have planted up the Boody Garden trough this week. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain a few years ago when we went to the  exhibition of folk art. Now I have a name for my little garden where my favourite broken pottery is saved. There is a beautiful old serving plate, part of a coffee cup which was the last of a set given to my Mum on her retirement from teaching deaf children at Roskear School in Camborne, a piece of terracotta from a much loved and used bread crock, handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and a fine china beaker that I sadly broke recently. Mum’s lovely owl tea-pot has found a home here too.  The two big pieces are a pot from Jane Hamlyn which I balance against the Cornish hedge as if the ferns are growing out of them. I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!

2.  Lupin buds. We are delighted to have some buds this year as our Lupins have been badly slugged in previous years.These are looking promising.

3.  Crinodenron Hookerarium. This is getting rather leggy and, we think, should probably have a haircut when the flowers have gone. It is such a dramatic plant.

4.   Nelly Moser  is just coming into flower.

5.  Irises. These are so beautiful.

6. Working in the garden – not really garden related  but it is what we have been working on all day in the garden in the sunshine. Yesterday I bought a Victorian window with red and blue glass and we have been carefully cutting away the putty so that I can use the glass for my other passion, working with stained glass.

For other fascinating garden related posts from all over the world, pop over to The Propagator, the instigator of Six on Saturday.

 

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Bell Tower, Green Lane and Reclamation Buy

I love the bell tower on Tresillian Church.

St Michael Penkevil

We were on our way to the Eden reclamation Yard through some beautiful Cornish lanes.Just look what the lovely Mr S spotted in the yard while I was hunting elsewhere!

Victorian window

What glorious glass – blue, red and patterned,  for my projects! It’s much brighter than it looks here.  Now it won’t only be the up-cycled jewellery but the glass is being up-cycled too – so excited. I hope cutting it isn’t any harder than the usual cutting. Roll on Saturday to take the glass out of the frame…..  I can hardly wait!

 

Growth, Grass and Glass

This image came my way the other day and I love the way it describes a child’s growth and potential.

The other day visiting friends, I tried to capture the movement of the grass in the wind.

Grasses in the wind

This is my latest design, ready for foiling, incorporating some jewellery found at the car boot sale last Sunday. It might change before final soldering…..  Watch this space.

 

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Croquettes, Mint and New Glass

Last night’s supper was Butternut Squash and Spinach Croquettes and they were delicious. I’d seen them to buy in the supermarket and thought they couldn’t be too hard to make and they weren’t!  I’ll put the recipe soon.

Home made Croquettes

New Jersey potatoes for supper tonight so I picked some of the newly growing mint and the smell and taste were just perfect.

Mint leaves

I am delighted with my latest glass piece – a rainbow with sun and rain!

Newest piece

 
 

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